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Old 05-07-2013, 08:38 AM   #21
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I(we) have forgotten different things on different trips. Luckily there always seems to be a WalMart nearby.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:55 AM   #22
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There's always a little thing here or there, but by far the worst was when I went tent camping up on the Saco River in Maine probably 15 or 20 years ago. Brought the tent. Forgot the tent poles. And then it proceeded to rain for 2 days straight.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:20 AM   #23
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I forgot a change in shoes...Keen covered sandals are versatile but not great for hiking over rocks or ankle support. Another trip I forgot body soap...try bathing with microbial liquid hand soap. haha My friends forgot gas for their portable generator - good thing I had a full can.

Like others, I keep a pad in the trailer and make notes for what I want next time. I also write stuff down prior to a trip (checklist) and lastly, I replace what was used and try to keep the trailer items inside - not hav them wander into the house. Towels and linens and.laudry is done & walked right back out to the trailer.There are specific set of clothes (jacket, socks, shirt, undergarment, shoes) that also stay packed inside.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:25 AM   #24
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I am bad about forgetting my trailer keys. It actually works out good for me that the CH751 key is so common to RV's, cause I have ended up several times having to borrow one of my camping buddies, so I can get into my storage compartment where my chocks, cords, and stuff are.

I decided I would keep my spare set in my truck, as to always have a back-up when I forgot my main set. However, I also have the nasty habit of being lazy around the house and will usually get my spare set out of my truck when needing something out of the camper at home, instead of walking in the house to get the main set. I then usually put the spare set in my pocket and they end up back in the house..........exactly where they don't need to be. So the next camping trip, I forget they are both in the house.....and have to borrow my neighbors key, again.
I keep my spare set of keys *in the camper*. Yes, inside- locked happily in place.

To get that fair, I had 7 copies of the main door key made and have one on every car/truck keychain.

I used to keep my spare set in the truck until I got to the storage lot without my keys and I was in my *car*.

To give credit where it's due- my father-in-law told me to do this.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:28 AM   #25
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I think my favorite forgetting was last year. As part of an extended trip, a week at my work's office was the last leg. My wife was going to hang out at the campground and I was going to go into the office (tie-ready dress code). The first morning I went to put on shoes- it dawned on me that they had been forgotten.

I had 2 choices-

A) Sneakers
B) Brown dress socks with brown sandals

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Old 05-07-2013, 09:32 AM   #26
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First trip out last year, forgot to put the remote back in the trailer. Not the tv remote, the remote for the stabilizers. We were close to home that trip.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:34 AM   #27
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I have a fear of forgetting a kid. Really... we did it one time between hubby and I. Now it's 'sound off' every time we get ready to pull out of the gas station/restaurant, etc while travelling.

Everything else, I figure how far away from a Target or Walmart or Walgreens can I possibly be?
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:43 AM   #28
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Pyjamas. Not fun, esp. when it's cold. Cell phone, phone charger and camera is about all I can remember. DW lives and dies by her daily checklists and sticky notes.

We got pulled aside last year going into the US. We had forgotten that we had a small baggie of dog food with us. We knew that we had to declare it, but just plain forgot. Man, we got put under the bright lights and thought we were going to Guantanamo Bay. Finally got let go and made it to our cg. Then we realized that the nice US border folks had not returned our Nexus cards. Not good. After several frantic phone calls, nobody at the US border offices could find our cards. We finally drove back and they found them tucked inside a drawer. We thought for sure that they had confiscated them. They are VERY strict about 100% compliance with all the rules and can take your cards away for good for the smallest of reasons. Put a bit of a damper on our campin' weekend.....

We have friends that got in the lineup to cross the border. Part way through the really long lineup, they discovered that their TT insurance had expired. They were supposed to meet up with us at a campground so rather than turn around, she stayed in the lineup and he called a taxi and headed to the nearest insurance office. He got back with a couple of vehicles to go!!

Moral is, it's not just things inside your RV that you can forget.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:14 PM   #29
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Forgetting our keys sucks big time!
My trailer keys are on the same ring as my truck so I'm not gonna leave
without them.
Also a spare set of trailer keys in the truck.

In the panhandle of FL this Feb a man pulled in across the road.
He looked and looked and couldn't find his trailer keys!
He thought about it and called the last campground and he'd left them
on the counter

It was 75 miles away one way. We all tried our keys and all of us could
get his storage hatch open but none would fit the cabin door. He had stuff
on the bed and didn't want to try to get inside via the storage area by
lifting the mattress so he had to drive 150 miles round trip to retrieve them.

I often take a spare set of truck keys and leave them in the trailer.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:39 PM   #30
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...and the absolutely worst item we ever forgot (twice) was coffee! There is nothing as disappointing as waking up on a beautiful morning to find we had to do without a pot of freshly-brewed coffee.
How could you even go on. That would just be murder, no coffee under the awning watching the sun come up. Almost sacrilege.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:23 PM   #31
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...and the absolutely worst item we ever forgot (twice) was coffee! There is nothing as disappointing as waking up on a beautiful morning to find we had to do without a pot of freshly-brewed coffee.
We haven't forgotten the coffee but on our last trip I started to make the coffee and the maker didn't work. Needless to say, a trip to Walmart was made.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:30 PM   #32
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It's funny that none us ever forget the "beverages" ! I guess because the cooler is the first thing packed
We don't forget the beverages we just forget to bring enough.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:33 PM   #33
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I(we) have forgotten different things on different trips. Luckily there always seems to be a WalMart nearby.
A camping trip is not complete without a trip to Walmart. LOL.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:44 PM   #34
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DH has forgotten clean boxers. I frequently forget something food related. The worst was when I planned hot dogs and beans for dinner. I forgot ketchup, beans and buns but I remembered the hot dogs and we had chips. we forgot dd Halloween costume last year when the campground was having trick or treating. Dd was about 4 at the time. We offered for her to go without costume, no go. Nothing within a alf hour radius of campground so DH drove a 3 hr round trip to get it and got back just in time for trick or treating to start. My cell phone and I was miserable because god forbid I go 2 days without it attached to my hip.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:11 PM   #35
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I forgot clean underwear on a one week camping trip and was forced to go to wal mart, I was steamed about that one cause I had them in my hand got distracted by my DW and they spent their vaction on my kitchen counter. uhgggg!!!!
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:12 PM   #36
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The first few trips of the season are especially challenging when it comes to forgetting items. Canned foods, pots, pans and especially the appropriate clothes.
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The first few trips of the season are especially challenging when it comes to forgetting items. Canned foods, pots, pans and especially the appropriate clothes.
if you keep the trailer stocked like a mini kitchen with its own dishes and pots/pans they become difficult to forget. We keep designated toiletries, first aid stuff etc in the trailer so the only things that go back/forth for a trip are clothes, food and meds.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:52 PM   #38
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if you keep the trailer stocked like a mini kitchen with its own dishes and pots/pans they become difficult to forget. We keep designated toiletries, first aid stuff etc in the trailer so the only things that go back/forth for a trip are clothes, food and meds.
X2. I keep as much as possible, including linens, in there so there isn't so much to carry out.

I have forgotten the memory card for the camera, mustard/ketchup for hot dogs and, probably the worst...my hair dryer once. Us ladies have our priorities, you know.

I always make a list now. I have an Android phone and downloaded an app called Out of Milk. It has a shopping list, a pantry list and a to do list. I use the pantry list for things I already have at home I need to take. I use the shopping list for things I need from the supermarket and the to do list for the obvious. Once they're done I simply delete them from my list. It's been a lifesaver.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:12 AM   #39
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Forgot the remotes for the TV and ZX700 last year when we went to the FR Rally in Goshen. ANd speaking of forgot, did the ultimate forgot the last night at the rally and forgot my keys in the truck and locked it, of course that is after DW had put her purse with the spare set in it in the truck.
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We haven't forgotten the coffee but on our last trip I started to make the coffee and the maker didn't work. Needless to say, a trip to Walmart was made.
This is exactly why I carry my old fashioned percolator pot just in case.

Went on a group campout a couple of years ago, the guy who brought coffee didn't realize he had whole bean instead of ground. No one had a grinder, so we improvised a mortar & pestle with a dutch oven and a couple of empty beer bottles so us caffeine hounds could get our fix.
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