What do we HAVE to take

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  1. Hazelnut

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    Going to Spain & France in van for first time.think this is what we need 2 triangles .2 vests.bulbs.first aid kit.headlight beam convertors.foil blanket.can anyone add anything else that we have to take or anything useful that would be good to take.thanks.



















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  2. Jaws

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    Fire extinguisher

    Oh, and credit card !!!!!!!!!!!! (y);)
     
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    If using sites you rarely get grass pitch.. dirt and or sand is normal.. ,so a bit of cheap tarp to use as a groundsheet outside the hab door, helps keep the dust at bay .. six inch nails for pegs, and a 2lb lump hammer .. not joking, ground can be like iron..

    EHU continental adapter . http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CONTINENT...654934?hash=item1c5c999b56:g:cDAAAOxyeR9TIGEo

    Watering can for using when hose is too short and you don't want to move the van...
     
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    You have to carry a breathelyser, spelling?, at all times, so you need to carry two in case one gets used you still have one if stopped.
     
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    Has this started again , thought it had been scrapped.
     
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    It depends if you ask someone trying to sell you one!
     
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    It has in France.
     
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    Good
     
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    A second pair of specs if you need them for driving.....BUSBY.
     
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    Dog passport if you are taking the pooch
     
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    Tap adaptors for the hose and if you want to be really prepared get a half inch male to male hozelock adaptor. I've only needed one once and that was on a French aire. Perhaps not essential but you can feel really smug watching others turn up and be unable to connect their hoses!

    Would also endorse the idea of a ground sheet, we use a breathable one from GoOutdoors. Being breathable water doesn't puddle on it when it rains. Particularly good for sandy pitches. We also have a rubber door mat which is good when you don't want to deploy the ground sheet.
     
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    An emergency tool kit is always handy, include duct tape and WD40 in that. We carry a Homebase toolkit, that fits in the recess under the drivers chair.
     
  14. Bertie Bassett

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    Seconded. However Mr Smug here bought every size and shape in UK and then supplemented same with a brace from Monsieur Bricolage...still got to anotherwise brilliant aireat St Amand Montrond where I didn't have the right adapter. However, Monsieur from next pitch lent me his so all was well. (75, Paris regd van too so how about that:))
     
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    I think if you wear glasses, a spare pair, not sure how true this is.

    Happy travels

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    True for Spain, I just carry my previous pair. Useful to carry a spare even if it wasn't required by law, especially if you couldn't drive without them.
     
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    Certainly true in Spain but advised everywhere I think?(y)
     
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    Never bothered with a ground sheet, if it gets wet, where do you put it? We have covered our step with Astro turf and also have an Astro turf mat.
    Gorilla tape is handy to take.
    Torches
    Tube of super glue.
    Portable radio ( stops your cab battery going flat) and spare batteries.
    Usb leads for phones etc.
    Toilet chemicals
     
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    If you have refillable gas, Gasit type, you will need euro adaptors.
    Phil
     
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