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Old 03-12-2016, 09:31 AM   #31
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Feel free to add to this list. About to order a new 5'er. I have some stuff from the old TT, but here is the list of "new" stuff I figure I'll have to buy:

-Progressive 50amp surge protector (fixed or portable, still undecided)
-Tire monitoring system (sure hope I can figure out how to program it)
-X chocks for wheels
-blocks for wheels (or equivalent 'pull up on' for wheels to level side to side)
-50 amp extension cord
-Dogbone adapter
-leveling pads for Lippert auto leveling system

already have extra water hoses, connectors, extra sewer pipe, scissor jacks, and a ladder....and normal stuff like brooms and such.

What am I gonna HAVE to have other than that?
This sounds like a 50 amp system. What "dogbone" adapter would you need? I also doubt if you will need an extension cord.

Lego leveling pads are nice but a 1X8 8 foot long cut into 12 inch pieces will do the same a lot cheaper.

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Old 03-12-2016, 05:40 PM   #32
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I have a 25' standard 50amp cord that came with my unit and I use my 25' 50amp extension cord quite often . I need it at my seasonal site due to configuration as well as at a fair grounds I go to an event to every year. You never know if you will need it until you need it.


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Old 03-12-2016, 05:43 PM   #33
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Great info, thanks guys.

I have a 25' 30 AMP extension cord. I'd think if I got one 50-to-30 dogbone and that 30 amp extension cord, I could at least have most power anywhere. If I need a 50 amp extension later, I can get it.

This is not a list of stuff I WILL buy tomorrow.........just picking y'all's brains on what might be needed.........cause I've learned a TON of stuff here I haven't thought of.
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:07 AM   #34
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Great info, thanks guys.

I have a 25' 30 AMP extension cord. I'd think if I got one 50-to-30 dogbone and that 30 amp extension cord, I could at least have most power anywhere. If I need a 50 amp extension later, I can get it.

This is not a list of stuff I WILL buy tomorrow.........just picking y'all's brains on what might be needed.........cause I've learned a TON of stuff here I haven't thought of.
I don't recall you mentioning if you do any cold weather camping. If you do one or two electric heaters would be a good investment. I also keep a short heat tape available. This is used to wrap my sewer valve, gray mainly, to keep it from freezing.

Another thought. Plan on using any CG that do not have electric? A small inverter comes in handy. I use a 1000 watt full sign wave inverter for my television (may not be needed), charging batteries such as my cell phone, camera batteries and lap top. It comes in handy when I stop at a road side rest over night. I try to get full service unless it is a quick overnight stop.

Another thought, a spare 20 pound propane tank. I use mine for my outside stove or grill but it could be hooked up if my 30 pounders were to go empty.

A 5 gallon collapsible water jug,

Reliance Fold-A-Carrier 20L Water Carrier | DICK'S Sporting Goods

and a light weight table, under 5 pounds, also comes in handy at times,

GCI Outdoor Compact Camp Table | DICK'S Sporting Goods

A lot depends on the type of camping you plan on doing. These things come in handy for the one night quick stop such as at a road side rest or a night a Walmart. I will be going to S. C. in a couple of months and these will come in handy at one of my stops on the way down. Total cost, not counting the inverter, less than spending a night at a CG.

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Old 03-15-2016, 12:21 PM   #35
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Never used additional chocks with x-chocks. After six years with them, haven't encountered the need.
My X-Chocks come with a warning not to use them as chocks.

The other warning on X-Chocks was not to operate the jacks while they are installed. I can't find that warning now but if you follow the steps of installing them you see that you remove them prior to using any jacks to hook up your RV and you don't install them till you have the RV level. The link below is the steps to install X-Chocks. They also state to use wedge type clocks prior to installing the X-Chocks.

I had them loosen up when installing them on hot tires after towing.

Also the X-Chocks says check them daily and here is the quote from the step instructions: Step 6: Each day re-check jack screws for tightness as jacks may settle into soft surfaces and become less stable. Tighten jack screws as needed.

Here the link to the instructions.
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I would also suggest a tandem axel trailer tire change aid. It allows you to pull onto with the good tire to bring the flat tire off the ground to change.


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I always carry a Power Station. It will jump your vehicle, or pump up your tires. Recharges from 12v or 120v. It will pump up your trailer tires without being plugged in. I carry a ladder for my hybrid.
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