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Old 10-13-2012, 06:30 PM   #11
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See, that's one of the items I won't get again, a collapsible garbage can. I bought one in June as I thought it was a great lightweight space saver. It worked great all summer until this past Tuesday night, my lat night as the CG. I must have had a cat attack my can from all sides. hen I woke up for work in the morning there was garbage all over my site with the can ripped all over the place. I ended up just throwing the whole thing out, wasn't worth it.
You cannot blame this on the garbage can. Campers should know not to leave garbage outside overnight. You either take it to the campground dumpster, lock it up in the back of your covered pickup or somewhere else. Even a metal can is fair game for critters unless you bungi the top on real tight. In my neck of the woods, you are asking for bear trouble by leaving garbage outside.

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Old 10-13-2012, 07:05 PM   #12
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We have had ours for at least 8 years, still new condition. What is the alternative?

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Old 10-13-2012, 07:22 PM   #13
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wow awesome thanks, i never thought of some these items, thank you

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Old 10-13-2012, 07:28 PM   #14
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thank you every one for your imput
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:30 PM   #15
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Some of these suggestions are great for a trash can we use some charcoal bins made by Kingsford the have a locking top also definitely bring along a 30 amp ex cord and adapters also good quality ex cords a tool kit is handy along with tape and bungee cords donít skimp on sewer parts rain gear, pots & pans quality flash lights board games for those rainy days like they say go camping for a few times and you will find out what you need
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:51 PM   #16
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Just about everything that you have in your home kitchen, should be duplicated for your camper. My next purchase is an inexpensive pot & pan set that strictly stays in the camper. I get tired of transfering after every trip. We do use cast iron on the fire as much as possible, but I have found myself cooking alot on the inside cooktop, too.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:02 PM   #17
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A small step ladder (2 steps). I use it all the time.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:55 PM   #18
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Accessories to have

A couple small folding tables for BBQ. A lighweght step ladder so I can wipe and dry my slideout off before I pull it in. Flush King and a short garden hose (10') or shorter to aid clean out of black water tank
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:48 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by bayleightucker View Post
Just go camping, after a few trips you will know exactly what you and your family needs. We are all so different, what is a must for some, may seem like the silliest thing to others. Walk through a cg and look around, you will see exactly what I mean............Happy camping!
Could not agree more! I shamelessly steal other people's ideas. Walking through the CG and looking at what other people do is one of my favorite parts of camping. I have found many great ideas by checking the MOD threads here in the forum, too.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:03 AM   #20
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As stated above but more detail. I put a spiral notebook on a clipboard with pen for my first 2-4 outtings. Everytime I thought of "Gee I need a...." I wrote it down. Tear it off and head to the store. One item I have found SUPEr handy is a cordless dustbuster. We have all owned them in our house and never used it, then the battery went south and we threw it away. Well I use the heck out of mine. The dustbuster and small Swiffer and I can have my vinyl floors new in 10 min.

I put the dustbuster in the warddrobe cabinet above the power inverter. I added a small powerstrip in there so I gained some outlets and put the dustbuster mount and charger in that closet/wardrobe. I laugh at how much I use that thing.

A box of latex gloves has gone miles for both hooking up and unhooking (your going to bump that greasy ball or equalizer bar) and of course when stopping at the dump station. Pell em off and toss them in the trashcan and move along.

A sack/strip/pack of the variety pack of velcro straps. I use them for everything. Power cords, water lines, just keeps everything more manageable in the storage areas.


P.S. I kinda like my collapsible trash can. I also have the smaller one as a hamper in bedroom. :-)

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