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Monday, 20 April 2009

Repairs, spares and emergencies

For VW base vehicle

  • Tyre tread measure
  • Jack
  • Jump leads
  • Bulbs for side lights, indicators, brake and main beam
  • Oil
  • Tow rope
  • Fuses, various
  • Screen wash

For the conversion

  • Fluorescent strip light
  • Window stay
  • Fuses, various
  • Cupboard catches, 1 large and 1 small
  • Spare hose and regulator for gas cylinders

For the bicycles

  • Bar ends
  • Various screws, nuts etc
  • Chain links (useful for mending the tap!)
  • Brake pads
  • Park Tool multi tool, which includes chain tool and spoke key, pliers, pump
  • Spare saddle cover
  • Inner tubes
  • Puncture repair kit (forgot this and had to buy one in Italy)
  • Tyre levers
  • Gear and brake cables
  • Cone spanners
  • We wish we had bought the adjustable spanner and the freewheel/cassette remover

Emergency items

  • Reflective vests
  • Tic remover
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Torch
  • Colour copies of important documents, including passports and log book
  • Whistle
  • Anti-histamine cream, calamine and glycerine cream, anti-histamine tablets and zapper for bites
  • Blister plasters and padded foam
  • Chlorine tablets and neutralising tablets
  • Ibuprofen and paracetemol
  • Indigestion relief tablets and Zantac
  • Nasal strips, night cold and flu capsules (in case of colds)
  • Plasters
  • Travel sickness tablets

Things for repairs and other spares

  • Plastic gloves
  • Heavy duty hand wipes
  • Zip ties, various
  • Hooks, various (self adhesive, screw in)
  • Spare tubes and batteries for hearing aid
  • Tax disc holder
  • Instructions for equipment
  • Wallet (with small amount of money as decoy)
  • European adapters
  • Vice grip
  • String and guy line
  • Insulating tape and masking tape
  • Screwdrivers, cross head and straight
  • Seam grip sealer (for awning or cagoules)
  • Clamps
  • Jubilee clips
  • Tension straps
  • Tent repair kit in strips (useful for fixing the damage done to the side door handle on the van)
  • Multimeter and mains tester
  • Velcro and self adhesive pads
  • Elastic bands
  • Safety pins
  • Shoe laces
  • Vaseline
  • Superglue
  • Small screws (various)

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