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Old 04-01-2008, 04:25 PM   #1
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Everyone has bought something for camping, a gadget or a tool, that has become indispensible. What was your purchase that you can not do without.
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Old 04-01-2008, 04:32 PM   #2
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Everyone has bought something for camping, a gadget or a tool, that has become indispensible. What was your purchase that you can not do without.
On my old iron sided trailer it was a tire iron $3.00 for the stabilizers on the hitch. I am getting a "real" trailer, I would like to know some of the gear that you feel is a must, barbeque? Something for storing tools, camp chairs, and stuff, cool things.
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Old 04-01-2008, 04:35 PM   #3
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On my old iron sided trailer it was a tire iron $3.00 for the stabilizers on the hitch. I am getting a "real" trailer, I would like to know some of the gear that you feel is a must, barbeque? Something for storing tools, camp chairs, and stuff, cool things.
Without a doubt my BAL leveler.

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Old 04-01-2008, 04:51 PM   #4
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My trailer hitch
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Old 04-01-2008, 04:57 PM   #5
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Byron beat us to it, the BAL trailer leveler.
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:18 PM   #6
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Honestly, we have many. But one we have had for many years is a 4-cup Mr. Coffee Maker we enjoy in the morning with that fresh bacon on the grill and eggs Mmmmmmm... I am hungry!

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Old 04-01-2008, 05:45 PM   #7
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The new foam and covers. You would'na slept on those old ones if you saw them.....
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:46 PM   #8
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I just ordered one of those BAL trailer leveler...maybe that will be on my list when I get to used it.

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Old 04-01-2008, 06:11 PM   #9
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:21 PM   #10
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8 inch memory foam mattress for the bed.

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Old 04-01-2008, 06:25 PM   #11
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Plastic step stool so I can reach stuff. Now I can do the awning by myself!
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:39 PM   #12
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What are some of your other must have items?

Do you cook your bacon and eggs inside or out? I love that smell.

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Honestly, we have many. But one we have had for many years is a 4-cup Mr. Coffee Maker we enjoy in the morning with that fresh bacon on the grill and eggs Mmmmmmm... I am hungry!

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Old 04-01-2008, 07:47 PM   #13
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My old cast iron fripan and the 4 cup perk.
Extra cooler for brown pop and mixers [last in, first out just to keep things in perspective.]
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:15 PM   #15
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1. 2000 Honda Generator

2. BAL jacks in front to really stablize the egg

3. Rear Carrier (Bikes and Misc.)

4. Coleman Catalytic Propane Heater (we do not have a furnace, if needed it is needed in deed)
http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/sto..._-Search%20Page

5. 3 or 4 layers of egg crate padding on the bed

6. Orange leveling "blocks"

7. Small microwave that fits into the cabinet over the frig

8. 26 Gallon Water Tank to haul water to the egg
http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/sto...37114_200337114

9. 12v pump to transfer water from pick-up Tank to egg's tank
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10. Solar-Powered Battery Maintainer
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11. The Flooring material I used to make a cover which covers the shower floor

12. Folding chairs

13. Good investment but not used while camping is the Scamport

14. 12v air compressor just in case

15. The Second spare tire and wheel in case more than one tires goes out, hung under the tongue (tire and wheel size on the Scamps can be hard to find, as I found out this past summer in Minot, ND)

16. Least expensive was making a cover for the stove to give more counter space from a leftover piece of Corian, wood shop class at "my" high school routed the edges, All FREE except for some little plastic pumpers and non slip mesh; we would not want to live with it, sure helps when having limited counter top space

It was very hard thinking of one thing, we would not want having with us
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A jack for changing flat tires and a proper size wheel wrench (both for trailer)
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Since we fully use of our bathroom, I would have to say the 2 Cyclone Sewer Vents. I was skeptical, at first, but Robert's reaction to having them completely offsets their dorky look. Mr. Nose actually enjoys the trailer more!

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Old 04-01-2008, 08:47 PM   #18
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I think my most important feature on the trailer is the 80 watt solar system. I have two 6 volt golf car batteries and large capacity tanks for black, grey and fresh water. As I like camping off the beaten path, we are good for at least a week self-contained. Without the solar panel, we would need to probably run the truck engine for battery charging, or our Honda generator. The solar system does not leave a 'carbon footprint'?
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Joe & Dave,
I have to agree with your choice!
Without my wife and her support of our RV'ing, it simply wouldn't happen. A supportive companion is most important not only for the maintenance and customizing issues but particularly as someone with which to share the travel adventures.

Next would be our extensively customized 19' Casita (Nuestra Casita) and her Tundra tug. The process to make our Casita fit us, actually began with the previous owners mods and then took us another year to complete. The first mod which makes "Nuestra Casita" usable for us is her 5" rise so she can be towed up the steep road to our home without the rear bumper dragging. The 2nd would be the reworked tongue which we had extended 24" (hence the 19' designation) and incorporates the mounting and cover for the Yamaha 3000 watt generator.

Oops.... I apologize for digressing far beyond a single most important item.

Thanks for starting this interesting topic. We hope there are many more replies!
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:17 PM   #20
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A jack for changing flat tires and a proper size wheel wrench (both for trailer)

gotta agree with that. I was fortunate to check and my wrench for my Dakota is the same as my Boler nuts.

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