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Old 01-01-2014, 01:59 PM   #21
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Devil Dog, what do you do with the bacon fat?
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:38 PM   #22
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What to do with grease/fat: Amazon.com: Camco 42281 Grease Storage Container: Automotive
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:23 PM   #23
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Bacon grease uses , for frying with. Like eggs , toast , I keep some in the fridge for back up in case the veggie oil runs out. Would work on the ball hitch if you had nothing else. It's a multi use product.
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:26 PM   #24
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Needful Things

A complete set of greased bearings and races (maybe two sets) with nut, washer and cotter pin for that time out in the desert on the side of the road with a smoking hub. Even if you are the most mechanically inept person in the world, having the right parts for the Good Samaritan that will inevitably come along will be the cheapest insurance you can have against bearing failure.
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:38 PM   #25
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Hi: blond1... Next time you make biscuits for sausage gravy, try using bacon fat instead of lard or shortening. Yummm!!! Alf
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:09 PM   #26
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I'm a southern girl! I always use lard. But I make a great cheesecake using bacon fat in the crust and topped with candied bacon.
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:16 PM   #27
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:30 PM   #28
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Jubal,

Thanks for the link to the older thread
Useful stuff here. My hope on this thread though was for the wise sages to suggest items they have found essential for rv camping.

Coming from tenting/backpacking there are quite a few items that people have suggested that I've found really interesting. For example a set of wheel bearings... Donna's washing line.

Packing lists are helpful as well!

Have a escape filled 2014..

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Old 01-01-2014, 04:31 PM   #29
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Spare bearings?

I understand that people carry spare bearings because many trailer owners have bearing problems, but do you carry spare bearings for you tug? Probably not, even though older vehicles had bearings just like a typical trailer.

An alternative is to not have bearing problems - that means packing and adjusting them properly. That in turn means ignoring almost anything you might read in an internet forum or see in a YouTube video, and instead following the manufacturer's directions (that's Dexter Axle for Escapes).
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:38 PM   #30
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Or paying somebody who knows what they are doing and does it regularly.
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