To answer John Blair's questions of Feb 21 2007:
Specifically where do you stow the following items while traveling and also at your site should you not need them:
-a couple of portable solar
panels (50-75 watt)
We carry a single (20" x 32") solar panel
inside our Casita
, strapped to the large dinette tabletop, when we're on the road. At camp, the solar panel
goes on the roof of the Casita
... unless we're parked in some serious shade. (A rubber suction cup is affixed to each corner of the panel.)
(planning on a Yamaha 2400)
-5 gal gas can</strike>
(We don't have a need for these.)
-waste water tote for dry camping
This rides in the shower when we're on the road.
-5 gal water container to go get more water if needed
I use 1-gallon jugs from purchased drinking water. (I used to hassle with cleaning out old milk jugs, but buying a gallon of drinking water every now and then is MUCH easier.) Four of them fit in a milk crate, which rides in the shower and stows under the trailer when we're camped. Using four or five 1-gallon containers is more flexible than a single 5 gallon ... I don't usually want to carry all four or five gallons at once; if I do I can take the whole crate (plus an extra
-HughesNet and Directv satellite dishes and components
On the odd occasion that these go along, the dish is stowed in the back of our tow vehicle. The receiver has ridden on our bedding --we've never carried it and the solar panel on the same trip-- or in the back seat of our tow vehicle (extended cab pickup truck).
We don't have one of these, but we do have a large ground cover for under the awning. It stows in a duffle bag, beneath the bed or large dinette.
-outside table and folding chairs
We use camp chairs and a small folding table; these items stow under the bed or big dinette.