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Old 04-02-2008, 11:20 AM   #29
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My new 30 pack of Coors Lite beer. I can't imagine camping without it.
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:44 PM   #30
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So many things make our camping nice.

the power hitch, a/c, awning & heater
two zero gravity recliners makes for perfect naps
picnic basket that sits on outdoor table and holds salt/pepper/plastic wrap/foil/cooking tools -- so martha
memory foam & down comforter

...can't wait to use them all
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:15 PM   #31
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Kurt & Ann,

What's a "19 foot casita?" Do you have photos to link to? I'd enjoy seeing your modifications.

Although we rarely boondock, I'm very happy we have the 2 6 volt golf cart batteries to extend battery life to 5 (?) days or more.

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Old 04-03-2008, 10:31 PM   #32
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Kurt has extended the tongue on his Casita to hold a generator, 10 propane tanks and a small village.

I can't think of a "single" item I would not go without since purchasing. I want them all

I think if I had to isolate just one, I would have to say it is my solar charging system. All else can be adapted or improvised to do the job, (Think how you managed with a backpack and a tent) but energy generation is something that provides the most comfort and convenience. And if I have to do very little to get the generation to work, then thats even better.

Set and forget.. thats my moto...



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Old 04-03-2008, 10:51 PM   #33
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First is my A&E (now Dometic) Horizon awning. I use it all the time and enjoy the added space.

Second would be the memory foam mattress. I hated sleeping on the dinette cushions.
For us the memory foam mattress is the most important investment we put into the trailer. A good nights sleep is so important.

Many things are nice, we enjoy the awning, the furnace, the high rise axle. We like the stablizers for the front. And Dallas the cat is important to life in the trailer.
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Old 04-04-2008, 03:29 AM   #35
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I was looking at the shower-toilet combinatioins.... ths may sound wierd, how do you keep your toilet paper dry? Do you have to take the roll out when you have a shower? Just wondering.

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Old 04-04-2008, 06:38 AM   #36
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For the past year I have been struggling with satellite TV for camping. This is not turnkey, but satellite TV on the cheap. The dish was free at the dump. The receiver and access card are from our second free DirecTV set-up at home. Nothing is permanently installed, yet. I think you get the idea. It's fun to have something to fiddle with. The first time camping with the set-up was a bust. Couldn't get anything on the TV at all! Then came the rehearsals in the driveway and at the storage yard. I did a little research and figured out how to point the dish from anywhere I go camping, anywhere in the country really. The only essential is a good compass. In fact, the process of setting up and learning is often more entertaining than the TV programming. The next challenge is to set up strictly on 12 volt battery power. It works in the driveway, but haven't tried it camping yet. And I don't really like watching TV that much when I'm camping.
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Old 04-04-2008, 07:15 AM   #37
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I was looking at the shower-toilet combinatioins.... ths may sound wierd, how do you keep your toilet paper dry? Do you have to take the roll out when you have a shower? Just wondering.
We used to use a metal coffee can with plastic lid. Perfect size.
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I set mine outside the bathroom.

Best investments, part duex.. for my 13, I could say it was the Porta Potti. One little item, so much freedom ...
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GPS - now I can know exactly how lost I am!
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I was looking at the shower-toilet combinatioins.... ths may sound wierd, how do you keep your toilet paper dry? Do you have to take the roll out when you have a shower? Just wondering.

You can install a marine toilet paper dispenser (like used on boats), or simply put the roll in a dry plastic box. We used the plastic box in the casita. Bigfoot has marine units.
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after reading all the posts on this thread -- I now have my list of things I wish I had

BAL leveler
Solar
Dish tv

We've been doing more dry camping and all the above would have come in very handy.


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I was looking at the shower-toilet combinatioins.... ths may sound wierd, how do you keep your toilet paper dry? Do you have to take the roll out when you have a shower? Just wondering.
We use a large cottage cheese container. A roll fits right in the container and you just snap the lid on it when needed.
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