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    hi all

    wondered if anyone knows wot i have to carry in me car when travelling
    overseas as i like to be prepared early.

    all i know i do need is - warning triangle
    first aid kit
    spare bulb kit
    continental headlamp covers (possibly)


    anything else anyone

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    I would definitely suggest a phrase-book for those 'completely lost in a foreign country' moments!!!!!!

    Seriously though, I would have a look at something like this - has a section to type in the country of your choice, and hey presto, all you need to know!!

    (and you could possibly think about taking me along................... )

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    Good question I'd like to know aswell........I have a 1st aid kit already so that's a start........replacement headlamp covers maybe?........is the triangle manditory?

    Bryan

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    Varies by country, so a destination and route would be helpful...

    However the AA have produced a "compulsory list" :
    http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice...equipment.html

    Also make sure your insurance is adequate, espeically if you are going to be out of the UK for more than 30 day

    Complete the EHIC (replaces the E111)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blr123 View Post
    Good question I'd like to know aswell........I have a 1st aid kit already so that's a start........replacement headlamp covers maybe?........is the triangle manditory?

    Bryan
    I have a triangle Bryan, doesn`t fit in the facelift, yours if you want it mate ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyvec View Post
    hi all

    wondered if anyone knows wot i have to carry in me car when travelling
    overseas as i like to be prepared early.

    all i know i do need is - warning triangle
    first aid kit
    spare bulb kit
    continental headlamp covers (possibly)


    anything else anyone
    Taken from Various AA sources ..

    not all this is needed in EVERY country, but it'll be wanted in one of them.. and as we're in a convoy we'll attract a lot of 'attention'....

    we need to take..

    V5 registration document ( original)
    Insurance certs ( original)
    Have GB stickers or GB 'euro' plates
    Triangle
    1st aid kit
    Fire extingusher
    Headlamp covers or adjust the lamps on pre-facelifts
    Replacement bulbs for all lamps

    two things of note.

    In germany they now wish drivers to use dipped headlights in the daytime, no matter what the weather..

    and radar detectors are illegal and persons found with them ( even if they are in the boot) will face a big fine and the possible destruction of their car..( so leave them at home folks)..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post

    and radar detectors are illegal and persons found with them ( even if they are in the boot) will face a big fine and the possible destruction of their car..( so leave them at home folks)..
    Destruction of their car, they don`t mess around do they, should be the same for using mobiles when driving here !!

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    yep.. seems the germans take it kinda seriously.....

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    You'll also need a high-vis vest for each passenger,a couple of years ago i got caught in Switzerland with a detector,they weren't worried by the 3 figure speed just the detector,£500 fine and lost the detector,but they do take credit cards!.

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    the vests is one thing the AA didn't mention.. but we'll prob pack some just in case....

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