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Old 01-15-2015, 02:36 PM   #11
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Toilet paper! Or my preference, baby wipes and a plastic bag for the trash can.

You know, the essentials.
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:18 PM   #12
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Did anyone mention dvd's. That's assuming you have a dvd player. Reception with most rv antennas stink.
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:46 PM   #13
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Did anyone mention dvd's. That's assuming you have a dvd player. Reception with most rv antennas stink.

I agree with the DVD for a different reason. If the camper has surround sound, the DVD will let you test it. We had an issue with my camper that the center channel speaker wasn't hooked up.
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:00 PM   #14
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The feedback has been pretty good. Keep it simple but it wouldn't hurt to have plan B if things don't go as planned.

As for loading it up you could bring everything but hold off until the next morning to stock the Rockwood but be prepare to bring it all home again in case something needs fixing. If it were me I would keep it simple as possible so that I can relax and enjoy my new toy.

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Old 01-22-2015, 11:49 AM   #15
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I agree there are lots of great suggestions here. One thing I would add is to make sure you bring something to test the fridge & freezer. Either a thermometer (2, actually), or even just food/water to put in the fridge, and something cold & solid for the freezer. Next morning, you can see how cold these items are and determine if your fridge/freezer is working properly. Sometimes it doesn't...
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:10 PM   #16
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so proud that you are spending the night at the dealership, go over everything esp. look up, make sure the shower in sealed no cracks, drawers close, the floor is not damaged, than check the appliances, make sure they work, get slide out covers included in price, check the roof, have them reseal it before it leaves the lot, you can't see small holes if they do not want to reseal the seams do not purchase, also before you make the final purchase sit in the repair area and listen to others, that will tell you a lot about the mechanics, and if they have a lot of issues. Good Luck
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:51 PM   #17
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I'd bring kids.

Kids are great for finding stuff you missed and asking "What's this for?'

Or more importantly "Why'd this thingy fall off in here?"
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:26 PM   #18
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Spend some time on battery power only- not plugged into shore power- to make sure convertor can recharge and to get used to dry camping.

Maybe game of uno?


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Old 01-22-2015, 07:57 PM   #19
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All great idea's for sure.

Here's mine of HIGH importance, 4" memory foam topper for the bed. Most rv bed are hard as a rock!

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Old 02-02-2015, 07:40 PM   #20
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All great ideas. Bring a friend along that has experience with campers, it is not a date, the friend would/should have a critical eye for anything that is not right. Like buying a used car, bring a buddy that knows cars they will tell you of you are buying a lemon.

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