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Maybe it was in the 15 pages; a torque wrench and sockets for the wheels and spare. Yes, you are to re-torque the lug nuts. Spare may use a different size socket.





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Folding Gerber shovel or similar. Bow saw. 4 way lug wrench, spare shore cord plug, and receptacle, power adapters. Long list. You end up with alot when you are done if you really want to be prepared when hundreds of miles from home. Some of it depends on how mechanical you are.

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Merrykalia wrote:

Take a look at this list. It's in the FAQ forum pages.

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LOL on the list! I always have to laugh when people say they only pack 250lbs of stuff! And a lot of them are from people with kids!!!!


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Disposable gloves for sewer time.


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afidel wrote:

Disposable gloves for sewer time.


The amount of people that miss handle the sewer hose with their bare hands is disgusting. Or they'll put the gloves on and still touch door handles, steering wheel, make a sandwich ect.... gross.

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dodge guy wrote:

Merrykalia wrote:

Take a look at this list. It's in the FAQ forum pages.

Stocking RV


LOL on the list! I always have to laugh when people say they only pack 250lbs of stuff! And a lot of them are from people with kids!!!!


lol no kidding. for weekending with my family fo 4 (5ya and 3yo) we are usually loaded out around 750 lbs before I put in fire wood


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On my last trailer I was 2200lbs more than the dry weight loaded for a 2 week trip! I was fortunate enough to have a 4100lb CCC on the trailer.

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Anything that you don't want to load and unload each time before and after camping should get shoved in any empty space... that is how it works for us.


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Take what you honestly think you will use. The first year I hauled around more "might need" items than stuff I really used.

If you forgot something, there is a Wal-Mart in the next town.

My only exceptions are, my tool box, a small air compressor and the tools needed to change my TT tires.

They can make the difference between a twenty minute inconvenience and sitting until Road Service can find you on some back road. That is assuming you have cell service to call.

My experience is, if you forgot what to need, you will remember it the next time.


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rbpru wrote:

Take what you honestly think you will use. The first year I hauled around more "might need" items than stuff I really used.

If you forgot something, there is a Wal-Mart in the next town.

My only exceptions are, my tool box, a small air compressor and the tools needed to change my TT tires.

They can make the difference between a twenty minute inconvenience and sitting until Road Service can find you on some back road. That is assuming you have cell service to call.

My experience is, if you forgot what to need, you will remember it the next time.


I agree with this. I tailor it to the trip really. if im going to the next town over for a 3 day weekend i don't need the whole tool box. just enough to change a tire and get me home/to the campground. for long trips i bring more.

I go though the storage a lot and remove things I've never used. I've learned that "LITE" is short for "tiny storage compartments" lol

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