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Old 06-19-2011, 08:26 PM   #1
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things I found out I need in the motorhome

our first weekend...I learned some lessons and need to go shopping for...

1) a fly swatter. Enough said.

2) a wedge and hatchet...can split the wet logs...they dry faster when smaller

3) a step stool...there is room way back toward walls of coach but for the vertically challenged you need a step stool

4) don't expect your satellite dish to work when you are parked too close to the trees

all in all a great weekend visiting my son in central Illinois, despite the Biblical rains and the dozens of insect bites from Lord knows what...
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:27 PM   #2
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Oh the fly swatter is a MUST HAVE.
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:48 AM   #3
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Oh the fly swatter is a MUST HAVE.
We have seven cats, anything flying doesn't stand a chance inside!
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:29 PM   #4
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Yes! A Fly Swatter

Eye Hooks and Bungee cords to keep the trashcan upright while traveling down the road.

Tension Rods to keep in the fronts of the overheads to catch anything that gets jostled around from falling out on my head when we open the cabinets.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:33 PM   #5
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We have seven cats, anything flying doesn't stand a chance inside!
Seven cats in a MH....WOW!!!!! ...LOL
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:09 PM   #6
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Back scratcher, lots of removable hooks and hook and loop thingys, little clips, ziplock bags all sizes, spares of everything, latex gloves, spray lubricant, duct tape, step stool, long handled window washer, bungie cords all sizes, fan for inside the fridge, plastic leveling blocks, and that is just the beginning of the list.....
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Ah grasshopper... 50 to 2 30 amp Y cord, power spike unit, water pressure gauge, extra water hoses, water hose washers, a better sewer hose, windshield wipers, a better TV antenna, WIFI stuff, battery charger, night lights, extension cords, bungee cords, grill, propane, chairs, table, rope, tape, tools, cooler, flashlights, air compressor, windshield washer, cleaning fluid, air gauge, small ladder, rags, flares, fire ex, extra bulbs, duct tape, electrical tape, double sided tape, fuses, wire, extra sunglasses, reading glasses, velcro, glue, triple A batteries, 9 V batteries, silicone, bug spray, sun screen, laptop, cables for laptop, GPS system, maps, booze, pet papers, all your CG cards and info, all your meds and the list goes on and on and on....
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Seven cats in a MH....WOW!!!!! ...LOL
Seven cats, two grandkids and the two of us!!
Grandkids (now 11 and 19) came to us when their mother (my step daughter) died due to blood clots, three cats from her, one we had to put down and we had three ourselves, then two more Japanese Bobtails (JBT's), from a breeder friend. One of the JBT's goes out walking on a leash, and the older one did but he's outgrown the harness now
Good thing we're 41' long and three slides, but that 2011 45' Essex sure looked good too
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Wasp spray...... Good for killing wasps and for self defense if necessary....
a 16 oz. ''Claw Hammer''..... Good for splitting wood with the ''claws'' and to use as a ''Hammer''.....
an assortment of fuses....
a battery powered drill and a rechargeable flash light..
cash money. some places dont take checks or credit cards...
a GPS unit......


Hug a veteran today.....
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I don't like fly swatters! They make little red spots on the interior that soon become permanent. However I am trying out one of the battery powered ones!
I tend to carry everything that will fit in the MH and it always seems that I am still missing the one thing I need at the time!
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A 50 gallon salt water aquarium is a nice conversation piece in any RV.

I'll admit that I'm still shopping for mine.

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so is a screen door
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2) a wedge and hatchet...can split the wet logs...they dry faster when smaller
Let me describe my day (Part rant part comment)

Starts yesterday, Went to Sears to buy new electric chain saw.. They won't sell the display so we put in an order to pick up on the way back "home" (Home is where I park it) Got there store closed for the night, This AM got E-mail, "Store is out so we cancelled it" Tried to order at next store, Price went up, Called and pitched a complaint.. Got it 10% off (yesterday it was 5% off) only there is a problem there too.. Oh well, only peanuts.. So today I went to the store and got it. YIPPIE.

Got back and added oil and 120vac (Yes, it runs on 120vac) and sliced the already felled log into smaller firepit size lengths.

Then did the Sledge and Wedge.. I have both a straight wedge and a "Star" wedge (Comes to a point) And a garden wagon (like a deep child's red wagon only stronger and green with drop off sides) full of firewood.

Tomorrow, if it does not rain.. I break up the rest of it

This park has lots of deadfall and/or human felled trees (Old park) and the manager says "If you cut it up and burn it then WE don't have to haul it away" Hey, works for me

NOTE: Official park rules is don't even pick up wind fall.. Leave it as it is.. Park manager however says "WHAT?" when I told her that, By all means, DO US THE FAVOR. She does know however that my saw is electric.
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