First Trip-Non-Obvious Must Haves

Discussion in 'First Time & New Camper Owners' started by chiefjefe, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Csea

    Csea New Member

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    my experience from tent camping days....<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Big Smile">

    "Yes im a girl and know how to use power tools! Now hand me that thingy..."
     
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    toilet paper & supplies if you're equipped for that.

    Cris & Rich <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_camping.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Camping">
    Coreen <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_happycamper.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Happy Camper"> & Caitlin <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_happycamper.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Happy Camper">
    2004 Ford F150 <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle"> & 1991 Palomino Stallion <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp">
     
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    We love our electric skillet. It's great for sausage and pancakes in the a.m. We also have a small microwave in our camper and a small coffee maker.

    Going with kids? Take a portable DVD player (don't forget elec. charging cord) and a few movies, in case it rains or to get them to wind down at night. Look on the Kids/Pets forum for other discussions on what to bring for kids.

    Jennifer & Doug & DDs Amelia, Mallory & Mairin
    '03 Coleman/Fleetwood Tacoma
    '07 Honda Odyssey
     
  4. hanson1522

    hanson1522 Belleville, IL

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    We have a pretty extensive list - some "must" haves, some "nice to" haves, some "just in case" items. I'd be happy to share it with you if you'd like! Just PM me and I'll shoot it over. :)

    Erin

    '83 Coleman Shenandoah
    '01 Dodge Ram 1500 and '06 Dodge Grand Caravan
     
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    A basic first aid kit is always good to have on hand.

    2006 Jayco M-1007 <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp">, 2004 Saturn Vue <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle">
    4 nights reserved 2009, 0 nights camped (yet)

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  6. Noni

    Noni See ya' out there !

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    I always find this web site usefull http://www.title-3.com/Camping_Checklist.htm when getting ready for a trip. Feel free to check it out.

    '08 Starcraft Centennial 3606 <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp">
    '08 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle">
    see ya' out-there !
     
  7. Lila

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    I always make a detailed food list including all things needed, salt, pepper, oil, can opener, etc. Write down an inventory of all things in the trailer too. Sometimes the most obvious things are the things we don't bring. Make a camp drive-way dry run. Write down everything and save that list for each trip, just tweeking it everytime to make it better. Good Luck and have fun. Make the list, trust me.

    Lila '72 Elliott '72 Jacob '95 Sarah '97
    TV 01 Chevy Silverado & 02 Chevy Suburban
    1995 Rockwood XL Signiture Series 1280
     
  8. LynnAllen02

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    Have a good trip, tell us how your maiden voyage goes!

    Lynn

    2006 Pony 283*2008 Liberty* Reserved 2009: 16 days
     
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    Thank you, will do. We leave tomorrow.

    DW 70, Me 68, E 00, B 02
    2002 Starcraft 1701L
    2001 Toyota Highlander
     
  10. spotfan

    spotfan Virginia

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    Best to take more than you need and then take note of what you did or didn't need. You can always remove what you didn't use and add what you did need for the next trip. I keep stuff in my pup all the time. I don't remove just replace when its gone. I keep a set of sheets, blankets (like that better than a sleeping bag), towels, etc. in there just wash and put them back when done camping. I keep a radio, cooking utensils, two thin totes packed with alum. foil, press'n seal, plastic utensils, napkins, plates, etc. These totes slide under my dinette when camper is down.

    dh-Billy '67
    dw-Tina '66
    kids are grown so we are empty nesters!!!
     

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