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Old 03-19-2014, 12:00 AM   #11
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50 feet, or even 100 feet of cable for park cable TV hookup.

A 'Y' hose splitter. Some CGs make you share water with your neighbor.

A good first aid kit. You will get hurt more camping and setting up camp than most other activities.

And a partridge in a pear treeeee.

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Old 03-19-2014, 04:38 AM   #12
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Must Have (Health and Safety):

Wheel chocks

Leveling blocks (Lynx brand or type recommended) (for use under the wheels for leveling & can also be used under tongue jack)

Wood Block (for use under the tongue jack if you lack enough Lynx blocks)

Sewer hose (Rhino recommended)

Potable water hose (white hose)

Water filter (connects between trailer and water supply)

90 degree swivel hose fitting

Water pressure regulator

Sewer Tank Treatment Chemical

Toilet tissue (RV type)

Trash Bags

Fire Extinguisher

First Aid Supplies

Highly Recommended:

Surge Protector (to protect your investment against electrical surges)

Mat (place in front of trailer)

Tablecloth (for use on picnic table)

Clamps (pliers type – a lot of uses)

Heavy Duty Extension Card

Camping stove & propane (for use outside)

Charcoal & Lighter fluid

Air compressor (portable)

Hand tools

Plastic ties (a lot uses)

Copy of owner’s manual with dealers contact info

Ink pen and paper to build a list of needed items as you camp

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Old 03-19-2014, 06:48 AM   #13
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The single most IMPORTANT item you should buy to leave in the tt is a digital volt/ohm meter.
YOU will need it !

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Old 03-19-2014, 07:20 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Weezer View Post
I'd buy a brass 90* fitting to put on the hose as it goes in to the side of the RV. That takes stress off the RV fitting.

x2 on the 90* fitting. I also have 3-4 male/female sets of brass water hose quick disconnects and use them at every connection. I also use a y connector at the CG faucet. I attach my pottable white water hose to one side and a 4' hose with a spray nosal on the other end for quick access to water outside. You may want to have an extra 25' white hose for those older campgrounds where the faucet may be a good distance from your camper.
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:20 AM   #15
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If you dry camp, install a second battery and replace all bulbs with LEDs.

In my 2109S, I installed Closetmaid wire shelving in the closet to the left of the refrigerator to use as a pantry.

Also installed wire shelving in each wardrobe on side of bed.

Installed a light over counter space to left of stove. Very dark when trying to prep food, DW cut a finger.

Buy a set of Xchocks for tires. Will prevent rocking.

Wire television set to stereo system so tv sound is run thru speakers.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:09 PM   #16
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Wondering what basic equipment we should get to outfit our new Minilite (yes, we are beginners!)
We all were at one point LOL! Now you are NOT a beginner - you are a OWNER

Oh, BTW, RV is a obscure acronym for Money Pit

Seriously, everyone has given you excellent advise!

Are you by chance an Amazon Prime member? If so, everything mentioned can be bought on Amazon as cheap or cheaper than elsewhere -- and with Prime's free 2 day shipping it ROCKS!

Best part of Prime is when you are on a 2 week trip, need something and can't stand to be ripped off by Camping World (truth ) you order from Amazon and *poof* it is at the RV Camp office in 2 days - Nationwide!

SO, a $79 Amazon prime would be my #1 purchase (because you are gonna need a BUNCH of stuff since this is your first RV)

OH and for any who do NOT have Amazon or need to extend their membership do so now - it goes up to $99 soon!

Oh, and Andiem1, if you need a priority list to stay within budget, here's my take:
Rhinoflex Sewer Kit: Camco 39761 RhinoFLEX 15' Sewer Hose Kit with Swivel Fitting: Automotive

White drinking water hose: Camco 22743 TastePURE Drinking Water Hose (1/2"ID x 10&#39: Automotive

Water Pressure Regulator & Brass 90º elbow:
Camco 40055 Brass Water Pressure Regulator : : Automotive Camco 22505 90 Degree Hose Elbow: Automotive

BAL X-Chocks (yes pricey, but you will want these later so do not throw good money after bad by buying "regular" chocks: BAL 28012 X-Chock Tire Locking Chock: Automotive

RV Surge Suppressor - this is gonna be pricey if you get the one I recommend (but $250 now is better than a fried electrical panel )

Progressive Industries SSP30 Smart Surge : : Automotive

This will at least protect your unit without breaking the bank:

Progressive Industries SSP30 Smart Surge : : Automotive

The wood cut up will be a cheap leveling kit for now - you will want the Camco blocks eventually but when you get them you can always burn the wood in your fire pit Camco 44505 Leveling Blocks - 10 pack: Automotive

This will get you on the road and camping comfortably for now and, even with the pricey surge protector unit you are under $400!
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Could you post a link to the pricey surge protector?

I am interested and $250 is not too much.

Many thanks.

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