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Old 10-09-2013, 07:37 PM   #15
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First post, just joined yesterday, after looking at a Bambi 16' Sport.

Went camping many times as a child with my family in a '66 VW Camper. So it's in my blood but as a 51 year old now it has been a long time. What are the necessities that you fill your Bambi's storage spaces with, all those plastic bins (and cargo area of your tow vehicle), for cross country trips?

Are there any basic modifications or additions to the unit that are the norm? For example, incandescent light bulbs, solar panels, an upgraded fridge fan??, bedding that fits that sized mattress, what do people use?

All input is appreciated!
Don't obsess too much.....after two or three trips you'll have pretty much everything you'll need....Camping & Wally Worlds are everywhere.

WD40 if its stuck.
Duct tape if its not.
Zip-ties just in case.

I don't "modify", I up-grade.
Converter, LED's,(most used interior, porch & step outside.), water pump, skylight, batteries, brake shoes, flooring in storage compartments and trunk, etc etc.
You'll have a good idea whats needed before long.

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Old 10-09-2013, 07:46 PM   #16
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.......snip..... I don't know about now, but earlier propane generators would go through the fuel.
18-20hrs pancake tank...normal usage.(no AC).



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Thanks for all the replies on this, lots of useful ideas.
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:59 PM   #18
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We take too much...
Groceries- just got home and had to remove too huge coolers full of groceries from the trailer.
2 crock pots...
Ice cream mixer...
Pink flamingos...
16 short sleeve shirts
14 pairs of shorts...
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Ok, the pink flamingos I can see.
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:42 AM   #20
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I find that we reduce what we take each time. That said, I take stuff to cook and bake with, but everything fits into two small duffles- I empty out the trailer after each trip because we had a problem with a mouse. That's been solved, but I still store the stuff in the garage. I take a floor jack in the back of the car, in case I need to change a tire on the trailer. We use regular sheets and just fit them around the two mattresses... that way, you can get sheets you really like. It does make a difference.
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:55 AM   #21
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Seems like you were mostly told not to bring much

There are some threads here on the forum with lists of " must " haves.
But yeah, you will discover what YOU need, and some things might not get used very often. You don't need stuff until you do. But here are a few ideas, besides the obvious food, cooking, clothing, hygiene stuff

#1 first aid kit ( I use antibiotic ointment and band aids a lot )
#2 flashlight, candles, garden solar lights
#3 small bucket of tools ( buckets come in handy, I bring multi purpose tools, adjustable wrench
#4 outdoor mat, lawn chairs, cooler ( drinks take up fridge space )
#5 Plumbing-water pressure regulator, hose, latex gloves, tank treatment
#6 Yeah- duct tape, tie wraps, maybe some bundgie cords.
#7 volt meter
#8 chocks, levelers, level, hitch grease and paper towels
# 9 mouse and ant traps
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:37 PM   #22
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Add to that list:
10. Extra hose gaskets
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11) nitril gloves to wear when you're dumping tanks
12) hand sanitizer wipes for after dumping the tank

I bring stuff to cook, but also easy food, like chips and salsa, stuff to make sandwiches because we always stop somewhere along the way and make our own lunch.
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and a screwdriver with a big handle so it can double as a hammer.
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13. Torque wrench
14. 3/4" socket
15. 15/16" socket
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I forgot my newest must bring along item

Rubber boots

The morning dew loves to soak my sneakers, and they take forever to dry, then I'm also down a pair of socks. Often the bottom of my pant legs get wet too. The dogs want to walk anywhere but pavement. There is rarely much pavement where I go anyhow.
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A dark night....

.......in the campsite needs a headlight.

Great for walk'n the dog after dark.

Indispensable when you have no-one to hold the light on a rainy night looking for the keys that took a hike.

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