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Old 11-12-2014, 05:27 AM   #57
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As someone said a good first aid kit.I found a full army med pack on e-bay for $100 i know this is a lot ,but we spent time in the boonies and you never know what will happen.
After our first 4 months full time we found there were a lot of things we packed that were a waste of space & weight. Everything people have listed is great,you have to figure out what your needs are .Age of rig (and you) add and subtract from list.We are fully loaded with our stuff .The other day i went across some scales and we were 300lbs over weight.
Just hope for the best but plan for the worst! After you are packed just enjoy the road and your travel.As time goes by you will add &remove stuff. We love the life,but it is a learning curve.
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Old 11-12-2014, 09:11 AM   #58
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Marriage saver headset radios. The spotter stands behind the RV and guides the driver into the parking space.

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We bought radios when we went on a cruise and we use them every time I have to back in. Sure saves a bunch of hollering, misinterpretation and headaches.
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Old 11-12-2014, 10:35 AM   #59
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Put these large pads under the jacks to prevent them from sinking into soft soil, or leaving marks on asphalt. Also insulates your metal jacks from the ground during lightning storms. These are some of the best made! Lifetime guarantee against breakage.


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Old 11-12-2014, 11:08 AM   #60
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Put these large pads under the jacks to prevent them from sinking into soft soil, or leaving marks on asphalt. Also insulates your metal jacks from the ground during lightning storms. These are some of the best made! Lifetime guarantee against breakage.
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I agree that BigFoot jack pads are some of the best made.
But do you actually believe that a FEW INCHES of plastic can protect a RV from lightning which has traveled hundreds, (or thousands), of FEET through the SKY?
(Besides all RVs are grounded when connected to shore power).
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Old 11-12-2014, 11:51 AM   #61
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I agree that BigFoot jack pads are some of the best made.
But do you actually believe that a FEW INCHES of plastic can protect a RV from lightning which has traveled hundreds, (or thousands), of FEET through the SKY?
(Besides all RVs are grounded when connected to shore power).
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Many times lightning strikes the ground or a tree nearby.....the electricity electrifies the ground with thousands of volts vs the millions it had while it was traveling through the air. So yes, a few inches of insulator can protect against this "secondary" voltage surge.
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If your tanks need a good cleaning, many times this works where other methods failed.

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Old 11-12-2014, 01:50 PM   #63
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In hot climates, nothing beats having the windshield cover "on the OUTSIDE". Keeps the heat out!



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Prevent the accidental parking brake release on a Diesel Pusher by yourself or a pet! The fancy lock doubles as a theft prevention device. The ordinary spring clamp can also be used....just position the clamp behind the knob so that it prevents the knob from being pushed in.



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I like that simple version. Great idea! Thanks! \ken
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In winter season, keeping excess moisture under control is sometimes a struggle. Instead of opening vents and windows, try this.

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I have been looking at dehumidifiers for a couple months and the Eva Dry is one I have considered. How effective has it been for you? Does it keep your windows free of condensation? Thanks
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Th OP mentioned bringing cash but many insurance companies will not replace cash lost if your rig is destroyed so we carry a minimum. Also don't want to give it up to the bad guys that might somehow get past our "security" systems.
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Everybody needs a good lantern. This one is good and bright 1000 lumens on high! And can recharge with the included solar panel or plug-in wall power supply.


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Keep little items from falling off shelves or sliding off tables and counter tops. Removes without much effort.


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I think it's a good idea to have an "emergency" stash of food. This freeze dried food tastes good actually, and just requires some boiling water. Food stays good for 5+ years.



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