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Besides bulbs I have found that a spare gas regulator is at the top of my list together with a spare gas cylinder.

 

Toolbox wise it has to be duct tape, velcro, hammer, mole grips and spare wheel.

 

What's your pick?

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5 minutes ago, BOAC said:

Besides bulbs I have found that a spare gas regulator is at the top of my list together with a spare gas cylinder.

 

Toolbox wise it has to be duct tape, velcro hammer, mole grips and spare wheel.

 

What's your pick?

What's a Velcro Hammer?

 

I carry spare beer

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Electrical fuses


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Surely a gas regulator is available to buy at local caravan accessory shops wherever you are ?

 

Cable ties ,adjustable spanner ,fuses and batteries for remotes.

 

Dave

 

 


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I always carry a spare water pump.

 

 

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An LED camping torch.

Blade fuses 

12V bulbs for car and van

Small first-aid kit (whisky)

Safety pins

Tow rope

Some book(s) in case no phone signal or wifi

 

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A spare lager glass and a spare wheel/tyre. 

 

 

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As Above plus multimeter , Jack and wheel brace. 

 

Extra gas bottle and spare wheel count as essential items. 

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I got a spare tap microswitch in 1989 with my new Leda Malvern because I had heard they (the switches) often fail. It's still in the toolbox in its plastic bag. Maybe I'll bump into someone who needs it; maybe not.


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1 hour ago, CommanderDave said:

Surely a gas regulator is available to buy at local caravan accessory shops wherever you are ?

 

 

 

Sorry Dave, what if I am on the continent or in the wilds of Scotland? Carrying a spare £5 item is going to save in the long run. Read under GAS - Regulator longevity HERE

 

 

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Fuses and a spare water pump.

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I’ve got a spare regulator as well. As the one I had seem to stick about 3 months ago.  It unstuck itself so still using the old one.  I also sometimes take a 4kg /hr regulator if we are running lots of bbqs from the same point. 
 

A few posts here wittily mention spare booze.   All our spare booze used to go into a supermarket basket sized well basket, when cleaning out the old van I could hardly lift this  basket I weighed it and it tipped the scales at over 17kg so a lot of payloads so be careful!

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If going abroad worthwhile having a spare cap for the aquaroll as they are not available outside UK.

 

Ian

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45 minutes ago, IanV8 said:

If going abroad worthwhile having a spare cap for the aquaroll as they are not available outside UK.

 

Ian

Old plastic bag and an elastic band works well.  LOL!

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Spare key in the glove box of the car.

It wasn't me who lost the last one....honest!

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2 minutes ago, Miggs said:

Spare key in the glove box of the car.

It wasn't me who lost the last one....honest!

 

And spare car key in the caravan!

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A lip seal for the toilet, have needed to replace 2 now whilst away from home.

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Another vote for a spare water pump.

Zip ties are essential

A length of electrical cable (12v type) 

Spare batteries for the Tyrepal  wheel sensors( they always expire when abroad!) 

A piece of wet and dry to “attend” to the groaning Alko friction pads

Spare key for the mover isolator switch

Ratchet straps (no end of uses) 

Spare jockey wheel (French traffic calming humps are vicious) 

A selection of self tapping screws

A couple of jubilee clips 

A decent pair of slip-link pliers and an adjustable spanner.

Spare reading glasses (Poundland specials) 

Duct tape

 

As for regulators I think it’s the Truma Type that are “suspect” and the “Cleese” variety are pretty reliable.

 

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11 minutes ago, Mr Plodd said:

Another vote for a spare water pump.

Andy

Is that for those external rolly tubs you use in the UK? I’ve never had an in-board Pump fail, are those external ones not very reliable?


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I have White UV resistant Gorilla Tape, can cover an ingress of water without looking shocking!

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If its an Elddis, I would suggest a large selection box of screws and plenty of glue. A selection of acrow props are essential to keep the roof up and the cupboards on the wall.

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6 minutes ago, thebriars said:

If its an Elddis, I would suggest a large selection box of screws and plenty of glue. A selection of acrow props are essential to keep the roof up and the cupboards on the wall.

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2 hours ago, Borussia 1900 said:

Is that for those external rolly tubs you use in the UK? I’ve never had an in-board Pump fail, are those external ones not very reliable?

 

Correct on both counts! 

 

A pattern, rather than an original equipment, one is only about £10-£15 so not exactly gold dust. I have had one fail once, we were in Corsica and halfway through a 9 week trip and THATS why I now carry a spare. I had to remove an internal organ as a deposit on the Corsican sourced replacement. 

 

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In addition to a pretty minimal number of general use items I carry a set of jump leads. Never in 45 odd years doing camping has a regulator failed, but then even our 2008 German van came with an on bottle type, not the IMO stupid high pressure hose requiring dual stage bulkhead type. The van features an inboard tank and external water input with that two water pumps, so never carried a spare.

It is a  bag of  tools, extra plug adaptors,  EHU cable, cable tie,  bungees, duct tape and ingenuity I take, not a lot of extra clobber.

 

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A spare pair of spectacles is kept in the car.  I can't drive without them.

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