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Old 10-20-2015, 07:47 AM   #21
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We keep 3 days of clothes in 5er, and kitchen things and bath room things, we bring it home and plug in to get fridge cool for the next morning, load fresh groceries and we can run away. A great we to let the stresses go. Course I retired Oct.5, it's just the DW who has to get a grip.
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Old 10-20-2015, 06:11 PM   #22
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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, 06:16 PM   #23
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We are getting better at actually taking the list and using it. As we get older, ah...more mature...we tend to think we did a task, when we might not have. The 2nd person walk around is a hard and fast rule we use every time; both DW and I have found some things not done inside and out that would have been an issue without the walk around. I do take extra clothes, but not as much as I used to. DW...her side of the closet is packed an creeping over to my side on every trip so I don't have as much room as I used to.
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Old 10-30-2015, 06:17 AM   #24
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Good tips, we actually have a small check list above the door that we use when closing up the trailer. Concerning your greasy trailer hitch ball. Use Vaseline. It is cheap enough, and is water soluble so it is easy to get out of clothes and off your skin.
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:51 AM   #25
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Concerning your greasy trailer hitch ball. Use Vaseline. It is cheap enough, and is water soluble so it is easy to get out of clothes and off your skin.
Not a bad idea from the cleanup standpoint. Not so sure it's going to provide the same lubrication properties as an EP grease though.
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:05 PM   #26
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Not a bad idea from the cleanup standpoint. Not so sure it's going to provide the same lubrication properties as an EP grease though.
Never had a problem, like said it is cheap enough just keep a jar hand and throw some on when you need it. My father in law camped for the better part of 50 years and never used anything else, and never had problem with the ball on the hitch.
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:17 PM   #27
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I used to but can't since I installed the big mud flaps to protect Rocky.
I agree, I never leave the hitch on once the camper is off. I either put it the back of the truck or we actually had thick metal screening welded in and placed between the frame of the tongue up to the battery. So I can place the hitch, and we keep our leveling wood and wheel chocks there. Nice thing as you go down the road any dirt shakes off as you hit bumps and fall the screening.
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If you do not have a tow ball cover get one, stuff a paper towel in it when not in use. Wally World and TSC carry them. Have seen ones that have a deer head or fish on them. Throw this one as soon as I unhitch, saves the clothes! Wally World has a smaller size that I have seen used on Fiver trailer pins.

We keep our hitch ball cover in a zip lock Baggie when not in use. Yes, put it on immediately after unhitching. Murphy's Law always kicks in! 😠
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Old 11-20-2015, 12:21 AM   #29
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For those of you who like list making, as I do there is a great app for your phone or tablet called color note. You can make several different color coded lists. You can check and uncheck items so when you are done packing or doing a walk around you can uncheck the items and save the list for next time. I have a yellow list for grocery shopping, purple list for trailer packing, green list for walk around, etc
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:23 AM   #30
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You guys are greasing your hitch balls? Weird. ...been towing trailers for 40 years and never greased a hitch.
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