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Old 06-09-2014, 02:18 PM   #1
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Hello. First big trip

Hi Everyone,
Taking our first big trip after to short shake down trips. Having a great time so far. We are new to rving after many years of boating. Any advice?
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:12 PM   #2
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Keep a pad of paper and pen handy, Take notes of your concern's (if any) and the supplies that you have for gotten. The major thing is have lot's of fun
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:58 PM   #3
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Thanks. Good advice. I am a big list maker. I am amazed at how much more things shift around than they do on a boat. But the road is bouncier. I already put everything in baskets. Do you leave anything out on your countertops? If so, how do you secure it?
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Old 06-09-2014, 05:37 PM   #4
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Most of our stuff we secure before we leave the sight. On the night stands, where Janet tends to leave her cup of water, and other places we have a ribbed rubber pad that we put down, seems to keep it in place, We also put that pad where the dishes are stored, and where the spices are kept. We really need to get a spice rack... Some day
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Old 06-09-2014, 05:48 PM   #5
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I also am a convert from the boating world (Carver 325). Pretty much the same things apply - other than you don't need life jackets, and the gas mileage will be better.

To keep stuff from bouncing around too much, pack the heavy stuff low.
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:45 PM   #6
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I used nonskid inside all the cabinets and between the dishes to cut down the noise. I have two small rectangular cutlery trays (3x12) for my spices. They had rubber feet and have not moved at all so far. Of course we are on the highway so it is mostly straight driving. Everything's else is stowed. I used to silicone things i wanted to stay in place on the boat like lamps. It worked great. Even in heavy seas offshore, the lamps never budged. I will probably do that in the rv as well. Just not sure what I need where yet.
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