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Old 08-31-2010, 10:19 PM   #1
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Hello all, I'm new to the forum and this is my first large travel trailer. Picking up my 2011 32qb that my wife picked out this morning at 8 am. The one thing I didn't find out about while reading through this site was how expensive all the "STUFF" for the inside is. I'll have it home today and start loading it up. I have bought better sewer hoses, waterpressure regulator, 50 to 30 ampadapter, wheelchalks, X chalk, vent pads to insulate the roof vents, and a few other needed things. Other then dishes is there anything important I should get right away other then the cover I want?
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:47 PM   #2
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Probably the best thing you can do is open up an account at the Camping World in New Braunfels. You might want to look at a surge protector of some kind to protect all your electronics from a power spike. We are right up the road from you in Austin.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:41 PM   #3
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Congrats on your new addition, I just found out as well how much it costs to outfit one, best investment is Costco Pillow top for your bed. slept like a baby, wife said she slept better on it than the one at home. it was like $150.00 I think.
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:25 AM   #4
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Welcome to the club and a great bunch of people. When we bought our new Cruiser 30SK a few months ago I spent a lot of time searching through all the threads on this forum. You'll find a world of information here and using the search function really helps ferret things out.

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Old 09-01-2010, 02:32 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new trailer. No advice on all the things you will need because it seems as though there is always something else to buy. I would talk to others and do a search regarding covers for the trailer. Crossroads doesn't recommend them and most folks here on the forum don't recommend them. My own experience with a trailer cover years ago was negative. A lot of scuffing of the roof.
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:07 AM   #6
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Welcome to you and your new Cruiser!

We live in Westcreek and store the RV under cover at the Pioneer Home Builders' lot on Potranco. Tweedy's RV supply in Boerne, off Exit 537 of IH-10 West will beat CW every time. They have a lot of what is on the www.tweedys.comweb site in stock in their ever expanding store.

Buy a decent surge protector. We have a Surge Guard 30 amp external. It will set you back about $230 but is worth the price, especially down here in South Central TX.

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Old 09-01-2010, 12:30 PM   #7
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Welcome. The most important thing to buy for your nrew baby is a case or a bottle of your favorite bevvy and break in the fridge. Have a great time and enjoy. This forum is great and the folks here have been very helpful.

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Old 09-01-2010, 12:56 PM   #8
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OK thanks everyone. The X chalks are to small for the distance between my tires so they are going back. I'll pick up a surge protector from tweety's in the morning along with the adapter I so rudely found out I needed for my generator. Planed to work outside in the trailer today in cold AC but found I needed a adapter for the generator to work with my plug. Live and learn. Artgpo I live in Braun Oaks and store my rig at my shop in Helotes.
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:40 PM   #9
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Don't forget a thermometer and fan for the fridge. I also carry a weather radio that I only use if something may blow into the area. I found a slick clock radio that projects the time on the ceiling. I've never needed them but I bought a selection of fuses for the inverter. Flashlight(s) or the new rechargeable 12v or 120v lantern Coleman makes, my DW bought one for me for Christmas. And maybe a rainsuit when you have to set up in the Monsoon, I wore my swimsuit the last time, luckily it was warm.
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