Come up thru New Mexico and Arizona sometime...Cheap spots and the photos are great, free camping all over, Arizona has many forests mostly.
Since you are getting your trailer in the monsoon season remember rain...Yours may have an awning
, but a solar
silver tarp will help a lot on the heat issue in some spots saving the finish on the trailer over time. I kept the gear for from my tent kit for really out of the way places and the stove for outdoor cooking...
Storage storage storage... Its Dr Who's box you know, larger on the inside than the outside sort of sci fi thing going on here, the spacial conundrum of being prepared for every possible need while finding a place for it all...There are threads covering "favorite things" to bring and the "you cannot do without item"...read there too, I have stolen many ideas.
I use a very small honda generator
presently, but will switch for solar
this year, I do not like the constant attention to the beastie when I could be doing something else with my life...
Northern Tool has a folding solar
charger pre-built, I would use two of them...
The advantage is you can open them up moving them around keeping them in the sun...I do not like trailer mounted solar units, its counter intuitive, the trailer is in the shade at my camp so solar would be a struggle mounted there anyway...The Harbor Freight company has a sale on 3 ea. 15 watt units for 179.00, I think I will build my own folding panels for less using the solar controller from Northern Tool to run the charge.
I like the wheel chocks you can use to level the trailer too, a hitch lock!!! The master lock type (its a monster lock) that fits into
the ball socket locking it.
A lock for the receiver pin!!! I came out of a Walmart to meet up with these blokes who had removed the lock pin on my male receiver ball...They were struggling to get my male receiver which had the caravan locked onto it, into their female hitch receiver on their truck, they were going to scoot off with my caravan!!! I went bloody Scots on them I did.
So lock the receiver to the tug, and the tow to the hitch.
Add extra exterior lights
(yellow lens, no bug magnets needed) they come in handy in night time set ups. I like one in front for the propane
and rear of the truck area.
A fan 12v of some type.
Make sure all your stowage is lockable and rain proof, so they can be set out side or under the carriage and is worry free, I use a bicycle cable lock to secure to the bumper...I like the Rubbermaid Tuff large tool totes from Walmart. Err even if allegedly water proof a small hole drilled in the bottom is insurance. I use a plastic grate materiel in the bottom of the tote.
Mat outside the door, (dry fast type) I like shower mats or the recycled tire ones.
12v exterior plug in...Comes in handy, if mosquitoes are an issue I run a zapper way off in left field to pull the little darlings to their doom...
Pepper spray...For critters if needed...In Az. its a good idea.
I love my 12v hitch jack! Then I do have a prosthesis in my shoulder...push a button up it goes.
I like the magnetic hitch alignment tool at Harbor Freight, do not need the wifey to help back up, she has stopped calling me a nit or a slog backing up.
A residue free fire extinguisher.
Remember to pack humor, its going to be needed...camping is camping and type A personalities have yet to get all its murphyisims into the day planner...Lol
Doug...would love to make the trip...don't pick up my "egg" until 9-10 June timeframe....but will definitley make a Canada trip.......I have some fond memories of Canada...started the first grade at Ernest Harmon Air Force Base in 1948-49..which is/was in Stephenville, Newfoundland..Base closed in 1966..Great place for a kid that age, that time...Also in the mid/late '60s while in the Air Force at Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane Washington, my wife and I went across the border numerous times...our favorite was Baniff, Radium Hot Springes and Lake Louise...the people and hostiptality was second to know....and the Vistas...wow!!!...so yes I waill get up there, probably next spring...so hopefully there will be a get together next year that we can meet....Horst