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Old 04-15-2016, 07:51 PM   #1
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Did it! Order in!

Yes, I mailed off my 40% deposit to LilSnoozy yesterday! I am already starting to "nest" (never allowed to before in this marriage) looking at and buying toaster oven bakeware, and considering buying separate 1.5 L pressure cooker and separate towels (camptowels, ultra absorbent)silicone folding tubs etc. Hopefully the kitties will acclimatize to the trailer and consider it an extension of the retirement cabin they like to play in.

I am a total newby to containerized camping, hopefully when I pick it up in 22 weeks I will be able to get instruction on how to fill and empty the water tanks, set up the generator, LEVEL the trailer, etc...
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:05 PM   #2
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Congratulations, Mitzi!

Most manufacturers provide a basic orientation, yes. I'd recommend reserving a few days in a nearby campground as a shakedown before heading home.

In addition to the inside stuff, you will need some outside stuff, like extension cords and adapters, water hose and pressure regulator, leveling blocks, that kind of thing.

When our first child was on the way, we did what a lot of first-time parents do: we went crazy buying baby stuff based on what we thought we would need or want. After the baby came, of course we went on a road trip to the grandparents. All the stuff completely filled the back of our minivan! I'm embarrassed to admit now how much of it only got used once or twice.

At least the gestation is only 22 weeks for your new baby! Save some money for camping...
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:17 PM   #3
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Amazon and the local UPS delivery guy became my best buddies for a few months after I placed an order for a brand new Escape trailer................
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:25 PM   #4
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Good times ahead for you Mitzi.


Don't forget to get a journal. Document your travels. When the day comes you no longer travel, you can read back to all the experiences and memories and relive them.
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:34 PM   #5
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I understand Mitzi since we are getting ready for our first shakedown trip. It's like a nervous, slightly apprehensive rush towards adventure. Ok- too over the top , I know, but it's how I am looking at it. I think Jon is right about going overboard with stuff that you may not get much use out of, I'm sure I have done that already. But, what a fun thought process, to plan and visualize, getting ready to go somewhere you have never been before. "I wonder what's up around the next bend?", "Let's go try that restaurant we read about", "How about a game of cards, Rummy or Hearts, Spades or Eucher"...oh..."smores tonight", "look at those stars", "Is that tire low?" Adventure, for sure. Your gonna love that new camper.
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:25 PM   #6
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I think Jon is right about going overboard with stuff that you may not get much use out of, I'm sure I have done that already.
I know I did with my first trailer! LOL real easy to do. Even with my Scamp I would try and start every camping year out by cleaning out items I had not used the year prior .... last week while transferring items out of my Scamp to my new to me trailer it became clear I had apparently missed a lot!

Once you attend a trailer meet or two you will have a list of items you had never thought of getting that you now must have. In some cases they are items that are a far more functional in more ways than an similar item you had previously purchased and you will wish you had not wasted your money on the one you have ...
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:52 PM   #7
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Congrats Mitzi! You're going to love it. Let the sccesorizing begin.
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Old 04-15-2016, 10:30 PM   #8
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Congrats Mitzi!! You are indeed going to love it!! When you get your Snoozie home, I'd suggest you camp a couple nights in your backyard or driveway, and you'll quickly figure out most supplies you need that you might otherwise have overlooked (like a papertowel holder and little organizers or wall hooks dedicted to keeping flashlights, keys and such were you can always find them). Once you're ready to hit the road, three quick things I'd recommend before using campsite potable water (which can vary a lot) if you don't already have them: 1) an in-line water pressure regulator, 2) an in-line charcoal filter and 3) a 25' garden hose dedicated to your water supply. You can find all of those at most Wal-Mart stores in the camper supplies section in the automotive area. If you're not already familiar with Camping World (http://www.campingworld.com; 14 stores in Florida), that's a fun place to snoop around and spend way too much money buying lots of cool camping stuff that you probably don't really need. Finally, one thing we use a LOT is an electric teapot for quick hot water to make instant anything (coffee, tea, hot cereal, mashed potatoes, etc., etc.) with hot water leftover for washing up the dishes. Congrats again! Camp on!!! Dale
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Congrats!
When we started camping I seemed to need and buy everything.
Over the years I have thinned out the stuff and now take just what i will use.
We have an 11" electric skillet, small toaster and a one cup coffee maker.
We use compostable paper plates but use our silverware from home. Dont like broken plastic to eat with.
Have used a toaster oven but discovered they get too hot and will damage walls.
It now stays at home.
We have a small solar charger to keep the battery charged.
We will be going to a rally in May and can't wait.
We havent camped in our Snoozy yet, we can set in it and eat or read in it-it's in our backyard.
Decorating is fun-ours is a lodge/bear theme.
The Snoozy tows very nice-no sway.
You will have a great time and make many memories.
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Old 04-16-2016, 09:57 AM   #10
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The one item I had trouble finding for my camper was the simple old-fashioned stove top coffee maker (percolator). I went to Walmart, Kmart and Target...none! Found one at a Cabelas (on line).

Must have items....(available at Walmrt) ...drinking water hose...30AMP adaptor plug....sewer hose (stinky slinky) get a quality one (Rino heavy duty) buy the two pack with an extra 10 ft. extension section...you will find that having an extra length of both sewer hose and drinking water hose do come in handy when the campground hookups are more than 15 feet from your trailer.
Also pick up (Walmart) a Camco inline drinking water filter(another must have).


There will be other items but remember your space is limited!

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...sewer hose (stinky slinky) get a quality one (Rino heavy duty) buy the two pack with an extra 10 ft. extension section...you will find that having an extra length of both sewer hose ....
The Lil Snoozy comes with a cassette toilet, doesn't need a sewer hose like this unless the trailer has been changed to a flush toilet and has a black water tank.
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Old 04-16-2016, 10:44 AM   #12
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The equipment list was for general travel trailer use and not specific for any brand.
My minimum standard for a travel trailer would include, a complete bathroom with flush toilet, shower etc and a kitchen with sink, hot and cold running water, cook top and refrigerator....life is too short to compromise on comforts when camping....IMHO....don't forget the A/C, HDTV and sound system while you are at it...CD in sound system...no cassette in sound system or toilet !!!��
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Old 04-16-2016, 04:35 PM   #13
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Yes, I mailed off my 40% deposit to LilSnoozy yesterday! I am already starting to "nest" (never allowed to before in this marriage) looking at and buying toaster oven bakeware, and considering buying separate 1.5 L pressure cooker and separate towels (camptowels, ultra absorbent)silicone folding tubs etc. Hopefully the kitties will acclimatize to the trailer and consider it an extension of the retirement cabin they like to play in.

I am a total newby to containerized camping, hopefully when I pick it up in 22 weeks I will be able to get instruction on how to fill and empty the water tanks, set up the generator, LEVEL the trailer, etc...

Someone's dancing in the kitchen. Good for you.
Do your kitties have a favorite bed, blanket or toy that you can take along. It will help them aclamatize.


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Old 04-16-2016, 08:30 PM   #14
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Thank you all, especially those who added in the need-immediately-on pickup list. Okay, water hose and pressure regulator, filter, leveling pads, chocks, 200 watt heater. What does anyone think about the digital temperature gun you point at your tires? The article said that a tire would heat up prior to blowing.
I have 2 different sizes of electric skillets, and 2 different sized electric kettles. I've been thinking about an insulated carafe to hold hot water after breakfast, so we won't keep on running the microwave to heat up our coffee like in the retirement cabin.
We chose the following options 1. Generator and tongue cover 2. Microwave 3. Thetford cassete toilet (the one that is a little cassete on wheels removeable from the outside) 4. large extra window passenger side 5. Extra storage portal drivers side 6. Spare tire 7. Spare tire mount 8. Truckfridge to replace Magic Chef Fridge.
9. Majic Vent in Bathroom. I think that's all. May get some replacement batteries for my Xantrex Solar Harvester from 2006.
DH asked for the Thetford cassete toilet upgrade as he wasn't sure we'de be physically up to the contortions and gyrations required to empty the Qobe. (cheaper) toilet.
trying to remember the last time I went camping. Possibly 2007?? That was the summer I bought a tent larger than my first apartment, took a month's loa from my job, rented a van and took my 13 an 8 year old grandchildren north with the spring?? No, wait- it was 2013- when I took DS and family white water rafting on the Chatooga River- a river that DS and I rafted 23years earlier! If yurt camping even counts as camping...sorta like a barebones cabin experience...
Now the important part- WHERE does one get fitted sheets for the short Queens featured in RVs, and what sort of a MATTRESS TOPPER do you have? Prefer not to use the Therma rests. With repeated back injuries both of us will need good padding on the bed.
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