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Old 06-25-2017, 01:01 PM   #1
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List of things to buy for R-Pod 179

Just bought an R-Pod 179. We bought the basic plumbing extra stuff but it would be really helpful if someone has taken the time to create a master list of all the things they have purchased to outfit the camper. No doubt we will learn over time but would be great to shorten our learning curve on what to buy and where to store it. Things like:

Kitchen ware
BBQ recommendations
Table and chairs for outdoor screened in area
Bedroom
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Thanks so much for your help.
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:15 PM   #2
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Buy electric protection. Not just to protect you from a power surge but advanced enough to protect you from low power.

During the summer when it is hot, the campground is full, and everyone is pulling every ounce of electric from the park grid. You can experience a low power situation that can harm your electric devices (ie. your air-conditioner).

This typically happens in older campgrounds where the infrastructure has not been upgraded.
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:20 PM   #3
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Here is a youtube video I found that covers a wide range of things. Do not go out and buy all of the stuff that is shown here. It is just to open your mind up.
It is a long video and the guy is pretty windy but he hits on a lot of things you may have never considered.

Good luck and happy camping...

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Old 06-25-2017, 11:00 PM   #4
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a great camping grill we have used for years now is the weber Q120. Its not cheap but works flawlessly as long a you keep it clean and take care of it. No hot spots either.
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If you're interested I have a check list that I have compiled over 40+ years of camping. We're in a 36 foot 5th wheel, and travel for multiple months at a time. It will give you some ideas. PM me if you're interested.
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If you're interested I have a check list that I have compiled over 40+ years of camping. We're in a 36 foot 5th wheel, and travel for multiple months at a time. It will give you some ideas. PM me if you're interested.
Could you please pm time the list?
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:56 AM   #7
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R-pod 179

I have an R-pod 182 and am in my fourth summer with it. The mods I have made are extensive but easy to do. First, cut the plywood over the mechanical's in half so you don't have to remove all of the cushions to access. Secondly, replace all of the lamps with LED lamps. Thirdly, replace the scissor jacks with heavy duty ones: they will stabilize your unit much better. Make or buy a cover for the stove to increase counter surface.
Necessary items:
1. pressure gauge/reducer for water supply.
2. 50' of water hose minimum.
3. wheel chocks to keep trailer from moving when disconnecting from TV.
4. As has previously been mentioned, a voltage monitor at the power tower.
5. Additional undercarriage tubes to hold sewer lines. I have five.
6. Add an electric tongue jack. It's worth its weight in gold!
7. Buy a kit for your tongue connections that use only one key for the tongue
lock, trailer security and hitch.
8. 50' coax cable for TV connections.
9. A stepped lift to help in leveling the trailer.

Hope this helps.
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:35 AM   #8
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The utube Wobbles mentioned is not bad. We owned a RPod and hubby was always clicking this guy on. We did get some good ideas from him. Wish we still own ours I could of send pics on some modifications hubby did. Side note: we mostly lived outside in the screen in section. If only the bed was a bit bigger and the TV was not over our heads we would had kept it I believe. Oh we had an 2011 178 or 179 RPod.
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