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Hoping to do a wee trip soon. Wondered what you seasoned IB travellers class as essential travel gear/tools/nice to have's? 5 days. Probably a 2k mile trip.

I'll kick it off

1. Credit card and a pair of spare boxers tick. 

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2. 1l of engine oil.

3. Windscreen cleaner and glass cloth.

4. Sat Nav and back up maps

5. iPod with journey playlist

6. Small toolkit.

7. Spare fuses and bulbs

 

8. Roll of Gorilla tape or similar

9. Selection of zip ties

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What Chris says but with the below:

Spare fan belt (with tools to change)

Spark plugs (with tools to change)

Spare rotor arm (used/old one)

DME

Latex gloves

Old sheet/towel if needing to lay on the floor

 

Never needed any other than a top up of oil.

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3 minutes ago, World Citizen said:

2 post lift and Snap On roller cabinet full of tools on a trailer with a diesel generator for power, jobs a jobbed 👍

Not taking your truck ya know! 😂

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See I was thinking Dodo Juice Basics of bling quick detailer, snow foam lance, citrus pre wash, drying towel, bug repellent and snacks! 😂

Thanks guys. Top stuff. Exactly the kinda list I need 

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16 minutes ago, Busybee said:

Destination hint in the question ⬆️

Scotland, ......the folks above have covered most, all I can think of is a recovery subscription which I assume one would alreday have 

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24 minutes ago, Busybee said:

Destination hint in the question ⬆️

Where?

 

4 minutes ago, Phill said:

Travel insurance since you are going abroad...........twice.

Heh heh :smiley-good-post-sign:

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17 minutes ago, Dr Rock said:

Where?

Oban, Portree, Ullapool.... first time that far north

23 minutes ago, Phill said:

Travel insurance since you are going abroad...........twice.

Ya. Citizen of the world 🌍 

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3 hours ago, Busybee said:

Hoping to do a wee trip soon. Wondered what you seasoned IB travellers class as essential travel gear/tools/nice to have's? 5 days.

Just the sensible basics as above but in general terms just travel light.

Fuel is not as available as you might think that far North West, and where you do find it quite often it's office hours only / no chance at all during the night so perhaps add a spare fuel can or at least have a full tank before leaving Glasgow area / trunk routes.

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2 hours ago, Busybee said:

See I was thinking Dodo Juice Basics of bling quick detailer, snow foam lance, citrus pre wash, drying towel, bug repellent and snacks! 😂

Thanks guys. Top stuff. Exactly the kinda list I need 

You'll probably be fine for fuel given the size of 911 fuel tanks.  Just fill up when you get the chances to.

I would take at least 2 or 3 microfibre cloths for detailing.  They'll soon get used! 

Top up your screen wash before you leave.

Take a tyre pump if you have one? 

Sun cream if you have a sunroof (I've fallen foul of that before!!)

GoPro or similar if you want to take some footage, but more importantly a good camera to capture some of the scenery and obligatory car shots!!  I wish i'd taken more last year

:)

 

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14 minutes ago, Roy M said:

Midge repellent

What's Mr Ure ever done to you? I like his songs........Ohhhhh Vienna......

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1 minute ago, Wingnonut said:

Said above but defo a squirter full of windscreen cleaner and plenty of blue roll. Them midges make a frigging mess!

👍 I’ll carry the midge squirted, you carry the blue roll. Deal? 😜

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12 hours ago, Busybee said:

Hoping to do a wee trip soon. 

I was thinking the same but not sure I can be bothered to get up off the sofa (plus my bag's not actually full yet :lol:

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