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Old 10-01-2009, 01:13 PM   #1
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Relatively new to Motor Homes

We have a basic toolbox (hammer, screwdriver,etc.)
What are the first things we should consider buying for the RV?

We are picking up the goergetown 378 this weekend.

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Old 10-01-2009, 02:20 PM   #2
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First thing is a medical kit, always doing stupid things when you are away. Extra line for tank dumping incase they break. Good tire blocks just in case you get into a fix on the road. And most of all don't forget the duck tape, it is a life saver.

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Old 10-01-2009, 05:03 PM   #3
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If you have a spare, make sure you have a jack, and a lug wrench that will loosen the lugs. Power cord extension, sewer extension, water hose extension. Hook it up in the driveway and try everything 3 times or more. Get familiar with it. Read manuals, and carry them with you if you can, at least for a while. Plenty of food, beverage of choice, significant other, and just relax. Take time to enjoy, even when things don't go as planned, or something happens such as a tire problem. It's all part of life. Enjoy it.
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:10 PM   #4
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As the Georgetowns only have room for a spare tire and not a tire on a rim having a lug wrench is useless. Normally this would be good advice but you are stuck with calling out a mobile truck to remove a flat and change the tires for you. They should provide a little wrench for removing the decorative hub caps but by no means should you try and remove a lug with this. In fact, FR doesn't even provide a lug wrench for the above mentioned reason. I would recommend a good roadside service plan like Good Sam ERS. Same with a jack. Don't need one. The hydraulic levelers will lift the rig high enough to remove a tire but again, since you will have to call out a mobile truck to change a flat they have jacks with them. A good basic tool kit as well as spare fuses and bulbs for your lights both interior and exterior is a good thing to have though. Get a divided storage box and put in all kinds of fuses, bulbs, electrical tape, heat shrink tubing, etc, etc.
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:03 AM   #5
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thanks all.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:18 AM   #6
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For a class A the size you have the best tool in the tool box....Road side assistance, your choice of provider.

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