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Old 12-05-2021, 10:42 PM   #1
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Hi! I'm new. This question is for the Class B old heads, the pioneers, seasoned and/or gristled. Please finish this sentence "You can never have enough ______ in your RV." I'm sure some will get cheeky so have at it! I'm just trying to get an idea of what I'm going to need to stock up on when i get my Era from the dealer.
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You can never have enough battery in your RV.

On the other hand, I didn't actually need about half of the stuff that I bought because I thought I needed it.
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Old 12-06-2021, 02:47 AM   #3
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Battery is important. But you can always generate more electricity by starting the engine, if need be. I think water is number 1. It can be consumed very quickly if you're not careful. Water needs to be managed carefully, both use and sourcing.
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I've seen this question expressed as "what is your biggest fear" because we tend to stock up on whatever we are most fearful of being without. For us, it must be food. Besides fridge and freezer, we have five drawers of food.
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Planning ?


when we camp we plan a "trip to town" about every 5 to 7 days


we carry water, food and have enough clothing to meet that interval


trip to town means groceries, laundry, water and gas/propane if needed--- also connecting to web as we are often off grid



carrying 9 days food makes no sense and takes up space when the water, laundry or boredom will determine when we head to town


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For us, "You can never have enough bedroom". We set up the bed in the back of our Roadtrek and leave it set up. We put a foam topper on top of the cushions, and have plenty of blankets and pillows. I put a flat screen TV back there, and LED reading lights. We love to relax in the "bedroom", and I like to take a 3 or 4 hour nap when the traffic gets heavy. Just pull over into a rest stop, and sleep until the road is clear.
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Hi! I'm new. This question is for the Class B old heads, the pioneers, seasoned and/or gristled. Please finish this sentence "You can never have enough ______ in your RV." I'm sure some will get cheeky so have at it! I'm just trying to get an idea of what I'm going to need to stock up on when i get my Era from the dealer.
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Er... wife happiness? Can't have too much of that!
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Whether full or part-time, I expect many would agree that one can never have enough quality first aid equipment in your kit.
Two lower priority items may be disposable gloves (e.g. for dumping) and paper towels.
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Storage, the lack of which makes a lot of other useful stuff too much.
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Love and patience. Everything else you can buy in the road.
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Yes patience, ability to compromise, and plenty of replacement drawer and cabinet door latches. EVERY trip we take another cabinet door or drawer latch breaks. Luckily they are inexpensive and easy to do for oneself.
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A full set of repair tools: wrenches, ratchet set, screwdrivers, pliers, air pump, spare fuses, etc......
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Hi
Well, no one else has said it ,so it most be me. BLACK WATER holding tank storage. We've got (I think) 10 gal. and we figure 5 or 6 days if we're Boondocking/dry camping.
There are idiot lights for this tank . I don't trust that sensor at all. I/ we are shsll we say fearful of running it over. And I'm guessing I'm not alone in this,I see alot of extra tanks being pulled a round campgrounds,an interesting sight ! I keep waiting for one to break lose.
Good side Biz for someone : running a honeywagon around campgrounds. I've seen it in boat anchorages , so why not?
Anyway you'll find your own "thing" and if it's only one , then count yourself lucky.
I did like the love, patience, ability to compromise,,, got to work on that one
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If you're in a Class B no matter what you do you'll always want just a little extra room. .

When we first got our rig we definitely "over packed" and we've gotten better about this, but, it's a learning curve.

We still take "too much", on occasion, but, we're getting better at it. We make a list of things we don't use and remove them from the coach. It's extra stuff that just weighs you down.

Remember that anything you don't have you can always purchase on the road..... don't overload too much food, clothes or gear.....it just gets in the way of finding the things you need.

Class B's are something you live out of while traveling.... they are designed to go long distances.... because of the superior fuel economy.... and can be parked or driven anywhere.


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My first thought was: paper towels. We use them for napkins and then to clean dishes before washing so we don't use so much water and also don't contaminate the gray tank.

I do like the love and patience one though. I'll remember to bring those along with the paper towels.
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STORAGE! STORAGE! STORAGE! We converted a hanging closet into a pantry. Early on we discovered that we don't take anything that HAS to be hung...maybe a few coats...but we have hooks on the doors for that. Amazing how much that space has come in handy!!!
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Hi! I'm new. This question is for the Class B old heads, the pioneers, seasoned and/or gristled. Please finish this sentence "You can never have enough ______ in your RV." I'm sure some will get cheeky so have at it! I'm just trying to get an idea of what I'm going to need to stock up on when i get my Era from the dealer.
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my answer is simple: $$
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my answer is simple: $$
Actually, I would disagree with that. Doesn’t take a lot of $$ to enjoy life in a van.
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