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Electrical

Bootlace Ferrule Kit – 2340 Pcs of mixed boot lace ferrules. Nickel plated copper , sizes 0.5mm²–2.5mm²

HSC8 6-6 Self-adjustable Crimping Tool – For 0.25-6.0mm² Cable End-sleeves. Almost a must have in my tool box now for crimping Boot-Lace Ferrules.

ProPlus Trailer Lighting Tester – Diagnostic tester for tow vehicle 13 pin socket AND caravan and trailer lights via the internal battery. It will also show if the vehicle is providing +12 volts for the leisure battery charging and fridge circuits.

Tesa 9mm wide x 25m Roll Adhesive Wiring Harness Loom Tape – A black fabric tape to wrap around wires when installing anything in the caravan or car. It helps protect and secure a new loom.

Fuse Tap “Add-A-Fuse” 12 volt – These make it easy to add additional circuits to 12 volt fuse boxes in the vehicle or caravan. Always hand to have a couple of spares! Pack of 5

10 Way Universal Car Standard Blade Fuse Holder Box – I have used these when converting 12N & 12S caravans over to 13 Pin electrics for fusing the road lights, fridge and charging circuits.

300A BusBar Box – Heavy-Duty Distribution Block with 4 x M8 Terminal Studs – If you are connecting an inverter or solar charger, use a bus bar system. Don’t use battery terminals as connecting blocks!

Fuse Box with Negative Bus, Blade Fuses Holder Block 12 Way with LED Indicator – Handy as it has a LED status for each fused circuit. I’ve used these on a couple of conversion projects.

LEXPON Heat Shrink Tubing for Electric Cables 280-Pieces – Comes in a box all sized. Absolute must for any electrical work on the vehicle or caravan.

Terminal Crimping Tool Cable size 6-50mm² (10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1/0 AWG Settings) – Working on installing a second battery, inverter, motor mover or want to upgrade your battery cables then these chaps will do the job. I’ve had mine about 6 years now and still performing flawlessly.

Precision Universal Crimping Tool for Mini Crimp pins. – For use with over 100 different pins (& D-SUB connector contacts) from the main crimp pin manufacturers.. 4 different crimping die widths – 1.6mm, 1.9mm, 2.2mm & 2.5mm. Ideal for automotive multi pin plugs. Made in Japan

FEPITO 150pcs Standard Car Fuses -2A 3A 5A 7.5A 10A 15A 20A 25A 30A 35A 40A with 1 Blade Fuse Extractor – Look for about £8 why not have two! I have one in the vehicle and one in the workshop. It’s cheaper than going to the car spares supermarket.

Sealey TA120 20A Automotive Current Tester – Remove the existing fuse and insert it into the tester lead, then plug the tester lead into the fuse board. Simple as that. Measures up to 20 Amps.

Sealey PP100 0-30V Power Scope Automotive Probe – Probably the most advanced automotive probe on the market, with a huge range of functions. I generally grab this over my Multimeter now. Not cheap but worth it IMHO

480PCS 12-Size Assorted Insulated Electrical Wire Tube Terminals Kit – Includes Ring terminals, Spade terminals, Bullet Male & Female, Butt Splice & Connectors, and Piggy Back. Wouldn’t be without a good selection of crimp terminals.

Hilka Pro Craft 28600209 Ratchet Crimping Tool – If you really want to get good solid crimp terminations consistently a rtchet crimping tool is worth the £10 – £12 investment.

DC 12V-24V 40 Amp Circuit Breaker, (Type A 40A) – Available in various ratings, 30A, 40A, 60A, 80A, 100A. I mainly use these in between solar panels and the charge regulator so I can easily disconnect the solar panel and provide protection.

Circuit Breaker, DC 12-24V 150 Amp (Type B 150A) – Circuit breaker that can also be easily used as a disconnect switch. I’ve used these on several projects as for the price it’s cheaper with one of these than a conventional fuse holder, fuse and isolator switch. Available in various ratings: 100A, 200A,

Caravan Spares

Maypole 128MB BK 13-Pin Menbers Euro Plug with cap. – Always useful to have a spare just in case.

4 meters of trailer lighting cable 12 core for 13 pin towing electrics. – 7 X 0.65mm² & 1 X 1.5mm² & 4 X 2.5mm² NOTE This has the correct size cores, some 12 core cable advertised has only 1.5mm² cores. 4 Metres should be long enough to replace any damaged cable on your caravan.

Maypole MP1280B Parking Socket Assembly Tool – Don’t get caught out without a spare. I’ve got one in our Amarok as well as a spare in the caravan.

MAYPOLE MP501B Breakaway Cable RED 1M x 3MM – Vehicle fitting: carabiner, Trailer fitting: burst ring. Some spares are essential, as without one of these you can’t legally tow.

AL-KO AKS 2000 / 2004 / 3004 Hitch Head Stabiliser Friction Pads – Got an AL-KO hitch… you should probably carry a spare set of the friction pads.

Maypole MP951 Awning Rail Protector-White-12m. – Helps stop the back streaks down the side of the caravan by causing any rain on the roof to drip off rather than run down. We have had one for about 18 months and seems to work great.

Caravan Plumbing

15mm Adjustable Pressure Reducing Valve Including Gauge 1-6 Bar – Reliance Water Controls. This is the unit I used on my project to connect up to a fully serviced pitch water tap without the aquarol.

2 Pack Brass Garden Hose Tap Connector, 1/2 Inch and 3/4 Inch. – I used two of these with the regulator(above) to connect our blue food safe hoses.

3/4″ Two Way Double TAP Connector Adaptor – Solid Brass – Handy on a fully serviced pitch to allow you to connect the caravan and still have a free outlet for filling up your drinking containers.

General Products…

Lanolin Marine & Chassis Liquid – I’ve been using lanolin based protection for vehicles for over 20 years. All our vehicles get a protective coat on the underside, including all suspension components and re-coated after a few years or as required. It’s helped keep all out vehicles protected from corrosion. I recently changed over to this product as it’s easier to apply and slightly thinner so sprays on much more evenly. This size bottle easily did the whole of the underside of our VW Amarok.

Vehicle Doorstep with Safety Hammer – Vehicle folding foot peg hooks under the door latch allowing an easy step up so you can easily access your roof box or roof rack. One of the neatest ideas I’ve seen in a while. We keep ours in the glove box.

3 M Perfect-It Gelcoat Medium Cutting Compound + Wax – Recommended by The Caravan Nut… and I agree with him, a great way to restore the fibreglass front on your caravan. I’d highly recommend this to bring back the ‘new’ shine to all your fibreglass and it also gives it a protective wax coating too!

HYCOTE Truck Bed Liner, 400ml – basically used this on various projects as a go-to hard covering for metalwork. Recoated the tow bar on the Freelander with it and it’s proving to be much better than the original coating.

ERAYAK TPMS Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Auto Measure Tire Temperature and Pressure, with Low Pressure Warning System – Tried several of the ‘known’ brands and looked for alternatives. This was cheap, it works and I actually think it’s better.

Holts Brake Cleaner – Always have a can of this to hand when hitching up. A quick rub over the tow ball with wire wool then a squirt of this stops any creaking and keeps the tow hitch pressure pads contaminant free.

General Tools

HS-519 Cable Tie Gun Tensioning and Cutting Tool for Plastic Nylon Cable Tie or Fasteners – If you are creating your own wiring looms or adding cables into existing looms nothing looks better than getting ll your cable ties exactly the right tension and trimmed off neatly. I’ve had one of these for about 3 years replaying one that was about 10 years old.

Ega Master 68215 – Steel Tube Bender 12 Mm W/Roller – I got this for a project and subsequently used it to make new arms for my Aero Mirrors… and a new cat hammock to hang on the radiator!

Cold Pressed Steel Tube – 12mm x 1mm x 1m – Used on my new Aero Mirror arms project. Since used it for a number of different projects.