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Old 08-15-2012, 12:04 AM   #43
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Tow vehicle (won't get far w/o)
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Folding chairs

And... If you have $150 bucks burning a hole in your pocket, get a Fire Dancer. While it's not mandatory, this little thing is the single most used add-on we have. Used twice each day and facilitates all kinds of fun

Hehe, I second the fire dancer! Here's mine! . (we host a luau bi-annually and invite hula dancers and fire dancers to perform... Fun stuff!!)
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:38 AM   #44
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Hydrocortisone spray. Cools the rash and kills the itch. Available over-the-counter.
Poison Ivy Soap is the stuff that really works. Zanfels too expensive. Found in some independent drugstores and outdoor type stores. Sold it for years in my pharmacy.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:04 AM   #45
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.... Last week I pulled out part of the front dinette and put in a nice comfortable swivel rocker recliner.....
I've thought of doing the same thing! I also condered modifying the table so it would slide a few inches one way or the other, like the one in the lounge, to give said swivel recliner more room. Any photos of your modification?

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Old 08-15-2012, 06:57 PM   #46
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We'd go for the beer & lawn chairs, but the following items that I didn't see mentioned yet are nice to have.

1. Extra wire and heavy duct tape (once the claw hook broke on our awning, and the door on our son's 1970s-vintage Trillium started swinging open in city traffic. Quick fixes.

2. Heavy rubber bands. One to prevent toilet paper from totally unwinding off the roll while driving all day (we've had this happen), and others to keep towels, &c. secured to their hooks.

3. Lots of the right kind of change if you're away long enough to need a laundromat.

4. A back-up plan for anything essential, should it fail, so we don't have to abandon an otherwise perfectly good camping trip. Also, should you get stranded for a while by a more serious mechanical problem. Stuff like extra flashlights, extra food, water bottles or a jerry can.

5. Champaign for night one.

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(p.s. Len's list may vary.)
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Rubber bands are a great idea. Thanks for the awesome tip. I use an old film container for quarters for the car wash and laundry. CU, Airperson
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:50 AM   #48
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Rubber bands are a great idea. Thanks for the awesome tip. I use an old film container for quarters for the car wash and laundry. CU, Airperson
I use an old prescription bottle (label removed, washed thoroughly) for my quarters. Thanks to digital photography, I can't even remember the last time I saw a film canister. I also use larger-size prescription bottles to hold a stash of dry-roast peanuts or trail mix while hiking, biking, or kayaking; the prescription bottle seals airtight to keep the "rabbit food" fresh and fits easily in a pocket or fanny-pack.

In addition to regular "postal-size" rubber bands, I use something called an H-band (H-Band) that comes in very handy for holding boxes closed, keeping a stack of dishes together so they don't rattle, etc.
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For travel in Canada, those US laundromat quarters would be loonies (dollar coins) but either way, oftentimes there isn't a handy campground or laundromat manager with a stash of coins, and those bill changers sometimes don't work, either.

BTW, I asked Len for his top five items:

1. soap
2. toothpaste
3. sleeping bags
4. license
5. insurance.

Champaign didn't even make his top 10.

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Old 08-16-2012, 03:42 PM   #50
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Hi, lots of great ideas here. I also use film containers and pill bottles for holding quarters for Laundromats and parking meters. I re-mounted our toilet paper holder to be vertical and it works much better this way. Years ago, actually decades ago, I used to bring everything with us on long trips, but I found it much easier to just bring a good credit card. Seemed as though whatever broke was the one thing that I didn't have with me.
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