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Old 02-22-2017, 09:10 PM   #1
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Sorry to bring up what has already probably been discussed. Am picking up new escape next week. Have printed off guidelines for new trailer pu. Just want thoughts on am I forgetting anything? Have chocks, hitch, what I think are essentials for up & back quick trip to Boise. Tool box ck, torque wrench ck, water, sleeping bags (for 1 night on route back home). Wii. Probably get chains @ les swab. Will take water for coffee & drinking for trip back (1nite). What am I forgetting? Also passport & documents of course. Tia.
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:12 PM   #2
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Will take water for coffee & drinking for trip back (1nite).
We have water in Canada.
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:14 PM   #3
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Oh yes forgot that. How's the water in chilliwack?
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:20 PM   #4
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Not sure. I don't drink it. But Nestle bottles millions of litres of water from Hope, BC which is about a half hour from Chilliwack.
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Sorry to bring up what has already probably been discussed. Am picking up new escape next week. Have printed off guidelines for new trailer pu. Just want thoughts on am I forgetting anything? Have chocks, hitch, what I think are essentials for up & back quick trip to Boise. Tool box ck, torque wrench ck, water, sleeping bags (for 1 night on route back home). Wii. Probably get chains @ les swab. Will take water for coffee & drinking for trip back (1nite). What am I forgetting? Also passport & documents of course. Tia.
An tablet or phone with cell data plan to check road conditions on I-84 between Ontario and Pendleton, OR.

https://tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp

Then this link for Snoqualmie Pass conditions if you are taking I-90.

WSDOT - Snoqualmie Pass Road & Weather Conditions
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:43 PM   #6
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Sorry to bring up what has already probably been discussed. Am picking up new escape next week. Have printed off guidelines for new trailer pu. Just want thoughts on am I forgetting anything? Have chocks, hitch, what I think are essentials for up & back quick trip to Boise. Tool box ck, torque wrench ck, water, sleeping bags (for 1 night on route back home). Wii. Probably get chains @ les swab. Will take water for coffee & drinking for trip back (1nite). What am I forgetting? Also passport & documents of course. Tia.
duck tape and TP....never leave home without it!
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:51 PM   #7
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duck tape and TP....never leave home without it!
That is an interesting combination.
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:52 PM   #8
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duck tape and TP....never leave home without it!
At Jon's suggestion replaced duct tape with gaffers tape. Many posts on tape and what to carry in your tool box. Literally HOURS of reading!
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:54 PM   #9
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That is an interesting combination.
Yes, not to be confused with each other.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:04 PM   #10
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After you have the trailer for a little while and do a short trip or two, a visit to a Camping World will be in order with a high limit credit card. Loren
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:14 PM   #11
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We have water in Canada.
No, she means potable water, not sea water.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:16 PM   #12
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That is an interesting combination.
And inherently redundant.
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Old 02-22-2017, 11:14 PM   #13
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We have water in Canada.
You can eat the food, but don't drink the water.
No, wait........that's Mexico, not Canada! Of course the absolute best Canadian water is flavored with barley and hops and is carbonated. However, if you're really thirsty, the plain, unflavored water is very good.
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I had Escape fill my fresh water tank and propane tanks for my return trip home.
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Old 02-23-2017, 02:53 PM   #16
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:11 PM   #17
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Thanks for some helpful answers. Have a little prior experience w trailers but am going lean & mean this trip w one overnighter. Glad I remembered tp & coffee pot. Bought torque wrench today. I am woman hear me roar!
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Old 02-24-2017, 01:22 AM   #18
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Tia, I am picking up March 9 and will have 2 nights on the road. I'm sure your geography will likely make your trip home warmer than mine, but I'm really debating whether or not I want to put water in the tanks. They're calling for close to -20 here this weekend. (Im sure Chilliwack will be much warmer.)
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Old 02-24-2017, 01:42 AM   #19
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Go here for March 2016 Calgary weather.
I think you'll be fine.

Daily Data Report for March 2016 - Climate - Environment Canada

In any event, you can just fill a container and stow it in the bathroom. Turn on the fridge and throw in some bottled water.
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