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Other than the obvious stuff try this.

Set up in your driveway for a day or weekend and start camping. You will quickly learn what you need. Then go for the weekend someplace nearby and you can fine tune whatever else you need. It only took us two trips to get everything in order but you will find you'll always be adding and deleting things.


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Go to a store like Dollar Tree or something similar and stock up on allergy pills, antibiotic ointment, something for headaches, cough medicine, etc. Go thru you medicine cabinet and see if you have anything that can be added. Try to get a few extra of any prescription medicine that you take so if your plans are changed you do not run out of something that you need. If you talk to your doctor he might have samples to give you. Remember to toss out medicines that are too old and restock. We have a wonderful first aid kit but it did not have anywhere near enough bandages in it. Especially if you have children with you.

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You forgot the food (steaks) to go with that.


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Wow, thanks for the answers. We get our 5'er by the end of July. I'll print this up and hand it over to the wife.

BTW-Looking at maybe the 2'nd week of August for our first trip, you know the wedding anniversary, it's only been 11 years.

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After setting up for the first time in my new-to-me used rv, I unpacked the brand new tv from its box, plugged it in....then promptly unplugged it, repacked, unhooked everything and drove to the store to buy cables to hook up to the tv.

Duh.

Coulda been even worse, as the guy said, "How much do you need?"

(insert blank look here)

"Um, to an rv?"

"Yes. But, how far away is the plugin from the connector box?"

"A ways?"

He sold me 25 feet which was just long enough. But I also took a 12 foot section..."just in case".

Turns out you have to have TWO cables: one for the outside to the box, one for inside from the wall to the tv.

It's tough to be blond some days. :-)

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If you forget something or find you need something, relax. Most campgrounds are only a few miles from Walmart. If they do not have it, you do not need it.


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Just toss in the basics that you can think of, and then go camp somewhere close to Walmart - or in Walmart parking lot. Place a paper tablet and pen near the range and keep adding as you find you don't have it.

Then go shopping as needed.

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Try to remember we are CAMPING, and not just cramming everything from our house into a mobile house.
It just kills me to see folks in RV's with washers and dryers, microwaves, TV/VCR/DVD/Satellite dishes, and every amenitie you can think of. That's not 'roughing it', that's not 'camping', that is mobile home living.

Bring the beer and steaks, and the medical supply stuff, and get OUT.

After all, you bought an RV to 'GET AWAY FROM IT ALL', right ?

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Nuts! I would have said a good single malt.

Kidding aside, assuming you either have 120, or will be 'camping' where you have access to 'shore power,' either a hand vacume cleaner or if a larger unit a full up-right.

You have NO idea how much dirt gets tracked into your unit every day. Add kids (or in our case to yellow lab's) and you'll be sweeping two or three times per day. Or running the vac., and actually getting the thing clean.

Post Script here: If you have the space in a 'full size' closet an up-right vac will fit in easily. And you DO NOT have to pay an arm and a leg for a good unit. (See either the current or one back issue of consumer reports for ratings.) The one I use cost $79.95 from Sears, was highly rated (even over one machine that cost eight hundred dollars!!) and does a grand job.

"The Redhead" thought I was nuts getting the thing, but she wasn't the one crawling around on her hands and knees with the hand vac.
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