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Old 01-23-2015, 12:03 AM   #31
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If you think RV"ing is expensive, try boating.
X2, the reason we bought a new 5er was to get closer to the coast...the admiral wanted a sportfish 40' class in a slip. 6 more years to retirement... Then the real dream.

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Old 01-23-2015, 12:18 AM   #32
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  1. A-Yep!

    You will soon find that you will have 3 types of camping trips:

    Overnight: (Maybe in a wally world parking lot or rest stop just to catch some zzzzzs)
    Nothing removed, maybe one slide opened for access.

    Weekend:
    Chairs, BBQ that's it!
FROG Rally/multiweek:



  1. Chairs
  2. BBQ
  3. Propane Stove
  4. Outdoor mat under awning
  5. Extra 6' folding table
  6. coordinated tablecloths on table & picnic table
  7. Awning tie down kit
  8. Name Sign
  9. Ice maker & margaritaville machine
  10. Bikes to get around camp
  11. 10x10 Pop-up Shelter
  12. Extra Ice Chest
  13. Flags
  14. Team flags during football season
  15. Extra snazzy theme lights
  16. Corn Hole
  17. Ladder Golf
  18. L.E.D. Garden lights delimiting your area of the CG
Additional Requirement for F.R.O.G. Rally:
F.R.O.G. Shrine (usually consisting of a boatload of various garden items that depict Frogs in various activities) LED lights and other stuff arranged under the kingpin of the 5er

Forgot the Golf cart (liberated), Beer (to share), Tall Tales and Mod King Championships....

Regular Items

-Sat Dish
- (US)Sprint MiFi Access Point
-(Can) Rogers Hotspot
-Campfire in a Can
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Old 01-23-2015, 07:25 AM   #33
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A good propane grill/stove, a cordless drill for the stabilizer jacks and a bumper-mount clothesline have been the items we use the most.
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:31 AM   #34
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My wife and I camped using a tent for a long time so our 2014 purchase of a Shamrock 23IKSS presented a new set of "needs". We determined the true "needs" by camping 10 minutes from our home for a weekend and driving to the house to retrieve anything that we absolutely needed. Since we were both new to using a travel trailer and the trailer was brand new we found there were a lot of things we did not think about. After that weekend we had most of the basic must-haves for set-up, sleeping, food prep and clean-up. Our "shake down" trip didn't result in any real inconvenience since we could always run to the house. We get lots of great ideas for nice-to-haves from other campers and are slowly adding as our budget permits.
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Old 01-24-2015, 01:47 PM   #35
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My wife and I camped using a tent for a long time so our 2014 purchase of a Shamrock 23IKSS presented a new set of "needs". We determined the true "needs" by camping 10 minutes from our home for a weekend and driving to the house to retrieve anything that we absolutely needed. Since we were both new to using a travel trailer and the trailer was brand new we found there were a lot of things we did not think about. After that weekend we had most of the basic must-haves for set-up, sleeping, food prep and clean-up. Our "shake down" trip didn't result in any real inconvenience since we could always run to the house. We get lots of great ideas for nice-to-haves from other campers and are slowly adding as our budget permits.

We did the same thing. There was a campground a mile away that we de-winterized and tested everything out when we got our 17FQ. It really helps.
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Old 01-24-2015, 01:53 PM   #36
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If you think RV"ing is expensive, try boating.
If you think boating is expensive, try flying!
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Old 01-24-2015, 01:55 PM   #37
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If you think boating is expensive, try flying!
Eating is my expensive hobby
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Old 01-24-2015, 02:25 PM   #38
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If you think boating is expensive, try flying!
haha went from a 24ft Grady to a 30ft CC glacier bay to a C170B, then V35A, and now the rv`s which is getting expensive also, after you sink 15k over the years into the truck to make lots of safe power and the price of the rv it is by far cheaper then flying but boating is the worst
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Old 01-24-2015, 02:51 PM   #39
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We've been camping steady for 15 years but when we got our new 5er we are spending more again! New firm mattress, surge protector, JT Strongarms, second AC, Honda genny, ice machine, beer frig., WIFI booster, Verizon Jetpack, keyless lock door lock, second TV for bedroom, Satellite TV, and small accessories that add up $$. I think my pocket change is $6,000 lighter and still trying to dress up the TV.
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