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Old 03-26-2009, 12:54 PM   #29
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I found that if I pull the flatware drawer out all the way, the front drops a small bit. I got one of the thin plastic cutting boards from Target and it fits right over the drawer, sliding into the gap and making a level cutting surface and extra counter space. When not in use, I store it vertically in the lower bunk, next to the kitchen unit.


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Old 03-26-2009, 01:01 PM   #30
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Mine is exactly like this one, only I paid nearly twice this much: Lafuma Futura Clipper, It's blue mesh. I didn't want one with padding (I have plenty of my own). I thought the mesh was a better choice for me since it was going to be used for camping... thought it might be good to just hose it off if necessary. Sure wish they made chairs like this only without the recliner leg portion. Maybe in the future.
Would this chair be what you have in mind? http://sitincomfort.com/lafumabeach1.html
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:43 PM   #31
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Like Pete mentioned, a small waste container that can be lined with plastic grocery bags. A two-gallon plastic paint bucket from someplace like Home Depot works well under the sink. I put a couple of small boxes (with the lids cut off) on the floor, under the galley sink, to organize supplies and just place the 2-gal bucket on top. Has been working real well in a casita, don't know how it would fit in a scamp.

Something to consider if there is a cabinet mounted high on the wall, off to the side when facing the galley sink, is to use it for your medicine cabinet and use the galley sink instead of the bathroom sink. Mount a mirror somewhere in the area. I clipped a car-visor mirror onto a cabinet door. One then does not need to mount those wire-cages on the bathroom walls or have one hanging from the shower. Then again, I'm not familiar with the scamp setup.

If you are going to do a lot of dry camping, look into an eton radio (hand crank, solar panel, LED flashlight).

A USB flash drive if you will be using a library computer at times. I still come across libraries without wi-fi.

A Coleman stove if you like cooking outdoors.


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Old 03-26-2009, 02:45 PM   #32
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Cabela's also makes a LaFuma style lounger which is very high quality and often goes on sale for half price. We have two and LOVE them. We are both large people and they are very sturdy and comfortable.
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:11 PM   #33
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Sebastian's suggestion about a USB drive for librarys without wifi is a good one. There are so many books online for free these days. We particularly like re reading our old favorite classics. It just takes seconds to download whole books to a USB drive for later consumption.
A larger USB drive will let you down load movies for free from the internet at a public library's computer. Movies take a bit longer depending on their line speeds.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:23 PM   #34
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The "tablemate" looks like a snazzy, lightweight solution for your Egg. We use 2 aluminum folding tables that store away when not in use; the ones in the ad look even smaller & lighter. As you stated, try 'em out - if you don't like how they work for you, then you can make changes.

Others might disagree, but IMHO one should be careful when washing our FGTT's with a pressure washer. Sometimes you get unpeasant surprises like a leaking rivet or window molding. Of course, finding such leaks early on might be considered a plus so you can fix them right away. Just a thought, tho.

Looking forward to those pics - Photobucket or otherwise! L 'n D
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:12 PM   #35
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Microfiber towels are very useful since they have very little bulk and can be easily cleaned. I use them for dish towels, cleaning, and if used for dusting, they pick up a lot more dirt than a cotton towel. Great for cleaning blinds.

"Absorber" towels are just as useful. I use one as a bath towel. Regular bath towels are just too bulky for my living situation. Generally used for drying the tow vehicle and trailer
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:28 PM   #36
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The "tablemate" looks like a snazzy, lightweight solution for your Egg. We use 2 aluminum folding tables that store away when not in use; the ones in the ad look even smaller & lighter. As you stated, try 'em out - if you don't like how they work for you, then you can make changes.

Others might disagree, but IMHO one should be careful when washing our FGTT's with a pressure washer. Sometimes you get unpeasant surprises like a leaking rivet or window molding. Of course, finding such leaks early on might be considered a plus so you can fix them right away. Just a thought, tho.

Looking forward to those pics - Photobucket or otherwise! L 'n D
How should I wash it then? I really have no clue...
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:54 PM   #37
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monica....you mentionned your table plus...here is what dennis and i have used ours for for the past 2 years with zero troubles....
we simply put it under our cushions, on an angle and leave it there. it does not get in the way for my feet at all....fabulous for watching movies on the computer!!!!
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:18 PM   #38
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How should I wash it then? I really have no clue...
Soap and water and a bucket?

I don't have hose water at home, so I go to a "self service" car wash, but I don't use the wand on high pressure. I try to go at some "off" time of day when no-one is there, then I use a round to wet down and soap the trailer, and fill the bucket. Then I bucket wash (which is not cool if there are people waiting) or sometimes use their brush (swipe it on the wall first to make sure it's not greasy), and then put more money in and rinse, again without activating super high pressure.

Most things aren't that different than being at home, cleaning your kitchen or whatever. I mean, most people wouldn't blast their home windows with high-pressure either.

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Old 03-27-2009, 06:31 PM   #39
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have fun whatever you do. when i had my casita i used a dampened mr clean magic eraser on the outside where it was really dirty and had muddy splashes. used very little water. finished it with a dampened old towel to polish off. (you are getting rid of all the old towels anyway) no big puddles, no wasted water.
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Old 03-28-2009, 02:15 PM   #40
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I use Quick & Easy Wash by Protect All since water is generally an issue for me (the lack of). Quick & Easy does not require rinsing. After the wash, just wipe off with an Absorber towel.

Before you get out on the road, spray the front of your trailer with Protect All or something similar so it will be easy to clean whenever you get around to it.
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:06 PM   #41
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Sebastian beat me to it but I'll tell you anyway. Instead of a wastebasket I use a small bucket which has a bale handle. I purchased it years ago for about $2.00 in the paint department of my local hardware store. Plastic grocery bags fit perfectly in it. I also have a small cheap plastic step stool that I purchased at WalMart for some 5 bucks or so. I bonded a piece of a throw rug on the top as my Poochie uses it to get on the bed. The bucket fits nicely under it.

This the only bucket I carry with me and it's come in very handy for washing the trailer, carrying rocks when rockhounding and lots of other things.


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The step stool sure looks cleaner in person than in this picture I just took. Also it comes in handy for me to reach into the back of the overhead cabinets front and rear, washing the Scamp etc.
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:59 PM   #42
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I have needed the full length of my 100' water hose many times.
Other essentials for me are the solar panel (bolted on the roof), and plenty of tools - more for the truck than for the trailer.
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