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Old 02-13-2015, 09:36 PM   #1
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Newbie Camping Gear List

At the request of a few forum members, I'm posting the list of what we purchased and are taking with us to equip our new 19. It is by no means complete. The list doesn't include most household items, cups, plates, silverware, linens, towels, bedding or the like. It also doesn't include items we shipped to ETI to be installed during our build, like the 4G antenna, Sleek Cradle, etc. Following the advice of several veteran campers, we only bought things we knew we would need or use. Several dozen that were on the "wish list" were later deleted.

And no, there is no ATV or Sailboat on the list.

Camco 55165 Dogbone 30A to 15A adapter Plug
Chinook Folding Toaster
Magma 7 pc Nesting Cookware Set
Walex Porta-Oak Holding Tank Deodorizer Tablets
Andersen 3604 Camper Leveler
Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill
Camco 42925 Wrap Around Step Rug
Camco 43041 Sidewinder Sewer Hose Support
Camco 44053 Refrigerator Bar 3 pack
Camco 45192 Sunshield Vent Insulator
Camco 51085 Collapsible Water Dispenser – 2 gal
AeroPress Coffee Maker
Camco 39062 Dual Flush Pro Tank/Hose Rinser
Travelchair Side Canyon Table
X-Chock 28012 Wheel Stabilizer – Pair
Camco 40055 Brass Water Pressure Regulator
Camco 22783 TastePURE Drinking Water Hose
Rubbermaid Silverware Tray
AAA 4342AAA Emergency Warning Triangle
Picnic Time Portable Reclining Camp Chair, Red/Gray – 2ea
ETL 26781 White Body Spa Oxygenics Shower Head
Interdesign Axis Over the Cabinet Towel Bar, 9-inch, brushed Silver - 2 ea
Umbra Flip Wall-Mount Multi Hook - 2 ea
CGear Sand Free Multimat, 10X10, Orange/Tan
Taylor 5925N Refrigerator/Freezer Thermometer
Thetford 36669 Toothbrush Station
GE 3-Wire Receptacle Tester 50542
Camco 43511 Mini Dish Drainer and Tray
Camco 43516 Mini Dish Pan
Camco 40043 Taste PURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector
Table in a Bag TA2727GA Tall Aluminum Portable Table with Carrying Bag, Grey
Camco 39761 RhinoFLEX 15’ Sewer Hose with Swivel Fitting
Dickinson Marine Spitfire 180 Grill with Low Pressure Regulator
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:44 PM   #2
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Today, I picked up "Velcro ONE-WRAP Roll. It's 12' X 3/4"
You cut to the length you need. Hooks on one side and loops on the other, so it will stick to itself.
I'll be using it to wrap the awning arms, when closed, for extra security.
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Paper to create a JOURNAL.. where you parked (where you wished you parked [site number]... camera. Take a picture of your TOW (Ten Forward...) with something that shows up every single time (my special garden nome placed by the passenger side landing gear).

Eventually, every thing becomes a memory. If you create a journal, in your old age (no longer GO), you can sit back/read/see and enjoy those times...

Start that journal from the very FiRST trip. It doesn't take long.. mere moments. But those thoughts can become priceless...
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Paper to create a JOURNAL.. where you parked (where you wished you parked [site number]... camera. Take a picture of your TOW (Ten Forward...) with something that shows up every single time (my special garden nome placed by the passenger side landing gear).

Eventually, every thing becomes a memory. If you create a journal, in your old age (no longer GO), you can sit back/read/see and enjoy those times...

Start that journal from the very FiRST trip. It doesn't take long.. mere moments. But those thoughts can become priceless...
Got the journal covered Donna! You mentioned that a few times before if I recall.....
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Good for you Robert! You are paying attention. This is not my original thoughts, it's coming from my 90+ year old mother. She's hammered into my brain, how important it is to DOCUMENT your travels. Everyone thinks they'll remember... no.

Just go through a box of printed pictures... and try to remember the names of everyone. I hate to know, those names where on the tip of my tongue (last year, last decade) and now...

Document today for what you want to remember tomorrrow.... honestly. If you do this, you'll have no regrets.
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:44 PM   #6
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One thing you can do too, is to get just what you know you will need, and worry about the things you think you might need later. Go camping, and see what you will need. If you have not done any trailer camping, you need to give it a go and see what fits your style. Everyone's needs are different. If you have the basic trailer gear, most of which comes with the trailer, add some pots and pan and some clothes, bring along some food, and you will survive nicely.
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At first blush that looks like quite a list. However when I read through it I see that we have pretty much everything that you've listed, just different brand names. It took us quite a few trips though before we managed to accumulate all those items.
So good job preparing.

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Old 02-13-2015, 10:49 PM   #8
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Don't buy anything based on someone else's needs! Actually you can get by pretty easily. Bedding (whatever that is for you), cooking/eating stuff (whatever that is for you.. including disposables) and safety equipment (that could include specialzed equipment, etc.)

That first trip for me... was to sleep well, eat well, and have a zero account AMEX card (for emergencies). YMMV
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At first blush that looks like quite a list. However when I read through it I see that we have pretty much everything that you've listed, just different brand names. It took us quite a few trips though before we managed to accumulate all those items.
So good job preparing.

Ron
More like "good job Escape Forum for letting us know what comes in handy!"
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