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Old 05-03-2014, 09:19 PM   #1
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List of must haves for our maiden voyage!

Now that we are heading out, with our weather radio on board, I need to bring what we will need for the maiden voyage home to Michigan. I got all the basics, bedding, kitchen ware, bathroom needs covered. Are there any things you think make spending time on the road in your TT more enjoyable? As in things you wouldn't have thought of had you not spent time in one on the road? I realize I can stop and get what I need but it's always nice to hear what others think is important or fun to have that's not on the essential list. Ideas? We are getting pretty excited....leaving the snow behind on Monday....reaching Arizona on Thursday....and then the fun begins!

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Old 05-03-2014, 09:47 PM   #2
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A lantern & portable bbq. Folding chairs
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:50 PM   #3
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My Sirius satellite radio. I pay the subscription year round, but only use it on the road and in the trailer. Even so, it's worth it to listen to Our Miss Brooks and Green Hornet radio shows, CBC news and current events, and your choice of music.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:33 PM   #4
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Propane fire pit.
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If your going to camp in Forest Service or State campgrounds you may need a Water Thief.
It's nothing illegal.
It's a rubber attachment for the end of your water hose that will slide on the threadless water spigots a lot of camp grounds use.
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Propane fire pit, chairs, small outside table to put your drinks on, a couple of small flash lights, a large lantern, a outside door mat, mp3 player & speakers, small portable radio, playing cards or other small games, a small broom & dust pan, water pressure regulator, small BQ, a case of levelling blocks, First Aid kit, rubber gloves to wear if you need to dump your tanks and a box of sani wipes, a couple of good books or an e-reader and a couple of bottles of good wine - oh and the bottle opener!!

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....LOL, a real good quality church key, an a coupla nice large wine glasses!!!
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:27 PM   #8
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Ha ha. I got those wine glasses and the church key. But there were a few items listed I'm putting on my list right now!
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Don't forget the hot tub and sauna. You'll need bicycles 2 for each person, road bike, and mountain bike, canoe or two, kayaks, several different kinds of paddles and life jackets.
You'll also need bear spray, bug repellant (no deet, it melts plastic and some people think they're made of plastic), a couple cords of fire wood, lots of charcoal and starter fluid. A couple boxes of matches. Sunscreen, bug net hats and jackets. An couple extra 20 lb full propane tanks and a very large truck to haul all the stuff.
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Ha ha. Keeping it simple this time so no hot tub. But rubber gloves. Yes! Bug spray ? Already? I suppose. I'm still in snow. But yes I suppose there are bugs in Tennessee.
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No that I've gone maxi on you lets get real for moment. Have you ever tent camped? If so the answer to your question is take the same stuff sans tent. If want even more simple go sans stove since you can do that inside the trailer. Lots of stuff to complicate your life is mandatory per some people's opinion. The more you can leave at home the more simple the camping, the more you enjoy the outdoors. In this case less is more.
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Great response. As a matter of fact, we have been backpackers for the most part so get the less is more. Moving into the comforts of a FGtT now. Seems like a luxury for us. I'm sure it will be glorious. Love the tips.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:01 AM   #13
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I still say LP fire pit. Don't have to haul wood, buy wood, split and carry wood. I did it for years and swore off the first lp pit until I sat around one. Efficient, warm, relaxing to look at, clean, easy to cook on etc. Lighter than any wood you carry and if you buy 1 $5 bundle each time you camp in 20 trips you could have bought an lp pit. For those against it, try one before you comment.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:08 AM   #14
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I have never heard of those. Where do you get them?
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