What a girl needs in a TTT

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What a girl needs in a TTT

Postby J&J » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:30 am

Hi ladies, we are building a 5X10X4 TTT with a port-a-potty inside and a 10X10 canopy. My question is what else does a first time build need to make this comfortable and enjoyable.

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Postby Miriam C. » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:19 pm

:thumbsup: Ya got mine! You will also want a comfortable mattress.
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Postby J&J » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:41 pm

I've read about the foam ones on here and that is the way I want to go. How do they work with heated blankets I've heard it can make it too soft?

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Postby robertaw » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:43 pm

My #1 comfort item is a porta-potty, but I see you have that covered.

Secondly, air conditioning for summer nights.

And, as mentioned, a comfy bed.

Those are literally the only things I want in a trailer, which is why I have been giving some thought to a cargo trailer conversion. I just need a place to sleep and pee during the night and I will be a very happy camper.
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Postby stumphugger » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:04 pm

If you live in a mild, dry climate, a fan in the roof vent is a wonderful thing to have.
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Postby J&J » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:38 pm

Yes an A/C is a must it gets way too hot in Nebraska. Jeff wants the vent fan for air movement. Thanks for the input. Jen
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Postby Miriam C. » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:57 pm

I have a foam mattress and it is too hard in winter so I put an electric blanket to warm it up. You can get foam in the firmness you like. My original bed was from Penny's and I got a firm. Like a rock, so I got a memory foam 2" pad from Sam's club. Great when it is warm.....Like a rock when cold. :lol:
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Postby slowcowboy » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:15 am

wyooming is a dry mild climate and I hate to say I hardly can even find a use for a fan in the summer time. a fan I differ to say is more for areas that have humity. slow.
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Postby T@Baker » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:13 pm

I love our Travasak sleeping system. It's a queen sleeping bag with detachable sheets. It has a heavy winter side and a light summer side. After the trip, just rip out the sheets to wash.

We have a memory foam twin and a feather bed twin topper. The feather bed is easier to deal with, but DH likes to sleep on memory foam. Our bed converts to a dinette, so twin sizes are easier for me to pack away during the day.

I have a 9' market umbrella for quick trips, a Coleman 15 Event shelter for longer stays, and a Thermarest add-a-room for longer stays/multiple people.

My preferred port-a-potti is a Luggable Loo.

A comfortable lounge chair is a must ;)
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Little bitty spot

Postby The Teardrop Nanny » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:36 am

I found that I wanted a little spot (small mounted wire basket high up above my head) to put my keys in, hold my earrings/ring that I take off at night when I sleep, a mini flashlight, and a little water bottle for when I wake up at night and am thirsty. I also like a hook right by the door to hang my coat/sweater (and the dog's leash) The coat/sweater can also double as a window curtain if I pull it across the opening.
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Postby T@Baker » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:15 am

3M makes some clear plastic trays that are nice for storing things you want to keep handy, too. I use one for our cell phones, one for eye glasses, and a misc. one. I also use a clear plastic shower caddie with suction cups for the outside of the trailer.

This one holds our alarm clock during travel:
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Postby bobhenry » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:31 am

slowcowboy wrote:wyooming is a dry mild climate and I hate to say I hardly can even find a use for a fan in the summer time. a fan I differ to say is more for areas that have humity. slow.


I thought the cows were all equiped with one to keep the flys off !

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Postby J&J » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:51 am

Great ideas, I have my night stand at home for these things why not on the road, the shoes and coat is a must and something I would have over looked on the first trip. Those cow fans are heavy and hard to put in the roof. Jen
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Postby T@Baker » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:10 pm

J&J wrote:Those cow fans are heavy and hard to put in the roof. Jen


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Uh, just stand 'em by the door. They work just as well. Cow bell keeps you oriented.
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Postby eamarquardt » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:59 pm

No one has suggested that a member of the opposite sex is/might be useful.

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