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Old 06-23-2016, 12:20 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by DaGrinch View Post
And according to the picture, a BUD LIGHT is essential!

(Ah, late to the game again!)
A happy cook is a good cook......

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Old 06-23-2016, 12:34 PM   #32
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:40 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Mary Ellen View Post
Hmmm... My answer depends on your answer:

Are you Camping or are you Glamping?

If you're Camping, then all of the suggestions mentioned here are good ones.

If you're Glamping you need to add:
  • a plush memory-foam mattress topper for the bed
  • super-nice luxurious bath soaps and body washes, lotions and shampoos
  • eye shades and ear plugs for an uninterrupted night's sleep (Unless you like binge woken up by the sounds of the forest. Or your neighbor starting up their diesel pickup truck at 5am... )
  • anti-gravity lounge chairs -- the kind with the cup-holder on one side and a tray-table on the other
  • a bag of assorted chocolate candy-bars, so you can up your S'mores game. (Heath bars, peppermint patties, anything with caramel...)

Have fun, whichever camping style you choose!
RVing and camping are 2 different activities.

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Old 06-23-2016, 03:05 PM   #34
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Thank you all for the suggestions, we've compiled quite a list!
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Old 06-23-2016, 04:37 PM   #35
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Now yer talkin the right list!!!
Ok what time is Happy Hour!???
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:16 PM   #36
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Needed items?

We use rope light sections that you can get just about anywhere now.
I bought some at Big Lots a number of years ago and have had no issues.
Something else would be a dusk to dawn / dusk to whatever time you like timer for the lights.
You can lay the rope lights under the rig or the outline of the awning so things are well-lighted at night. Or you can use a rope light track like Camping World sells to run the rope lights in the awning track.

Rope Light Trak - Valterra A30-0600 - Awning Accessories & Hardware - Camping World

Get a 50 amp male to 30 amp female adapter for your utilities trick bag in case you end up in a campground where the site power was via a 50 amp socket like I did.

Voltmeter to check your power pedestal
Get a power receptacle tester similar to this one to do a quick down and dirty check of the power pedestal.
Ge 50542 Receptacle Tester -

Coaxial TV cable to plug into the campground

RCA 25' RG-6 Digital Coaxial Cable With Gold Plated F Connectors (Black) -

Extension cords and cord wraps to corral them.

There are a million things and you'll think of and find more as you go along.

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Old 06-23-2016, 10:40 PM   #37
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We always call our motor home our home away from home. We always cook outside and have a screen tent that fits over the picnic table in the parks. We use a 20 pound LP tank with a tee that services a two burner stove and a Webber 100 grill. The tent keeps the bugs away and if it rains the top keeps our stuff dry. Paper plates are great By cooking outside we do not smell up our motor home with cooking.
I have always carried what I call my RV tool bag. made of canvas, in it there is a roll of duck tape electrical tape . screw drivers ,builders claw hammer. some wrenches , bits of wire.two sided tape,tire pressure gage a small compressor in one of the compartments, leveling blocks, tent pegs and that's all I can think of for the moment. all stuff one would use around the house for general repairs. A first aid kit inside the bath is also a must with bug repellent .

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Old 07-01-2016, 07:55 PM   #38
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And then about once a year, go through the entire RV, hold everything in it in your hands at least once and ask yourself?

1. Do I really need this?
2. Has the expiration date passed?

You'll save a lot of weight, guaranteed! And your supplies will be fresh enough to use. Last time we did this the rig lost 80 pounds. We threw out/replaced a bunch of stale dated first aid supplies.

Since the campgrounds will be overcrowded we'll be going this 4th of July.
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Go somewhere local for your first trip and make it somewhere close to a grocery store and Walmart or a camping supply store. I can guarantee you'll forget something or realize you need something you hadn't thought of. Camping locally and close to civilization will also allow you to test out everything on the new camper before venturing farther away from home and into the boonies. Keep a checklist and add to it as you get more experience.

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