NEVER FORGET TO CARRY
- a copy of the vehicle keys kept in an easily reachable place on the vehicle itself (an ideal option is securing them to the back license plate using silicone)
- two inner tubes of the right measure
- manometer to measure tyre pressure
- an air pump (small and affordable compressors that may be connected to the cigarette lighter socket are available)
- air, oil, and gas filter
- fuses and light bulbs
- motor oil
- timing belt and battery cables
- camping material: tent, mat, sleeping bag
- personal items (sunglasses, change of clothes, comfortable footwear, etc.)
- a second spare wheel
- lug wrench for wheels, and a 40×40 cm (15.7×15.7 in) wooden or aluminium plank to place below the jackscrew
- sand shovel (quite useful, you’ll appreciate its qualities!)
- extra fuel tank (metal) and drinking water tank (plastic); minimum 10 litres (2.64 gal.)
N.B.: secure anything possible within the chassis in order to prevent objects moving throughout off-road travel and causing damage to the passengers.
- a funnel
- various tools: screwdriver, wrenches, pliers, electrical tape, wire, nuts and screws, epoxy adhesive to fix cracks and breakage, cotton work gloves (even if you are not able to repair your vehicle, it is useful to have the necessary basic tools so that those who can help you may use them)
- ratchet straps
- pocket-size flashlight, one blinking and one solid (with replacement batteries)
- signal mirror, matches, and lighter (possibly windproof)
- plastic water container (minimum 10 lt./2.64 gal.)
- paper, pens, and markers for big writing (of eventual messages)
- trash bags (large and small)
- signal flares (maritime type)
- GPS (also handheld), possibly with external antenna
IN CASE YOU’RE PARTICULARLY DEMANDING…
- a sturdy and well-secured roof rack may be quite useful
- spare front and rear suspensions, well-secured within the vehicle
- two spare headlights
- a PROTECTION GUARD below the engine (the so-called “SUMP GUARD”), if not present in your vehicle’s original design: for a number of models there are specifically designed guards that are very easy to mount.
- an “Igloo”-type camping tent
- a 12V electric cooler
- personal pharmaceuticals commonly used in warm locations (anti-diarrheal drugs, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, eyewash for eye infections, medical kit including bandages, alcohol, cotton, etc.)
- lip balm
- tissues and wet wipes
- toilet paper
Our medical staff, including over 20 members, will provide the same level of assistance to both Rally and Raid competitors, and guarantee an equal insurance coverage for all registered competitors.
*It is compulsory that a detailed list (3 copies) of all material transported onboard your vehicle be drafted.
*We recommend you to check the validity of your tetanus vaccination.
*We recommend to place clothes, cameras, video cameras, and all damageable material inside airtight bags (nautical-use dry bags are perfect) to avoid sand seepage; alternatively you may wrap your luggage in large trash bags.
*Should you plan to apply stickers (of eventual sponsors) to your vehicle, keep in mind that upon Technical Inspection, a 50×50 cm (19.7×19.7 in) number plate, bearing your registration number for the Raid, will be applied to the front doors of the vehicle; other smaller spaces on the vehicle body may be reserved by the organization for institutional sponsor stickers, as is the case for vehicles registered to the Rally.
ONE LAST THING:
Before registering to the Raid, carefully read the Raid Regulations, including guidelines to be respected by all participants throughout this beautiful experience: registration will automatically imply acceptance of the Regulations themselves.