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Old 12-20-2012, 08:56 AM   #11
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exjay beat me to the punch about fuses, so I'll add extra washers for the water supply, spray lube (not WD40, it's good stuff just not for lube), maybe a small air compressor, tire pressure gauge, spare light bulbs, in cooler weather we use an electric space heater instead of the furnace.
Something to keep you calm till camping season starts.

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:09 AM   #12
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I will add a couple more items that we have for our trailer...

I dont think I saw one of these RV plug-in 120VAc meters. Great to have around to monitor your 120VAC line voltage from inside the trailer. This meter also has the "GREEN" safe zone for you to view. Great for monitoring the line voltage when using your power adapters.


I also have a pouch hanging by the front door with a flashlight in it and a couple of UDAP BEAR SPRAY canisters. Wasp 30-foot range spray works as well...


My trailer is also equipped with a working motion detector for the front awning lights with sensors on both the front and back side of the trailer.

Never know what two or four legged animals are going to walk up on you when camping off the power grid.

You may have covered this already but this is the combo we use here to test the camp ground pwer pedestals using our KILL-A-WATT P4400 meter. I plug the three light circuit tester in the front of the kill-a-watter meter and use the RV30A (m) to 15A (f) adapter on the back of the kill-a-watt meter to plug into the pedestal 30AMP connection. When the two YELLOW lights come on you are good to go...



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Old 12-20-2012, 10:50 AM   #13
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Ah Roy,
I have one of those circuit testers.
So I can use that to test the CG post service with my accessories?
1. Plug in 30 amp / 15 amp adaptor
2. Plug Circuit tester into 15 amp side of adaptor
3. Yellow lights mean "good"

or

1. Plu 50amp / 30amp adaptor into 50amp service
2. Plug 30amp / 15 amp adaptor into 30 amp side of #1
3. Plug circuit tester into 15amp side of #2

I also added the Bear Spray :-)

I am trying not to pack every possible accessory, we mostly camp with full hook-ups or at least electric.

Thanks for the additional comments.

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Old 12-20-2012, 11:02 AM   #14
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We camp alot off the power grid so I am all for the PLAN-B items... Actually on a few of our long term trips (more than a week camping) I will bring along my Jeep pulling a 5x8 trailer... I already can carry some serious supplies and thing using my front deck and the bed of the pickup truck. I get really serious bringing along another 5x8 trailer loaded down. I am camping along with our Emergency COMMS weather alerts trips so do carry some extra antennas and junk for the two-way radio setups.

Never know what is going to break down hehe...

I learned that very well back in my Arizona JEEP TRAIL days... Thank goodness someone in the group has something to get you back out on the main road...

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Old 12-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #15
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small bag of ant killer/granuels (sp). Last time out we had a huge ant hill in the corner of our site and luckly I spotted it before the kids found it. The wasp spray is a good idea expecially if your pulling your TT out of storage after a long stay.
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Doug - One other item I have added that is real big help for us and that is a NOAH WX RADIO. Mine is hard wired in place with the batteries removed. I picked up a cheap version 12-260 $30 from Radio Shack. I have to fold over my sink/stove when we setup so this is when I plug it into the 12VDC adapter. I got the cheap version as it will search for the local NOAH RADIO signal when you first turn it on. The more expensive WX radios have to be programmed for the county you are in and running around the country going to different camp sites around the US sort of defeats this requirement.



I always want to be informed on upcoming storms being in my Off-Road POPUP. When the alarm goes off then I tune in the local town National Broadcast digital HDTV signal using my OTA Batwing antenna and watch their 24/7 radar page to see what is going on...

Works good for us camping off thepower grid around the East side of the US.

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Thanks Roy,
I've been through a couple Tornados here in Ohio so I have the NOA weather radio and use it often :-)
I've also learned to always look at the Road Atlas and know what County I am in. Seems like they report warnings by county.
When we have Wireless, the weather radar is always on the Laptop for me.

The Wasp spray was a great idea. Bears & Wasp, a 2fer lol
When I was servicing my TT after I bought it in October, I pulled all the wheels off to inspect, treat any rust and repainted.
The spare had a wasp nest in it! Luckily it had gotten cold and they were sleepy :-)

I appreciate all the great adds.

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dougtoms01 - Actually the WASP SPRAY is for spraying bears or two legged animals but could be used for wasps also. The UDAP bear Spray with belt loop holder is kinda expensive $40 or more from AMAZON. The wasp spray has the extended feet coverage range. Haven't tried wasp spray on a bear yet but did get to squirt a bear in the Great Smoky Mtn Natl Park once using the UDAP bear spray. I don't know if it hit him or not but he went skamping away.. We have bears to contend with here up on Skyline drive.

I was up at Loft Mtn year before last and had just gone to the local camp store on site. When I got back the neighbor camper said you missed the bear. Said he was walking down the site road with his hose high in the air - this was around 2PM that afternoon...

We was camping in the Wichita Mtns Wildlife Refuge at medicine Park OK one year and they had several reports of a cougar wandering around at dusk. The Camp Doris there is right on a hugh lake so I guess thats where the Cougar comes to drink water haha... We got one sighting on the other side of the Lake one afternoon. Sure keeps you from going outside after dark haha...

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Looks like you have done your homework, and with the additional items mentioned by others, you should be all set!
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I will add a couple more items that we have for our trailer...

I dont think I saw one of these RV plug-in 120VAc meters. Great to have around to monitor your 120VAC line voltage from inside the trailer. This meter also has the "GREEN" safe zone for you to view. Great for monitoring the line voltage when using your power adapters.


I also have a pouch hanging by the front door with a flashlight in it and a couple of UDAP BEAR SPRAY canisters. Wasp 30-foot range spray works as well...


My trailer is also equipped with a working motion detector for the front awning lights with sensors on both the front and back side of the trailer.

Never know what two or four legged animals are going to walk up on you when camping off the power grid.

You may have covered this already but this is the combo we use here to test the camp ground pwer pedestals using our KILL-A-WATT P4400 meter. I plug the three light circuit tester in the front of the kill-a-watter meter and use the RV30A (m) to 15A (f) adapter on the back of the kill-a-watt meter to plug into the pedestal 30AMP connection. When the two YELLOW lights come on you are good to go...



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Sorry for getting a little off topic here, but I am curious as to how the KILL-A-WATT P4400 meter, with the 3 light circuit tester works. I googled the meter, but didn't find much information in using it as you have mentioned. Also where do you pick up a 3 light circuit tester like you have in the picture? Please enlighten me.
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