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Old 02-23-2016, 09:10 AM   #15
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1978 25' Tradewind
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I have read all the posts here and looked at the picture lay out of the tools for full timing. All are great suggestions. Unless others have mentioned it, I did not see or hear of anybody suggesting a 3 ton hydraulic bottle jack and some (4) 2X6 treated boards approximately 12 to 16" in length.

I also recommend propane space heater large enough to keep the trailer warm during the winter (They do not use any electricity) They must be used with ventilation (cracked windows) and a fan powered by d cell batteries lasts a long time to help circulate the heat.

I have boon-docked and traveled all over the United states while I was in the Marine Corps. I lived with my family in a 1978 Tradewinds 26 in the winter in Montana, Washington State while waiting for a new house to close.

It has paid for itself 3 times over and I still have it after I retired from the Marines.

I would not own any other trailer.

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Old 02-23-2016, 09:24 AM   #16
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2005 25' International CCD
Newport , Arkansas
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hubby packed us up for 3 years full timing in with several large manly tools like crescent wrenches etc. which we never used. what we did have to go buy, however, were several odd size and odd star shaped tiny socket and drivers like you need for the inverter, water heater etc. check your mechanical and electrical and take the sizes you might need...
other stuff we had to go buy (that we don't typically need for the house) included additional sewer hose and connectors, water hoses, DE and orange oil for safe bug killing, small container of bleach solution for disinfecting water hose connections,disposable gloves, foil tape, fuses, and a cheap umbrella baby stroller for toting propane tank to refill area .

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