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Old 04-30-2014, 01:07 PM   #1
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Our First Rig

We picked up our 2014 SilverBack 33LR two weeks ago. After spending 2 plus hours with going over all the inns and outs another 4 hrs signing papers and shopping for what we were going to need to get started, our heads we're swimming and of course overloaded. Of course, after a few days or so we did and do have questions. Is it a good idea to fill all the tanks to check for leaks? When leaving for a weekend should I fill the fresh water tank or not? What is the best practice? Aside from sewage, fresh water hose, and electric cord, what else might anyone suggest I might think about taking?

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Old 04-30-2014, 01:21 PM   #2
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Great looking rig! Welcome from Michigan!!
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:38 PM   #3
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Take a sense of humor.

Also take a notepad and pen to write down things that you feel like would be helpful.
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:51 PM   #4
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I think you will make a list after your shake down camping trip. But I think these are must for the first one, then you could add as you see what you need.
1) surge protector or EMS system by TRC or Progressive
2) water pressure regulator 45 to 50lbs.PSI
3) Rhino sewer hose for full hook-up
4) some basic tools
5) lennox blocks or some 2x6 pressure treated for tires or leveling.
6) Socket for lug nuts and breaker bar
7) extra water hose
8) coax cable for TV
9) chemicals for head/ unless you are going the eco route.(I like Chemicals myself)
10) stay lose and have fun
11) Clear elbow for your black water drain line for flushing.
I'm sure you will find more things but that would be pretty basic stuff you will need anyway. I would only carry about 5 gals of fresh water for stops only it's only extra weight.
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:26 PM   #5
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12. Wheel chocks
13. Extra fuses.

Great looking Silverback BTW!
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:50 PM   #6
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Thanks to all that responded and the list. Surge protector, extra water hose (have 25' now) and fuses should do it for the first time out. The other items I did get. Question though, on the rig we have there is a place to hook up a hose for flushing the black tank. I'm thinking it might be a good idea to have a seprate hose just for that. Or is that not necessary?
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:57 PM   #7
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I carry an extra 25ft "house" hose for flushing. I dont want to hook my potable hose to it. One other thing I didnt see above, electrical adaptors (dogbones) 50 to 30 etc

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Old 04-30-2014, 03:05 PM   #8
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Thanks to all that responded and the list. Surge protector, extra water hose (have 25' now) and fuses should do it for the first time out. The other items I did get. Question though, on the rig we have there is a place to hook up a hose for flushing the black tank. I'm thinking it might be a good idea to have a seprate hose just for that. Or is that not necessary?

Definitely get a separate hose for blank tank flusher. You don't want to mix that with your white drinking water one. ( although I've witnessed it done a few times).
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I carry an extra 25ft "house" hose for flushing. I dont want to hook my potable hose to it.
Agreed. Different hose, different color - never any confusion! My latest hose is yellow- I think of "pee" when I look at it.
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What a nice rig to start out with for sure. Welcome to RVing, welcome to the forum and welcome to "60"! See gljurczyk's #11, clear elbow. Clear so you can see whats coming out of the sewer lines is one of the best accessories I ever bought. RV Hydro Flush 45 Degree - Valterra F02-4100 - Sewer Flushing - Camping World
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