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Old 08-09-2013, 02:44 AM   #1
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Howdy folks,

Anybody out there possibly have a list of things to get for their NEW RV. I have a 1000 things in my head, but I'm sure I'll forget something. If someone has gone through the trouble of creating a list, I'd sure appreciate getting a copy of it.

Thanks to all and Happy Campin.

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Old 08-09-2013, 02:50 AM   #2
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Wheel chocks of some type are needed. A white RV water hose and a pressure regulator should also be on the list of things to buy. A new trailer willprobablycome with a sewer hose but in alllikelihood it will be to short and very cheap Do some research on this forum on voltage and surge protection. Lots of opinions but I wouldn't be without one after having had electrical damage. Typically dealers offer a discount at time of purchase on accessories but check out prices at CW, Amazon, and Walmart to know in advance if it's truly a good price.</span>
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:12 AM   #3
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On the electrical side ensure you have a few adapters to allow you to plug into the various Park supplies. 20 Amp, 30 Amp cheater adapters.
Water side: Yep - pressure regulator may help, a 90 degree elbow (depending on your RV set-up), maybe a separate hose for the Black tank flush.
Black/Grey water: Check what the RV comes with. You may need a few extra odds and sods like 90 degree elbow (threaded), I use the elbow that you can see water flow. I also like the snake support that can be placed under the hose assembly to keep it off the ground an aid in flow.
Pad/Wheel supports. Not all sites are created equal. I also carry 2, 6 foot lengths of 2*6 to aid in leveling the unit. Unless equipped with built in levels, two 1 foot levels also help!!!
Wheel chocks - ditto
Large cooler - I keep my "refreshments" outside... easier access!!!
Small Tool kit. I carry a 108 piece socket-set, small bag of screwdrivers, meter, extra fuses, bulbs, 12V compressor, and a bottle jack..... (and yes - some of it has come in very handy!!!!!)
Last but not least - a good bottle of Capt Morgan Private Stock rum - for emergencies...... (for the Navy part of my planning training....)


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Old 08-09-2013, 01:01 PM   #4
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Some great suggestions above already.
Set of lightweight dishes and cookware.
Silverware and cooking utensils.
Dishrags and dish towels.
Pillows, blankets, sheets, towels, and washcloths.
Garbage bags, large and small.
Paper towels.
RV or Marine type toilet paper.
RV sewer treatment, either liquid or drop-ins.
Soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, etc.
Spare blow dryer.
Spare iron and small ironing board.
Small grill, either gas or charcoal.
Grill lighter.
Games, indoor and outdoor, if you have kids.
Bicycle rack and bikes.
8' step ladder.
Assortment of ropes and bungee cords.
Tablecloth for picnic table (as well as hold down clips)
Awning lights and clips if desired.
Citronella candle and/or bug spray.
Cleaning supplies: mop, broom, dustpan, floor cleaner, small vacuum cleaner, toilet brush, etc.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:20 PM   #5
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Didn't see EXTENSION cords mentioned. You should have a good 50-amp extension as well as some regular 110 volt extensions. A hammer and some basic tools like screw drivers. I'm ex-special forces so I carry a ménage of survival items as well but that's up to the individual.

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