EQUIPMENT
BREAKING CAMP CHECKLIST
ITEMS TO BRING CHECKLIST

 

 

Because we were novices to camping, we lacked the necessary equipment to begin our adventure with confidence.  The Internet was a very important resource as it provided the information we desperately needed to be successful.  Using the search engine at Excite, we were able to browse web sites for pricing and locating our camping trailer and truck.  Many of the links we used while researching are listed to the right of this page.  To use them, you must be connected to the Internet first.

 

Major equipment for our adventure was purchased locally and, in the case of the camping trailer, from out of state.  There were several dealerships near our home, but our specific trailer needs were not satisfied by any of them.  We needed a camping trailer that could house our Harley Davidson motorcycle, and after deciding which trailer to purchase, we used the Internet for locating a dealer.  In our situation, there were two dealers in Florida and one in Delaware that had our trailer for sale.  We chose Delmarva RV Center in Delaware because it was closer to our home, and the trailer was less expensive there as well.

 

Checklists are a must on any vacation, and our adventure was no different.  The checklists below are those we used, and you may use them as a guide. 

 

BREAKING CAMP CHECKLIST
ITEMS TO BRING CHECKLIST

 

 

USEFUL LINKS

CAMPERS

 

 

 

 

 

EQUIPMENT

 

Our camper

 

Terry 21C Camping Trailer

Our 2001 camper was purchased from Delmarva RV Center in Milford, Delaware after many months of researching Sport Utility Trailers and Car Hauler/Camper conversions. We finally decided on the Terry, which was manufactured by Fleetwood.RV.

The interior layout was perfect for our needs as were the features. There was plenty of room and storage space for just about anything we need including our motorcycle. As you can see, the back end of the trailer has a ramp allowing us to take our motorcycle with us.

 

 

Our motorcycle

Harley Davidson FatBoy (FLSTF) Motorcycle

We have enjoyed our Harley Davidson Fatboy since purchasing it new in 1998. Prior to this trip, we rode it in both Myrtle Beach, South Carolina during Bike Week and Daytona Beach, Florida during Biketoberfest. We have also cruised the highways and byways of both Virginia and North Carolina for the past 3 years.  Since our trip, the roads of 30 states are now under the rubber!

 

 

 

Our new F350

Ford F350

Our brand new 2002 Ford F350 SuperDuty truck was a genuine workhorse while at the same time being extremely comfortable on the road. With the 7.3L PowerStroke Diesel, Electric 4X4 shift on the fly, dual rear wheels and 8´ bed, we had no problems carrying our stuff and pulling the trailer.

 

 

 

Our Camera

Sony S70 Digital Camera

Our Sony camera was one of the best on the market when it was purchased. It took excellent digital pictures, which are suitable for viewing and/or printing up to 8” X 10” using even the least expensive photo quality paper. Click for features.

 

BREAKING CAMP CHECK LIST

 

To do before taking off on the road

Done

GET OUTSIDE ITEMS INSIDE

 

EMPTY TRASH

 

TURN HEATER OFF

 

TURN AIR-CONDITIONER OFF

 

TURN TV ANTENNA OFF

 

TURN TV OFF

 

LOWER TV ANTENNA

 

DISCONNECT TELEPHONE

 

CLOSE CEILING VENTS

 

MOVE ICE JUGS TO REFRIGERATOR

 

TURN REFRIGERATOR OFF

 

TURN WATER HEATER OFF

 

DISCONNECT WATER HOSE

 

DISCONNECT CABLE TV

 

DISCONNECT ELECTRICAL

 

DISCONNECT SEWER HOSE

 

TURN GAS OFF

 

TURN 12V SWITCH OFF

 

TAKE PRESSURE OFF WATER LINES

 

STORE TABLE

 

STORE TV

 

STORE LADDER

 

SECURE MOTORCYCLE

 

LOCK BACK DOOR

 

PACK LOOSE ITEMS AWAY

 

SECURE AWNING

 

RAISE LEVELER JACKS

 

CONNECT HITCH & CHAINS

 

CONNECT LEVELER BARS

 

CONNECT SWAY BAR

 

STORE WHEEL CHOCKS

 

STORE LEVELER BLOCKS

 

STORE HITCH BLOCK

 

CHECK PRESSURE IN TIRES

 

CHECK TRUCK OIL LEVEL

 

CHECK TRUCK TRANSMISSION LEVEL

 

CHECK LIGHTS

 

DUMP SEWER TANK

 

DUMP GRAY WATER TANK

 

 

ITEMS TO BRING CHECK LIST

 

Items to take on trip

Truck

Trailer

John

Sissy

Items to take on trip

Truck

Trailer

John

Sissy

ACCOUNT NUMBERS

 

 

 

 

INSURANCE - TRAILER

 

 

 

 

AIR-COMPRESSOR (PORTABLE)

 

 

 

 

INSURANCE - TRUCK

 

 

 

 

AWNING TOOL

 

 

 

 

JACK STAND TOOL

 

 

 

 

BADGE CASE

 

 

 

 

JACKETS

 

 

 

 

BATH SOAP

 

 

 

 

JEANS

 

 

 

 

BATHING SUITS

 

 

 

 

JUMPER CABLES

 

 

 

 

BATHROOM KITS (BAGS/MAKEUP)

 

 

 

 

KOA CARD

 

 

 

 

BATTERIES – CAMERA

 

 

 

 

LANTERN

 

 

 

 

BEER

 

 

 

 

LAPTOP CD PLAYER

 

 

 

 

BELT

 

 

 

 

LAPTOP COMPUTER

 

 

 

 

BIRTH CERTIFICATES

 

 

 

 

LAUNDRY SOAP

 

 

 

 

BLANK CD'S

 

 

 

 

LEATHERS

 

 

 

 

BLANKETS

 

 

 

 

LIGHTERS

 

 

 

 

BLOW DRYER

 

 

 

 

LITTLE COOLER

 

 

 

 

BOOTS

 

 

 

 

MAGAZINES

 

 

 

 

BOOZE

 

 

 

 

MAPS

 

 

 

 

BROOM

 

 

 

 

MEMORY STICK ADAPTER DISK

 

 

 

 

BUCKET AND CLEANING SUPPLIES

 

 

 

 

MONEY

 

 

 

 

CABLE FOR TV INSIDE

 

 

 

 

MOTORCYCLE

 

 

 

 

CABLE FOR TV OUTSIDE

 

 

 

 

MUNCHIES

 

 

 

 

CAMERA – Sony

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL PARKS PASS CARD

 

 

 

 

CAN OPENER (ELECTRIC)

 

 

 

 

OWNER'S MANUAL (TRAILER)

 

 

 

 

CANADIAN INSURANCE CARD

 

 

 

 

PAPER PLATES

 

 

 

 

CANDY

 

 

 

 

PILLOWS

 

 

 

 

CAR WAX

 

 

 

 

Q-TIPS

 

 

 

 

CD HOLDER

 

 

 

 

RAGS

 

 

 

 

CELL PHONE

 

 

 

 

RAINCOATS

 

 

 

 

CHAPS

 

 

 

 

RAZOR

 

 

 

 

CHARGER (CAMERA BATTERY)

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION MOTORCYCLE

 

 

 

 

CHARGER (CORDLESS DRILL)

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION TRAILER

 

 

 

 

CHARGER (SHAVER)

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION TRUCK

 

 

 

 

CHARGER (TELEPHONE)

 

 

 

 

SCREEN

 

 

 

 

CHARGER (WALKIE TALKIES)

 

 

 

 

SEWER HOSE

 

 

 

 

CHECKBOOK

 

 

 

 

SHAMPOO

 

 

 

 

CHOPPER (FOOD)

 

 

 

 

SHAVING CREAM

 

 

 

 

CIGARETTES

 

 

 

 

SHIRTS

 

 

 

 

COFFEE

 

 

 

 

SHOES

 

 

 

 

COFFEE CUPS

 

 

 

 

SHORTS

 

 

 

 

COFFEE POT

 

 

 

 

SLEEPING BAGS

 

 

 

 

COKES

 

 

 

 

SLIPPERS

 

 

 

 

COMB, BRUSH

 

 

 

 

SOAP

 

 

 

 

CONDITIONER

 

 

 

 

SOCKS

 

 

 

 

COOLER

 

 

 

 

SPARE TIRE TOOL

 

 

 

 

COOLERS (BEER CAN)

 

 

 

 

STRAPS - EXTRA

 

 

 

 

CREAMER

 

 

 

 

SUIT CASES

 

 

 

 

CREDIT CARDS

 

 

 

 

SUIT FOR JOHN

 

 

 

 

CUPS

 

 

 

 

SUNGLASSES

 

 

 

 

CURLING IRON

 

 

 

 

SUNTAN LOTION

 

 

 

 

DEODORANT

 

 

 

 

SWEET N LOW

 

 

 

 

DRESS CLOTHES FOR SISSY

 

 

 

 

TARPS

 

 

 

 

DRINKS

 

 

 

 

TELEPHONE CABLE

 

 

 

 

EXTENSION CORD

 

 

 

 

TENNIS SHOES

 

 

 

 

EXTRA TRUCK AND TRAILER KEYS

 

 

 

 

TOASTER

 

 

 

 

EYEGLASSES

 

 

 

 

TOILET CHEMICALS

 

 

 

 

FISHING POLES AND TACKLE

 

 

 

 

TOILET PAPER

 

 

 

 

FLASHLIGHT

 

 

 

 

TOOLS

 

 

 

 

FOLDUP CHAIRS

 

 

 

 

TOOTH BRUSHES

 

 

 

 

FOOD

 

 

 

 

TOOTH PASTE

 

 

 

 

FORKS, SPOONS, KNIVES

 

 

 

 

TOWELS

 

 

 

 

GLASSES

 

 

 

 

TRAVELERS CHECKS

 

 

 

 

GLOVES

 

 

 

 

TRIP NOTEBOOK

 

 

 

 

GOOD SAM CLUB CARD

 

 

 

 

T-SHIRTS

 

 

 

 

GUN AND BADGE

 

 

 

 

UMBRELLAS

 

 

 

 

HATCHET

 

 

 

 

UNDERWEAR

 

 

 

 

HATS

 

 

 

 

VACUUM CLEANER

 

 

 

 

HELMETS

 

 

 

 

WALKIE TALKIES

 

 

 

 

HOUSE KEYS

 

 

 

 

WATER HOSE

 

 

 

 

ICE TEA GLASSES

 

 

 

 

WHEEL CHOCKS

 

 

 

 

INSURANCE – HEALTH CARDS

 

 

 

 

WOODEN JACK BLOCKS

 

 

 

 

INSURANCE - MOTORCYCLE