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Old 03-04-2010, 08:33 AM   #1
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Top 10 Essentials for Road Trip

Hi all,
We are starting to plan our first major cross country trip in our new AS. I am wondering what top 10 essentials you could not live without on the road? They could be tools, accessories, games or even foods. Thought this would be a fun way to use the brain trust here on the forums to add to our list of must haves. Thanks in advance for your responses.
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:43 AM   #2
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Water Bottles in the cockpit.
LED Flashlights.
GPS
Slip-on shoes.
Water Purifying Pitcher.
Bikes. (Road. Mt. or both depending on the location)
MacBooks.
All necessary chargers.
2nd set of keys for truck and AS.
Peanut M & M's. (so my husband says)
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:45 AM   #3
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I always carry the usual full set of tools, small air compressor, tire pressure gauge, flashlights (headlamp type), extra sewer hose with splice connector, some parks require the use of a sewer donut, 30-15 AMP adapter, and lots of duct tape, Velcro, and whiskey.
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:01 AM   #4
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Tarp, good coffee/tea, firestarter sticks.

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Old 03-04-2010, 09:06 AM   #5
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GPS including poi(walmarts, FJ, CW, TA, dump locations, etc.)
CC's and spare in lockbox
Cell phone, laptop
Tools(emergency repair materials, wire, duct tape, plastic sheet, ladder)
Spare parts(sp, sp wire, rotor, ignition module)
Extra sewer pipe to increase length
Electric cord extension, extra hose
outdoor lounger, chair and table
Navigator, copilot and chef(maybe she will post her 10)
A lot of this stuff stays in MH but I do check to make sure it is still there before departure.
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:17 AM   #6
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All the listed items in previous posts plus:

  1. Jump'nCarry - Air Compress/ Battery Jump Pack
  2. Honda 2000 /2000 Companion + Justrite safety gas can
  3. Lug Nut Torch Wrench (I religiously Torch each tire prior to every trip it use to drive my old boyfriend CRAZY! It's a girl thing)
  4. Printed Mapquest directions in case the GPS is wrong or not working
  5. Wooden Cane to check the tires at rest stops
  6. Small electric heater to take the chill off when attached to electric power
  7. Rawhide Treats and tennis balls for the dog
  8. Water to drink 1 gals size
  9. Small Cooler to load all items that can spill and break i.e., beer, milk if the refrig opened by accident
  10. Hand wipes for the kitchen & bath area
These things are loaded on AS or in TV so I do not have to put them in and out every trip. The exception is generators & gas can.
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:30 AM   #7
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:36 AM   #8
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Whirlaway is that a GSP I see as your profile pic? Our GSP turns 1 today! Love em.
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:56 AM   #9
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Water Thief
50 to 30amp connector
Windex
paper towels
A/S manual
Grease for ball on hitch
WD-40
rain jacket
gloves to use when working with sewer hose
waterless hand soap
sun glasses
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Some fine Ale for the P.M.

Strong coffee for the A.M.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:11 AM   #11
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Well, there are more than ten essentials, and it depends on who you're traveling with and where you're going. Here are some ideas to consider beyond the basic and obvious things.

1. I like to travel to remote areas where it may be an hours' drive to a drug store. I have two nylon stuff sacks that have one of pretty much every over-the-counter item that someone could want badly enough to warrant a late night drug store run. Family members and guests can help themselves as necessary, and I go through the stuff sacks before each season to replenish any missing or expired items.

2. I carry a tire plugging kit, a small air compressor, spare tires for the tow vehicle and trailer, jacks, and the wrenches necessary to change tires.

3. The inability to retract electric tongue jacks, levelers, awnings, and slides is common enough that you want to be sure you have whatever wrenches, cranks, etc., are necessary to do this manually. On most Airstreams the tongue jack is the only potential problem area.

4. I carry a basic tool kit including: a screwdriver with interchangeable bits, an adjustable wrench, two sizes of pliers, electrical tape, duct tape, cotton gloves, jumper cables, zip ties, a small LED flashlight, a 12 volt test light, and three flares. Depending on the situation, where I'm going, how long I'll be away, and what I'm going to do, I might bring more, but that's the minimum.

5. Hook up wise you want to have whatever is appropriate for the anticipated situation. For full hookups you will want a sewer elbow and doughnut and some way to support the hose. If you think the site layout might be a little dodgy you might bring extra lengths of cord and hose. I carry a Y fitting for fresh water hose in case I have to share with someone for whatever reason.

6. I carry a variety of chocks, leveling blocks, and plywood blocking to support the tongue jack and leveling jacks on soft ground and level the trailer left to right.

7. A Bible, Book of Common Prayer, hymnal, deck of cards, a chess/checkers/backgammon set, and a couple of novels keep mind and soul engaged in the event of delays. Also a compact musical instrument if you play one

8. Some sort of portable safe may be helpful if you anticipate leaving valuable items in the trailer, e.g. while swimming or boating
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:43 AM   #12
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Top Ten

1. Gnome, please see: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ome-61858.html

2. Humor, see #1

3. Patience (that probably should top the list)

4. Candles, preferrably Diptyque. They came in handy during a recent trip when we were boondocking and forgot to fill up the gas can AND Honda eu3000is

5. Baby wipes and Chlorox Disinfecting Wipes

6. Suncreen

7. Cash

8. Wind up flashlight and radio

9. Bucket

10. Paper plates that we can either use as compost or additional fire starters after they been used.
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Yes, She's two (2) years old in June...

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Whirlaway is that a GSP I see as your profile pic? Our GSP turns 1 today! Love em.
She's the best...

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Hi all,
We are starting to plan our first major cross country trip in our new AS. I am wondering what top 10 essentials you could not live without on the road? They could be tools, accessories, games or even foods. Thought this would be a fun way to use the brain trust here on the forums to add to our list of must haves. Thanks in advance for your responses.
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sorry i don't have a TOP TEN items,

not even a top ten list of LISTS of items...

but i do have lists and here are a few.

(((and many of these links have LINKS inside with more lists)))

moe's motherload is a good place to start...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...list-7630.html

and there are others...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f368...ers-19484.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ring-3099.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ere-15547.html

misc lists...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...ing-21910.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...ory-25125.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...ies-24744.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...get-27685.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f232...ory-31739.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...eam-30527.html

kitchen and outdoor cookin' stuff...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f484...chen-5410.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f484...hes-28954.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f484...use-15687.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f484...ill-20888.html

FOOOOOD...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...one-34953.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f484...ine-20163.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f484...ips-36249.html

the tool box...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f44/...box-30378.html

safety items and issues...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...des-37028.html

pooooper, water, and juice connectors...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f444...ote-34319.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f444...get-26507.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f444...asy-28493.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f443...ring-3180.html

dont' forget an extra toothbrush...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f446...elp-33571.html

with any luck you'll finish the shopping, with enough money left over FOR the trip!

cheers
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