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Old 06-17-2010, 05:19 AM   #21
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Did anyone mention a little package of garden hose washers, you know the little rubber ones that fit in the end of all of your hoses, and bug wipes to wrap around the shore connection to keep the ants from crawling up the cord and into the RV. Well they can still crawl up the cord they just won't go past the little wipe to get in. And did anyone mention the beer. Be sure and take enough for your neighbor in case he runs out.

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Old 06-17-2010, 10:09 AM   #22
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We carry two 30Amp extension cords. Don't use them often, but when you need them...

In fact, we used both of them two weeks ago at a family reunion. Only 30A plug was 65' away. Use quick connects on the water hoses. Much easier.

From the CG water hookup. Short hose, pressure regulator, water filter, hose as necessary, faucet attached to the city water hookup on the trailer. (CW, Walmart) Instead of buying a 4' and a 10 ' hose, buy a 25' hose and cut it at 10' and use repair connectors. Much cheaper.

+1 on buying the best sewer hose you can afford. You need at least two, with a connector. Some of the good hoses will let you get 2 15' hoses in the bumper.

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Old 07-06-2010, 06:33 AM   #23
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As a newbie, (a 2011 QB32) this is a great thread with lots of helpful tips!
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:28 AM   #24
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As I said previously the RV is a money pit at first.

Two 25' drinking water hoses. Only buy the "Never Kink" type unless you are a professional hose wrestler.

Two 20' sewer hoses of good quality

One connector to attach the sewer hose to the dump facility

A good black/graydrain hose support

Water pressure regulator

Water filter

Disinfecting wipes for wiping the city water connection and both ends of your drinking water hose

GOOD QUALITY rubber gloves to wear when handling/touching the anything to do with the sewer

Toilet chemicals

Surge protector

Assortment of 12 volt light bulbs for inside and out of the RV.

king pin stabilizer

Leveling blocks...I have two bags of ten each

30 amp extension cord

50 amp to 30 amp adapter

30 amp to 20 amp adapter


Matches or a butane lighter

"Blue boy" portable waste container if you intend to camp for any length of time in a place without sewer hook ups like most Corps of Engineers parks and state parks

Tools of every shape and size but at least a set of wrenches, a hammer, pliers and screw drivers

I know I am probably missing some really important items. The cost of the above has to be close to $2,000.

Sure it is costly but can you have more fun with your clothes on?


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