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Old 10-08-2009, 08:05 PM   #1
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Maiden Voyage

We're going on our maiden voyage (in this trailer) October 16th, any suggestions on what to bring? Foodwise or ???

Headed 100 miles 1 way to federal park for Halloween Festival. (BAckup plan is I have reserved hotel in park (not kidding).

So far I've replaced all 4 tires with new 8 ply trailer tires, had the wheel bearings checked, replaced the brake away switch, replaced the converter, got a portable AC, got new sewer hose and attachment, got new fresh water hose, checked the plumbing for leaks, got heat, got a portable gas grill, new toaster oven, new elec hot plate, pots/pans, coffee maker, got kids sleeping bags, hot-dog sticks, extension cord, some halloween lights, portable chairs, chock blocks, new stablizer jacks, new cord end on trailer, electric water heater is up and will run - 20 gal, coolers, blankets, towels, plastic plates/cups forks, have extra portable gas bottles for grill, 2 new batteries in Hoveround, ????

1) Still to do, install new battery (have it just not hooked up).
2) Halloween decorations.
3) Food, Drinks
4) Change oil in tow vehicle
5) Fire wood/matches
6) Load Hoveround and portable ramp
7) How did I do this with a Popup?, (need 31' Airstream?)

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*1996 Buick RM Wagon 5.7L V8, AT/OD, tow pkge, coil over shocks, hitch, brake box, cooler.

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Old 10-08-2009, 08:32 PM   #2
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Clothes? No matter what you take, you will forget something. That's what they make wal mart for. Have a great time and keep us posted.


PS stuff to make smores for the kids (big and small)

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Old 10-08-2009, 08:48 PM   #3
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Sounds complicated but fun.

Back up plan B: pack peanut butter, jelly and bread, candles and a checkers board. You just never know and... most importantly - enjoy the adventure however it ends up!

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Old 10-08-2009, 08:56 PM   #4
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Tarp for your firewood. Starter fluid for your fire (I'm a believer in cheating for the starting of the fire). Extra sweatshirts & socks (they always seem to get wet!) A couple of masks to scare the kids around the fire (lots of fun!)

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Old 10-08-2009, 09:08 PM   #5
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A blender and a bag of ice. You can put the ice in the freezer compartment to help the fridge get cold, and when you get where you're going, you can use the blender to mix your favorite beverages, adult or not.
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:39 AM   #6
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We don't like to carry lighter fluid, prefer those little starter sticks you can get at Menard's, Lehmann's and places like that. They light easily and aren't as dangerous.

Stock your pantry/frig/freezer with all your usual necessities, including ingredients for several favorite but simple meals and their accompanying recipes.

Have a great trip and drive safe.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:33 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by beckybillrae View Post
Tarp for your firewood. Starter fluid for your fire (I'm a believer in cheating for the starting of the fire). Extra sweatshirts & socks (they always seem to get wet!) A couple of masks to scare the kids around the fire (lots of fun!)
Just bought a cord of wood from a family down the street and made mention that one of my relatives uses starter fluid in this manner. They about fell over.... seems their son-in-law was burned horiffically a couple years ago from doing this. The lighter fluid fumes had settled on the ground and under his chair. An ember popped out of the fire-pit and ignighted the heavy fumes. He couldn't react quickly enough since he was *reclining*. The guy survived but it was an ugly story. One that I'll pass on to my relative (who loves the fire starter) during our Thanksgiving campout.
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:20 AM   #8
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You asked!

Okay - here are few other things from my list....

emergency radio (I carry this during the summer - especially on longer trips)
first aid kit (ming is HUGE - and includes stuff for my dogs)
truck emergency repair kit
portable air compressor (just added this)
tool box (small box of the basics)
fire extinguisher (stored in the kitchen)
latex gloves (for sewage stuff)
broom (I just added this - really used it esp on the outside rug)
extra batteries
power inverter
quarters (I don't know why???)
copy of trailer insurance (since mine doesn't provide me a card)
fishing license
radio, ipod, c/d
dvd movies (for rainy days)
camera w/extra card & battery charger
cell phone w/charger
flip flops (for showers)
bug repellant
leather work gloves (esp handy when tending the fire)
rain coat/poncho
whistle (for hiking emergency)
compass (never used, but carry it anyway - attached to backpack)
air horn (to scare away pests - four or two legged)
small bucket
utility knife
cable ties/wraps
spray air freshener
duct tape
hatchet or axe
outdoor rug
sewing kit w/safety pins
nail kit (I hate hang nails!)
garbage bags (kitchen & yard)
pop-up outdoor garbage container (I use a pop-up laundry bag and put a liner in it)
oven mitt (for removing pots/pans from grill)

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Old 10-09-2009, 09:41 AM   #9
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I am glad you are getting out in the Argosy.
I'll bet you see none other like it. I think they
are FANTASTIC. Be careful and have fun!
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:35 AM   #10
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Laura, I LOVE YOUR LIST!!!!!!
Just what I needed. I don't have my Airstream yet. I am traveling in my sister's T@DA to see if I really like the RV lifestyle. I am going to add this to my folder. Thanks!

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Old 10-09-2009, 09:34 PM   #11

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Wink What did we forget.....

Our rule.....

If you think of something, tell your partner, then do it yourself.

If you haven't forgotten something, your not Stream'n right.
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:31 PM   #12
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Just what I needed. I don't have my Airstream yet. I am traveling in my sister's T@DA to see if I really like the RV lifestyle.
Sorry for the thread sidetrack - we did something similar, buying a T@B to see that we liked RVing. Turned out we love it - and we loved moving up to our Argosy.

The only additions that come to mind - some sort of blocks for under the tongue jack, and our Minuet needs a folding entry step. I also bring a collasping water container and a flat-folding washbin.

Foodwise, you can always bring something cooked at home that you simply reheat. We did that the other weekend for a potluck - slow-cooked pork in the crockpot at home, reheated cornbread.

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Old 10-10-2009, 07:09 PM   #13
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I used to always forget pillows and a pancake turner, until I bought dedicated ones for the RV. Extra pair of shoes per person is always good. Rain gear, if you have it (then it won't rain - if you don't have rain gear, it WILL rain!). Popcorn - nothing like sitting around a fire eating popcorn cooked on the stove with REAL butter on it. Flashlights and batteries. Toothbrushes!
Have fun!
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:21 PM   #14
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LOL, it's true no matter what you'll forget something! We all do! As far as food, I plan a menu ahead of time to include one extra meal as an alternative, then all the normal snacks and drinks. I usually take too much, but I'd rather unload it at home than be short on the trip.

We are leaving at 3 tomorrow morning for our land in west texas. I started loading yesterday afternoon, finishing today. When I load slow, I dont tend to forget as much. Christine stays stocked, all i have to do is load clothes and food which helps. I spend a few hours just checking everything before I hookup...

Enjoy your trip! Take alot of pictures, we wanna see!


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