Originally Posted by Mountains2Sea
Wow, thanks for sharing all that experience - there is so much there I'm going to have to try and prioritize it all on a spreadsheet. I have been communicating with 3 dealers today trying to work the the end of year angle. (and dealers, if your watching - you need to get that unit off your lot by the end of the month;-) Anyway, thanks so much and I look foreword to future forums...
Welcome to the forums! I am sure you will find all the info you need - we are a chatty group and always happy to help.
Reading over the other posts, one thing I did not see is mention of your ..ahem...outflow needs
Your Black (Sewer/poo), Gray (Shower & Kitchen) tanks can be your worst enemies. I responded to a thread this morning - this may be of interest to you since you are new:
Putting in larger black tank?
Also, you asked about what you will need to buy as a add on here is my addemdum to the already well annotated lists:
Inexpensive and a absolute must:
Camco 39761 RhinoFLEX 15' RV Sewer Hose Kit with Swivel Fittings : Amazon.com : Automotive
That takes care of the outflow...and for the inflow:
Amazon.com: Camco 22505 90 Degree Hose Elbow: Automotive
Camco 22743 TastePURE Drinking Water Hose (1/2"ID x 10' : Amazon.com : Automotive
Damn expensive and a absolute must
Progressive Industries EMSPT50C Surge Protector : Amazon.com : Automotive
Really - low voltage can fry your A/C and fridge. High voltage can fry your unit wiring & electronics
You can get cheaper protectors (in the $40-$99 range) that will tell you when low/high voltage occurs - no protection, although some of the units will cut power to your RV when low/high voltage occurs.
What the recommended unit does is monitor power at the camp hookup and when it occurs shut power to the unit until it is within normal limits then delay start power so your A/C will not have a voltage spike it it is running.
You can spend even more on units that have capacitors that stabelize the electricial output to smooth over brownouts & surges... but WOOF they are really expensive!
Again, welcome to the Forums!