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Ranger Tim

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Posted: 07/06/20 11:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Stuff keeps migrating in but I keep throwing it out. Where does it come from?


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Toilet paper, Coffee are my two must always haves


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Posted: 07/07/20 07:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ranger Tim wrote:

Stuff keeps migrating in but I keep throwing it out. Where does it come from?


LOL I keep wondering the same thing.
I'm going to be migrating stuff out of my camper today.


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Agree with regular bedding instead of bags. Too bulky and too hard to clean. We have been RVing for over 45 years, and I am certain I keep far more than I need in our RV. Eating utensils for all who would normally be there - You can decide if you want to keep washable versions or rely solely on paper for this; One each - frying pan (lg & sm), big pot, small pot; zip lock bags for everything; if you have one, cooking vessels for a microwave; coffee cup for each who would usually camp in rig; plastic glasses for drinks; paper products (T paper, paper towels, paper plates, paper bowls); a colander; if needed, a cork screw; plastic wrap & aluminum foil; a fire extinguisher; one-cup coffee pot; spatula, long fork,small whisk,slotted and large spoon (typical starter set for a kitchen); larger bowl for mixing things; Trying to think of what I always use. I cook often in my RV, but many people don't. If you aren't planning to cook most meals, you may not need what I have listed. Store as many things inside other things as possible. A sharp knife; a cutting board; a portable grill; collapsible chairs for the campfire; a tool box with basic tools (if you're able to actually do repairs beyond the simple things, this would obviously contain far more than screwdriver, hammer, plyers! You'll figure you what the basics are for an RV as you borrow from others as you need them!); Outdoor extension cord; lights for the awning (if you want); mat for under the awning (wouldn't go anywhere w/o one); small table for outdoors(not all RV parks have decent tables, some none at all); I keep basic spices/seasonings in the RV (salt, pepper, etc); a few basic foodstuffs (can of soup, pasta,sauce, etc) for those overnight stops on the way to destination). We also keep basic clothing in the rig. Hoodie, rain poncho, underwear for 2 days, shorts/jeans/shirts for several days. Every trip we pack more. Also keep sandals/sneakers in RV. We both also have warm jackets for those chilly nights by the fire.
Over the years I have determined that it is just easier for me to go food shopping after we reach our destination, right after we finish hooking up.That way, I only buy what we will use for that particular trip. Far less to move in and out of the RV. I do usually take condiments from home, placing them in smaller containers with tight lids. Don't want small bottles taking up space in my fridge at home when we're back!
You'll find that you will begin to accumulate things, or find out you do or don't need items as you use your RV more. It's a never ending life experience! DH and I absolutely travel with far more than we need. Every once in a while we go through everything, make changes, and start the whole process all over again! Part of the game! Trial and error, and no two RVs are packed the same! Whatever works for you depending on how you will be using it. Hope this gives you some ideas.


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I have a lot of "stuff", hence why I upgraded to an 1191, to carry all said "stuff" so everyone in the family is happy to have their "stuff" while camping.

It is nice to be able to open up a cabinet and find "stuff" I forgot I even had.


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I make sure we have two glass pint glasses for beer and two glass rocks glasses for mixed drinks or whiskey. We used plastic glasses for years but it's so nice to be able to drink from glass.

We also pack hummingbird feeders and sugar. We went to the desert earlier this year and within 5 minutes of putting up the feeders we had a taker. We have three up right now and have rufus and broad tailed hummingbirds at our campsite.


edit: I should also add antibiotics. If you get a tick bite you want to start on antibiotics right away. Lyme disease is terrible and many doctors want to wait until you're fully infected before they start treatment.

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We have a complete set of stuff for the TC. The only thing we "pack" is food, clothes, laptop, and sports gear for the trip, and that's from a weekend to a 2 month 3,500 mile run.


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mountainkowboy wrote:

We have a complete set of stuff for the TC. The only thing we "pack" is food, clothes, laptop, and sports gear for the trip, and that's from a weekend to a 2 month 3,500 mile run.


That's a good point. Most of the stuff in the camper stays in the camper when we get home. Unless it's being removed for cleaning or reorganizing. Even a lot of our clothes stay in the camper. When they get washed, they get put back in the camper. Same with the Hummingbird feeders and medicine.

So for us it would be consumables, laptops, binoculars, books and cameras.

I actually have a spreadsheet I use check all the items that should be in the camper and work the list the week before a trip.

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I continue to add stuff to the camper. I have raided our camping stuff and moved appropriate items from the family camping boxes to the camper. If at some point, we end up doing both types, I'll deal with it. No use in doubling up.

I did buy bedding for the camper so it stays in there and once washed, placed back in.

My end goal is to have a weekend's worth of all supplies/stuff in the camper except for cold food and water. If we can just load and go, my goal is that we can use it more. Chores permitting.


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