Lists are not always bad

Lest y’all think the trailering life is completely carefree, I thought I’d share my pre-trip checklist with you. Usually, I just wing it, but my dad’s backpacking check lists have inspired me. Now is not the time to leave something behind. Read it and weep.

Shelter
Trailer
Fiberglass LP gas tank, ½-full (saves 18lbs!)
Fully-charged 12V deep-cycle battery

Stored On Floor:

  • 30 amp power cord with adapter
  • 100ft extension cord
  • Corner stabilizer jack iron
  • Folding canvas chairs (pair)
  • Mat for entrance

Stored Under sink (lower):

  • Empty 5 gallon fresh water tank
  • Green insulated food bag w/food and plates
  • plastic silverware
  • Toilet paper

Stored Under sink (upper):

  • Potholders/oven mitts
  • Pasta strainer
  • Cooking spray
  • Lighter fluid
  • Games (Scrabble, Othello, Mastermind)
  • Skewers (for marshmallows!)
  • Can opener
  • Butane refill

Stored Right Under-Counter:

  • Trash can with plastic bags
  • Bungee cords
  • Clothesline
  • Paper towel(s)
  • Fluorescent plug-in lamp (110V)
  • Reusable Shopping bags

Stored Under side seat bench:

  • Wheel chocks
  • Grey Water barrel w/hose
  • Stakes
  • Small shovel with cutting edge
  • Small propane tank
  • Large Rubbermaid tub with: Pots (med and small) with lids, Frying Pan (small), tablecloth, measuring cups, measuring spoons, melamine bowls & coffee cups, measuring cups, stirring spoons, spatulas, large plastic cups (2) , paper bowls

Left front upper cabinet:

  • Chargers for iPhone, iPod, camera battery, toothbrush
  • 6ft AV headphone cable
  • 12V extension cord
  • Vintage postcards
  • KOA and Good Sam Club cards
  • Nightlight cube (thank you, Karen!)

Center front upper cabinet:

  • Condiments (packets with sugar, mayo, mustard)
  • Vitamins
  • Coffee supplies
  • Pasta
  • Lighters (Zippo-type)

Right front upper cabinet:

  • Leveler bubble
  • Electric multi-tester
  • Firestarter
  • Kleenex
  • LED battery lantern (2 small)
  • Flashlights
  • Trailer radio antenna
  • Tide travel packs
  • Insect repellant (various types)

Stored in Floor compartment

  • Dust brush
  • Flip-flops, sandals, and extra shoes
  • umbrella

Stored under bed:

  • Sheets/blankets
  • Pillows (3)
  • Comforters (2)
  • Ground cloth/tarp
  • Small car vacuum
  • Trailer awning and frame poles (from larger tent) – stored in 2 white bags
  • Toaster
  • Citronella candle
  • Small Coleman Propane stove
  • Large LED lantern
  • Christmas lights J

Left Rear Upper Cabinet:

  • Bath towels and washcloth
  • Trailer info folder

Center Rear Upper Cabinet:

  • Dopp Kits

Right Rear Upper Cabinet:

  • CPAP machine with cables
  • 12V voltage meter

Stored in Car:

  • Generator (oil changed 5/11)
  • 1 Gallon gas tank (filled)
  • Folding table
  • Box of food

Cooking/Fridge

Brita water pitcher
Plates & bowls/paper plates & bowls
Dish soap
Sponge
Cooking oil/Pam spray
Containers for food storage
Folding table
paper cups, plates
Ziplock bags
Napkins
Dish rags/towels

Clothes

Shoes/boots
Jeans/pant/belt
Shorts
T-shirts
Socks/extra socks
Sweatshirt
Light rain jacket
Underwear
Sleep clothes
Swim suit/towel
Laundry bag

Personal

Towels/washcloth
Soap in plastic case/shampoo
Tooth brush/tooth paste
Deodorant
Comb/brush
Razor

Miscellaneous

Sunscreen/chapstick
Extra batteries/bulbs
Laptop w/charger
Camera/battery charger/transfer cable/memory cards
Sunglasses
First aid kit
Binoculars
Work gloves

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