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Gaffa22

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Hi guy’s
As you may have read in one of my previous posts, we are off to Brittany end of the month.
Am I likely to need a 2 pin adapter for my hook up lead

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Sometimes. I carry an adaptor of 2 pin to blue 3 pin for those odd occasions when I use a site. However, on thinking about it, last month I plugged in using my normal blue plug. Perhaps some do some don't.



I carry a couple of these. Just do an eBay search of below.

2 pin to 3 pin caravan adaptor

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F170277256212

I carry 2. I also carry a polarity checker as I've heard elsewhere to be wary of reversed polarity plugs, and so one I carry has had the wires reversed. Is polarity something to worry about? I don't know, but I'm covered if it is.

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Reverse polarity is nothing to worry about unless you like to poke your fingers into the electric innards of the device whilst it is plugged into your moho internal sockets. Having said that, I also carry a polarity tester and a 'reverse polarity connector' but never bothered to use them.
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hi mark

possibly yes

some use the normal blue 15a plug

some use a 2 pin plug as used in most of europe the french sockets sometimes have a earth pin sticking out so if you can find a plug with a earh hole in it so much the better

i have seen some french power points where the earth pin has been snapped out with pliers or similar to take the standard 2 pin plug that most  use

polarity would not be a problem then as you can turn the plug around

i have been on sites that the wrong polarity light in my van glows all the time and reversing the plug does not make any difference  but everyone uses it anyway

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Thanks guy's I'll get one, will go to the Norfolk Motorhome show, might be able to pick some stuff up cheap.
Also need a water fill hose among other bits and bobs

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Don't forget to buy all those bits and bobs you know you may need "one day" find a space to keep them in your lockers. Then go and pack in readiness for that long trip you're going to do, and then realise you've run out of room - now which essentials aren't quite so essential now and unpack them - be careful don't suggest not taking the wife as they come in handy on occasion 😱
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Yes. Get one. All weather. We’ve had to use one a number of times.
Initially we tried using an indoor one and wrapping a plastic bag around it to protect it from the weather .... duh!

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Avoid those useless X hoses and the roll flat ones too, just a proper garden hose is all you need, (B&Q) get plenty of hozelock joints, cut the hose to different lengths and only use the shortest combination.
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I've got a roll flat hose,25m and I've had it for 7/8 years or so and I find it to be terrific as it rolls down so compactly.
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It's not the roll flat I object to Si, I have one as a spare, but I unfurl it now and then to keep it flexible, (and the hose) but some Scottish petrol stations where we fill up the pressure is so low they struggle to force water down it.
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