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Old 02-11-2018, 07:15 PM   #1
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irreplaceable forgotten items

in preparing for a 6 - 8+ week trip what cannot be replaced while on the road. Case in point our first 2 week trek we got 10-15 miles down the road from home and my DW exclaims "i forgot my rings", a conversation ensued assuring me that it was OK it was only 2 weeks and she rarely wore them on the beach anyways. I knew it wasn't okay and took 2 more exits to pull off unhook the toad and send her back to retrieve the "Forgotten items". A great 2 weeks vacation followed.

So as I prepared for our first Extended travel excursion chasing warm weather what wisdom can you guys give me.
(Things that can't be replaced while on the road)

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Old 02-11-2018, 07:32 PM   #3
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Gotta have that bling.

Bacon

Sure you can pick it up...if you notice you don't have it before breakfast and you have a toad to get it.

I keep shelf stable of butter and milk. Added bacon to the list lol.
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Medicine. Spare glasses. Passports. Dog vaccination records. Mailing addresses/account numbers. Turning the water main off before you leave.
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You start right now by making a list.

Then when you are sitting in the drivers seat on the day of departure you read off the list and make sure both of you agree the items are there in the RV.
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I keep duplicates of everything on the rig. Clothes/shoes duplicates, get washed and put back on the rig. Same with bedding towels etc.
Duplicate chargers for all devices.
There is a food inventory and restocked from the shelves at home.

The food for the trip that comes out of the fridge there is a list. I missed bacon the first time. lol

I have a bag of duplicates that aren't heat tolerant. Meds etc. The bag doesn't get touched and goes back on the rig before leaving.

The bag is on the checklist with the food. There is another bag that has my iPad and other items there is a list in that bag to fill it before leaving.

In theory. All we need to grab is fridge stuff and 3 bags. 2 are mine and one my husbands. We don't make long trips and often just bugout for a few days.

We have shelf stable fridge stuff. Technically we don't need to grab anything from there but fresh meats/veggies are always preferred over canned.
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Medication(s) and/or medical devices
Both cell phones if two of you
Pet vaccination records if furry friend(s)
Glasses including any perscription sunglasses
Extra keys for RV and toad
PDA (Personal Defense Accessory)

Turn off water to house
Turn off breaker to the HWH
Thermostat settings if not wifi controlled via internet
Contact info for branch manager at your bank
Memorize your primary credit/debit card number

I believe everything else you can buy on the road, make a substitute, or do without. "Oh wait, where's the bacon?"

I would never go back to get DW's jewelry. Fishing gear? You said irreplaceable, right? :-)
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When I was younger and my mind was still a steel trap, we went fishing and on the drive to the lake we realized we forgot the boat. Lol. Now Iím a list guy.
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When I was younger and my mind was still a steel trap, we went fishing and on the drive to the lake we realized we forgot the boat. Lol. Now I’m a list guy.
And with that boat, make sure not to forget the key! Been there, done that a time or two.

p.s. I keep a spare in my wallet now. Knocking on wood,, i haven't forgotten that yet.
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It's EZ, we take everything in the house and move it to the RV, the house is MT as is the refer and freezer. Just in jest but it seems real. We do at least 10 walk through's in the 3-4 day loading and still forget something, usually a $10 item that can be replaced.

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This is one less thing a full-timer has to worry about. 😀
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And with that boat, make sure not to forget the key! Been there, done that a time or two.

p.s. I keep a spare in my wallet now. Knocking on wood,, i haven't forgotten that yet.
We have 4 tow vehicles and each vehicle has a set of boat keys on a floatie thing.

We used to drive 20 minutes to the lake that sucked getting there without keys.
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Keys are one thing, I hot wire my buddy boat while he and his DW were blaming each other. Now the PLUG is a horse of a different color.
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I have some friends (2 couples) that went on a trip, the trip started in Nebraska, they stopped for gas on the Minnesota/Wisconsin state line heading to the Wisconsin dells, one of the wives was sleeping in back of the MH, she got out while stopped, everybody else is claiming she didn't tell anybody, they drove off with out her, her phone is in the MH, she tried to use the land line at the gas station but her husband didn't answer his phone, the gas station attendant called the cops and reported an abandoned adult (lol), the other three (Husband, BIL and SIL) were 2 1/2 hours into Wisconsin before they realized they left her behind, 5 hours after leaving her they made it back to pick her up. Funniest thing I have heard in a long time, boy was she P.O'ed. According to her she told her husband she was getting out.
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