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Old 01-16-2014, 03:16 PM   #11
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LED headlamp, for those times when you need both hands free.

I got three of them at Costco for $9 with batteries.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:39 PM   #12
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New TT necessities

I love this forum!!!!
Thanks for all the great info, and for not replying "do a search, it's been covered".
I'm going to come up with a list of everything you guys recommended, prioritize it and then search for the best price on the net. That way when I go to the show I know if it's a good deal or not.
I haven't even picked up the unit yet and I'm already giddy about accessorizing it. Only fear is that the Dw will think she can go out and accessorize her feet to keep things equal.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:59 PM   #13
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We have a portable ice maker that we could not live without! No more running out of ice.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:41 PM   #14
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Just my 2 cents

I have the 3150 BHD also and love it! Without repeating all of the great replies, I'll add that it's useful to have some of those disposable latex gloves for the sewer dump time. As for wheel chocks, keep in mind you have a 17" spread between the wheels if you go with a scissor style. I just use the plastic ones and they work fine.

Get yourself a couple of inline LP gas meters from Walmart ($12) and put them on the tanks under your cover. Helps to know where your at at a glance.

IMHO a must have was an electric jack. It only took me 2 trips to the dealership (for upgrades) and they begged me to put one on because the service tech hated cranking that 34' trailer up. After the 2nd visit they gave me a nice discount!

I added a Air Maxx 2 in the back bunk over the vent. You'll find that the AC unit struggles to push back that far. It pulls the air from the front out or visa versa.

If your DW wants to use the oven, get a baking stone, or learn to like burnt biscuits.

There are more nice-to-haves that I could list here, and to each his own on what they consider camping vs. hotel on wheels.
My ol lady is the hotel on wheels type so we have spent $$ on little enhancements that most would laugh at!

Enjoy! Nice to hear another 3150's out there!
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:09 PM   #15
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To add to the "want list";
The woven pvc patio rug/mats. This will cut way back on sand/dirt being tracked in to the RV. You can also get Astro Turf step covers which will do the same thing.

(we bought carpet style step covers with our last RV, this time we went Astro Turf...much better!)
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:56 AM   #16
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Most of the items on the list are pretty inexpensive, but help me choose the surge protector.
I'll probably go hard wired for security and ease of use, and it seems the major units to consider for 30A are progressive and TRC. Is the progressive unit, with the pendant display worth the extra money?
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This thread may have some ideas you may not have thought of.

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Shovel and axe....not absolutely necessary, but hard to substitute when you really need one.
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Most of the items on the list are pretty inexpensive, but help me choose the surge protector.
I'll probably go hard wired for security and ease of use, and it seems the major units to consider for 30A are progressive and TRC. Is the progressive unit, with the pendant display worth the extra money?
I initially went with the hardwired version by TRC then after looking at the details I had concerns about using a generator with it installed if the generator should trip out or become overloaded...Ultimately decided on the portable unit plus if/when we get a new trailer it goes with me. Also the hardwired unit will need access to view if there is an issue or a separate display to diagnose the issue. The portable unit's built in display solves this. I have been happy with it and i have not worried about theft....most folks with RV's are a solid bunch.
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