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Old 12-19-2010, 07:45 PM   #1
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Trip from SD to St Louis, MO

We are planning our first out door adventure in our new RV(TT) not used even one night. I have pulled RV 450 miles and have used campers before so not like im a complete rookie but have a few questions. We don't plan on dry camping.

Long trip must haves? Tools? Camper is bare what should I fill it with?

What to do in st louis?

where to stay in st louis?

Will it be warm enough in April? Plan on doing mostly indoor things not camp fires and hiking

Anything to tell the rookie about long trips? Camping or st louis?

Common maint things that people miss on TV.

Why did we choose st louis? Sounds nice and I want to go up in the big arch. LOL Maybe i will switch places if someone can con me into it. I just want to go further south where it's a little warmer. not texas either.

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Old 02-01-2011, 08:06 PM   #2
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If you’ve done 450 miles trips then you probably already have what you need for a longer trip. For me, must haves would include Roadside insurance from either Good Sam or Coachnet. I also always have a GPS, a Woodall’s or Trailer Life campground directory, and a book called the next exit.

April weather in the Midwest is hard to call. It could be warm and dry or chilly and wet.

The St. Louis area really doesn’t have much in the way of good campgrounds. The only one I would recommend, Casino Queen RV park, doesn’t open until Memorial Day.

Things to do in St. Louis would include the St. Louis Zoo, it’s free, the Art Museum which is next to the zoo, take in a Cardinal baseball game, the City Museum, tour of the Anheuser-Busch brewery, Lumiere Casino, Missouri Botanical Garden, the Science Center, the Butterfly House, the Fox Theater for a live stage production, and….I’ve run out of ideas.


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Old 02-19-2011, 07:24 AM   #3
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I carry the following with us.
20 ton bottle jack
wire stripper/crimper and an assortment of connectors
digital multimeter
250lb torque wrench
tool kit with everything from 1/4,3/8 and 1/2 inch drives to allen keys etc, it is a very good quality 233 piece kit in a nice compact box. Also have a sewer kit with 2 extension hoses, 30 to 15 amp RV power adapter, Bal-X chocks and a set of wedges, grease gun, along with the factory power cord we carry a 50ft extension. There may be a few other items but these are the mains ones and will get you out of a lot situations that can and do happen. Oh also have a complete first aid kit.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:24 AM   #4
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Oakman has pretty well covered everything I can think of in St. Louis. Can't help in the where to stay category, sorry. But, if you want to come down to the Branson area, I can recommend things to do, shopping, & shows. From St.Louis it's only 3 1/2 hours to Springfield down I-44, then another 45 minutes on Hwy. 65 to Branson(going 60 mph & not including potty breaks). April in the southern part of Missouri near the Arkansas line will have the dogwoods & cherry trees in bloom!
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