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Old 08-27-2012, 04:28 PM   #11
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I'm going camping in my new TT this weekend. I picked it up Saturday so it's sitting in my driveway. Not sure what all I need for first time.

With this being your first trip I would keep it simple where possible. The more stuff you pack the more stuff you have to take care when breaking camp. I do recommend taking some of those chairs in a bag. Not everyone likes sitting at a picnic table for long periods of time.

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Old 08-28-2012, 10:02 AM   #12
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I agree-keep it simple. Since it's in your driveway why not spend tonight and Thursday in it an pretend you're at a campground and see what you need to run into the house for-that's probably a good start on what you need to keep in the camper.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:05 AM   #13
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Oh-not that we've had any rain this year but we always keep rain suits in the camper. They have been invaluable at times.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:46 AM   #14
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We kept rain suits in the camper - bad idea as they are needed from TV to startup RV. Now we have Dry Ducks rain suits in a small 5x8x3 self storage bag in the TV. Found out last year backing in and setting up Front Royal VA. Since then only one setup in the rain but much better with rain suits at hand.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:06 AM   #15
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unhook and level camper
hook up power so DW can get slide out, the inside setup and the A/C or Heat going
connect water/sewer
put out the awing, rope lights, flag and flag lights
setup the solar light in a perimeter around the "yard" (depending on the size of the site and length of stay)
put the two dog stakes in the ground
pull out the bag chairs and RV-Q
put out the welcome mats in front of the entry stairs
pull out the fold able table for the radio
setup the screen room around the picnic table (again depending on the length of stay)
open up and drink a cold one as needed
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:18 PM   #16
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First things first......... the dogs get put into their fenced area with water, then we can proceed. 150 pounds ( between the 2 ) of antsy waiting to get out.

Unhook, level, and plug in to AC
setup pup / unfold awning & attach lights,
bring out the folding table for all the essentials to sit on,
cover the picnic table with a table cloth, ( gotta look homey )
2 burner cook stove comes out, connect, ( immediately make COFFEE! LOL ).
small tabletop grill comes out,
chairs w/ side tables come out ( we carry the "chairs in a bag" too, sometimes just want to melt in the chair and take a good long nap )
and a 5 gal. water jug.

Then it's inside we go to unpack. Usually we pack 2-3 days worth of food, as we generally do the weekend outings ( not retired yet ). And you always need to bring a little extra just in case of visitors or dinner for the CG Caretaker. He is a friend of ours, so if he is working we always manage to make him a plate.

Lastly............ enjoy the great outdoors!
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:29 PM   #17
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Table
Ice Machine
Chairs
Rug under the awning and rug under the outside kitchen
Lights for awning
Rope light/extension cord for around the campsite
Shepherds hooks with hanging candle lanterns
Smudge pots and other oil lamps
Shepherds hook with name sign
Awning for the picnic table - tablecloth for picnic table
Hanging light for underside of awning on picnic table
"Bar open" sign
Grill & table for side of TT
Ax & hatchet
Easy-up awning if we're going to be there for a week
Collapsible garbage can

I'm sure there is more....just can't remember all of it in 30 seconds.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:39 PM   #18
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I back in and grab a beer and give out orders !
Still waiting to hear what your DW has to say on this
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:42 PM   #19
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Lol you KNOW how that goes over !
Honestly I set up outside camp and she does inside camp .

She stays out of my way I stay out of hers.

Reverse order when leaving.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:45 PM   #20
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Lol you KNOW how that goes over !
Honestly I set up outside camp and she does inside camp .

She stays out of my way I stay out of hers.

Reverse order when leaving.
Now the truth is atarting to come out
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