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Old 09-20-2012, 06:21 PM   #99
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Many thanks to everyone for the great lists. I'm a newbie and getting ready to head out on my first solo shake down cruise. I can pick out a good Merlot, but I have no idea which fuses I might need. Also, do I need a water pressure regulator?
Sorry I missed the question.

You don't need fuses. Your Marinco panel has several breakers that will switch off if there is a problem. If one kicks off, you don't want to test it more than once -- like a fuse. It behaves like a newer circuit breaker in your house.

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Old 12-15-2012, 06:57 PM   #100
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If Only I Had Thought to Bring...

... a rain suit? To Mesa, AZ? Yep, we are now enjoying our third night of drenching, rain and 47 degree temps here in Mesa where we escaped to, from the winter in Albuquerque.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:15 PM   #101
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Yup, its been wet and cool here but it shouldn't last long Ken. how long you hanging around here in the Valley?
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:17 PM   #102
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... a rain suit? To Mesa, AZ? Yep, we are now enjoying our third night of drenching, rain and 47 degree temps here in Mesa where we escaped to, from the winter in Albuquerque.
One nice thing about also being sailors is that we have great foul weather gear and aren't afraid to use it!
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:19 AM   #103
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Yup, its been wet and cool here but it shouldn't last long Ken. how long you hanging around here in the Valley?
Airstream will stay in Apache Wells for the winter. We spend ten days at a stretch here in Mesa, then ten days in Abq, throughout the winter as travel conditions permit.
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:53 PM   #104
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Well, I'm going out West this month and I'm coming back with a trailer!!



I've done lots of tent camping, and inevitably one of my first homecoming chores is to make a list of stuff to bring ...next time.



Since I love lists, and I've never done the trailer thing before, I thought I'd ask the experienced to share their Ultimate Airstream Road Trip List.



Anything goes - whether it's tools, kitchen utensils, stuffed animals for company - whatever you put on your list.



And I'll share mine...when I come home!



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You were a tent camper, so was I. When I started AS camping 5 years ago I put in only with what I would take tent camping, and then added what I found I needed on later trips. I still haven't come close to filling up the storage. But the notes about the fuses, a small tool kit, and of course a full bar are spot on. Most people take way too much. In our kitchen we have a baguette baking pan, a two quart sauce pan with a small skillet that fits as a lid, that's all. We also have a medium Dutch oven to cook outside and a small grill to cook over a fire. Oh, I forgot, an 8 quart stock pot for pasta and roast meats, and a bag of charcoal. Our friends see this and can't believe it but we eat very well, fresh bread every morning. You really don't need a lot of stuff. One jacket, one sweater, etc. An iPad or Kindle means you don't have to take a lot of books, magazines or DVDs. Fresh food takes up more space than canned or boxed food, and we do fill up the fridge and the pantry.

My parents always had an RV and stuffed it to the gills. When they first saw my 25' FB Int'l they couldn't believe how little storage space it had, in their eyes. But it wasn't even half filled, and we camp 100 nights each summer. We boondock almost exclusively, 6 nights at a site, then into town to dump the tanks and buy fresh food and water. We only use a commercial campground at Christmas when visiting the grandkids in CA.

Stay a minimalist and you will love your new lifestyle. You don't need much stuff.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:48 AM   #105
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:56 AM   #106
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[QUOTE=4521red;21251]Well, I'm going out West this month and I'm coming back with a trailer!!............

Over the years I have developed a "complete" list of essentials, wanted and "nice to have" items for trailer and motorhome.

I will be glad to share my lists with anyone. Just send your request to:
joecodi@clearsightusa.com and be sure to write in the subject: AIRSTREAM LIST.

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Old 12-20-2013, 10:48 AM   #107
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Have you ever gone back and just looked at the dates on some threads? This one kicked off in 2003, was fairly active, sat dormant for two years, had two posts in 2005, half a year later in '06 it started getting a little steam up, stayed fairly active all the way through 2012, with a couple six month breaks, then sat dormant for a whole year until yesterday.

Just found it interesting... I wonder what's the longest one has sat dead until being revived...

I kept a journal of every trip, every leak, every repair I made on our old Winne. Left it in the camper when I sold it. The next owners called me up a few years later to comment on how much they enjoyed reading the journal. It was an adventure...

Need to start my own check list...

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Old 09-14-2014, 08:43 PM   #108
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One of the most important items we carry is our cordless drill / flashlight kit. I made up a 3/4 " driver that fits in the drill chuck. This enables me to power up or down the 4 trailer corner jacks effortlessly.

The high powered, self supporting flashlight is also very usefull. Big batteries last a long time and the 2nd battery is always ready in the charger when required. The lens will rotate on an eccentric which allows the light to to be aimed almost anywhere.

Cost of this kit is only about $120.00 CDN. A higher powered 18 volt unit is also available.

We also have one of those "throw-away", use once, cameras in the glove box of all of our vehicles. You never know when you are going to need a quick image. You know the old saying.... a picture is worth a thousand words, especially in court when need to get your point of view across. These cameras are about $10. A good investment.
We use a Snap-On screwdriver. Small so it will fit in tight spaces. As powerful as a large cordless drill. Comes with a pair of batteries and a quick charger. Check it out. Pricey but it's what a lot of mechanics and body shop techs use. Saves lots of space, too.
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:39 AM   #109
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We use a Snap-On screwdriver..... Pricey but.....
hi,

model number? thanks!
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Old 09-20-2014, 07:34 AM   #110
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model number? thanks!
CTS561CL includes a second battery and a case. Here's the link. You'd be surprised how long the battery lasts and how powerful the screwdriver is. Both forward and reverse are on the trigger. Press up is forward. Press down is reverse. And, no, I don't work for Snapon!

http://store.snapon.com/CTS561CL-Ser...V-P646593.aspx
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Old 09-21-2014, 05:35 PM   #111
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We now want a generator...after 3 days camping off the grid our battery was drained and the electric hitch motor was dead! Thankfully another camper had a honda generator so we were good to go in 10 minutes.had a great first trip out with the Pacific Bullet
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:27 AM   #112
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Ever since a trip to Big Bend in 2007, we have carried a pair of Honda 2000s. Hooked together they provide 30amp service and run the A/C efficiently and quietly. One might think 'That's a lot of $$$$$ for use at an occasional site that has no power.
WEll, they also saved us $$$$$$$ in 2008 when a hurricane hit the Texas coast and we were without power for several days. The Hondas ran our two refrigerators and freezers and several fans and two large fish tanks.
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