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Old 09-12-2010, 01:18 PM   #11
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Don't leave home without a TOOL KIT that includes at a minimum screw drivers, hammer or hatchet, adjustable wrench, pliers, locking pliers, electrical tape, duct tape, torpedo level, electrical polarity tester, light weight rope, bungee cords, extra light bulbs for the trailer's stop/tail lights, fuses for the trailer and for the tow vehicle, grease for the hitch ball/hitch assembly.
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:55 PM   #12
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People don't like to hear the outside storage doors being slammed 50 times during break down-- leave it open.

*Rope is good to have
*Cant have too many bungee cords
*A military shovel
*Milk Cartons = camping necessity
*Bring something for the dogs to lay on outside
*Didi (not to be confused with Ditty bags) dont leave (get it) home without
them-- good for shower runs
*Ditty = better then a laundry basic
* Survival hatchet (with a crow bar at the end)-- many uses-- including dutch oven lid
lifter
* Surgical gloves and work gloves many uses
* 5 gal water containers
* Sometimes you just need a small flashlight-- not a Surefire
* Sometimes you need a Surefire Flashlight
* 100' of hose--
I can go on-- but I just remembered we need to go to Wally World for some RV supplies.
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:18 PM   #13
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Don't load anything near your safety switch wire in a 5'er...I did and when I pulled into a truck stop for fuel the turn was very sharp...the wire got caught in a chair that was loaded near the back of the bed....stopped me cold in the middle of the lot unable to go anywhere!....called my dealer and he said check the safety switch...lo and behold it was pulled out...scared us to death!
Be aware Safety switches are one time use... if the switch is activated you are supposed to replace it... it may not work the next time.....
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:05 AM   #14
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great post- laughed and looked back at my own experiences. It never ends. Before selling the C-17 HTT our last trip less then a month ago.....I drove from Maine back to Western NH with the ball securely held in to place but- pin latch not locked down. That will not happen again. I Recall an old story about Chuck Yeager on a test flight almost crashing/burning as someone put in the wrong fuel. He landed....walked up to the man and said you will never make that mistake again will you? The man replied no.......and Yeager then told him he was now his permenant fuel man.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:09 PM   #15
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Iv learned yelling at your wife while backing or hooking or unhooking the trailer does nothing to help the start a camping trip.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:48 PM   #16
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Iv learned yelling at your wife while backing or hooking or unhooking the trailer does nothing to help the start a camping trip.
But it sure entertains the neighbors...
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:39 PM   #17
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Iv learned yelling at your wife while backing or hooking or unhooking the trailer does nothing to help the start a camping trip.
Your a rookie-- I learn that lesson every time we go camping.
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:01 AM   #18
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wiw, forgot that one- barrelslime. How in the world could I forgotten that one?!
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:57 PM   #19
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Wonderful thread of experiences camping with PU and TT, RV.

The one that stood out to me was leveling TV rather than TT and you are out quick the next morning without unhooking.
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I couldn't agree more with all the above posts, except one. There are many parks in our area that prohibit bringing in your wood from home. This is to avoid bringing in insects from another area and contaminating the local supply. So you might want to check ahead before you bring your own wood.
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