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Old 01-14-2015, 10:25 PM   #1
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First night...what to bring

Ok, we will order our rockwood at the show at the end of the month. The dealer has on sight hookups to do your first check out night in. If the intent of the check out is to do everything and use it like you would, what do you bring? I'm torn between loading it up, rare opportunity to organize and pack without the three "helpers" vs finding something wrong and needing to send it in for repairs.
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:38 PM   #2
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I'd take a bare minimum to test all of the systems.

I'd use a PDI checklist for the process so that you try and not forget anything.
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:42 AM   #3
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I would say pack it up on the dealers lot if you will be staying there for a couple of nights
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:23 AM   #4
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One of the most important things to bring is a
notebook and writing instrument!
Take notes write down questions and things you want to bring next time.

Strongly suggest video of your walk thru. They will say things and show
you things that later you will be like "what did they say about .....?"
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As other stated, bring very little other than a change of clothes and basic stuff. Its more of an investigation kind of night than anything else. Run all the systems and then run them again. Bring something to plug into the 120V outlets and test them all. Fiddle with everything...get some take out.
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Ok, we will order our rockwood at the show at the end of the month. The dealer has on sight hookups to do your first check out night in. If the intent of the check out is to do everything and use it like you would, what do you bring? I'm torn between loading it up, rare opportunity to organize and pack without the three "helpers" vs finding something wrong and needing to send it in for repairs.
Bring a change of clothes and personal hygiene items. Also a very healthy curiosity and a writing pad. At some point during your stay, you should have pushed every button and turned every dial. If you don't know what it does, write it down. If there's a problem, write it down....big thing is, the question you don't ask is the one that ends up bitin ya
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Bring snacks, a cooler with your favorite beverages, a flashlight, something to take notes in, your favorite blanket and pillow, and mobile entertainment (music, iPad/iPod). I'd suggest cookies. But that's me.
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Plenty of liquor and batteries for the tv remote..
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If it's in cooler temperature, a portable small 1500 watt heater in case propane furnace quits working in middle of the night.....
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There are a few of those "We're giving you one to get you started" things; toilet/holding tank chemical, RV-friendly TP, a water filter cartridge, blocks of wood as temporary chocks, and so on. Jot down each of those things so that you remember to buy your own supply before your next real trip.

Bring toiletries, and bedding or sleeping bag.
Clorox wipes, whisk broom, hand vacuum, and other cleaning supplies (there's a lot to clean up in a new RV).
Trash bags.
Pencil and paper.
Something to eat on your overnighter.
A shore power cord if it doesn't come with one.
Paper plates, utensils, and whatever else you will need for food prep/consumption that first night.

Don't worry about packing it up. Go by yourself so you aren't distracted. Spend some time reading through manuals. Get the fridge going, the furnace, water heater, and all other systems and appliances.

Then bring it home, and with the notes you took on this trial run, get packed up for a real trip.
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