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    I'm getting sorted buying bits for the car for the Trip.
    I've already got
    Triangle
    Hi Viz vest
    Fire extinguisher

    What else will we need to be legal

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    There was a link in last year's section on what's needed. It was link to part of the AA site. You should be able to find the thread in there quickly. You could always post the AA link in in here too.

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    Cheers Duncan I'll have a rummage.
    I found this thanks Mark.

    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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    here we go - http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice...equipment.html - from another post in that linked thread. That's all the compulsory stuff for each country.

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    Cheers Duncan. I've just orderd
    beam benders
    First aid kit.
    GB sticker " Got a nice retro black and silver one "
    I'll go to the stealer's when i get back home to get spare bulb kit.
    I'm ready to roll.

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    was thinking this myself, got a good price on the vx lamps from my mate, got vests extinguisher and first aid kit, just need other stuff
    Midlands Mod Shop - NFFC.

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    Don't you needed a hi-vis vest and blanket for every person in the car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nutron View Post
    Don't you needed a hi-vis vest and blanket for every person in the car?
    i was told that so brought 5, you never know
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    Quote Originally Posted by nutron View Post
    Don't you needed a hi-vis vest and blanket for every person in the car?
    That rule is for Austria (they remind you at every petrol station near the Austrian Border).

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    What about xenon headlights. Do you need replacement lamps for those too??
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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