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Old 01-14-2011, 01:23 PM   #1
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What did you forget the first time out?

Just bought my first TT.. Salem 26TBUD... What is the number one item most people forget when they first start trailer camping?

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Old 01-14-2011, 01:34 PM   #2
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I don't know if it is number one, but you better have toilet paper if you plan on doing number two.

Matches or or a way to light the stove. Don't go very far, so you can go home and get it. This time of year, some campgrounds may have the water turned off, so you may need water. Good luck and welcome. Many also suggest your first trip, you camp in the yard, and try not to go in the house for anything.

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Old 01-14-2011, 01:37 PM   #3
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Toilet Paper!!!
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:44 PM   #4
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CPAP. Had to go back and get it. Luckly was only 2 hrs from home.
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:48 PM   #5
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When we bought our first pop-up we camped close to home. Between the five of us we forgot, hair brush, pillow, tooth brush, mostly minor things. The most important thing we always do is locate the closest WalMart to where ever we go. If they don't have it, you probably don't need it!!!

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Old 01-14-2011, 01:51 PM   #6
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We made an all encompassing list of things to bring, Wife and I sat down, planned every day out for food, activities, etc. I wrote in all of the items both the camper and tow vehicle would need, everything and then some more!
We get to the CG, get all setup, cook dinner, make a fire, burn some marshmallows and at the end of the day when we thought we had done well..... My daughter sticks her head out the door and says "where are my PJ's?" We had completely forgotten to bring clothes!!!
Luckily only about 45 mins away....
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:54 PM   #7
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First unit was an old pop up cabover truck camper, don't remember the brand. First trip was to Galveston Island. Started to set up and found I had a 20 amp plug with 30 amp service and no adapter. Little 4-5 year old girl was watching me setup as I started to fuss she quitely says "they sell those adapters at Walmart" and turned and skipped away.
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:17 PM   #8
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Not that I dont have faith.... but I'm bringing more than my little yellow tool box... just in case.
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Old 01-14-2011, 03:29 PM   #9
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Extra lengths of:

Sewer hose
Power cord
Water hose

Found out the hard way with my first camper one night when the utility box was 10ft farther away than my power cord and water hose would reach. I also learned that they don't stretch.
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Old 01-14-2011, 04:35 PM   #10
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So many trips and so many things forgotten!

One trip there were 3 of us with campers and our families and several others joining us for a fish cookout. I had fished pretty hard for a couple of days and cleaned fish for a few hours. I had the fryers all heated up and ready to go, then we realized we didn't bring any fish batter mix, corn meal or anything else. Delayed the meal while my wife made a quick run to the store. Everything turned out great and we had a good time.

Two MUST items are patience and a sense of humor. Those two items will get you through most issues.

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