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Old 07-19-2016, 01:33 PM   #1
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Advice on must haves

We are picking up our first TT next weekend. We plan to use where we just pack food and clothes and get on the road. So I am wondering what is everyone's list of must haves for your trailer? Starting to shop for the everyday things we will need and things that will help with storage or just make life easier 😊

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Old 07-19-2016, 02:05 PM   #2
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Water pressure regulator, 50' white fresh water hose, good quality sewer hose, 30AMP extension cord, roof vent covers, extra fuses, wheel chocks, pressure treated boards for leveling trailer to start. I'm sure others will add things. You might want to consider a Progressive Industries EMS to protect all the on-board electronics, AC unit, furnace, fridge, water heater, tv radio, etc. Not cheap but cheaper than replacing said on-board electronics.

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Old 07-19-2016, 05:28 PM   #3
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We discovered on our last trip that our first aid kit was woefully lacking. Get a good one.
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Old 07-19-2016, 05:50 PM   #4
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A container to put your poop pipe in.
A non-drinking water hose.
Rubber gloves.
Wheel chocks.
Some treated 2x8 boards of different lengths.
Lawn chairs.
Bug repellent.
Solo cups.
Paper plates.
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Old 07-19-2016, 05:53 PM   #5
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Forget the leveling boards. Get yourself a pair of Anderson levelers. They are so slick and easy to use. They make leveling very easy and exact. We wouldn't use anything but!

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Old 07-19-2016, 06:01 PM   #6
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Bring a tool bag/box with some basic hand tools. Get a decent size one because you will accumulate tools with every camping season.

Considering this is your first camper, you might want to put some thought into what type camp sites you'll be using. Full hookup/water electric etc. If you don't plan to use full hookup you'll want to buy a portable dump tank so you can dump black/gray water without having to break camp.

You'll also need some way to separate your fresh water supplies from your sewer supplies. We use large plastic bins.

Other items:
90 degree elbow to connect water supply line to camper
In - line water filter (provided your rig doesn't have whole house filtration)
An Oxygenics shower head to replace the factory one. Makes a big difference.
Tire pressure gauge

A note pad and pen to take notes on all the little stuff you'll need

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Old 07-19-2016, 06:15 PM   #7
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Safety first! A good TPMS is a must. We use the TST 507rv and wouldn't leave home without it. It could just save your lives.
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Old 07-19-2016, 06:19 PM   #8
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Tool kit with basic hand tools
Tools to change a flat tire, i.e, bottle jack or Traileraide, sockets and ratchet or lug wrench, torque wrench)
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Old 07-20-2016, 01:38 PM   #9
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A clear elbow for sewer pipe, makes dumping easier. Plastic bins, one for sewer stuff and one for drinking water stuff. Water filter is advised also. Picnic table cloth. Old rags. Paper towels. Hand sanitizer. Distilled water for battery.BBQ tools. Cooler. Fans.
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Old 07-20-2016, 01:54 PM   #10
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I think everyone covered the RV relevant stuff, so....

Hit up a dollar store and go crazzzzy! A few weeks ago we were camping and left a bunch of stuff at home so we hit up a dollar store for some basics like paper plates... ended up buying like $30 worth of stuff, our camper is now better supplied than our house kitchen, and the pizza pans we bought are perfect for the undersized ovens these things come with! While your there buy a broom, thus way you can sweep your floor out when it gets a little dirty, we keep ours behind the couch.

Also, if your camping with kids... Keep cheap throw away lights in the cabinets! They are perfect for the kids to run around with and when they lose them it's no biggy! I buy a box(12-14 in a box) of them every summer it's like $15 and they all come with batteries!

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