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Old 03-10-2016, 05:52 PM   #1
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New Trailer "Accoutrements" requirements list

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?
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:14 PM   #2
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:37 PM   #3
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Why would you want leveling blocks to pull up on if you are buying are getting auto leveling? I carry 4 2x10's cut 12" long, unhook, drop the 2 rear landing gear about 2 inches off the ground then hit auto level. By the time I am done plugging in and doing water and sewer it is level.


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If I was getting the level up system I would hold off on the X chocks since you have to use wedge type shocks with X-Chocks anyway. I didn't think they help all the much and even less with the the level up system. I sold mine X-Chocks and bought OneStep since I hate having to pull forward or back to get the wedge type chalks out. I don't think the OneSteps are going to work better than the Xchocks.

I keep a bag of plastic lego blocks just in case but only used them once or twice.

I have several dog bone adapters. One from 50 to 30 - One with a 30 and 120v on one end and 50 on the other - one from 50 to 120 for house current for lights and fridge only use.

I have never needed a 50 amp extension cord and the one that comes with the 5er works for us.

If you get the TST Tire monitoring system there is bunch of youtube videos on how to set it up. After I found a copy of the manual I glad I used youtube.
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Old 03-11-2016, 02:45 AM   #6
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If I was getting the level up system I would hold off on the X chocks since you have to use wedge type shocks with X-Chocks anyway. I didn't think they help all the much and even less with the the level up system. I sold mine X-Chocks and bought OneStep since I hate having to pull forward or back to get the wedge type chalks out. I don't think the OneSteps are going to work better than the Xchocks.

I keep a bag of plastic lego blocks just in case but only used them once or twice.

I have several dog bone adapters. One from 50 to 30 - One with a 30 and 120v on one end and 50 on the other - one from 50 to 120 for house current for lights and fridge only use.

I have never needed a 50 amp extension cord and the one that comes with the 5er works for us.

If you get the TST Tire monitoring system there is bunch of youtube videos on how to set it up. After I found a copy of the manual I glad I used youtube.
That's funny. This is the first time I've ever heard anything negative about the X-Chocks. I was thinking of getting a set myself. Also, I've never needed a 50 AMP extension cord either, but I've got one. That first time you need it you'll be happy you have it. You also may need a WORX cordless blower so your wife can blow off the slide outs before you retract them.
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Never used additional chocks with x-chocks. After six years with them, haven't encountered the need.
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I sure would get the 50amp extension cord as most of the 50 amp now are short. Found a couple of cg where I needed it. Later RJD
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:00 AM   #9
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I have a 50 amp to 30 amp, a 30 amp to 15 amp, and a 50 amp to 15 amp adapter, never know when you might need them. I also have a 100 foot and 25 for 15 amp extension c re, also n v r know when you might need them. I will be getting into. A 50 amp to a split 30 amid and 15 amp adapter for when you get to a park and the only options are 30 amp and 15amp service this way you can combine the 2 for 45 amp. I have only been using chocked for a couple of years now but never used any other chicks itch them and the camper (40 ft. 5er) never moves. I also keep a 2 6 gallon fresh water jugs on hand in case I run out on a week long trip and need to,get more. I have a portable 30 gallon portable sewer tote I can tow behind my truck in case my tanks get full time mean empty into my tote then tow to the dump station and the Mott without tanking the camper down or paying for a pump out.
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deartruc, that's just cool..........wish I knew what the heck it is!!!

Oh, I right clicked and realize it's a coffee machine. IF I listen to Humteddy, I'll need that! But I like my 'yuppie coffee' via the Keurig. I like all them foo foo flavored coffees!

Read some info on the Goshen Rally about unlevel pad areas and how folks wished they'd hade more chocks or stuff........and the X chocks has been on my list because of a thread a few months ago, and I thought they looked useful. I probably would not get them right off, just something on my possibles list, if needed.

I'm sorta tickled with myself! ha. There isn't a long list of "Hey, dufus, you forgot X and Y and Z".......like there was when we got the first trailer!

Maybe I'm actually learning a little bit.

Nah, unlikely!
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