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Old 04-04-2008, 03:20 PM   #43
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Hi Greg.....

Toilet paper holder is mounted on the bathroom door. When showering, the shower curtain is pulled across the door opening....keeping those important tissue squares dry!

When we get the opportunity to get away, we always bring a couple of ball gloves and a frisbee. Its too easy to sit and relax all day. A couple of movies for the TV/DVD player is nice at bed time or for the kids during those rainy periods.

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Old 04-04-2008, 05:18 PM   #44
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Hi: One thing I wouldn't go without... but haven't gotten around to buying yet would be a new ESCAPE 5.0... but then I'd need a pickup truck and thats two things...DRAT!!! LoL
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Old 04-04-2008, 05:21 PM   #45
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I like a dry TP container (coffee can w/lid) because I usually use the facilities in the CG and always take my TP with me so I know I have some. I use the wooden FORD leveling system (Found On Road Dropped)

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Old 04-04-2008, 10:29 PM   #46
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.... I use the wooden FORD leveling system (Found On Road Dropped)
Pete, I like your FORD concept, is it wireless or telepathic?



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Old 04-04-2008, 11:04 PM   #47
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BobB's report of setting up his satellite dish for TV reminds me of a couple we camped next to in a lovely forested area in Montana. Late into the evening they were screaming at each other in positioning their dish, and I decided the most important thing they could have brought was walkie-talkies so the whole camp didn't have to listen to them!

Our most useful gadget is the portable step stool outside the door. Our Scamp has the attached step, but it is too shallow to step out of the trailer comfortably, and a wide, slip resistant platform with folding legs that will not tip has saved my old knees.

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Old 04-04-2008, 11:36 PM   #48
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Pete, I like your FORD concept, is it wireless or telepathic?
Strictly reflected waves in the visible frequencies...

The white closed cell foam glued to inside of my gravel shield as anti-condensation insulation is FORD.

The major-league nylon strapping holding my kayak on roof racks is FORD.

My leveling block/jack-stand supports are FORD.

Lots of good stuf on side of road or side of CG dumpsters, esp tent poles, sleeping foam, tarps and other useful stuf.

Best investment by far was used egg!
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:54 PM   #49
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Strictly reflected waves in the visible frequencies...

The white closed cell foam glued to inside of my gravel shield as anti-condensation insulation is FORD.

The major-league nylon strapping holding my kayak on roof racks is FORD.

My leveling block/jack-stand supports are FORD.

Lots of good stuf on side of road or side of CG dumpsters, esp tent poles, sleeping foam, tarps and other useful stuf.

Best investment by far was used egg!
I have FORD too, very expensive but not very good. Now I know who is guilty of 80,000 people laid-off last month, it is you Pete. You supposed to buy THE STUFF.

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Old 04-05-2008, 08:14 PM   #50
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Company accountant would chant:

Use it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Do without!
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:40 AM   #51
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This IS a really interesting thread - thanx!

Well, after several years of van-camping, finding in our "pre-loved" Scamp 13 was a TERRIFIC upgrade. That said, the best investments for inside the Egg are:

(1) our memory-foam mattress - this is the most comfortable bed we've ever slept in! When we visit family/friends, they can't understand why we prefer our bed in the Egg to a 'real' bed in a 'real' house

(2) a small solar panel to keep our house battery topped off - great for a few days of dry camping.

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Old 04-08-2008, 08:13 AM   #52
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Since I have made a lot of changes to mine, there are many choices. The one upgrade that I have always said was my best was replacing my old converter with a PD 9145 w/ chg wizard which allowed me to install an AGM battery. My battery is VERY hard to get to, so battery maintenance required a certain amount of disassembly. I installed this system several years ago and it has been trouble (and maintenance) free. Absolutely the one thing I would do again.

My toilet paper holder is installed on the door. Never been wet.
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:11 AM   #53
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I don't have anyone to yell at but the dog, as Peggy doesn't go camping very often, Vivian. There is definitely a learning curve, at least for me. The photo is at San Luis Creek Campground last Saturday. Ain't we uptown?
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:10 PM   #54
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I don't have anyone to yell at but the dog, as Peggy doesn't go camping very often, Vivian. There is definitely a learning curve, at least for me. The photo is at San Luis Creek Campground last Saturday. Ain't we uptown?
BobB, I certainly did not mean to imply that YOU were yelling at anyone! I was just thinking about the couple in Montana who needed a better way to communicate! Your camp is first class!
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:24 PM   #55
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A blank cd holder works great! Put the tp over the spindle and drop the lid on it.

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Hi Greg.....

Toilet paper holder is mounted on the bathroom door. When showering, the shower curtain is pulled across the door opening....keeping those important tissue squares dry!

When we get the opportunity to get away, we always bring a couple of ball gloves and a frisbee. Its too easy to sit and relax all day. A couple of movies for the TV/DVD player is nice at bed time or for the kids during those rainy periods.

Reace and Tammy
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:04 AM   #56
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I'm not sure I've made the real best investment yet, but I absolutely love the LilyPod microwave coffee brewer that I bought for $5. (Which makes the microwave a good investment, too, I guess, lol.) It makes a great cup of hot coffee that stays hot (insulated mug that is heated as it brews) and clean up is a cinch. The $5 included 18 coffee pods, too.

The Bal Leveler is nice, too. What it needs to go along with it, though, is an audible level that could be placed in an appropriate spot so that when the trailer was leveled, it beeped or something. (Is there any such thing?)

And what I REALLY need is something to tell me how close I'm getting to the trailer ball when I back. I can line up just fine- but then I'm always getting out, measuring how much further, and trying to back just that far.

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