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Old 07-27-2004, 03:12 PM   #1
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Any "last minute" advice on the big trip?

Well, we are less than 2 weeks away from the departure date, we are going from eastern ontario to central alberta, with the trailer, the van, and a 3 and 5 yr old......

The reno on the trailer is nearly done....*whew*.....last year when we got it, we cleaned it and went for a week (on a drive-and-park trip)....all that worked were the lights and the brand new toilet......haha...at least our priorities were straight!!!

Soooo, I know that I should have repair bits and goodies and tools for every system in the unit, and first aid stuff for the inhabitants......and maps....
Can you name 5 things I may have forgotten to add to my list???

thanks!

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Old 07-27-2004, 03:31 PM   #2
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Take along a fishing rod and a camera and of course a jug of CC. Enjoy the trip and stop often. Getting there is half the fun.
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Old 07-27-2004, 03:32 PM   #3
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Bug spray,
Fire Extinguisher
Cork Screw
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Old 07-27-2004, 04:01 PM   #4
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Go to the following link for a whole list of checklists of things you might want to take: http://www.geocities.com/blueskywhiteclouds/

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Old 07-27-2004, 04:05 PM   #5
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Well, we are less than 2 weeks away from the departure date, we are going from eastern ontario to central alberta, with the trailer, the van, and a 3 and 5 yr old......

The reno on the trailer is nearly done....*whew*.....last year when we got it, we cleaned it and went for a week (on a drive-and-park trip)....all that worked were the lights and the brand new toilet......haha...at least our priorities were straight!!!

Soooo, I know that I should have repair bits and goodies and tools for every system in the unit, and first aid stuff for the inhabitants......and maps....
Can you name 5 things I may have forgotten to add to my list???

thanks!

Wolf (and the pack, hahaha)
1 Spare Tire
2 Lug wrench
3 extra slinky
4 rubber gloves for slinky
5 30a to 15a adapter.
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Old 07-27-2004, 05:57 PM   #6
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Friends of our's convinced me to buy a 50amp to 30amp pigtail adapter last year. For the $12.- I figured what-the-heck even if it's never used. Last month the 30a outlet at a site we were in was not working. WORTH EVERY PENNY TO HAVE THE ADAPTER!!!
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Old 07-27-2004, 07:52 PM   #7
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smoke detector and a propane detector.

working fire extinguisher is essential.

spare keys help too! have a good trip!

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Old 07-27-2004, 09:19 PM   #8
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An extra 30 amp pigtail can come in handy. I burned up an plug because of a bad electrical box and had to replace it. I now use the 50 amp if they have it, it seems like they haven't been used as much and are in better shape.
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All the above and ear plugs (ear defenders) for the long road trips. You will feel less worn out when you get to your destination.
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Old 07-28-2004, 01:11 AM   #10
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different clothes in case the weather changes
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Old 07-28-2004, 02:46 AM   #11
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1. toys/games for kids

2. 1 bottle merlot

3. 1 bottle cabernet

4. 1 bottle zin

5. 1 bottle shiraz


...might as well use that corkscrew!

Good Luck and Best Wishes for a safe trip!

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