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Hi All,

 

We're soon off to Holland, Germany, Luxembourg and France with out Van (Crossing firstly to Rotterdam, and coming back into Dover)

 

I've been told that we need Fire Extinguisher (Got one) High-Vis Vest in the car for all occupants (Got) 3 warning Triangles! (Got 1) (2 for the van, and another for the car) Bulb-Kit (Got) Head Light Deflectors (Got in the form of Covers)

 

So question is, What else do we need? and do we REALLY need 3 triangles?!

 

 

Thanks,

 

Al & Sam.

Al.

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Hi All,

 

We're soon off to Holland, Germany, Luxembourg and France with out Van (Crossing firstly to Rotterdam, and coming back into Dover)

 

I've been told that we need Fire Extinguisher (Got one) High-Vis Vest in the car for all occupants (Got) 3 warning Triangles! (Got 1) (2 for the van, and another for the car) Bulb-Kit (Got) Head Light Deflectors (Got in the form of Covers)

 

So question is, What else do we need? and do we REALLY need 3 triangles?!

Thanks,

 

Al & Sam.

Don,t forget a first aid kit too.

The hi vis jackets must be put on before getting out of the vehicle so don,t keep them in the boot.

If you have the photo driving license you also need the to take the paper part of it, presumably as this bit shows any endorsements.

Any camera detector will be confiscated, even if it is in the glovebox.

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This excellent check list which I unashamedly copied was posted on this forum some months ago. I have failed to record to whom I should acknowledge copyright and give them my sincere apologies. It is a superb list based on personal experience and I will always use it in future

 

Money (£ and Euros), ATM cash card, credit card, travellers cheques.

Mobile phone (pre-programme emergencies numbers).

EU Driving License.

V5 Car registration document (photocopy not accepted).

Letters of permission for use of car abroad (if a company car and / or lease / contract hire car).

MOT certificate (photocopy not accepted).

Car insurance certificate, must state valid for EU (Green Card may be required in some cases).

Accident Report Forms (French & English dual versions available from insurers).

EHIC plastic cards (for state medical cover abroad).

Personal travel insurance (include any relevant sports / activity cover).

Car & Caravan break down insurance (valid for the period of stay abroad).

Caravan insurance (valid for the period of stay abroad).

Passports (must be valid for return date to UK).

CCI card (useful Carnet card to use as ID at campsites instead of your passport).

Camping Cheques - paper or Gold Card (if using discounted off peak campsites scheme).

ACSI card (if using discounted off peak campsites scheme).

Channel crossing booking confirmation.

Campsite booking confirmation (check with campsites if booking required).

Camp site guide book(s).

Caravan Club Guide to Europe Volume One.

French phrase book.

Sat Nav (pre-programme destination & check suitable routes).

Road maps (look up the French road signs and meanings. Back up for Sat Nav).

Directions to camp site / destinations (back up for Sat Nav).

GB stickers for car and caravan (not required if number plate is of EU type).

Towing mirrors.

Headlight beam deflectors.

Spare bulb kit for car / caravan.

First aid kit.

Fire extinguisher.

Warning triangle.

High visibility vests (in case of breakdown).

Caravan hook up leads (2x25 metres as some EHU posts are some distance from the pitch).

Continental To Euro adapter for hook up lead (2 pin to 3 pin).

Reverse polarity plug in tester.

Reverse polarity adapter lead (make one yourself from 2 Euro plugs and a short piece of cable).

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The hi vis jackets must be put on before getting out of the vehicle so don,t keep them in the boot.

Only in France but sensible anywhere

Any camera detector will be confiscated, even if it is in the glovebox.

Assuming the reference is to GPS camera locators and not radar/laser detectors then

Banned for use in Germany but unlikely to be confiscated. Wasn't aware that Holland and Luxembourg banned them and France certainly doesn't. Switzerland they are a no-no.

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The hi vis jackets must be put on before getting out of the vehicle so don,t keep them in the boot.

Only in France but sensible anywhere

Any camera detector will be confiscated, even if it is in the glovebox.

Assuming the reference is to GPS camera locators and not radar/laser detectors then

Banned for use in Germany but unlikely to be confiscated. Wasn't aware that Holland and Luxembourg banned them and France certainly doesn't. Switzerland they are a no-no.

 

 

Snooper etc is definately banned in France

Sam

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I thought I saw a light at the end of the tunnel, but it was somone with a torch

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I was also under the impression that smartphones with GPS capability were banned in some countries.

 

You can buy the iPhone all over Europe - can't get much "smarter" than that.

NE Scotland

 

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I've always relied upon the AA website http://www. theaa. com/motoring_advice/overseas/index. html for advice on latest travel/motoring requirements.

 

Burstneraddict has a comprehensive caravanning list, but I'd always have a look at the individual country requirements via the AA, and for advice re such details as radar detectors etc.

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You can buy the iPhone all over Europe - can't get much "smarter" than that.

I obviously didn't mean that you couldn't use a Iphone or any other smartphone in general.

I meant that you couldn't use them for GPS navigation while driving in some countries.

Now a Swift motorhome owner.

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