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Old 01-19-2009, 02:22 PM   #1
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Has anyone formulated a check list of items to bring when picking up a new Escape? Since it is recommended that a stay of at least overnight occur to try everything out, what items are suggested? Do you pack everything or select basics?
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:29 PM   #2
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Hi: Sandra L... Since we bought our 5.0 used and 2hrs. from home we didn't have the pleasure of a pre camp check out. The only thing we had to bring was our "Cheque List"!!!
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:22 PM   #3
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Re: Check List

No check list....
When we go down to pick up our 19 we'll take a truck load,
pack everything we had in our last rv and them some.
Stay a couple of nights down there and if all is well holiday our way home.

Some days you just have to wing it and if you forgot anything... OH WELL

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Old 01-19-2009, 09:37 PM   #4
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Re: Check List

We brought a lot of stuff as we were staying out for 2 weeks.

Tarp
carpet for floor
folding chairs (plastic/canvas roll type chairs)
flashlights.
bedding, towels
utensils, pots & pans
shop towels , paper towels, paper plates
hiking stuff
oh, yeah the Dog

We did get a cargo box for the car for the trip up and now use for the grill and chairs and hiking stuff..



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Old 01-20-2009, 08:52 PM   #5
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Re: Check List

Thanks everybody for the comments. I think I'll add a small microwave to the list, along with warm clothing since it will probably be a bit nippy in the north 40. Does anyone weigh their contents prior to loading? Or just guess?
I'm sure the necessities add up quickly.
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:57 PM   #6
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Sandra:

FYI.. Make sure that the Microwave door (when open) will clear the frame on the opening of the cabinet that it sits in (our first one didn't). What we ended up doing was buying the Microwave from a Walmart store that was in Chilliwack (we did return the first one there and got another). That way you don't have to lug it up there and you can get all the measurements prior to purchasing one and you get to try it right away to see if it works. The microwave was pretty cost effective from Walmart (i.e. cheap)
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:20 PM   #7
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What about the champagne Can't forget that.

When do you pick it up?
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:26 AM   #8
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It definitely will be a momentous occasion for me! I am a snow sissy so I am not sure when I will be able to go up to get my "Wolf Den" or "Suite Escape", but I'm thinking toward the end of March so there is no snow over the Siskiyou Pass, and because of a California holiday, I will have more time to meander back. I don't think she will be started until the first week of February anyway. Until the build, I'm trying to think of everything, and all things considered that is quite the task for me.
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:31 AM   #9
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In that case - ample wet weather gear. Suction cup hooks for the inside of the door - I find that is the best place to hang wet jackets and gear. All my kitchen stuff is either plastic, stainless steel, or titanium (a bit nerdy, and all good hiking gear). No glass or ceramic (except one shot glass). A plethora of sealable ziploc style containers (particularly the ones with the screw on lids) for food storage. Great for leftovers, they stack when empty, keep goods dry, and sorts out the whole packaging thing before you're on the road (less thought required to garbage storage).

I really worried about weight at the start, but have found that I don't really carry that much with me (trying to keep it really simple) - leaves more room for books books and more books.
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:03 PM   #10
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Hi Sandra and Dirk,
Sandra - perhaps we will see you in Chilliwack? We are picking up our 5.0 on March 26th. Counting the days!
Dirk - "Ample wet weather gear" - so the rumor I've heard about the Pacific NW is true eh? Lots of rain in the spring! Where did you get your suction cups? Seems like I've read about some magnetic hooks for the range hood too, where are they found? The suction cups from Camping World have one star "don't waste your money on these" reviews. What you have are obviously keepers! We are flying from Virginia so will need to buy most stuff out there. You can buy some serious accessories for what it costs to bring a second bag these days : - (
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