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Old 08-18-2015, 04:56 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Your favorite camping or RV'ing gadget/tip/thought, etc

On my first 3-4 RV'ing trips that I've taken so far, I already have a list of things that I found crucial or as a 'must-have'. Are there any things you can/would share, that you have found helpful for yourself?

Any gadget's or items that you've purchased that are just a BIG help? (Maybe a particular multi-tool, or a particular lantern, etc).





Here are my thoughts/tips:

I will never go on another RV'ing trip without a few of these--- (after spending a good 30 min or so, more than once, trying to start a fire...these things are AMAZING. They're cheap too).





Next, our rope lights. They REALLY 'make' our campsite. Ours is a soft-white LED color, and it not only provides great light, but it LOOKS SHARP. I've seen a number of campers that have yellowish lights hanging on them, but I've fallen in love with ours. Here is a snapshot of mine from last weekend.






THINGS/TIPS I would like to hear more on:

One thing I think will be a necessity for me, is some sort of small/portable table for the campsite. I often need a table to set something on next to the fire while I'm grilling, and the picnic table is usually too far away. Anyone have a recommendation for a good table that fits this need?

Also, I always have a frustrating time emptying my grey/black tanks. I guess I need to buy those caterpillar leg-looking things that I've seen some people have? Does everyone pretty much just go ahead and buy those? I saw them last weekend for like $50. That seems like a lot of money for that. Thoughts?




I may add one or two things in a bit.
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:07 PM   #2
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Portable ice maker, no more trips to the store for ice and more room for ice cream.


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Portable ice maker, no more trips to the store for ice and more room for ice cream.


Ooooo, great idea. Love this. Only downside for me would be that I have VERY little counter space at the moment! Not sure where exactly I would keep this.
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Ooooo, great idea. Love this. Only downside for me would be that I have VERY little counter space at the moment! Not sure where exactly I would keep this.
Keep it on the floor near the bunk house door, like most TT's there is never enough counter space.
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We bought a foldable table that has different leg heights. It was about $25.00 and Walmart. It looks like this:

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Patio mat

A patio mat is up there for me (not a pic of mine but you get the idea).
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Vent cover

A vent cover is near the top of my list too.
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Sewer hose support

This is the one I use. It works great for me.
Kind of a necessity I think.
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WE like to cook over the campfire but have found that a lot of the fire rings don't have cooking grates for them. We went to the local hardware store and bought a couple of lengths of square metal tubing and a replacement grate for a Weber charcoal grill. I just lay 2 pieces of tubing across the fire rings and set the grate on top of it to cook on. Works great and I just keep it in the front outside storage compartment.

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That's a tough one...

Our Keurig coffee maker
Portable propane fire pit (been a wee bit dry here in Texas)
LED flashlights (been running on the same AA batteries for 2 years)
Smart phone (GPS, Music, and track the kids)
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