What's your "must have" gadget while on the road?

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While many places around the world are still locked down, we are seeing more and more locations lifting travel restrictions.

Whether you're an expert caravanner, or looking to start exploring the country side anew, what travel accessories do you think are absolutely essential?

Hit us with your top accessories and why they are so important and maybe you can help make someone's next adventure even better!
 
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While many places around the world are still locked down, we are seeing more and more locations lifting travel restrictions.

Whether you're an expert caravanner, or looking to start exploring the country side anew, what travel accessories do you think are absolutely essential?

Hit us with your top accessories and why they are so important and maybe you can help make someone's next adventure even better!
Duct tape, WD40 and if I’m feeling extravagant an assortment of zip ties and plastic rivets.
 
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I would agree with what RogerL has i take that plus these items as well. Angling mail & Practical caravan .....
 

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Car? Sorry.;)
Stain remover. We drink quite a lot of wine when abroad.
Laptop to FaceTime/Zoom family.
Tool kit (reduced to caravan essentials).
That's it really.
 
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When on the road, a map....our sat nav has previous on stupid routes. When on site, milk and teabags in the morning and a bottle of for the evening. Simples.
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I think my best Essential "on the road " would be the tyre pressure /temp monitor for the caravan, it gives me a real feeling of saftey on the move.
 
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I think my best Essential "on the road " would be the tyre pressure /temp monitor for the caravan, it gives me a real feeling of saftey on the move.
You can now get face shield and PPE from Tyrepal too.
 
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Car? Sorry.;)
Stain remover. We drink quite a lot wine when abroad.
Laptop to FaceTime/Zoom family.
Tool kit (reduced to caravan essentials).
That's it really.
One point for humour... and for French typical product
 
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Cold beer or cider for when we arrive at our destination so a good quality cooler is essential. Then a Caravan Satnav.
 
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Small tool kit, including Gaffer tape

Good road Map. Spose to have all singing and dancing sat nav, don't trust it.

Extra Strong peppermints, need to able to pop one in my mouth, only when driving, use to be a heavy smoker and still need a prop.

A couple of Ciders.

And SWMBO
 

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Torque wrench.
Lock n Level.
Travel journal (maintained by my wife as I haven't the patience).
Decent camera.
Reversed Polarity extension for power cable (if going abroad).
Mosquito/midge spray/deterrent.
Hand sanitiser and surface wipes/disposable gloves/facemasks.
"Pocketalk" electronic translator.
Ant powder (we once had an ant invasion which resulted in our food being absolutely covered in the little blighters-never again!).
 
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Small plastic toolbox containing hand tools, insulating tape, self tapping screws gaffa tape and velcro strips , zip ties
Corkscrew/ bottle/ can opener.
Caravan levelling ramps.
Mains water Aquaroll kit + coiled length waste water drain hose.
 
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The most important "must have gadget" to me is a Smart Phone (Samsung Galaxy S8 at the moment). Navigation/Communication/entertainment/photography is in your pocket. Add another phone and you have 2-way communication with a travel partner for manoeuvring (Cell coverage permitting) very useful at noisy Motorway Service Areas when you're blocked in!

Accessories wise, personal hygiene and Covid mitigation aside, as I've carried hand sanitiser in the car for years, a tyre pressure gauge, a 12v inflator and torque wrench are essential items. I have also purchased a spare tyre for my car to replace the emergency inflation kit which it came with.

However, Towing Mirrors are the single most important accessory item that seem to be over-looked by many. I shudder when I see people towing without them.
 
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Fire Extinguisher
Caravan fuse kit
Tv hook cable - Aerial, Satellite
Aqu kem blue /Aqu rinse plus
Toilet rolls
Wind Break
 

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