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Post by jes2017 on Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:30 pm

New to motorhoming after camping and campervanning and looking for suggestions for accessories and must haves. Tx
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Re: Newbie needs list

Post by daisy mae on Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:41 pm

Perhaps a good idea to go on a few trips first, then decide what you want / need, a lot of accessories end up at the back of the shed or in the loft. plus the weight  to consider, it all adds up.
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Margaret



Essentials, hose for filling fresh water tank, unless you have the new  gismo, Electric Up Cable, there is a list on the forum somewhere and you can take your pick from that . a few tools, kettle.  water containers, I have 2 x 5litres for drinking ,water out of the tank, is  for washing, shower, washing pots, hot drinks,

I also have a wheeled waste water container, saves moving the van, washing tablets for loo.loo paper, kitchen rolls. or perhaps you were thinking of gadgets.? the list is endless, depends how far you want to go with it.

I consider a twin reversing camera, also a sat nav. essential.


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Post by jes2017 on Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:15 pm

Tx Margaret You mention "hose for filling fresh water tank, unless you have the new  gismo" - what's the gismo?
and what is an Electric Up Cable?
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Post by daisy mae on Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:43 pm

jes2017 wrote:Tx Margaret You mention "hose for filling fresh water tank, unless you have the new  gismo" - what's the gismo?
and what is an Electric Up Cable?

The new vans have a water filling system like they have on caravans,  pump water in from a container, a lot of complaints on the forum about them, one or two like them, search for water filling and it should come up, will explain better than I can, I consider it a back ward step, have a caravan which I think there is too much faffing about with them, and this water filling system comes into that category. Life is much easier with a MH , I have a food grade ( blue ) hose, bought a motor home show, attach to tap and just fill tank with water, I stop when the water runs out of the vents then I know it is full, I travel with a full tank, I fill up at home, then top up when camping  with a watering can, every other day., or as required.

Sorry that should have been electric hook up cable, so that you can plug your van into  the electric on site or at home, I keep my van on EHU  at home, I have the blue ( arctic ) cable, a bit lighter and easier to coil up after use than the usual orange one. the thicker  cable is the one to go for, 2.5mm isn`t enough, 5mm is the usual one.

You will find lots of help and advice on this very friendly forum, just ask and someone will reply, maybe not straight the way ,when I first had a van I had lots of help from this forum , everyone has to start somewhere, and I find there is always something to learn no matter how long you have been camping, I was a tenter,  then caravans for decades, now love motor homes, life is so much easier just drive up switch off,  kettle on or open a bottle, all within minutes.

Enjoy
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:02 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum from Bridlington 
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Post by jes2017 on Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:23 am

Tx to all
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