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Hello all,

As a recent convert from camping, I just need a sanity checklist to make sure I have not forgotten anything prior to my first trip in my van.
I have bought/sorted the following:

1. Van with motormover.
2. Storage for said van.
3. Gas, water and waste containers.
4. Towbar for the car.
5. Adapter for 12n/s (old van)
6. Security(wheel & hitch lock)
7. Ramp for levelling.
8. Towing mirrors.
9. Insurance.

Have I forgotten anything?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Hello all,

As a recent convert from camping, I just need a sanity checklist to make sure I have not forgotten anything prior to my first trip in my van.
I have bought/sorted the following:

1. Van with motormover.
2. Storage for said van.
3. Gas, water and waste containers.
4. Towbar for the car.
5. Adapter for 12n/s (old van)
6. Security(wheel & hitch lock)
7. Ramp for levelling.
8. Towing mirrors.
9. Insurance.

Have I forgotten anything?

Thanks in advance.
Spare wheel for van
Tyres in date not older than five years
Check van wheel torques
 
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Some of these are optional!

Power lead
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Waste pipe to connect caravan to wasterhog
Mains water kit
Pads for corner steadies
Drill adapter for corner steadies
Toolkit

I have a spreadsheet somewhere of all the stuff i bought!
 
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A lot of stuff from your camping days can be used. Spare chocks of wood as well as ramps - we find these better than ramps.
Towing cover - a nice to have at some point

Have you got a numberplate made up ready or dealer throwing one in for you?
 
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Some of these are optional!

Power lead
Step
Awning
Waste pipe to connect caravan to wasterhog
Mains water kit
Pads for corner steadies
Drill adapter for corner steadies
Toolkit

I have a spreadsheet somewhere of all the stuff iIbought!
Like the idea of a spreadsheet. Can I be really cheeky and ask for a copy?
 
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Getting Van from the dealer so hopefully don't have to worry about it for my first outing. Have will need to remember it for future trips.
Is it a brand new van then. But why would you trust them on such safety related items. If a wheel has been removed advise is to retorque it within 50 miles.
 

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Towing cover - might be considered as not essential but can minimise damage such as stone chips when on the move.

Nose weight guage.

Mains lead adapter so you can plug into a standard 13A socket at home.
 
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All,

Thanks for all your quick and useful replies. Lots more to consider going forward.

Will get socket for steadies but for now need to walk before I run.

Again thanks for your replies.
 

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I'd seriously consider the Nose Weight guage as you need to get that right for safe towing. They're not that expensive but yes I know it all adds up