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Old 05-28-2014, 12:42 PM   #1
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We are preparing for our first camping trip and I have been a bit upset. There are a lot of things I've been discovering that we don't yet have. The problem is that I wanted to make a first trip and then see what we need vs buying and then finding out we don't use or like, etc. There is a TON of money that can be spent after the RV purchase, and while I don't mind spending it on items that will maximize our enjoyment, I just don't feel that I should stock up on everything right away.

So here is where I stand:

RV toilet paper
50A to 30A adapter
chocks
in-line water filter
water hose
water pressure regulator
waste water draining hose/support
toilet tabs
coupler lock
stab jack drill bit
rubber mallet
zip ties
voltage tester
fuses
kneepads
gloves
camping chairs

and of course there are going to be the normal things that are found in the house (paper towels, utensils, games, food, etc.)

What else do I need (that I won't have in the house already) to make this first trip a success? Or any non-NEED items that 90%+ of seasoned campers have? We will have a Walmart a few miles down the road for any non-RV related items (although I have heard some do have a limited RV section also.)
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:52 PM   #2
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I would add
50 to 15 amp adapter (might not need for this trip, but may need sometime)
Assorted tools (hammer, wrenches, pliers, screwdriver)
Rhino sewer line (if you don't have one already)
collapsible ramp thingy for sewer line (totally helps draining, according to the DH)
Flashlight(s)
Small Axe (if you are going to have campfire, we didn't have one on our first trip and it made it hard to do!)


We just spent the last month buying stuff for the RV and I think we FINALLY have gotten done buying. Amazon, Camping World and Harbor Freight were our 3 favorite places last month. Also, Bed, Bath and Beyond for household stuff.

Good luck and happy camping!!!

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Old 05-28-2014, 12:56 PM   #3
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Had everything set aside on the list you added aside from the small axe, believe it or not, but I forgot to add to list. Also just purchased a 9x12 patio mat and stakes. And I also forgot to add that I have a tri-leveler.

So much to remember....haha.

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I would like to add a 2"x10" wolmanized board to put under your slide side wheels, makes life easier leveling out on site. Some on here like the 'Lego' blocks too. I can't stand unlevel.
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Any single ply toilet paper will work. That is what RV TP is.


Add an extra potable water hose.


If you have black tank flush connection, get a separate hose for that.


Add a garden hose wye connection with valves for the two hoses.


I would get a real waste hose instead of the really cheap one they make you buy in the welcome kit. I use Camco RhinoFLEX.


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Old 05-28-2014, 01:02 PM   #6
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Oh, I know! I have my "motorhome notebook" in my purse, and I write notes down whenever I think of things. We actually had to go and buy an axe, as we didn't even have one in the garage!!! Have one now!!!

If I think of anything else that we thought was awesome, I'll let you know.


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Old 05-28-2014, 01:03 PM   #7
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Small Axe (if you are going to have campfire, we didn't have one on our first trip and it made it hard to do!)
Also make sure it's sharp. When we took our first trip we brought DW's old hatchet. Come campfire time when I went to split some kindling I found the hatchet was so dull I might as well have been hitting the wood with a hammer.

Another items you might need:

- Extension cord, in case the power cord you got with the trailer is too short.
- A lighter, to light the campfire, BBQ, stove, oven, etc....
- Wood for leveling under tires / supporting stab jacks.
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I would like to add a 2"x10" wolmanized board to put under your slide side wheels, makes life easier leveling out on site. Some on here like the 'Lego' blocks too. I can't stand unlevel.
Well I have slides on both sides so lucky me. One is a deep slide and the other is only a few feet.
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Awning mat
Fuses
Misc hand tools
Corn Hole boards
Awning lights
Step support
Awning tie down poles "electric awning"
Remote control awning "electric awning"
Jack stabilizers
Broom / dustpan



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Oh, I know! I have my "motorhome notebook" in my purse, and I write notes down whenever I think of things. We actually had to go and buy an axe, as we didn't even have one in the garage!!! Have one now!!!

If I think of anything else that we thought was awesome, I'll let you know.


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