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Old 04-05-2011, 06:30 AM   #15
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Tracy made a good point about making a list. We created a checklist of esentials, laminated it, and check the boxes off as we inventory our onboard supplies. Works great and we rarely forget anything.

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Old 04-05-2011, 06:46 AM   #16
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Like someone else said, we treat it as a second home (at least until the '1st' home is sold!). Anything perishable is taken out, along with any dirty laundry. The laundry is done and put right back in. Peggy will have the perishables packed back in by the time I have the toad hooked up. We can be on the road within minutes.

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Old 04-05-2011, 10:01 AM   #17
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My DW and I find ourself buying two of everything that is required for personal hygene, hair dryer, curling iron and her make-up, we just started keeping a list of what we have bought over the year, because we started to get so much we could have a garage sale (it's tough being so old you forget what you have bought)It has become a habit, we buy the grocery items from the local economy where we end up to support thier economy, and meet some wonderful friends in the smaller stores.
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:51 PM   #18
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With duplicates and things in the house and RV. I forget what is where or where is what * runs aimlessly in circles*
I just bought another RV and the old Winnebago is gone. The spare room now has "Mt Winnebago" in it, and you cannot get from the door to the window LOL

Bathroom stuff, clothes all are purchased seperatly for the rv. When I see a shirt I really like I sometimes buy two of them . I keep a list of can , dry and jar goods so I can replenish the cabinet right away. I have, being from New England, clothes at all times to cope with 99 degree heat to freezing. I do transfer a few items back and forth such as a heavy coat.
I have two sets of fast drying pants, shorts, shirts and underwear that I can hand wash. That cuts down on a bunch of clothes that I normally would have to carry.

Refrigerator has jelly, soda , and the likes always in it. during traveling season. Basically non perishables. I just have to get milk and things like meat cheese and lunch meat and I'm ready to roll.

Edit to add: Refrigerator stays on until we put it away for the winter
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:08 PM   #19
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We pull the perishables from the refrigerator and pantry (i.e., milk, bread, lunch meat, eggs, etc.) that would spoil before the next trip along with the laundry to be done at home and returned to the RV. Everything else stays - the RV is in covered storage with 30 amp power, and we leave the fridge running.

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Old 04-05-2011, 03:53 PM   #20
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We just empty the Fridge. So - we can roll in 30 mintes. We have our Bay Star loaded as an emergency 'Bus". We keep 2 flats (big) of Bottled Water under the seats
There is enough canned food, bottled water, coffee ect. to last a couple of months. Live in Southern Calif.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:04 PM   #21
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Other than perishables, we leave it all. like the other poster stated. We're " READY TO ROLL" on a moments notice. Lugging everything in and out takes the fun out of it. Our unit is treated as another home and everything is on board......

I pull my bedding/laundry out- when I get home-- put it back in, a few days befor my next trip (make bed, etc).

So all I need to do is take out my fresh drinking water, my computer, and any book I want to read and I'm ready to rock.

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Old 04-18-2011, 11:13 PM   #22
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We just empty the Fridge. So - we can roll in 30 mintes. We have our Bay Star loaded as an emergency 'Bus". We keep 2 flats (big) of Bottled Water under the seats
This is what I do too. The point behind the rig is to go whenever I want, without a lot of prep.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:39 AM   #23
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We have a large plastic bin that we use to carry stuff in. For example - The linens are put back in as soon as they are cleaned and our camper clothes too so we are ready to roll. As a previous poster(s) said - take the perishables and buy the rest locally. I keep the staples in air tight containers and make a note on my iPad of items that are low and take it with me shopping.
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:20 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by Campingman View Post
There is enough canned food, bottled water, coffee ect. to last a couple of months. Live in Southern Calif.
Waiting for the BIG one.
Hope you rotate the bottled water (ie drink some and replace) because there is a shelf life (the plastic).
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:28 PM   #25
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Once a year we empty everything and start over.
Otherwise it is loaded and ready to roll, all we do is grab a few things from the Fridge like milk, eggs, and the like.
I also keep basic clothing for me in the closet, wife likes to start fresh depending on the trip.
Duplicate prescriptions kept in the medicine cabinet along with contacts and bath products.
The problem with keeping it loaded ....... is keeping it loaded, anytime we are short on something in the house the wife goes shopping in the motorhome. Then somehow when we get on the road and don't have something it is my fault for not checking.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:13 PM   #26
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Everthing we can that is not perishable. Ready to roll on in 30 minutes.
We are the same.

The wife chuckles every so often when she has to go "shopping" in the MH for something we ran out of in the house.
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:15 PM   #27
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Just like the old Strategic Air Command we stay fueled, packed on 30 minute driveway alert
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:27 PM   #28
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Everything, we also like to roll out at the drop of hat. So through some clothes in and we are gone. We also fill up with fuel just before we put the coach back in storage.

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