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Old 09-22-2013, 09:24 AM   #21
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A water Y for when needing two hoses.
12 volt fans for when dry docking if you do have a generator
DVD'S
CD'S
matches and/or butane lighter
card, games
glow sticks (for putting on the ground when backing in to a space at night. As a DO NOT GO OVER THIS LIGHT.)
throw rugs, easier to clean the the rugs.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:24 AM   #22
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looks like we have everthing but the spare bulbs for the lights plus some extra items.
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:42 PM   #23
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We mounted a small dry erase board next to the door to write anything we need to get on. We find that having it makes us immediately write it down instead of trying to remember. Before we leave, we take a picture of the board with our phone for an instant "shopping list"!
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:45 PM   #24
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We mounted a small dry erase board next to the door to write anything we need to get on. We find that having it makes us immediately write it down instead of trying to remember. Before we leave, we take a picture of the board with our phone for an instant "shopping list"!
Dang You, now I have to add a dry erase board to my list.

Seriously, that is a good idea.
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:39 PM   #25
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Great ideas everyone. We did it by trial and error. Put everything we thought we needed and took a pen and a notepad. I'm pulling the trailer out today actually to go over it all for a trip at the end of the month.

I also keep a box of medical type gloves under my back seat on the drivers side. I put a pair on before I fuel up. Less chance of catching a cold from the buttons and I also don't get diesel on my hands.
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:43 PM   #26
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We mounted a small dry erase board next to the door to write anything we need to get on. We find that having it makes us immediately write it down instead of trying to remember. Before we leave, we take a picture of the board with our phone for an instant "shopping list"!
DW uses the ipad. she has it with her all the time
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:04 PM   #27
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Great lists everyone. I saw a First Aid Kit listed. I have 2 in my RV, but on our last outing, I found a dire need for something to create a compression bandage. I had everything, but the most important....I needed an ACE bandage to secure the compression bandage tightly. I now have 3 of them aboard. 2 of the self sticking type and 1 of the non-sticky reusable type.
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:13 PM   #28
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1) bigger camper.... for all the stuff....
2) bigger truck to pull the bigger camper and all the stuff.


3) I always take a 'tent' to use as a storage shed for all of the 'stuff' that I pile in the camper and know the I will need sometime during our trip.

In storage shed (tent)

1) propane tank for out side grill
2) outside grill
3) outside fans
4) float tubes (we go on a lot of 'floats')
5) fishing 'stuff'
6) coolers
7) extra boards and jacks, tools
8) extension cords,
9) extra lights,
10) can of diesel

etc, etc (depending on where we are going....)
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:41 PM   #29
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1) bigger camper.... for all the stuff....
2) bigger truck to pull the bigger camper and all the stuff.

3) I always take a 'tent' to use as a storage shed for all of the 'stuff' that I pile in the camper and know the I will need sometime during our trip.

In storage shed (tent)

1) propane tank for out side grill
2) outside grill
3) outside fans
4) float tubes (we go on a lot of 'floats')
5) fishing 'stuff'
6) coolers
7) extra boards and jacks, tools
8) extension cords,
9) extra lights,
10) can of diesel

etc, etc (depending on where we are going....)
Bigger bank account to buy bigger rv and bigger truck
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:51 PM   #30
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1) Walmart credit card
2) the location to the nearest one from the campground.
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:59 PM   #31
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White fresh water hose (2x25 ft for 50 ft total)
Water pressure regulator
Sewer hose (we carry over 30 ft)
Clear elbow so you can see when tank is rinsed clean
If you don't have a built in black tank flush, then a wand and a separate long hose to flush tank from inside trailer.
Plumbers tape
Electric tape
Air compressor (ours will also jump a battery if necessary)
Heavy duty chocks
Leveling blocks (we use lynx levelers)
50 ft rv extension cord
30/50 amp dogbone adapter
20/30 amp dogbone adapter
Surge protector
Tool kit with cordless drill (14 v or better)
Extra fuses of all types in your trailer
Battery cutoff switch
Stock the inside like a house with dishes, toiletries etc that live in trailer so when camping you only have to worry about packing food and clothes.... We even have a hand held vacuum and.swiffer that live in our tt.
First aid kit
Camping chairs for outside
Grill
Fire poker
Safety hazard triangle in case of breakdown
Emergency roadside assistance (good Sam ers or coach-net). AAA has to have separate policy in place to tow your trailer for you.
Water filter is optional
If a tt, htt, pup see if you need wdh and sway control (ask and we will help you determine what type and better brands to get
Chemicals for black tank (we like the geo method)
Toilet paper.... Does not need to be rv specific, single ply septic safe is fine. We use angel soft with no issues.
A sense of humor is a must. You have to laugh at your mistakes or you won't have fun
Before you buy AAA check out Good Sams because AAA plus Rv is not what they say it is. I been a member AAA for 13 yrs and got screw with the trailer part
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:28 PM   #32
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A friend found that out the hard way with AAA - he had AAA plus but that only picked his broken down truck. Which is why he called me and I drove a 100 miles each way to rescue him and his 5 wheel. I am told you can get AAA plus plus which will pick up a truck and trailer but a better option is Good Sam roadside assistance. They were quick and I was impressed with the entire experience. Thankfully I've only needed them once in the 8 years we have been traveling the roads...
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:51 PM   #33
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:01 PM   #34
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:07 PM   #35
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Chicken toungues... Wire ties
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:32 PM   #36
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Many great suggestions here! Having just graduated this summer from tent to TT, we have found that priorities have changed only in that our new needs are totally related to TT and TV/hitch/WDH maintenance. We could totally dry camp using our TT as a "tent" for a week or more. It's easy to get used to the convenience of hookups, but in years past we brought flashlights, batteries, 2 burner propane stove, water jugs, etc. We have television for our TT... have camped 30 nights this summer. Never used television, it sat in the back seat of my truck. We went for walks rain or shine (those newer rain suits are the bomb!), read our books, played cards, talked!, had fires... charged Ipod and mini-X speakers in the truck so had music when we wanted...
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:06 PM   #37
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A friend found that out the hard way with AAA - he had AAA plus but that only picked his broken down truck. Which is why he called me and I drove a 100 miles each way to rescue him and his 5 wheel. I am told you can get AAA plus plus which will pick up a truck and trailer but a better option is Good Sam roadside assistance. They were quick and I was impressed with the entire experience. Thankfully I've only needed them once in the 8 years we have been traveling the roads...
I had AAA plus Rv and I broke down the first time 15 miles from home that wasn't bad my dad had to come and pick up my trailer.and then I broke down 107 miles from home AAA pick up my truck but my dad had to come pick up my trailer.Read the fine print it states the only way they will tow your trailer if you have a broken axle bc what else can go wrong them
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:38 PM   #38
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Snipe hunting equipment
Left handed smoke shifter
Lots and lots of fireworks
10,000 marbles...

Wait! That is the list of things we don't bring anymore.

checklists
checklists
checklists
(I really like checklists)
At least two decks of cards
book of card game rules
Trailer Aid Tandem Tire Changing Ramp
flares
fuses for TV and TT
torque wrench, extension and socket for lugs
rain ponchos
spare marker and brake light bulbs
retired cell phone and charger always in trailer - if primary phones are dead (or sitting on dresser) 911 will still work on most disabled phones
box of tissues
laundry bag
laundry soap
weather alert radio
tire pressure gage
portable 12v compressor
bungies
US Flag
string lights for the awning
clothes pins to hold the string lights on the awning
at least 4 extra cans of chili, ravioli, etc since the food plan may fall thru if we had too much fun that day
marshmallow sticks (from Dollar Store)
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If you plan on traveling with a dog, or cat, you are going to need a really good vacuum cleaner.
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Snipe hunting equipment
Left handed smoke shifter
Lots and lots of fireworks
10,000 marbles...

Wait! That is the list of things we don't bring anymore.

checklists
checklists
checklists
(I really like checklists)
At least two decks of cards
book of card game rules
Trailer Aid Tandem Tire Changing Ramp
flares
fuses for TV and TT
torque wrench, extension and socket for lugs
rain ponchos
spare marker and brake light bulbs
retired cell phone and charger always in trailer - if primary phones are dead (or sitting on dresser) 911 will still work on most disabled phones
box of tissues
laundry bag
laundry soap
weather alert radio
tire pressure gage
portable 12v compressor
bungies
US Flag
string lights for the awning
clothes pins to hold the string lights on the awning
at least 4 extra cans of chili, ravioli, etc since the food plan may fall thru if we had too much fun that day
marshmallow sticks (from Dollar Store)
Lol I love it.
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