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Old 03-17-2014, 06:02 PM   #1
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Okay, new wheels and tires are installed, and we FINALLY sorted out the tail light problem. We also just made our first campground reservation for April as a test run. Now I'm asking all of you what we should pack to be prepared for anything that might come up? Mom used to tell me to "travel light, carry money!", but no need for too much cash on a weekend adventure. So besides duct tape, what do you recommend we throw into the truck bed to be prepared for a great weekend of camping? So far I'm thinking a corkscrew, duct tape, and matches, but what else should I NOT leave home without? What are your must-haves when you travel in your FGRV? Thanks for your advice! Filbert
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:09 PM   #2
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:35 PM   #3
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First-Aid Kit
Full LP Tank
Leveling Blocks & a level
Wheel chocks
Gas Match
Containers of fresh water
Pre-cool the refrigerator and stuff with frozen 1 liter water bottles
Know how all of the appliances work
Roadside Service card that includes your trailer.
Extra toilet paper & paper towels.

I take a ton of stuff and have never needed any of it. Here's why;

Basic rule #824 "Nothing you are prepared for will happen, what you are not prepared for will."

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Old 03-17-2014, 08:17 PM   #4
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Always, always, always carry these in your tow vehicle/car daily, whether towing or not; reflective safety vest, glow sticks, flashlight and/or headlamp. Keep these in the driver and front passenger door pockets so they are available to don/use while in the car. As soon as you step out you will be seen by oncoming traffic day or night. In European countries it is the law to carry the reflective vest and they are stocked in every rental vehicle. As far as I am concerned you can never carry too much in the way of safety equipment.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:18 PM   #5
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A range of clothing. We always take cool and warm items (including long underwear), flannel type shirt, wool sweater, windbreaker and rain gear. Gloves and cosy hat. I see you are in a warm area - so adjust accordingly.

Food and cooking supplies.

I think this topic was discussed a while back - maybe someone could link to it?
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:28 PM   #6
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Per rule #824, the first thing I needed but did
not have was a 30 amp extention cord. Had to
make extra trip to nearest town to get one.
Fifty bucks and I was in business. Have needed
it more than I thought I would. Just a thought.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:58 PM   #7
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another vote for the extra extension cord
I carry an air compressor in my vehicle just in case. I got this one years ago because it will reach trailer tires when plugged into my rear 12v accessory port (16ft airhose + 10ft power cable). ( Slime COMP06 Pro Power Heavy-Duty 12-Volt Tire Inflator: Automotive)
also I replace the lug wrench that comes with my vehicle with a folding multi lug wrench.
I keep a toolkit in the camper with screwdrivers, hammer, pliers, work gloves.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:59 PM   #8
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Try a couple of days in your driveway and things will be close by when you think of them. PS what was the cause of the trailer light troubles?
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:08 AM   #9
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It was the ground wire. My dad had run it from the trailer tongue to the rear tail lights, but it wasn't connected to anything, and I couldn't find out where he had it connected before. I ground off some rust on the frame, drilled a hole, and attached the wire to the frame with a screw, and everything worked! I knew my dad was guiding me from above.
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:33 AM   #10
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You know what clothes and food to pack, I never leave home without having at all times in permenantly in my car:
1. Duct Tape, the real thing
2. Swiss Army Knife
3. Tools
4. Flash light
5. Tarp
6. Ropes
7. Bungee cords
8. Water container
9. Trailer chocks
10.Cork Screw
11. Small homemade first aid kit, includes meds
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:56 AM   #11
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Pencil and paper to write down what you should have brought but didn't.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:36 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by padlin00 View Post
Pencil and paper to write down what you should have brought but didn't.
Hahaha bingo!

Some stuff I've been glad to have along include a tool bag for MacGyvering solutions to unexpected challenges: hammer, screwdrivers, pliers, zip ties, gorilla tape, bungees, scissors, plumbing fix tape, and a few other odds and ends.

Stuff I wish I had when I needed it: emergency jump-start battery pack. I have a talent for running my car battery down. Fortunately my dead batteries have always occurred near other people willing to help. But with a James Bay Road trip coming up this summer with a lot of isolated road miles I'm going to throw one of those in the car, too.

I do keep cotton work gloves, jumper cables, and a little 12V tire inflator in the back of the car. I like the mini compressor because there have been many non-emergency times when I've wanted to check tires and add air with the trailer attached and couldn't maneuver close enough to gas station air tanks. Most of our city gas station are pretty tight on space.
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:25 AM   #13
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:17 AM   #14
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Here is the list I use, It is divided into catagories, some items remain in the trailer, some are consumable and need to be checked before each trip, some are loaded every trip.
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