We're going to Italy in July for our first trip abroad in our new motorhome. Do I need to take anything other than a warning triangle and a bulb kit?
And, Will I need an adapter for the electric hookup?
We are doing our first Europe trip next week and from what I can gather you will also need hi vis jackets, first aid kit, spare specs if the driver wears them and if you have a bike rack you need a red and white chevron marker on the back (Fiamma do these). I got most of mine on Ebay for next to nothing. I also got a kit of Ebay from this guy with all the adaptors, testers and reverse polarity cables you need for abroad
Ciao, the motoring sites already indicated will give you the most important info. What does tend to be overlooked is the necessity of having AS MANY HIGH VIS JACKETS ON BOARD AS PASSENGERS AND DRIVER, a spare pair of specs if you drive with specs, and remember that on all motorways and major highways, you must have dipped headlights on even during a bright sunny day!
I know this might sound obvious but.....Good maps for every country you visit are in my opinion an essential :idea:
Satnav is not enough & can often send you on the craziest of 'shortcuts' 8O
Plus a good map often shows 'points of interest' that you might otherwise miss
Most of all enjoy 8)
Best wishes Catherine
the 'lights on' law is not all that new. It came into force in July, but I can't remember exactly which year - about 3/4 years ago.
I would estimate that it is observed by about 80% of drivers. It doesn't seem to be enforced all that heavily; but of course in the case of an accident or whatever, and you weren't complying, then it would mean trouble.
I always comply on major roads outside our mountain enclave, and locally in bad weather.
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