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Essential Equipment for your Caravan

The quick list of the essential kit you need to remember for every trip out in the caravan!

The Essential Kit

  • Caravan Brace for Corner Steadies
  • Caravan Step
  • Rear Registration plate for Caravan
  • Extension Mirrors
  • Waste Water Container & Connecting Pipe
  • Fresh Water Container & Submersible Pump and Connections
  • Mains Electric hook-up Lead
  • Leisure Battery
  • LPG Gas
  • Chemical Toilet
  • Spare Wheel and Jack
  • Caravan Wheelclamp
  • Hitchlock
  • Stabiliser
  • Awning, Poles, Pegs and Mallet

Fire Safety

  • Fire Extinquisher (Dry Powder Extinguisher 600g - 1Kg
  • Smoke Alarm (spare battery)
  • Fire Blanket (For Fat and Barbecue Fires)


  • First Aid kit
  • Any Prescribed Medicine

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Index : Caravanning Help and Advice : Essential Equipment for your Caravan - by Graham Thompson

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