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What Essentials do we need in our MH ?

Post by mam0809 on Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:02 pm

Hi, 

We are having our Maiden trip this week in our Executive. I have spent today packing but I seem to have loads of spare room in all the cupboards and was wondering if I am missing something essential!

So come on guys help me out here what do you all have in your campers? what are the essentials that I have to have? confused3

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Re: What Essentials do we need in our MH ?

Post by Peter Brown on Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:55 pm

Bottles of Bells and Laphroaig - seriously..

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Post by daisy mae on Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:25 pm

Just imagine yourself living in it, and look at what you have in the house, on a smaller scale. empty cupboards not a bad thing, I do have empty cupboards in the this van I bought 3 months ago. do not carry anything I will not use. 

Bedding , blankets just in case it is cold, cushions, 
Pots and pans, cutlery,  kitchen tools, dinner set, wine glasses, beer glasses, electric / gas kettles, gas lighter in case needed,torch,
Kitchen towels, hand and tea towels
Hand / shower towels, dishcloths, 
Cleaning materials.liquid  soap, washing up liquid, kitchen paper towels, toilet rolls, household as well as chemical.
toiletries, medicines, humans and dogs first aid kits, sewing case, playing cards, crossword books,
Tool kit, small vacuum cleaner, dusters, windscreen cloth on a pole  for cleaning same,,
Food , bread, cake, biscuit tins, wine beer, fruit juice,
Clothes,shoes, boots, 
TV,  laptop, cameras, etc. books, magazines, maps, camp site books, Sat Nav, club membership cards, Breakdown papers, 
Outdoor table, chairs, sun canopy, don`t use the awning, awning carpet, waste water container easier to empty than moving van, , 2 x 5lts  water containers for drinking, small trolley for toilet emptying, 

I keep the majority of above in my van at all times, only adding fresh food when going away.

Enjoy and happy   camper

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Margaret

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Re: What Essentials do we need in our MH ?

Post by bikeralw on Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:34 pm

If you're travelling to Ulan Bator the list may be a long one. However if you're sticking to the UK or western Europe, whatever you forget can easily be bought in shops..
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Post by Lorfal on Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:40 pm

GHD straighteners and a case of wine. Sorted! Oh and bin bags! Square sausage , rolls and tomatoe ketchup for your hangover .....you’ll be drunk drowning your sorrows think8ng about everything you didn’t remember to bring lol
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Re: What Essentials do we need in our MH ?

Post by rogerblack on Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:11 am

My recommendation is to spend 24 hours or more living in the motorhome on your drive, if possible, failing which on a basic site (CS/CL type) near enough that you can pop home for anything truly essential, or at least be able to make a list of any omitted desirable items to add before the big trip away.

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Post by dbroada on Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:17 am

pen and paper to list all the things you forgot this time.

Don't worry about empty spaces, they find a way to become full without any input from outside.

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Re: What Essentials do we need in our MH ?

Post by AndyLouch on Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:35 am

Hello Nina, not sure if you've set off yet? Most  important tip I can offer is to enjoy yourselves!
Agree with all of the above, and suggest the following blog site is well worth a look if you get a chance!  

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This couple have considerable experience and their blogs are always good reading.

We're off for a short trip at Easter and then a longer one to Europe in the later in the spring.

Best wishes, Andy
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Re: What Essentials do we need in our MH ?

Post by mam0809 on Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:56 pm

Peter Brown wrote:Bottles of Bells and Laphroaig - seriously..
Thanks Guys for all the replies -It goes without saying the vodka and wine is already in there! And so is everything else I can think that we'll need.

Ive checked all the suggestion and can't see anything obvious that I've missed from the various lists! I suppose it just because we used to have folding camper and two kids and a dog - all the camper cupboards and the car was always full to the ginnels... now its just the two of us, we seems to have absolutely loads of room !! my OH says they are not empty they are full of air and I don't need to fill them LOL.

thanks Nina
up!
oops I forgot our new to us dog of five weeks! So i suppose her crate and toys will take some of the spare room up.
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Re: What Essentials do we need in our MH ?

Post by IanH on Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:00 pm

If you're going to be in the UK there's plenty of well known shops where you can buy what you think you need
If you're going to be in Europe, see above!

What you do NOT want to do is fill the thing with all manner of cr8p you really do not need, especially if its heavy

However, having said what I said above, alcohol is as good a use of spare space as any!

Stop worrying, just enjoy your OH was right!!
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