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Old 07-24-2014, 12:43 PM   #11
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Welcome to the forum, your list left out some very important things mentioned above:

1. A weight distribution hitch and sway controls are a must and required by law for your size of TT.
2. Boards, Blocks or something like Links Blocks are a must your TT must be leveled from side to side first then end to end. You mentioned stableizer pads which can also be used for leveling by placing under the tires make sure you bring plenty some camp sites (even paved ones) are very un-level.
3. What you called an amp converter is actually a plug adapter sometimes called a dog bone adapter or doggle.
4. Treatment chemicals for the black water (sewage) tank.
5. Toilet paper compatable with RV use. RV TP is very expensive, we use Amgel Soft, if in doubt about what you select take a couple squares and place it in water with lid and shake it if the paper desolves and comes apart your good to go.

Do yourself a favor and go to Walmart or similar store for these items, they are very expensive at the RV store.
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:45 PM   #12
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Based on two threads here this morning (tornado in an RV park in VA)

A WEATHER RADIO!

I saw a short video of a young lady inside her RV, in total panic not understanding "what is going ON?" as golf ball sized hail fell, and then seeing a tree fall on an RV across from her.

We WILL be adding that to our equipment before we leave tomorrow. We have one here at home in our "emergency prep" equipment, but it's going IN OUR RV.
Oh, I couldn't agree more about the weather radio, especially if you are in an area with unfamiliar weather patterns. Here in So Cal we probably wouldn't have to worry so much about bad weather but you never know where you might be traveling to. We just need an earthquake radio.

Among all that stuff listed above there will be a full on trauma kit, flashlights, probably a glock and any other emergency do-hickies that I tend to always have around.
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:57 PM   #13
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Thank you all for your wonderful advice. From what you have told me, and from my fast RVing experience (aka... none), here is what I have determined...
  • Must Haves:
  • Sewer Line and Accessories (Obviously) [Get a Rhinoflex system & you will be worryfree!]
  • Water Hose [Make sure it is a WHITE drinking water hose made specifically for RVs - do NOT use a green garden hose]
  • Hose (other than drinking water) [ Not really a must have]
  • Surge Protector [A power management system is more expensive but worth every penny - see Progresive Power Management System]
  • Electrical Line (Hopefully comes with TH) [You will get this with the RV]
  • Level
  • Amp Converter [Actually, it is just a dogbone plug that adapts a 50amp plug to your 30 amp plug]
  • Wheel Chock [buy X-chocks from BAL - again worry free!]
  • Stabilizer Pads [I think you mean leveler blocks - you can either get the best--Andersen Leveler--or settle for the Lego Blocks levelers]
  • Alcohol [Try Black Velvet Toasted Caramel - hooch of choice for a lot of us in the forums ]
  • Should Haves:
  • Water Line Pressure Regulator [nope this is a MUST have! get a brass one to boot not the cheapo plastic ones]
  • In Line Water Filter
I am sure I am forgetting all kinds of things. Feel free add more to this list.

Thanks all!!
See my comments in bold above.
May want to consider an outdoor mat
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:10 PM   #14
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Based on two threads here this morning (tornado in an RV park in VA)

A WEATHER RADIO!

I saw a short video of a young lady inside her RV, in total panic not understanding "what is going ON?" as golf ball sized hail fell, and then seeing a tree fall on an RV across from her.

We WILL be adding that to our equipment before we leave tomorrow. We have one here at home in our "emergency prep" equipment, but it's going IN OUR RV.
X3 or 4 on the great advice from Weezer.. I actually have two in the camper, both of which have backup hand cranks on them with built-in flashlights in case I forget to charge them or check the batteries.
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:21 PM   #15
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A really good idea is to do a "camp driveway" type thing before you go out the first time. Stay overnight at the house, kick the tires, try everything out for real. It's easier to run back into the house if you forgot to pack something (and the first time there's ALWAYS something you forgot to bring) than when you're 100 miles or more away.
YES! Can't stress that enough. Make sure everything, and I mean everything works before you go out, including the fridge on both AC and LP, furnace on AC and LP, Air Conditioner, practice hooking up your hoses even if you don't use them, check all the hatches, latches, and locks, jacks, lights, awning, toilet, sink, shower, and check for leaks. Make sure you take SPARE KEYS!
Know how to activate everything and where the fuse/breaker panel is. Not a bad idea to get a set of extra fuses and a few spare light bulbs.
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:26 PM   #16
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make sure you have a jack and lug wrench and spare for the TT
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:29 PM   #17
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To second (maybe fifth?) the post by Weezer, a weather radio. The wife and I have an actual weather radio that we have set up in the camper when we are out enjoying ourselves for a weekend or whatever, but we also have an app on our phones that gives us the weather alerts (same alerts as the radio), so that if we are not at the camper we still get the same alerts and we can head back in quick order.

The app we use on our iphones is NOAA Weather Alerts. I think it cost us like $4.99 or something like that from the app store. The icon shows a yellow triangle with an ! in the center
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:31 PM   #18
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Based on two threads here this morning (tornado in an RV park in VA)

A WEATHER RADIO!

I saw a short video of a young lady inside her RV, in total panic not understanding "what is going ON?" as golf ball sized hail fell, and then seeing a tree fall on an RV across from her.

We WILL be adding that to our equipment before we leave tomorrow. We have one here at home in our "emergency prep" equipment, but it's going IN OUR RV.
*ABSOLUTELY* Weezer!! Thank You for reminding everyone!

Aside - I *think* ya'll have a similar rig as ours - found a cool feature of the Genisis 3.0 A/V System - it has a built in NOAA weather radio.

Note though - the radio Weezer speaks of will come on automagically with an alarm if there is severe weather in the area (the Genisis will not AFAIK)

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Oh, I couldn't agree more about the weather radio, especially if you are in an area with unfamiliar weather patterns. Here in So Cal we probably wouldn't have to worry so much about bad weather but you never know where you might be traveling to. We just need an earthquake radio.

Among all that stuff listed above there will be a full on trauma kit, flashlights, probably a glock and any other emergency do-hickies that I tend to always have around.
Trauma Kit, check. I know it is expensive, but buy some quickclot. This is something that if you need it, you are gonna really really need it (it was developed in the military to stop GSW & shrapnel bleedouts)
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:08 PM   #20
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Hey All... My wife and i just bought our first rv... a 2014 Stealth Toy Hauler (2116) but we need some advice. What are some of the things we need to buy... I really have no idea and I suspect the dealer is going to try and sell me everything on the planet when we pick it up on Monday. Thanks all!!

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Shooter, I want to ask you 1 question.

Are you out of your mind?!

2 questions actually.

Do you really know what you're getting into?

This is the most addictive hobby a person could ever get involved with. Along with all the necessities that have been mentioned here, and you will need them, keeping up with or wanting("needing") what somebody else has will be one of the most expensive and the most satisfying(and frustrating) things you will ever experience. I thought I had enough "toys" in my TT and would be happy with that. But some wise guy on FRF comes up with something new and we all have to have it!

Unless you are independently wealthy, don't try to go out and buy everything at once. You'll know what you have to have when you don't have it. Then, keep adding to your "want to haves" as you go along.

But above all, be safe and !!!!
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