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Old 12-06-2014, 07:02 PM   #41
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It took me a dozen years to figure this one out.

When I'd go camping, I'd haul clothes from the house to the Scamp. When I came home, I'd wash the camping clothes and put them away. The next trip, I'd go through the drawers and haul stuff back out to the Scamp.

WHY?

I was only wearing some (MOST) of those clothes when camping.

Smartened up. Now, when I camp and drag everything inside to wash, it's immediately put back in the trailer. Thanks to Goodwill and second hand stores and some items I've purchase specically for Ten Forward, when I decide to go camping... the only items that need to be packed are fresh foods (and the bike/ bike rack out of the shed.)

Make it easy on yourself!
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:51 PM   #42
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That is my intention, to have lists that match the activity. We are new to RV's so my initial list was trying to be all inclusive.
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:31 AM   #43
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What I do is to take the master list made in Excel, and immediately delete items that I know are in the trailer, as well as the ones not needed for that trip. What is left is what we need to do, or load. When closing the file, I just choose to not save changes. Of course, like any other files on my computer, I have a couple backups in case something goes wrong.
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Old 12-07-2014, 06:51 AM   #44
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I have found that there are a lot of items I carry that are not being used most of the time. In other words they are good to have if needed but not needed too often. They are now in my garage.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:58 AM   #45
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My advice to a "new" RVer is to make use of other peoples lists, but don't expect them to fit your individual needs. We all need bedding materials, but does that mean sheets and blankets or a sleeping bag? We all need dinnerware, but do we prefer Corelle, melamine, foam, or paper? Stainless utensils or plastic utensils? And how many place settings if we use the washable rather than disposable type?
Unfortunately, planning and real-time experience are two different things. When I sold my second Aliner and bought my now sold Scamp 19, I thought I knew what we needed to take with us because we had it down to a science with the Aliner. Wrong. We spent the better part of a year and several trips before we got to that comfortable point; and we didn't change, the trailer was what was different. Even after a year, we continued to make minor changes in provisioning. I fully expect to go through an adjustment period as I transition into my 5.0TA, and that is somewhat similar to my Scamp 19. Moral of the story: you can plan and pour over lists, but expect to revise those lists a number of times before they are reasonably accurate for your particular needs.
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:48 AM   #46
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but expect to revise those lists a number of times before they are reasonably accurate for your particular needs.

and that is why you have erasers on a pencil.......
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And garages to put those erased items in!
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and garages to put those erased items in!
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Old 02-10-2015, 11:48 AM   #49
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Without starting a new topic, what should I be bringing with to get the trailer home? It's a 1450 mile trip, and I'll probably do it in 3 days.

The trailer will be winterized and I'll leave it that way; but intend to sleep in it. Obviously, I need to bring bedding; but I'll skip the kitchen stuff, other than what's required to make coffee.

I carry tools that are appropriate to a Tacoma. Are the lug nuts metric? Do I need anything other than a couple of Robertson screwdrivers?
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You'll need a lug wrench to check your lug bolts after a short period, not certain of the size, but ETI will tell you. They are not metric.
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