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Old 02-01-2019, 08:56 AM   #29
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Paper and pencil/pen to write down the little things that need attention when you get home and the things you need for the next trip hat you forgot to bring on this trip.
LOL! This may be the simplest answer, but a very good one!
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Old 02-01-2019, 08:59 AM   #30
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Heavy duty 50 or 30amp (whichever the trailer is currently provided with) extension cord. At LEAST another 25' water hose, 50 would be better. Another sewer hose and the connector to attach to your current hose along with the termination end that goes into the camps sewer connection. Some of these facilities are in the most unconvinent locations at some parks!
Thank you sir. The HD extension cord was on my mind, as was a second water hose. All Good recommendations.
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Old 02-01-2019, 09:01 AM   #31
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Finally Kevin you need to get out of Louisiana before you sink in the mud and you need deep woods off. Heading Louisiana next week to visit family. Almost every year I fail to take this advice.

Let the good times roll (pun intended).
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Old 02-01-2019, 09:03 AM   #32
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if you're going to the effort to replace tires it might be worthwhile to pull the drums to check brakes and repack the bearings. at least you will then know their condition.
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the goal is to enjoy!
Thanks. I will check the brakes and repack the bearings.
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Old 02-01-2019, 09:05 AM   #33
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Wheel chocks....and you do need a water pressure regulator.....tp from Costco works good, in the tank also, and a few spare fuses....
Thanks. Got chocks. Will get a regulator and check on the RV-TP.
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Thanks. Got chocks. Will get a regulator and check on the RV-TP.
As far as TP goes, the Kirkland brand, Costco, like one would use at home works just fine......RV paper is less plys, costs more, and has been referred to as John Wayne TP...
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:39 AM   #35
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I am not going to say camp out in your driveway, instead go find a state park, COE, National Forest campground, etc. where you can spend a weekend, just make sure it has a 24 hour Wal-Mart within 5 miles so you can run get the necessities you forget. Exactly what those necessities are it is hard to say, stock up on the basic stuff, toilet tissue, can opener, first aid supplies, also OFF and bug spray. I carry both flying insect spray and wasp spray now as I have found wasp nests under the flaps at electrical hookup posts multiple times in my travels.


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Out of things first timers may neglect to get, I would also suggest getting a quality water pressure regulator, many RV's have plumbing systems designed to operate with water pressures no higher than 50-60 psi, some campgrounds have hose popping 100+ psi a the faucets. It is $20-$30 that could save you a lot of headaches (something like https://smile.amazon.com/Signstek-Pr.../dp/B06XP2C2CL ), note those little $5-$10 inline cylindrical water pressure regulators don't work very well, they have little flow and also don't do a good job of regulating pressure . Also some people say toilet chemicals are not needed, I say they are optional, and an option I tend to use, personally I use the citrus scented individual size bottle treatment bought at Wal-mart by the 12 pack.

1- I agree. Can't see myself camping in the driveway. I'd much rather find a place to camp a little further away.
2- Bug spray--Check
3- Quality Water regulator--on order
4- Toilet chem--on order
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To add more, as if you needed more, after you trip, might want to get bug screening for all open vents on the outside.....fridge, water heater door, furnace intake/ exhaust, and A/C shroud on the roof.....flying critters can nest in these areas and really screw up the function of the appliances.....if your rear bumper has end covers with open holes, there are solid ones and ones with screen available....
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Do not be surprised to find yourself going to a Walmart for odd things like pillows, donít askÖ


Start stuffing a plastic grocery bag with plastic grocery bags that have no holes in them. Then find trash containers that the bags can line the inside of. Zero cost on the road because you always buy more groceries. Plus the containers are small enough to fit anywhere.
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Do not be surprised to find yourself going to a Walmart for odd things like pillows, don’t ask…

Start stuffing a plastic grocery bag with plastic grocery bags that have no holes in them. Then find trash containers that the bags can line the inside of. Zero cost on the road because you always buy more groceries. Plus the containers are small enough to fit anywhere.
I had to chuckle at the pillow remark. Two years ago my wife forgot both pillows and comforters. We only made it about 50 miles from home that evening and after running the furnace all night I unhooked the toad and went back to get them. It was summer and very warm at home, but where we stopped was about 4k higher in elevation. That wasn't the first time either, only the most recent.

I would second the plastic bag and small garbage can idea, that's what we've been doing for many years in the bath/bed area. A store where we buy groceries still uses paper bags and we use those in the kitchen area. They stand on their own and can easily be placed in a plastic kitchen bag to store underneath until deposited.

When traveling we usually deposit our garbage in containers intended for that where we overnight.

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