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Old 02-23-2015, 10:51 PM   #21
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:26 PM   #22
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Oh, learned the hard way, keep extra fuses of all types that you might need. Also duct tape, eternabond, plumbers tape, electrical tape, rubber gloves for dumping the tanks. We have hand sanitizer and hand soap in our basement so dh can sanitize and go or use outside shower to wash hands and go after dumping tanks. An orange triangle and a flare are good in case of a breakdown. Also make sure you have a heavy duty Jack for a tire change. Emergency road side assistance is a must too. We also had laminated checklists for set up and take down. We used a dry erase marker to check them off.
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if your rig is a 50 amp supply, buy a 5 gallon bucket from Home Depot or Lowes, etc. for about $5. You can then coil your power cord inside the bucket for when you travel. Keeps the cable tidy and is much easier to carry.
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:26 AM   #24
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A storage bin is great for storing the stinky slinky. A pocket hose works well for black tank flush and uses little room. We have small bungy cords to hold the loops in cables and hoses. Inside I got small wire shelves to create more shelving in cabinets with wasted space. These were available cheap at target. You will find you have a lot of stuff lying unused in your house that can be repurposed for the MH. We also used that as a chance to upgrade items in the house and put older things in the trailer. A mini keurig is a wonderful thing for coffee lovers! Correlle dishes hold up very well to travelling.
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:53 AM   #25
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Dang...I forgot the orange triangle. Thanks for the reminder. In a sunseeker I found that a rubber tub (about 18d x 4h) from tractor supply works good for the power cord and an extra 25 footer. It will need to air a few days first cause it will stink. Cannot understand why livestock would feed from it. Later you may want to externally house the stinky slinkey as shown in my album.
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:06 AM   #26
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I'm wondering what model HAM radio and style antenna you use in your RV? I'm just getting into the HAM radio world and I'm curious what the options are when mobile.
In my 5'er tow vehicle, I had my Icom 7000 installed with the smaller tarheel antenna to adjust for SWR.

I intend to put this in our new motor home when the weather breaks.
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:07 AM   #27
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The original poster has probably figured out by now that if he takes everyone's advice he'll need a second trailer to haul it all. And so far no one has posted an endless list of tools, parts, and supplies just on case the unexpected and unlikely happens.
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:47 AM   #28
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You could start the quest for after market warrenty coverage.

Like the icomm radio, I am just starting out using a kenwood TH-F6A for 2 meter. There shoud be a seperate thread for radidios.
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:58 AM   #29
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=Warning=.... Everything that you buy, you will need.... You will need them so much that you will buy two, three or four.... In two years, you will have some much stuff in your unit that you will cull out half of what you have.... To make room for more of the stuff that you need...

But in the mean time... apply for another credit card so you can buy all of the neat stuff that you 'can't live without'...
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Old 02-24-2015, 05:42 PM   #30
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Well ya said you want more...

Camco 14 x 14 inside vent covers with one side foil #45192 on amazon (I use two, none on shower)

Waterproof sheet for the top bunk if you got wee ones.

You should put max air covers (or some brand) on the outside of the vents (particularly if you store it where you dont go inside daily), if a standard vent cover breaks expect a leak in the coach, the max air will save the day. Just think that thin plastic lid is keeping the water out.

Camping worls has there 50' 30amp ower cord on sale. Rather have a 10' and 25' as spares so I can keep the extra cord (power loss) at a minimum.
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