Essential equipment

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  1. Vanman

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    I’ve seen a couple of lists on here, packing lists that cover the personal stuff, an extract from an App that lists everything from BBQ tongs to pillows … what I’m looking for is a list of the basic stuff that in a perfect world would come with every van but in reality is probably your first proper shop. I’m talking for example –
    • Electric hook up cable
    • Gas / gas bottles
    • Gas spanner
    • Kettle
    • Hose pipe
    • Tap adapters
    • Gas tap adapters
    • Bucket / Watering can
    Can anyone point me to such a list or add stuff on this thread and I’ll update this post to help anyone else happening along.

    I was thinking that it might be a negotiating point with a Dealer when buying new as presumably many of them have shops that stock this stuff?

    Thanks (y)
     
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    • Whiskey:D
    • Electric hook up cable
    • Gas / gas bottles
    • Gas spanner
    • Kettle?
    OK I'm sorry I will retreat back to my sun lounger in the garden:sun::D:drink:
     
  3. Vanman

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    I think that might come under 'Personal stuff' right ahead of Pain killers ;)
     
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    Hose pipe.
    Tap adapters
    Gas tap adapters
     
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    Beer fridge :)
     
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    Definitely need hoses and an assortment of tap adapters although I know some use a watering can. I bought a cassette hose which I thought would be brilliant but in actual fact I've only used it a few times. It is useful on those odd occasions when you can't get near the actual tap. I also have a short length of ordinary hose that will reach from most taps to the other side of the van. This one gets used most of the time. Also an adapter to connect the two together is occasionally useful.

    Of course the main items are Beer, wine and whisky glasses, corkscrew and bottle openers. :) oh - and of course the consumables :)
     
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    G&T and leveling ramps, if you use the G&T first you won't need the ramps.
     
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  8. Vanman

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    Looks like I can only edit the first post for an hour :(

    Keep them coming though :)

    • Electric hook up cable
    • Gas / gas bottles
    • Gas spanner
    • Kettle
    • Hose pipe
    • Tap adapters
    • Gas tap adapters
    • Bucket / Watering can
    • leveling ramps

    Thanks (y)

     
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    With regard to hosepipes, always make sure they are food quality tubing as some ordinary hose will really taint your water!
     
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    Credit Card - covers all forgotten essentials.
     
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    fire extinguishers
    co alarm
    smoke alarm
     
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    • Electric hook up cable
    • Gas / gas bottles
    • Gas spanner
    • Kettle
    • Hose pipe (Food quality & waste)
    • Tap adapters
    • Gas tap adapters
    • Bucket / Watering can
    • levelling ramps
    • fire extinguishers
    • c.o. / smoke alarm
    • toilet chemicals

    (y)


     
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    I'm a convert to using Bio washing liquid instead of toilet chemicals. Something I'd never heard of until it was recommended on this forum. Much less messy... and much cheaper and more readily available.
     
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    We don't use anything now the SOG is great,(y)
     
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    Adaptors for EHU cable to connect overseas
    First Aid Kit (customised, not basic vehicle one)
    12V Cigarette lighter/USB charger
    Music (MP3s whatever)
    GPS
    Phone (Obviously personal item)
    All the Aires book
    Toilet paper/wipes
     
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  16. Vanman

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    OK list evolving ;)

    • Electric hook up cable (and adapters if required)
    • First Aid kit
    • Gas / gas bottles, Spanner (and adapters if required)
    • Kettle
    • Hose pipe - Food quality & waste (and adapters if required)
    • Bucket / Watering can
    • levelling ramps
    • fire extinguishers
    • c.o. / smoke alarm
    • toilet chemicals or Bio washing liquid (if required)
    • toilet paper / wipes
    • Maps / GPS
    • Phone
    • 12V Cigarette lighter/USB charger

     
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    Great thread,suggest adding those things that you put under the wheels to get you out of the mud.........can't for the life of me remember their proper name!
     
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    I think they're called traction mats.......maybe(n)(n)
     
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