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First proper road trip...
February 27, 2019
11:53 am
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therealbil
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Hi all.
Exciting times! My Zero passed the IVA a few weeks ago and I'm now waiting like an expectant father for the registration documents to come back from DVLA so that I can finally drive it...
Planning to get quite a few miles under my belt over the next couple of months, mainly to give the car a good shakedown and hopefully sort out any niggles that arise before my first proper road trip in July.
My nephew and I are planning a trip starting from my home town of Bridport (Dorset) and heading to Amsterdam > Stelvio Pass > Lake Garda > Monte Carlo > Amsterdam and the back to Bridport - aiming to take 7 - 8 days. Bearing in mind the slightly restrictive boot size and the fact that we will need to take a few clothes etc, are there any motoring essentials that you think we would be wise to make room for. For example, I've been advised to take a spare throttle cable....

Thoughts welcome..

February 27, 2019
2:37 pm
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David
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Hi,

On my road trip to the UK I took an adjustable wrench, side cutters, set of alan keys, spanner 10,13,17,19, tape and WD40. And indeed I can recommend an extra throttle cable, mine also wore down....

Regards David

February 27, 2019
5:36 pm
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Marlin
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First, have fun driving!
I'd add pliers, some wire, fuses, AA membership card, cable ties, a multi-meter.
Second, have fun driving!Laugh

Zero GT Mazda(1.8LVVT) ordered Nov 9 '15, arrived Apr 15 '16, legal Oct 25 '18

February 27, 2019
8:32 pm
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nelmo
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That sounds like a great trip - I'd love to do that Cool

If you did the throttle cable using just the stuff that comes with the GBS kit, be prepared for it to go. Mine lasted 5k miles, however, so you should be OK for your trip.

Details of what happened to mine are here:

https://zerolifebuild.blogspot.com/2018/10/lights-and-breaks.html

March 3, 2019
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If it is built right you will not have a problem, if not you will never have enough tools

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