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That's hysterical. But maybe you can use the box for something... like making up a first aid kit? Just add pair of rubber gloves and a strip of paracetamol?

You made my evening, ROFL. :cheers
I have dug out my blog post on the purchase:

According to my blog the first aid kit was "clinically wrapped" and cost 16.50 Euros.
 
Joker 1299

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Deluxe first aid kit - bought at a Greek service station. The box was sealed so that I couldn't examine contents... I wonder why?

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Contents - an alcohol swab, a single plaster and a pack of tissues.
To be fair, it does say first aid, and nothing about second, third or fourth aid
 
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12 volt kettle. But it is probably the only accessory we have that has been a waste of money. The driveaway awning has probably been used for 200 of the last 320 nights. The awning panels for 100 nights (yes we use both together quite often. The solar panels have paid for themselves, the roof topper has kept us snug and warm. Window vents are used nighttime to reduce condensation and daytime to allow the dog to breath. The fridge is always full. We use both the double burner and the Cadac. The loose fitting Jackyards seat covers keep the seats below looking like new, and personalise our van; washing them is easy. The Muji stackable draw boxes are a *perfect* fit under the multiflex, and stack in the driveaway awning or safari tent. We left the tow bar cargo rack and luggage bag at home, but the cargo rack has been used and will be used for transporting the petrol mower to do my parents' lawn. We have an unused Brandrup sliding door mosquito net that we have hauled 45,000Km around Europe. But being unused doesn't make it useless, just untried. What we would like to get: We position the bench seat in the position it needs to be to make the bed and leave the multiflex in the position it needs to be for the bed. I want to make three plywood boxes with lids to fit in the boot in front of the multiflex, and at just the right height to fit under the made up bed. We will be upgrading the safari tent to the Thule G3 residence to give us ~30% more awning space when not using the driveaway awning. I want to permanently fit lights to the awning, powered from the leisure battery. I want to hardwire the fridge to the leisure battery as the 12 volt socket is unreliable (the fridge often unplugs itself when the sliding door is closed). Thinking of buying electric bikes and how their 36 volt batteries might be charged by the van's solar panels, and how the battery capacity could be added to the leisure battery capacity. Follow my blog: www.au-revoir.eu
 
Elly Swanson

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Ever so rarely there's a bit more depth and definition, otherwise, No. I also go long periods with no sound on at all when travelling, and when not travelling I listen through my bose and not through the vehicle sound system so for me it's of no benefit at all.
What Bose do you use, Jen?
 
Elly Swanson

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Why is this so useless? Thinking of buying one after running out of drying space on the bike rack repeatedly!
I haven’t bought one due to the fact that the washing hangs close to the van. I don’t really want washing flapping/touching the side of the van.

what do you guys who use one think?
 
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We use a Bose Soundlink mini 2 for bluetooth to iPhones, bought from Costco who had the best price last year.
I use a Bose portable when I teach tai chi, sound quality is great and it charges my old style iPad too when plugged in. It has a good battery life but is a little too big for the van.

In the van we use a Jawbone Jam box. Had it for years and it has taken many knocks. Nice and compact and great sound.
 
GrannyJen

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What Bose do you use, Jen?

Soundlink Mini

Lovely sound, very soft classics, Spiegel I'm Spiegel when chilling out with a nice glass of wine totally delightful ......
 
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Can I throw in the electric sliding door into this pot?

Nipping out to the loo is a nightmare at 2am with the door beeping away each time its opened and closed. Amazing how loud it sounds at the dead of nightI. had to set it to manual each time and use every ounce of my strength to then pull / push the ruddy thing open.
don’t you just use drivers door ?
 
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Ladder is one of those accessories that you either need, in which case you'll swear by it, or you just don't, in which case a waste of money/space. Bladder notwithstanding.
Great glad you mentioned ‘ladders’ we’ve just purchased a MaxxCamp ladder and we’re wondering if anyone has fitted it, as instruction suggests, to the back of the tea seat. The belt attachment requires to be held in position by screws... ie drilling required and as instructions are in German. There is also a length of ‘velcro’ with sticky back which from pictorial outline appears to be for sticking on where top of ladder clips over entry to ‘pop top’ ?
Any advise welcome.
Thanks
 
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Great glad you mentioned ‘ladders’ we’ve just purchased a MaxxCamp ladder and we’re wondering if anyone has fitted it, as instruction suggests, to the back of the tea seat. The belt attachment requires to be held in position by screws... ie drilling required and as instructions are in German. There is also a length of ‘velcro’ with sticky back which from pictorial outline appears to be for sticking on where top of ladder clips over entry to ‘pop top’ ?
Any advise welcome.
Thanks
What’s a tea seat?
 
Elly Swanson

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Great glad you mentioned ‘ladders’ we’ve just purchased a MaxxCamp ladder and we’re wondering if anyone has fitted it, as instruction suggests, to the back of the tea seat. The belt attachment requires to be held in position by screws... ie drilling required and as instructions are in German. There is also a length of ‘velcro’ with sticky back which from pictorial outline appears to be for sticking on where top of ladder clips over entry to ‘pop top’ ?
Any advise welcome.
Thanks
Hi BeeBee. We got the 2 piece ladder, that looks similar to the max camp, from the club shop. It comes in a padded bag that has straps that hang from the rear head rests so no need to drill. Maybe you could do something similar, with or without a bag. If you don’t have straps some strong boot laces could tie it. If you store stuff on the back shelf it will be wedged in. To be truthful I’ve started just to lay it down on the back shelf under the bedding, so not even strapping it. If you don’t have a bag you could make a cover or some end point padding from camping sleeping mat foam and tape (or swimming, “pool noodles”).

Test the ladder in situ without the Velcro. We find body weight is enough to keep the ladder in place when being used And no need for any fixings or Velcro.
 
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In order of most useless...

1-Tailgate Bike Rack
2-Roof Topper
3-Awning Tie Down Kit
 
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