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Big Ian

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Hi as a newbie we have booked a few days up in York as a first adventure , does anyone have a list of things to pack to other than clothes that might help us with a successful trip at the end of May , my wife wants to do a spreadsheet but I have no idea were to start .
 

jollyrodger

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Well it’s a Start Welcome from Devon :D

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Just pack what you think you need most of us pack too much but remember there are shops in York so you can always pick up things you might have forgotten. :)

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Yes the idea is leave "the spread sheet" behind and just enjoy :) work it out as you go along (y)

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Big Ian

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Mm mm you have never met the wife uber organized deutch fräulein even the motorhome has her name all over it ,it's a mobilvetta Kimu 101 .
 
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Can opener
Kitchen utensils
Washing up liquid
Kitchen roll
Toilet Rolls
Towels Tea towels Dish Cloth
Loo Fluid (or bio washing liqid)
Baby Wipes
Mugs Glasses Plates Dishes
Pots Pans Kettle
Tea Coffee Sugar Milk Bread butter
Gas lighter/Matches
Food
Toiletries
Night clothes
Crocs (or similar) for wet under feet and in shower
Site Books / Maps

Fun Sticker.

 
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Complete with tick boxes !!

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Good list but you could save weight by deleting "wine bottle stop". Completely unnecessary. :)
You're right devonBeekeeper thinking about it the wine bottle stop has never been used :roflmto:

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If I had a huge list, I'd do a few trips and tick off what you hectually use :)

Then leave the rest at home. If you need something extra, you can buy it :)
 
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great list, similar to ours - but the wine never last long enough to need the stopper - do add gaffer tape, its proved its worth a couple of times, as has a small can of WD40
 
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300 mtr roll of one metre wide bubble wrap to stop stuff rattling in the back, ASAY BUBBLE WRAP TO STOP THAT!

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Ooh, I like lists - hate packing though. Fortunately husband LOVES spreadsheet AND packing, so he's a keeper!

This is the link we used to fill the van from scratch.
Looks depressingly long (but fairly idiot-proof for people with an empty van) and it took us 3-4 days to do (including a few shopping trips). Of course if certain sections (e.g. pooch) don't apply, you can ignore/amend.
Good tip for avoiding rattles is to buy rolls and rolls of that thin black rubber mesh matting and line every drawer and cupboard base with it. Works a treat.
Also worth noting that (if you have space) boxes fit together much better than awkward shapes like the kettle and stove top coffee maker, for example, so we store ours in the boxes they came in. If space is too tight, I guess bubble wrap works also.

So, what did we forget? An umbrella, a big enough water container (4 pints doesn't go far), enough phone chargers, a spare sleeping bag (youngest had an accident, of course!) and the wallet that contained all our club membership cards. Doh!

Might also be worth also making a 'setting off' check list. Our hab door flew open (fortunately very late at night) on the M25, which was a bit scary, but ok. :whew:
 
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Wow that's an even longer list :Eeek:

We've never bothered with one. It takes us about 20 minutes to pack to go away. If we don't have something we usually do without it. If it's something we really really need we just go and buy it.

There does seem to be a few things on that one that I would question. I mean does anyone really need two electric heaters and a fully equipped workshop? If they really take everything on it there can't be much room for anything or anyone else and I dread to think what their van weighs.

EDIT: Just looked at their website and they have all of that in a Hymer B544 plated at 3100kg with roof aircon as well and reckon the weigh bridge says they're under :Eeek:
 
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jonandshell

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Ooh, I like lists - hate packing though. Fortunately husband LOVES spreadsheet AND packing, so he's a keeper!

This is the link we used to fill the van from scratch.
Looks depressingly long (but fairly idiot-proof for people with an empty van) and it took us 3-4 days to do (including a few shopping trips). Of course if certain sections (e.g. pooch) don't apply, you can ignore/amend.
Good tip for avoiding rattles is to buy rolls and rolls of that thin black rubber mesh matting and line every drawer and cupboard base with it. Works a treat.
Also worth noting that (if you have space) boxes fit together much better than awkward shapes like the kettle and stove top coffee maker, for example, so we store ours in the boxes they came in. If space is too tight, I guess bubble wrap works also.

So, what did we forget? An umbrella, a big enough water container (4 pints doesn't go far), enough phone chargers, a spare sleeping bag (youngest had an accident, of course!) and the wallet that contained all our club membership cards. Doh!

Might also be worth also making a 'setting off' check list. Our hab door flew open (fortunately very late at night) on the M25, which was a bit scary, but ok. :whew:

Good job you have a tag axle van with plenty of payload!:)
 
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