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What Spares Do You Carry For Your Van

If any.

I carry the bare basics, fuses and the like but should there be anything you should really be carrying.

Just replaced the fuel filter housing on my van which is based on a Fiat Ducato. I read thanks to a thread on here its a common ailment, maybe I will buy another and carry in the van.

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Duct tape and tye wraps.
Or you could take everything just in case and break down being overloaded.

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I carry a couple of belts under the drivers seats. Having snapped a water pump belt at the start of a bank holiday weekend which could have easily been repaired by the AA had we had one we had to be lifted home as he couldnt get one until Tuesday at the earliest.

I used to carry a belt for our old Peugeot scooter as well as you cannot get them easily on mainland Europe. I had to have one shipped from the UK to France the first time it snapped in 2009. I think I even have a spare (old) clutch cable somewhere as that was a nightmare to source as well.

Anything thats small and inexpensive but is perhaps hard to get hold off if your travelling is a good idea.
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Spare wheel and tyre


Domestic Water pump
Wiper blades(because of the length)
Duct tape

Cable ties
Bulbs
Fuses
AA and AAA batteries

Spare mobile phone - both phones have satnav apps



10lts water
Spare cassette.


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None of those would have helped me New engine would have.
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A plastic box filled with small spanners, a variety of screwdrivers, small socket set, pliers, superglue, electrical tape, small can of oil, small pot of grease, plastic ties and duct tape.

A variety of water connectors for the different connections on sites.

A four metre plastic fresh water pipe and a spare 20 metre pipe (never used in six years)

A load of bulbs for the base vehicle and habitation area, spare fuses and connectors for European electrical plug in points and batteries for torches.

Two electric cables capable of being 50 metres from the hook-up point if needed (think Honfleur and a few others !)

Also a tow rope, spare wheel and foot pump.

And, for no particular reason, a spare Shurflo water pump.

Yellow jackets, warning triangle and spare reading and driving glasses are required when overseas.

Also lightweight table and chairs, umbrellas and sufficient drinking glasses.

We often stay on remote Aires in France and, trust me, it's safer to take too much 'hardware' than too little.

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plenty of hand tools
cable ties
various tapes
fuses
wire
a spare n/s mirror glass (important)
code reader
test meter
wiper blades
bulbs
hand cleaner
wipes
strangley i dont carry a spare wheel or a jack thats what adac is for
i would not jack the van up with the supplied jack
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Abroad, we mainly stay at Armacao camping and there is an onsite shop and caravan repairs Monday to Friday but we do carry the usual extras. The one thing we do carry now is a spare gas regulator, as back in 2013 our gummed up and had to have a new Clesse one shipped out and then drive miles to get it fitted.

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plenty of hand tools
cable ties
various tapes
fuses
wire
a spare n/s mirror glass (important)
code reader
test meter
wiper blades
bulbs
hand cleaner
wipes
strangley i dont carry a spare wheel or a jack thats what adac is for
i would not jack the van up with the supplied jack

If you had had a blow-out in single-lane roadworks on the Leipzig by-pass with no safety barrier, you might now carry one - ADAC do not, so I was glad I had ours,although even they had a problem jacking-up the MH on a sloping hard shoulder which I would not have attempted.


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If you had had a blow-out in single-lane roadworks on the Leipzig by-pass with no safety barrier, you might now carry one - ADAC do not, so I was glad I had ours,although even they had a problem jacking-up the MH on a sloping hard shoulder which I would not have attempted.


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exactly my point can you imagine trying to jack up your motorhome with a jack supplied for a panel van in your case i would get out and walk away if it gets hit then thats what the insurance is for

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