1. Never take a So. Cal egg to the Pacific Northwest without doing the windows
like you have been meaning to first. And check for other leaks
at a car wash or something. I had water coming in from spots I didn't know existed.
My first priority when I get back is to get the egg into the shop and have someone do the windows
and roof vent. I might get a cover for the vent to. I haven't been able to open it sometimes due to rain.
2. You can never have too many towels.
3. No, you can't get by with one pair of shoes. As soon as I got to a Fred Meyers, I bought new tennies and rubber boots. The return trip has been much better on my feet.
4. The things you think you will need you don't.
I have yet to set up my sattelite dish, or used the new doggie jail I bought. The cover for the doggie jail saved my bacon from the roof vent leak tho. It went over the egg and got bungeed there every nite until I patched the leak.
5. Never forget your levelers. They got left on my porch. I really didn't need all of them, but on the way up, I never unhitched until I reached my resting place in P-Land. The hitch is slightly higher than level, and even tho the slope was not really bad at all (I ran the fridge
like that, so I wasn't worried) They may have helped with the leaks
6. I have one suitcase I haven't even cracked open yet. I always have extra socks etc in the trailer, and have managed to get to laundry enough that what I had in my rucksack has sufficed.
7. No, you cannot get by with wd40, don't be lazy, get out the ball grease
I was creaking all the way to P-Land from Stockton, but didn't want to unhitch.
8. I should have gone with the vinyl cushion covering. I fear my cushions are trashed. I haven't been able to completely dry them, even while propped up with the heater going for ever. Any cleaning suggestions?
9. Oregon scales are the best! Pull in, it does it for you. I am only 50 lbs heavier than my last big trip. A whopping 1500 lbs for two weeks and stuff for me and two dogs. Woo Hoo!
10. No matter how bad I think this may have turned out, it is still pretty good
I look at the 3 tents a few sites down from me and think "What the heck are they thinking?"
11. Don't change plans!!! I am now contemplating my fate here down south. I have a choice of possible snow in the siskiyous, or a real choice of gail force winds on the coast. I have no idea where I will be tomorrow, or if I am staying HERE in Rogue river.
12. I would do it over again