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Old 03-25-2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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First of all, I love the idea that when you all give me advice, it is also here for future full-timers, eggers to see forever!

This thread is based on my other one really, I keep hearing that people find they took to much and end up getting rid of it. So, for posterity's sake, can you tell us what those things were that you took and ended up not needing?
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:39 PM   #2
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I'm not a full-timer, but I do use my trailer frequently.
I used to pack a 110volt house type Coffeemaker for when we had hookups AND a stovetop Coffee Percolator for when we boondocked. Now we have one Coleman Stovetop Coffee Maker that we use all of the time.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:41 PM   #3
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I'm not a full-timer, but I do use my trailer frequently.
I used to pack a 110volt house type Coffeemaker for when we had hookups AND a stovetop Coffee Percolator for when we boondocked. Now we have one Coleman Stovetop Coffee Maker that we use all of the time.
How does it work? With heat from the bottom? Never seen anything like it...
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:26 AM   #4
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How does it work? [b]With heat from the bottom?
Yes, you place it over a burner on your stove, which provides the heat.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:53 AM   #5
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I guess that explains the Stovetop part
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:25 AM   #6
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Monica:

Here is an address showing a picture of the coffee maker I use....on the road as well as when I'm home. It makes good coffee, is easy to use, relatively small in size and every cup is fresh....

http://aerobie.com/Products/aeropress.htm
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:17 AM   #7
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Things I ended up tossing

LOTS OF STORAGE CONTAINERS

It took me quite a long time to settle in on containers that worked for me based on where I wanted to put them and what went in them. Rubbermaid in particular made lots of money on me, they shouldn't need a bail out.
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:59 AM   #8
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nothing beats a french press for coffee. your tea kettle for hot water soups tea... etc just add water press and presto perfect coffee and only 3 parts to clean with no filter to replace.
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What a valuable thread for trip planning!
My Mother always told me to plan a few days ahead of your departure time. That would give you time to eliminate half of the clothing you packed and double up on the money. It works well so far.
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Link to my Trailer's Inventory List

Since I wrote that list I have weeded out the following items:
  • 12. 1 crocheted afghan lap throw (hand made) it's back in the house
  • 13. 1 commercially woven lap throw ditto
  • 14. 4 stuffed teddy bears (plus 1 vibrating frog) keep only 1 in trailer, rest are back in house
  • 25. Corning ware 9 cup stovetop coffee percolator replaced it with the Coleman Stove-top drip-ulator
  • 26. Mr. Coffee 8 cup electric drip coffee maker (with thermal carafe)
  • 28. Hamilton Beech 12 speed blender I'll let someone else make margaritas
  • 42. Plastic 3 drawer chest in closet reconfigured closet with shelving
  • 46. 12 Volt battery Camping Lantern repacked with tent
  • 47. 1 each 25’ extension cord & 50’ extension cord gave away 25' 30amp cord

1 item been ADDED.
  • removable 5000 btu window air conditioner
It rides in a box under the bed/dinette until needed because I'm too cheap to buy a roof mounted one.

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My Mother always told me to plan a few days ahead of your departure time. That would give you time to eliminate half of the clothing you packed and double up on the money. It works well so far.
Ha, good one!

I used to use a French Press on the boat, but even with using one of those Rubbermaid type spatulas to "pre-clean" it, I still found that it took a lot of water to rinse it out (supply limited). When friend broke mine accidentally, I decided to try something else.

Now I'm using a Chemex, which is essentially a drip coffee maker and has filters. Even though I liked not using filters, the water saved in not cleaning the press pot has driven me to them. I like that it is glass.

I think if I were to head out again, I might get a drip filter to fit over a metal Thermos™ I don't like that they are plastic and you are pouring boiling water though them, but maybe I can find one that isn't. Or maybe I'll just lug a smaller Chemex.

I drink most of my coffee cold, so I've also been thinking of trying cold brewing, but haven't yet.

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I use a Bialetti stove-top espresso maker with the built-in filter. Easy to clean out, even without water (paper towel).

http://www.bialettiusa.com/bialetti/
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do all of them have a filter? after our last camping trip during easter we broke the French press. this would be a great replacement. it wont be as delicate as glass.
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