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Old 08-25-2013, 08:03 PM   #1
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First big trip!

Hello everyone! We have been using this forum to help us search all of our "newbie" questions. We bought our girl as part of a master wedding adventure plan. This idea was born in December when we decided to think outside the box and plan a wedding that was true to our values. It's been an interesting few months considering we both had never towed or even had stayed in a travel trailer! We embark on this journey next Saturday and are so excited! We are taking about 3weeks to visit some national parks and will be married in Yellowstone!

So for my questions?
1. can I stow my stainless steel cookware in the oven without causing any damage?
2. Can I stow things in the sink when we are in transit?
3. What kind of dry goods/ pantry staples do u bring with?


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Old 08-25-2013, 09:34 PM   #2
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Anywhere you store, put a proper coverage layer of the non-skid grippy weave stuff. It will minimize or eliminate "buff marks" and minimize sliding around when you corner.

This goes for storing in oven. If pots slide against any part the vibration will tend to leave a mark.

In sink we put our small dish drain. Place items in it,,, works fine. Same in bathroom. Place items in sink so leaks are contained. The plastic stuff should travel well. You can lay a facecloth or hand towel in sink first.

Secure other items in plastic boxes, more non- skid on floor and place there to keep as much of your load close to the floor, reasonably. Don't empty cabinets

Traveling...
Folding money, doctor info, emergency contact info, prescriptions, generic pain killers, sunscreen (small travel sizes), caladryl, Benadryl, EPI pen, bandages small and self adhesion wraps (no glue), keep things sorted in small boxes, SPARE KEYS, camera, tire change tools AND skill. Water and waste hoses..electric protection, WetWipes for cleanup after trailer connect and disco, gloves for dump hose and others for handling hitch and repair, coveralls, blue tarp(ground cover and catch parts like lug nuts that like to roll away, and few things on AS are that color can also use to create shade or wind break, tools, flashlights/batteries,

Camp
Wine, corkscrew, Matches/fire starters for BBQ or annoying campfires, folding chairs, TV tray(for holdin wine off ground outside), plastic weave mat for ground, kritters spray, insecticide (put around places where AS will allow ground crawling kritters access to your home, garbage bags (useful for laying on ground to protect when you have to crawl around..also for garbage, Flamingoes!, camp lights, grounded extension cord(s ), harmonica(see annoying campfires), ;p

Snak items(small sizes).. Beef jerky, kippered salmon, pnut butter, crackers, etc...

See-gars (see annoying campfires), fire extinguisher(s)...

Dozens more....any thoughts from your rumblings?
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Traveling...
Folding money, doctor info, emergency contact info, prescriptions, generic pain killers, sunscreen (small travel sizes), caladryl, Benadryl, EPI pen, bandages small and self adhesion wraps (no glue), keep things sorted in small boxes, SPARE KEYS, camera, tire change tools AND skill. Water and waste hoses..electric protection, WetWipes for cleanup after trailer connect and disco, gloves for dump hose and others for handling hitch and repair, coveralls, blue tarp(ground cover and catch parts like lug nuts that like to roll away, and few things on AS are that color can also use to create shade or wind break, tools, flashlights/batteries,
One of those reflective vests that you see highway construction workers wear, for the same reason they wear one. Being run over while you change a tire would ruin your day!

Roadside Assistance card for whatever company you have. (Don't have? Get!) Credit card.

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Camp
Wine, corkscrew, Matches/fire starters for BBQ or annoying campfires, folding chairs, TV tray(for holdin wine off ground outside), plastic weave mat for ground, kritters spray, insecticide (put around places where AS will allow ground crawling kritters access to your home, garbage bags (useful for laying on ground to protect when you have to crawl around..also for garbage, Flamingoes!, camp lights, grounded extension cord(s ), harmonica(see annoying campfires)
Put insecticide around the feet of any picnic table you use, too.

Portable generator, if you're going to camp anyplace that doesn't have electric connections. As newbies, you may not have a good handle on how long your batteries will last while boondocking, and dead house batteries can make for an unpleasant experience. Gas can to refill the generator.

Also make sure your propane tanks are full. Same reason, as newbies you may not have a good idea of how long they'll last, so the more you have, the better. Make sure you only draw from one of them at a time, so the other is a spare.

Laundry soap. Tide Pods are an easy way to carry it, one pod per load. The more often you do laundry, the less clothing you actually need to carry for a three-week excursion. A roll of quarters for coin-op washers and dryers. Even if the campgrounds don't have laundry facilities, truck stops often do, and I've yet to see a town of any size that doesn't.

Rainwear. Umbrella and raincoat at least. You may not always be able to stay inside when inclement weather hits.

Groceries. Decide whether you're going to cook in the trailer, on a barbecue grill, or over a campfire, and plan your menus accordingly. And don't forget, you'll pass grocery stores in your travels, so you don't need to carry three weeks' worth of food when you leave home.

And the most important thing… a "Just Married!" sign to hang from your trailer's awning after you tie the knot!

I'll leave you with a quote on the subject of camping that seems entirely appropriate to your situation…

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Mom, camping is not a date; it's an endurance test. If you can survive camping with someone, you should marry them on the way home.”
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:14 AM   #4
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Thank you!

Hey there folks...thanks to everyone for their replies and advice! It will certainly help us on our way...our grand wedding adventure begins in the morning. Happy trails to all...and to all a safe ride! Cheers...Shaina & Jason
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"Mom, camping is not a date; it's an endurance test. If you can survive camping with someone, you should marry them on the way home.”
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Protagonist,

I love your quote, it is so true. When Becky and I started dating over 18 years ago, one of our first dates was a camping trip to Sequoia NP at Stony Creek CG (and she brought her own tent ). Being one who liked to get up early when camping, I went down to the creak and caught 4 large trout for breakfast. As I walked past her tent, Becky poked her head out and asked "Are those for breakfast? I know how to clean and cook those fish you know." After a great breakfast of fresh pan-fried trout, bacon, eggs, and hash brown potatoes I knew she was a keeper. it took me a while, but I finally convinced her to marry me (and our wedding day was the happiest day of my life ).
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