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Old 06-01-2015, 04:24 PM   #1
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Gift Certificate for Dealer's Camp Store

What would you buy?

This is our first RV so we have nothing. What items do we definetly need that we should use this gift certificate for?
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:29 PM   #2
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Sewer hose, wheel chocks, water pressure regulator, white rv drinking water hose, satellite dish, anything really cause it's an extension of your house. Don't forget rv toilet paper!
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Old 06-01-2015, 05:28 PM   #3
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Just be careful, most basic dealer store items can be purchased at WalMart for alot cheaper. I'd go with something that isn't available at WM like a roof vent cover.
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Old 06-01-2015, 05:30 PM   #4
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Just be careful, most basic dealer store items can be purchased at WalMart for alot cheaper. I'd go with something that isn't available at WM like a roof vent.
x2.. get the more specialty stuff that wouldn't be available are regular stores like WM, Home Depot, Lowe's, or Target.
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:39 PM   #5
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Walmart and AMAZON are where I do a lot of my RV shopping.
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:44 PM   #6
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Walmart and AMAZON are where I do a lot of my RV shopping.
We probably will too after we use up this gift certificate.
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Old 06-02-2015, 01:41 PM   #7
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If you have a Harbor Freight nearby, they have some great rubber wheel chocks that you can find on sale a lot of times for $5. These things are a lot more sturdier than the plastic ones, which depending on the type, I have actually seen get crushed......and you can use your gift certificate for other necessities.

You won't crush the solid rubber Harbor Freight ones.

Rubber Wheel Chock - Save on this Solid Rubber Wheel Chock

And ALWAYS chock your RV before unhooking from the tow vehicle. I have seen a few trailers roll away because the owner forgot to do this....including one of my camping friends. It bent her tongue jack and ruined a stabilizer, as her trailer rolled. Even when you think you are on level ground, chock those wheels.
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Old 06-02-2015, 02:15 PM   #8
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We bought a set of these:



We figured it was "free" money and spent it on something we normally wouldn't have bought. Although at the time it was our third camper and we already had pretty much every thing we needed.

When we got a gift certificate for buying our current camper we bought a 25 ft extension cord and a 50A to 30A dogbone adapter.
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What would you buy?

This is our first RV so we have nothing. What items do we definetly need that we should use this gift certificate for?
My dealer threw in a RV starter kit like below when I picked up my trailer. It has several of the needed items. You may want to make sure you don't have one too, before purchasing items.

Amazon.com: Valterra (K88205) EZ Coupler RV Accessory Starter Kit: Automotive
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Old 06-02-2015, 02:29 PM   #10
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Paper towel holder (Camco Pop-A-Towel is what we settled on) and maybe a couple of extra levels...depends on how big the gift certificate is. If it's a nice hefty one, maybe put it towards a surge protector.
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