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Nykos

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Go on, have a go at your top ten essentials for a "full timing".

We are planning a 12 month tour of Europe, me, my wife and 2 sons (7 and 9 yrs) and we
would love to hear your top ten choices.

Cheers

Nick
 

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this is a hard one:Confused:

1, a laptop with net connection
2, my fishing gear
3. a good digi camera
4. some sort of water filter
5. a mobile phone
6. tool kit/breakdown cover
7. a good books
8. tv & dvd player
9. some sort of entertainment fort the kids
10. satnav

we struggled getting past number six:roflmto:
 
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1. ACSI Camping Card
2. CCI Card
3. MOT that last for the whole period (if required)
4. Road Fund Licence as above
5. Insurance Vehicle and Medical as above
6. EHIC card
7. CC Europe Book 1 & 2
8. Aires Guide
9. Stelplatz Guide
10. Extra Long Hookup Cable (Perhaps 2 or 3 length)
11. Winter and Summer Cloths
12. Refillable Gas Bottles and adapters

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Hi Nick

we have been on the road for over two years ..

you don't say what van you have.. .. but if it's big enough.. top of the 'must haves' is


A Washing machine ...

site facilities abroad leave a lot to be desired, and are expensive, .. and if your using aires there is no where to do the laundry... of course it's fine doing it in a bucket .. IN SUMMER .. try it in winter .. not much fun..

Lots of EHU leads .. several short lengths are better than one huge one. 15mt and 25mt are useful

A Sat Nav.. I recommend Tom Tom XL1 Europe
Atlas of every country you plan to tour, Michelin are the best

good luck

Jim

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My list, as I do use site's, more than I wild camp.

1 Electric Hob.
2 Combi Microwave.
3 Electric heater ( Unless your van has one as standard, mine doesn't )
4 Refillable gas system and adapters.
5 SatNav.
6 Sat. dish and box. + TV.
7 Laptop and WiFi signal booster.
8 Mobile phone. ( with 3G if poss. Better still an iPhone )
9 Sog
10 Awning and ground sheet.

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Ok so here's our list.

4x bikes

4x pairs of crocs



Paper , paint , pens ( for the kids )

As many books as possible ( for the kids )

Body boards , football, rugby ball, cricket stuff, table tennis stuff, kites board games

( for the kids )

Tv. Dvd. X box DS etc ( for the kids )

Address book ( for the kids to keep in touch with family/ mates , and to write in new ones

Diary , camera ( for the kids )

2x laptops ( for the kids )

Chocolate raisins as gambling chips ( for the kids :ROFLMAO:)

Lightweight tent ( for the kids )

Walkie talkies ( for Everyone )



My Life and other stuff:


Anything else you just get en route.
 

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Are you a widow ? A friend of mine had a saying "She'd kill a normal man". It came to mind the minute I saw that list.

Oh, and this friend got a new girlfriend, and she did. I'll bet he died with a big grin though.

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1/ A mobil phone each, one that is unlocked so that you can fit simcards of the country that you are in, many of them pay in credit so they cost you nothing if you dont have phones that are unlocked plan to get then unlocked when you are away. Spain is good.

2/ If you have a laptop then get yourself a WIFI mini dish from Hawkings Technology about £60.00 you will be amazed how many free wifi links you find and with the dish you can work from your van in comfort, all for free. I'm doing it now...

3/ Rig yourself up for wild camping ie solar panels and batteries, you will save £thousands if you do

4/ Learn to drive with a soft at about 55 mph, again a noticeable saving.

5/ Fit a good water filter for drinking water, one like aguapur, the convenience is well worth it.

6/ Lots of money, with the present exchange rate everything is expensive in the Euro zone


Thats about it for now

Doug...
 

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Thanks for all your advice and good will.
Certainly there are some very important must haves.
Keep them coming if you have any more.
Cheers for now
Nick

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Are you a widow ? A friend of mine had a saying "She'd kill a normal man". It came to mind the minute I saw that list.

Oh, and this friend got a new girlfriend, and she did. I'll bet he died with a big grin though.

Hi Hilldweller

Yeah I could kill a normal man, in fact any man if the mood grabbed me. Hee Hee:winky:

No, I am not a widow got married on 25th February 1978. 31st Wedding anniversary coming up very soon.

But of course I was a child bride, hee hee
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:winky::winky:A couple of things you legally need in Europe and not a bad idea here:

Hi glow jackets or waistcoats for everybody
2 warning triangles
A first aid kit.

plus:
PMA Positive Motorhome Attitude, you are a representing all of us.
A basic understanding of customs and habits of the country you are visiting.
Plus all the other stuff already submitted
Have fun, Take care
Roger Loiselle
 

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It is. Just ordered one, thanks.

And it's just arrived.

Is this sexy of what !!!! I've not tried it yet but it's worth the money to have it on show, my own private Jodrell Bank.

I guess it must work, the design is sound.

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Go on, have a go at your top ten essentials for a "full timing".

We are planning a 12 month tour of Europe, me, my wife and 2 sons (7 and 9 yrs) and we
would love to hear your top ten choices.

Cheers

Nick
Hi Nick
Lucky things taking off for 12 months ... my list is

1. High Vis jackets for all
2. 6 Ton jack to lift camper (thing it comes with would'nt lift a bike)
3. Tool box
4. DVD's for kids/us (tape like mad from movie channel and store on spindle)
5. Colouring book/crayons for kids
6. Paddle Pool - a bucket or two of water and kids are happy
7. Aire's book
8. Portable Sat. Dish
9. Steamer Pot
10. Refillable gas bottle
 

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