Post by HOTRODPRIMER on Aug 21, 2017 12:32:46 GMT -8
We have talked & dreamed for several years wanting a vintage camper and we finally have one that is ready to make our first trip but being new to the game we are total novices when it comes to what to take with us.
Do you have a check list of items that you will need to carry when you are out for several days? Danny
Camping: the art of getting closer to nature while getting farther away from the nearest cold beverage, hot shower and flush toilet.
Porta-Potty Tools Two chairs and an umbrella (hot weather with no shade) Cord to hang wet clothes Extra power cord Something to catch draining sink water Extra pillows (Think expensive hotel) Let the tent-peasants get by with one pillow. Little BBQ Matches-lighter Trailer jack 2x8 wood about three feet and another two feet-in case site isn't level Water hose that is safe to drink from In line filter for the hose- sometime the water can be a little odd tasting Cooler I also ordered an extra drivers license ($10 online) Did I mention Porta-Potty?
Last Edit: Aug 21, 2017 14:44:04 GMT -8 by nccamper
Tool Kit, consider a small shovel or pry bar, too Duct Tape, wire Step stool or small ladder Spare tire Food, salt and drinking water We freeze pre-BBQed steaks and take them in the icebox. They help cool, too. Toilet paper and paper towels. String and heavier twine Stack jacks to support the 4 corners Canopy or awning. Really. They are so handy and give protection from rain or sun Electrical adapters; 30 to 15 amp and vice versa. Rug or tarp in case it is muddy, throw away towels
A rabbit is great, Danny! Then bring the rabbit munchies...
LadyW, what a cool cat cage. Where did you find it?
It's not mine! I saw it on Pinterest and figured some crazy cat lady who owns vintage trailers built it! My favorite part is the little door that goes into the trailer! I wonder if she leaves it open while on the road? So I take it, your not "that" crazy cat lady! @vikx
"I don't care how much it cost, I don't care how long it takes. It's a dream and I am doing it right"
I am going to probably over answer the question. But, my answers are more for people researching the topic.
I think it's a must to have AAA towing coverage on your trailer before heading out to anywhere irregardless of whether you are experienced at towing or not. I believe this should be mandatory for anyone towing a trailer.
Depending on where you go for your rally, especially in the parched West, you might have fire warnings that prevent open fires at the Rally site. Research to see if the RV Park hosting the trailer rally has a rule about this. In my case, this past weekend, they did. Only gas fueled fire pits or barbeques were allowed.
Depending on where you go, neighbors might be noisy. Bring some ear plugs. I have learned this from just regular camping. People down the campsite partying til 2 a.m.... At RV parks, maybe they have more accountability, but maybe not. I have only been to a few rallies at RV parks, and they have all ended up with neighbors that were quiet with the exception of my most recent one. Luckily I was far enough away from the laughing and partying, a closing of the windows quieted things enough to sleep.
Bring some chairs to sit in and the awning or umbrella like NCcamper listed are very necessary. Be mindful of winds that might pick up in the afternoon and could conceivably lift your umbrella when open. In California, we can have some strong winds, especially along the coast as well as some inland areas. Lakes can be breeding grounds for strong winds especially alpine ones.
Be gregarious. Vintage trailer people seem to be a friendly lot. You will have to make the first contact, usually.
Last Edit: Oct 22, 2017 9:08:57 GMT -8 by Teachndad
"If there is no chance of failure, there is no point in doing it. It goes without saying it, I fail a lot.” - NCCamper