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Discussion in 'First Time & New Camper Owners' started by lovetocamp2010, May 23, 2011.
It's a device used to pull a leg.
No such thing as a smoke shifter...ha...I found one:
When heading for the boonies, I carry a power saw. Comes in handy for fire wood
Its not for shifting smoke away from your camp site, its to blow forced air into the fire to get it burning good...for starting fires. Air shifter is just a large fan blowing smoke in the direction you want...I mean LARGE FAN.
Years ago when in the Boy Scouts, We would send others in search of sky hooks and canteen dust
don't forget the master key for you kanooter valve..not available at most campgrounds...wolfie
I personaly sent a manager years ago after a muffler bearing,,,just to get rid of him, and told everyone what I had done.
Don't forget the left handed screwdriver.
Or the sky hook to hold up your cooking pot.
I forgot the water tablets and 5 gallon bucket of steam for deep cleaning.
We've always found that a 'Snipe Catcher' is good clean fun for the kids.
Problem with snipes is that they scare the Roosters and then Roosters quit laying eggs , then what are you gonna do ?
Site spreader, 4 more space
Make sure you stock some extra blinker fluid for your tow vehicle. You go through it real quick when operating all the extra lights on your camper.
Some of this is way too funny... I will add a tube of crazy glue for your list of tools.
and also a crescent moon wrench for night time repairs.
Wow! Lots of hazing going on in the fraternity.
Useful tool: lug wrench for trailer tires, socket to get spare off (no, the bolts are not always the same as the lugs), and a jack that can handle the weight of your PUP.
Keep these where they can be easily accessed while towing the pup ... no good storing them in the pup if you need to pop it open to get them ...
Also a good flashlight ...
Inside the door of the pup is a great place. Lots of folks realize their TV equip will work, but then pack up the TV burying the hitch/wrench. I keep a floor jack, and large lug wrench (consists of the right size half inch socket on a 2 foot long breaker bar) and a flashlight as well as a safety flasher right inside the pup door. Flat tires rarely happen at opportune times.
Duct tape, an extra tarp, and rope are things I always have too.
One thing we added last year was a diagram of the wiring to the connector with the TV.
When I ran over a dead deer, the 4-pin plug pulled out of the 7-pin adapter on the TV; by the time I realized that, the wires were pretty abraded from dragging on the pavement. Had enough to reattach, but, at least on ours, the wire colors do not match between the pup and the harness with the plug on it. With help from a neighbor at a campground, I had brake lights and blinkers for the rest of the trip, but it would have been much easier and faster to have the simple wiring diagram for reference.
[I knew the colors didn't match, but consulting with DH on the phone, 1500 miles away, didn't work very well. He actually got it close to correct, but the guy helping me had a meter which he thought indicated we had it wrong; we didn't realize we skipped a step in testing the pup.]
Many good suggestions and some comments....
I always have a hatchet handy for chopping those small to medium sized downed limbs for the campfire. I've used it to split logs as well. I always keep a couple of those long stemmed lighters handy as well for starting the fire and also for lighting pilot light on the water heater. Also my multi-tool comes in quite handy from time to time, as well as my Buck knife. I prefer an LED headlamp to a hand held flashlight.