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Old 06-28-2015, 12:08 PM   #1
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Sticky notes on steering wheel act as good reminders of such things, like raise tongue jack, latch cabinets, remove wheel chocks, or whatever other things you may forget that are out of the ordinary.
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:21 PM   #2
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I have all kinds of organization things to attend to with the scamp. For one, I need to type up a list to check off and call upon it before camping. Second, I need to get some order with supplies. Plastic bins to hold stuff that " goes together" to form a kit if you will. When I camp, it's different most every time because I can't seem to remember where the heck I put things! That causes me some annoyance and stress.

So OK then. Tomorrow night I'm going to hook up to the van so I'm ready to go in am. My van to trailer hook up is perfectly level, so no need to worry about tongue jack adjustments. I bought a special 2" ball from Curt with a 1" rise on the shank which gave me a perfectly level setup on a 2" drop ball mount.

Thank you all ever so much for your time and kind help. Hey, it stopped raining!!! (For now anyway)😃


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Old 06-28-2015, 01:11 PM   #3
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Wendy, just try to stay organized between using 3 or 4 different campers like we do. There's a real problem of where did I put things. Ends up always a fun trip though.
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Old 06-28-2015, 01:55 PM   #4
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I've found a smartphone app, List Master, that I've found to be really useful as a check list for camping. As I check each item off it goes to the bottom of the list instead of being deleted so the same list can be used over and over.
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Old 06-28-2015, 02:34 PM   #5
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Just saw this list master app. Costs $9.99. The free version only let's you have 30 items. Sure would beat pieces of paper which I'd probably lose anyway! So you really like it?


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Mary and Bob, I think I'd not only Lose my stuff with 3 trailers, I'd lose my mind! As I get older, it's getting harder to keep sharp and keep it all in my noggin. Sigh. 😌


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Old 06-28-2015, 02:42 PM   #7
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Just saw this list master app. Costs $9.99. The free version only let's you have 30 items. Sure would beat pieces of paper which I'd probably lose anyway! So you really like it?


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When my checklist exceeds 30 items.... staying home will start looking good.
Of course for some of us that's just our medications and health checks.
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Old 06-28-2015, 02:53 PM   #8
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Haha! The medications, now that's a real one. Forgetting my thyroid meds is a sure fire way to be certain to forget everything else! 😊.

I don't keep foodstuffs and other items in the trailer or tow vehicle between trips, so going beyond 30 items in a list is unfortunately easy to do.

Been a camper now for at least six years, but am only beginning to feel certain about remembering certain things. Sometimes, it's even forgetting my pillow. Duh.


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Just saw this list master app. Costs $9.99. The free version only let's you have 30 items. Sure would beat pieces of paper which I'd probably lose anyway! So you really like it?


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Is it 30 "Items" or 30 "Lists"? I didn't see any limitations. What I do notice is the paid for app is add free and costs $1.99 not $9.99. I'm using the freebe and do like it. Right now I have 5 lists with a total of 88 "Items", 25 in my "Breaking Camp" list, 22 in my "Pre Check List", etc. Many of the "Pre Check List" and "Breaking Camp" list are redundant, such as checking the hitch, the lights, the brakes and putting away the entry step.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:41 AM   #10
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I have a "colored" check list I generated using Excel. I have apx 75 mandatory items I check BEFORE I leave the house with the Scamp each time. Every item is "checked" or I dont leave. That's just me.
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I also down loaded the master list Free. I would like to see more ideas for items you have installed on your list to include on mine. Thanks.
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:31 PM   #12
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Hi All,

I have three large bins, different colors for items to take camping.a list of what should be in there is in pernament marker on lid. If I am looking for clothing, it is in the clear bin...etc.

The electrical cords, flashlights, batteries etc are in the one bunker beside the door, easy to access. Games, books above the dinette table. And so on.
Anything to do with set up is in the bunker under the seating area with the outside hatch door.

The cheap dollar store bins are great for storing things I want in the cupboards..mosquito coils, matches, bug spray. Other ones hold craft suppliesupplies. The lids insure that the matches work.

Trailer and fix it tools in a medium size bin in the back bunker.

I'm sure you get the picture. It was annoying to me to set this all up but once done, we can find anything in the trailer in the darkest of nights.

At the end of season everything comes inside in bins, cleaned and re packed. The trailer is washed down inside, washed and waxed outside, mouse proofed and locked up.

I spent my first year with my Boiler fishing around trying to find stuff and decided that was enough of that.

Now, just clean the trailer inside and out, get it safety checked, load and position my bins, grill and screen house and go RVing!

Have a great summer, Linda
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I also down loaded the master list Free. I would like to see more ideas for items you have installed on your list to include on mine. Thanks.
Happy to share what I've got so far. I like that I have my smartphone with me so if I get distracted for any reason I can see where I left off or even add to the list if needed.

Ooops, I now see I need to add "Verify Refrigerator is Working" to the "Breaking Camp" list.
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Great lists. In my case, make sure meds and c pap is in van with me.
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