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Old 07-27-2014, 10:30 AM   #31
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Most important take a pen and a nitebook and write down everything that you wish you had. Then go buy all of it when you get home.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:27 PM   #32
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I always take a notebook. A nitebook is too hard to see.
Seriously, a toolbox with spare fuses and bulbs is the most important thing. Don't bring it and the trailer knows. Something will break or burn out!
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:08 AM   #33
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Well, since this list of "essentials" is growing:

Golf Cart or 4 Wheeler
Big Green Egg for cooking
10x10 easy up for dining outside in the rain with netting for bugs
1/2 cord of firewood
camp chairs and table
inflatable swimming pool
RV washer and dryer
16 or more flower pots to make the spot BEAUUUUUTIFUL
and another cooler of beer, wine, champaign, or your preference

Um you forgot the
http://www.amazon.com/Bestway-54124-...s=portable+spa

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Old 07-28-2014, 06:45 PM   #34
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Picking up right now!!!!
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:43 PM   #35
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Apparently not picking up today. The guy install the hitch mis-measured and left for the day. Going back tomorrow.
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:51 PM   #36
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Bumper Caps

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Water filter and water pressure regulator, box of disposable gloves for sewer work, blue towels for grease work with the hitch, bag of levelers.

Get bumper end caps that secure somehow. I HAD two sewer hoses at camp on first trip, but only one made it home when a cap popped off. Hate to find THAT bouncing down the highway!


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I drilled a 3/16 hole in my caps-threaded a wire thru it and secured it to the bumper with a magnet to the metal bumper.I did that to both ends of the bumper.800 miles so far-still there.
The real question is-why do those caps come loose?? I lost a complete hose too.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:09 PM   #37
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Don't buy anything from the dealer unless he's giving you a 50% discount or you can't make it home without it. Buy your stuff at Walmart or online and then you'll have money leftover for that good bottle of alcohol. Have fun. Welcome to the RV addiction. Remember...there's ALWAYS something you NEED!.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:40 AM   #38
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Shooter,

If I can give you some advice (some of this was given to me on this very forum not too long ago)...Don't expect everything to go perfectly. Part of the fun we have camping is the stories that come along with it. Some of the stories will be fun, some will be funny (after the fact), and some will haunt you (but might still be funny later). You will have problems with your TH. We took a trip to a CG just a few miles from home for our shakeout trip. It is important to do a trip close to home in case you have issues.

Take it all in stride, and have fun. If you have issues you need help with post it here, even if urgent. I have had better luck getting responses quick on here while out camping than getting my dealer to answer the phone/answer my question.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:48 AM   #39
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I agree with Randy. The dealer plays dumb on the phone and says they have to see what you are talking about. That requires you to take it in and get in line. If it is out of warranty, an hour shop time fee will be $100 to just change a .50 fuse. The people on FRF are usually spot on. If you can post pictures of the problem, the better.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:59 AM   #40
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I agree with Randy. The dealer plays dumb on the phone and says they have to see what you are talking about. That requires you to take it in and get in line. If it is out of warranty, an hour shop time fee will be $100 to just change a .50 fuse. The people on FRF are usually spot on. If you can post pictures of the problem, the better.
A-HA Timex - your comment has prompted me to add another item to the "Must Have RV Item List:" A Smartphone with the FRF App!

(LOL yeah, but srsly..YES!)
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