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Old 05-22-2016, 12:29 PM   #1
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June 14th Pickup Checklist

We "get oriented" on June 14th after a long ride from Lincoln, Nebraska. Made up the following pre-trip checklist. Am I missing anything important?

Personal
Passports
Dog shot records
Meds
Checkbook
Bug Spray
Sunscreen

Tow Vehicle
Towing mirrors
Backup Camera window mount
12V / USB plugs
Jumper Cables

Trailer Outside
Potable water hose
Non-Potable water hose
Water filter
Water PRV
Elbow fitting
Sewer hose
Gas grill
Propane tank
Veggie Basket
Grill brush
Mat and Stakes
Small rug
Large Mat
Plastic dish containers
Bucket
Leveling blocks
Chocks
30Amp to 20Amp Adaptor
Chairs
Portable table
Awning De-flapper (name cracks me up)
Table cloth
Table cloth clips
Cooler
Lantern
Water thief
Hose clamps
Trash Can
Flashlights
Lock for storage box
Wood blocks
Bowsaw
Clothes Drying Rack

Trailer Kitchen Area
Stovetop cutting board
Refrigerator temp gages
Fridge fan
Pots
Dishes / Glasses
Silverware
Knives
Paper plates / cups
Paper towels
Aluminum Foil
Plastic Wrap
Plastic utensils
Dish rags / towels
Broom / Dustpan
Throw rug
Trash bags
Lighters
Pot holders
Oven thermometer
Cast Iron Skillet(s)

Trailer Dinette Area
Cards and Games

Trailer Bed Area
Mattress pad
Sheets
Comforter
Pillows
Throw Pillows

Trailer Seating Area
Throw Pillows

Trailer Bath Area
TP
Suction Cup holders
Small storage basket
Squeegee
Towels
Toilet Chemical

Trailer Electronics
Coax cable
Inverter
12V / USB plugs
12 Volt Television with built in DVD
Portable Hard Drive (Music, Videos)
Flashlights
Earbuds / Headphones
Fuses (The fuses are ATC 15 amp and 20 amp)
Batteries (AA, AAA, 9V)
Bluetooth speaker and charge cable

Tools
Duct tape
Electrical tape
Bungee Cords
Sharpening stone
Tape measure
Level
Tire wrench
Pressure Gage
Leveler socket
Tool kit (amazon)
First Aid kit
Cordless drill
Torque Wrench
Ball grease
WD40
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Old 05-22-2016, 12:42 PM   #2
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White lube for the hitch, and a trailer to carry all that stuff.
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Old 05-22-2016, 12:46 PM   #3
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With duct tape what more do you need? Looks like a very comprehensive list.

There's always something that you miss but there's always a Walmart for those little things.

Have a great pickup trip.

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Old 05-22-2016, 12:51 PM   #4
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You seem to have included a lot. I would include an air pump/small air compressor, multi bit screw driver, dirty laundry bag and a few zap straps.
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Old 05-22-2016, 01:26 PM   #5
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June 14th Pickup Checklist

We take a few of the smaller Dollar Store dish pans. They are the handiest things, we put one in the sink for washing dishes in as they fit pretty good and need less water to fill, another is put beside the sink for rinsing. They are also great for carrying things around in.

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Old 05-22-2016, 01:28 PM   #6
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Proof of insurance on both the vehicle and trailer
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Old 05-22-2016, 01:36 PM   #7
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Proof of insurance on both the vehicle and trailer
I think I can get MT trailer tags beforehand and put them on after ETI takes the trailer to Sumas. Don't know about Nebraska.
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Old 05-22-2016, 03:04 PM   #8
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Wow, that's a lot of stuff. Are you going on the road for awhile after orientation/pick up, or just pulling home?
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Old 05-22-2016, 03:05 PM   #9
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Bennett made a list

Initial Trailer Outfitting
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Old 05-22-2016, 03:09 PM   #10
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thanks, we pickup on the 8th of June, and this list looks like what I've been doing, but had not written it down yet. I'll include the VISA card to this list. We are also taking some of the small plastic baskets that I figure will hold lots of small stuff tight in small spaces. We found them very handy on the boat. Another item I used a lot in cooking was a metal plate designed to let items simmer on the rip-roaring gas stoves.
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Old 05-22-2016, 03:36 PM   #11
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It looks like you have an extra item:
Propane tank
Two of these are supplied with the trailer, so you don't need to bring any, unless you have made some unusual arrangement.
And one possibly missing item:
Ball mount
... or other hitch hardware. You have a hitch receiver on the tow vehicle, but you need a ball (2") and whatever you are using mount the ball, which is a ball mount or weight-distributing hitch. If you bought a WDH from Escape as an accessory/option then you're set (it will be there waiting for you), and if you are not using a WDH then you just need a ball and ball mount, and can buy them in Chilliwack after the Escape staff help you determine what drop distance you need with your tow vehicle.
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A camera... or something to take pictures with
A journal
A sense of humor!
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Old 05-22-2016, 05:24 PM   #13
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Wow, that is a heck of lot more than we took when we went to Chilliwack to pick up our trailer. We took the basic necessities and then added as we went. Our first stop at a Camping World wrecked $400.00 but by then we knew what kind of a grill that we wanted. We also bought a small electric space heater which quickly took the chill out of the trailer on cold nights. The only thing I see missing is zip-lock baggies. Used them all of the time for everything from small parts to leftovers. Loren
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We pack gallon size zip locks. Even more useful than duct tape!
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Regarding the dogs. I was told (have not verified) that you will need a letter from your vet indicating that your dog's health is fine (along with a list of vaccinations).

Have fun and enjoy the trip.
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Old 05-22-2016, 06:32 PM   #16
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Hey thanks everyone. BC Nomad: That's a great list Jim put together. Love this forum and looking forward to the trip. We (only) have two weeks off for this initial adventure since we are both still "professional" wage slaves priming our 401K's . Trip looks like this:

6/11 Saturday
10 hours - Lincoln NE to Cheyenne WY

6/12 Sunday
10 hours - Missoula MT

6/13 Monday
8.5 hours - Bellingham WA

6/14 Tuesday
Drop off dogs in Lyndon
11'am orientation
Drive to Lynden - 48 minutes. Groceries and pick up dogs
Camp at Lynden KOA

6/15 Wednesday
Drive to Deception Pass 1hour
Camp at Deception Pass SP

6/16 Thursday
Take Port Townshend Ferry (Need to make reservation)
Drive to Skokomish Park (3 hours)
Camp at Skokomish park

6/17 Friday
Drive to Cape Disappointment State Park(3 hours)
Camp at Cape Disappointment State Park

6/18 Saturday
Drive to Nahalem Bay State Park (3.5 hours)
Camp at Nahalem Bay

6/19 Sunday
Camp at Nehalem Bay State

6/20 Monday
Drive to Deschutes River State Recreation Area - 3.5 hours
Camp at Deschutes River State Recreation Area

6/21 Tuesday
Drive to Glenns Ferry ID - 6 Hours
Camp at Three Island Crossing State Park (Glenns Ferry, ID)

6/22 Wednesday
Drive to Tetons - 5 hours
Atherton Creek Campground or Red Hills Campground, Crystal Creek (further on) or Boondock here: 43.7001137,-110.6164637

6/23 Thursday
Camp Tetons

6/24 Friday
Drive Home - 13.5 hours (bummer!)

Hope to see you on the road someday!
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thanks, we pickup on the 8th of June, and this list looks like what I've been doing, but had not written it down yet. I'll include the VISA card to this list.
Make sure your Visa card is an international or travel card that has no added fee for using it outside of the States. Otherwise, you will get socked with a fee every time you use it in Canada.
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Make sure your Visa card is an international or travel card that has no added fee for using it outside of the States. Otherwise, you will get socked with a fee every time you use it in Canada.
My MasterCard does not charge int'l fees whereas Visa does....
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SOAP- you forgot dishwashing and bath soap.....
When you say drop off dogs at Lyndon, what does that mean?
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Dog trivia (I forgot to remove that part during the cut-and-paste from OneNote). We are bringing our two dachshunds along for the adventure. We found a vet in Lyndon that will board them for our 3-4 hour orientation / pickup run to Chilliwack.
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