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Old 10-19-2015, 05:13 PM   #11
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I've used a tennis ball to cover the hitch ball. I've also used sandwich bags. They stick to the grease and don't blow off.

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Old 10-19-2015, 07:37 PM   #12
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Throw the SHIN BUSTER in the back of the tow vehicle. I never leave it in the receiver, if I do it lets me know it

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Old 10-19-2015, 07:59 PM   #13
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Throw the SHIN BUSTER in the back of the tow vehicle. I never leave it in the receiver, if I do it lets me know it

I used to but can't since I installed the big mud flaps to protect Rocky.
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:11 PM   #14
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I also keep a variety of clothing in the TT along with shoes. As a solo camper I try to coordinate menu planning so that some items can repeat like French bread or salad which simplifies buying & loading.
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

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Old 10-19-2015, 08:52 PM   #15
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I'm retired from many years of cooking for others. Let someone else cook. Tonight, I'm relishing a great seafood dinner, bay front in Oregon. My hitches, even though I agree they are "shin busters", I keep in for safety reasons. I was once rear ended( minuscule damage to my bumper, but their heavy car got totaled by my hitch.
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:54 PM   #16
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Love the info above....
I agree with Springerdad's using of "Check List". Looking back on our first year of camping we have discovered similarities between RVing and flying..."Check List" are critical...Two Days Out, Trip Departure, Site Setup, Site Departure, Return to Base and now Winterizing. We find they minimize overlapping of tasks, confusion & frustration and maximize safety and a peace of mind!
I will be adding a few more items from the above posts to next seasons CL...

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Old 10-19-2015, 09:33 PM   #17
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We leave certain clothing on the rv for the entire season just for back up purposes. It has been used more than once. Nice knowing you always have some sort of emergency clothing if needed.
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:59 PM   #18
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We found a rv check list app in the play store. You can add items or remove them and it was free. Works great to jog your --- ah --- oh ya, memory.
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Old 10-19-2015, 11:52 PM   #19
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We love our check list, never have issues with losing it as it's usually right on the counter at home when we return. Lol
Need a list to remember to bring the list.
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Old 10-20-2015, 12:16 AM   #20
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We have dishes, pots and pans, towels, sheets, blankets, etc. that were purchased specifically for the RV. They stay in the RV. When we close down for the winter, the fabric items are washed, dried and then packed away into the plastic vacuum bags, placed back in the RV and are ready to use when spring rolls around. The pots and pans as well as the dishes and silverware are put into the cabinet and left there - I will wash in the spring.

We have "camper clothes" that stay in the RV year-round. They are jeans with paint spots, T-shirts that are just this side of being rags, underwear that has seen much better days, socks that are holey or discolored, hoodies that are not really fit to be worn anywhere else other than around a campfire. They, too, get washed, dried and put into vacuum bags for the winter.

Our food stuffs are brought in at the end of the season and used in the S&B during the winter. In the spring, I will purchase our staples (flour, oil, spices, etc.) and re-stock the RV.

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