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Old 03-18-2014, 06:34 PM   #1
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Basic Supplies for brand new Rockwood Minilite TT?

Wondering what basic equipment we should get to outfit our new Minilite (yes, we are beginners!), I'm thinking "hardware" items, such as an extra sewer hose (our dealer told us this would be top priority), a set of wheel chocks, a piece of astro turf to place under the awning area... Those sorts of items--we did get the vent screens to prevent mice or bees from getting in those areas----any additional items you all might suggest? Although not a priority, thinking a bumper mounted clothesline rack....any suggestions greatly appreciated--just took our brand new Minilite 2109s home! And thanks to everyone who gave us suggestions about our "maiden voyage" needing to be in the driveway! Great suggestion. Will do so as soon as our CT winter is over, and the camper thaws out enough to open the slide out!
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:05 PM   #2
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I would suggest buying a rhino flex sewer hose (walmart)
At least a25' water hose (white) potable water only use.
Instead of art turf carpet use a reversible type many cc don't allow art turf.
Wheel chokes for sure
I use Lego block type level (lynx product) 10 per pkge
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Just remember to relax and enjoy, if this your first tt find a big empty parking lot to practice.

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Old 03-18-2014, 08:11 PM   #3
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put together a small tool kit with some basic hand tools, fuses, light bulbs, etc.
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:01 PM   #4
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Locks for your hitch is a must, first aid kit, pillows, may be some awning lights, toilet paper. May be some adult beverage, Have fun and relax
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:13 PM   #5
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Figure out what tools are necessary to change a tire, buy them at Sears (Craftsman brand are the best going for the money, Kobalt from Lowes is good too.) A small jack, socket, extension, ratchet. Look or ask for 1/2" drive.

A tire pressure gauge that goes higher than the rated pressure of your tires.

Buy a 2X8X10 and cut it into one foot lengths. You should end up with 10 planks, great for stacking under stabilizers, or for leveling, whatever.

I bought Ziploc plates and bowls, which are out of production, but basically get a quality set of plastic plates, bowls, glasses, etc. I'm sure Tupperware has something. They are durable, have served me well for over 10 years now and clean up easily.

A set of decent silverware to leave in it.

Spices to leave in it, salt, pepper, favorite season all. Store in Ziploc bags to keep them dry. Nothing edible or sweet can be left out in the camper. You'll exceed your GVWR with ants.

I carry a small pump sprayer with ant poison, everything that touches the ground, around the tires, jacks, stabilizers, power cord and water hose all get a healthy dose of it. Ants, or other insects, won't cross that line and invade during a campout. Use something biodegradeable of course.

Collapsible camp chairs, something to poke a fire with, small hatchet to splinter up wood for kindling.

That enough for now?
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:45 PM   #6
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A water pressure regulator and water filter to put on the hose just before it enters the inlet on your trailer.

A voltage monitor that plugs into a outlet in your trailer. Check the voltage every time you setup at a new campground. Don't run your air conditioner if voltage is below about 105 volts. Something like this.

Here is another thread which should help too.
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:22 PM   #7
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You don't want astro turf. It's heavy, won't dry easily if wet, and holds dirt/sand.

WalMart has nice RV mats, woven pvc, for around $50.00.

As far as indoor supplies, just imagine that you're setting up house for the first time. Everything from the kitchen to the bedroom to the bathroom.
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A water pressure regulator and water filter to put on the hose just before it enters the inlet on your trailer.

A voltage monitor that plugs into a outlet in your trailer. Check the voltage every time you setup at a new campground. Don't run your air conditioner if voltage is below about 105 volts. Something like this.

Here is another thread which should help too.
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.
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:04 AM   #9
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Did anyone say surge protector yet?
There are many threads on that. We got one last spring after the advice found in those threads.
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A big WALLET LOL. A rechargeable drill to put jacks down. Out door stove and a table top grill. 2 x 10 for putting under wheels. Good portable jack.
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