The Items listed below are what we expect to be using for maintenance and repair and the general running of the van at home and in use.
We are slowly putting together a tool-kit and a selection of spare parts for the van, some of the items we expect to be carried all the time, others occasionally depending on the intended trip, the remaining items (Additional spares & tools) would only be used at home for planned jobs.
The list is far from complete, as what we need and which category the items belong in, is still evolving as we learn more about the van.
Items in “Black” will probably be taken on all trips.
Items in “Grey” on longer trips or if we think necessary.
Items in “mauve” need to be changed, replaced, or we need more.
I will add links to reviews and more information about individual items asap.
Spares & Tools in the van.
Water, (fresh for each trip, 12L to 72L dependent on the type of trip).
Fuel, (spare 5L or 10L until the second fuel tank is fitted).
Oil, (for the engine).
Oil, (for gearbox).
Screen-wash concentrate, (with antifreeze depending on the type of trip).
Printed spec sheet for main consumables, (In intended destinations language).
A full range of spare fuses, (circuit breaker type).
Bulb Set, (possible LEDs).
Fire extinguisher, (old, need a new one).
Jack, (bottle or high lift depending on the type of trip).
Small waffle board Jack stand.
3/4″ drive, breaker bar
3/4″ drive, wheel nut socket.
Tyre pump, (manual until electric one is fitted).
See recovery kit for more wheel & tyre maintenance equipment.
Short single jump lead, (for quick connection between batteries).
Long jump leads.
Insulated spanners, (for batteries).
Tow rope, (old, need to splice eyes in a new one).
Reflective warning triangles, (available quickly).
Reflective waistcoats, (available quickly).
Inspection lamp, (magnetic & rechargeable).
Overalls, (taken from home).
AA card, (need to print numbers and laminate).
Basic tool kit, (kit not complete yet).
Recovery kit, (In part or all dependent on the trip).
Snow chains, (dependent on the time of the year or type of trip).
Additional, tools & spares for longer trips.
Usually left at home for planned jobs, but available if required for longer trips or journeys to more remote places.