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Old 07-09-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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I was not sure how to word the title but here goes. In an area where it rarely dips below 0Deg but in the summer does attain 90deg plus choosing items to store and leave in the trailer has become an exercise in patience. Why you ask ? Well looking up the freezing points of things and figuring out what degradation of a product might occur at high temps is time consuming and honestly lol BORING.

With that said I am wondering if my Search FU here, fiberglassrv or Google is that bad. As I have not come across a list with items that are safe to leave in the trailer IE Cleaning products, clothing etc. So I figure come here and see what folks normally leave in at that end of a trip or over winter etc.

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Old 07-09-2013, 07:29 PM   #2
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I would not leave any food items, other than perhaps items in a packaged box, no unopened cans nor liquids. That said, cleansers would seem okay. Candles, like citronella will/may melt. Clothing and electrical items should be fine. Leaving your window cracked and your fan vent open will allow heat to escape. If you have your unit under cover then the shade should keep it a lot cooler.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:01 PM   #3
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Hey,

I was not sure how to word the title but here goes. In an area where it rarely dips below 0Deg but in the summer does attain 90deg plus choosing items to store and leave in the trailer has become an exercise in patience. Why you ask ? Well looking up the freezing points of things and figuring out what degradation of a product might occur at high temps is time consuming and honestly lol BORING.

With that said I am wondering if my Search FU here, fiberglassrv or Google is that bad. As I have not come across a list with items that are safe to leave in the trailer IE Cleaning products, clothing etc. So I figure come here and see what folks normally leave in at that end of a trip or over winter etc.

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Hi: Cypherian... Either my wife or myself... haven't figured out which yet!!! At home I sleep watching TV while she snores. I try to sleep in bed while she snores so back to the TV. Maybe one or the other should stay as "In trailer storage items". Alf
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:05 PM   #4
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Our lists

We have a checklist. The "stock" items live in the trailer, but are checked each trip. (Or they used to until a lady T-Boned us and totaled our Casita. We are in the process of trying to order an Escape 19 - Reace is being a bit less than responsive.)

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Old 07-09-2013, 08:40 PM   #5
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Looks like you and I will have #1 and #2 19'Escape in 2014. Just 195 or so days to go before ours is complete.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:10 PM   #6
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We remove most food items after every trip. There is not that much left over usually. It gives us a chance to restock with fresh stuff where needed.

For our gear I have a pretty comprehensive check list, often more than we would take, and usually quickly cross off what is not packed and what is not applicable for that trip.

We menu plan separate. When doing shorter boondocking trips like we usually do, we just plan a menu for the entire trip. When travelling, we just stock up on basics, and only have 2 or 3 days worth of supplies.
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Reace is being a bit less than responsive.
A bit curious on this, as Reace was always very responsive with my communications. Busy as he is, some would come through later in the evening.

I was looking at your list, and I probably have way more than twice as many items, and none of them are food related. So much for thinking I am a minimalist.
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A bit curious on this, as Reace was always very responsive with my communications. Busy as he is, some would come through later in the evening.
Is anyone else having problems with Shaw tonight? Our Shawmail has been out for a couple of hours - can't log-in, and their phone lines are busy. Maybe that's what's holding Reace up.
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I am using Shaw with no problems. Could be regional though.
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Isn't Reace on his way to Bandon gathering??
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