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Old 05-12-2014, 12:26 AM   #151
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Oh, and buy the folding ladder, it's the coolest thing ever........


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Okay whats the folding ladder??
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:34 AM   #152
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Okay whats the folding ladder??
well, this is the one I purchased.....

Amazon.com: GP Logistics SLDD7 7' Compact Folding Ladder: Home Improvement

they have a 6 foot version as well, but this seemed to make more sense if I was trying to reach something outside on the RV!!!

Folds up super easy too!
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:26 PM   #153
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Wow , when I started this thread I never thought so many people would have the same problem!!! LOL
I have slowed down a little from the beginning. I still need 2 big purchases that I need to get. A fold down ladder , and a surge protector.
OH make that 3 ,, I need a fence post thingy from Lowes to put the ladder in. So 3 big things still on my list and after that,, LOL,, I hope that that will be the end of it for a while!!!
Now I hope that I don't get the "bigger" fever,, You know,,, wanting to upgrade to a class c or something crazzzzzzy like that! Although those class c's really look cool when ya towing a toad (jeep) behind.. Hmmmm maybe next year,, who knows,,
Make that 4...we found this at Sam's Club yesterday. Sam's has a new price - Was $54.95 and is now $29.95!
Useful too - especially if you are a Tire pressure fanatic like I am - at a $1.00 per pop on the service station compressor I will be paying myself in no time

450AMP battery jumper, 110PSI compressor, 12V/110V/USB outlets, built in flashlight - just the ticket for RVers -- it will store nicely in the basement right next to my 20V battery powered chainsaw

Comments on your other items Sheripoms:
1. You have it slightly backwards: Fence Post thingy is to store your sewer hose and fittings (using a 4x4"gutter cut to size that doubles as a support for said sewer )

2. Your bumper then becomes storage for your 5' folding ladder (and yes, you want one! @ $80 on Amazon)

3. Get a power manager versus a surge suppressor and consider getting the installed one versus portable.

4. TST TPMS are THE way to go - again another $200 from your bank account but yes, most definately!

Oh, and have you put bug screens over all your vents? Wasps just LOVE to make homes in RV Vents

And, of course, you HAVE installed your Exhaust fan covers so you can leave your vents open when you are on the road?
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:10 AM   #154
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Someone stop me! I can't stop buying camper stuff!!!

That folding latter and a 3rd 5" PVC for under the trailer is my next investment. The too has no ladder so that's my excuse
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Old 05-14-2014, 01:54 PM   #155
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Ok, this seems to be the best site to ask questions by a newbie....
Hopefully purchasing a 2007 Forest River Sunkeeper tomorrow
If I can only purchase basic necessities at first,
what do you recommend?
Also, what is the best toilet paper?
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:34 PM   #156
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Currently on our list of "must haves"...how can you have must haves after 15 years of camping?
1. The cutting board at Camping World that replaces your stove cover.
2. One of those homemade disco ball looking beaded lights for the dining canopy.
3. A golf cart. Really. That should be number one. Help. We NEED a golf cart cheap.
4. A towel rack for the ladder.
5. Reclining chairs for outside.
6. Slide stabilizers.
7. Did I mention a golf cart?
8. More wine.
9. A new beach bag.
10. A golf cart! Electric. 4 seats. A roof. Cheap.
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:14 PM   #157
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Ok, this seems to be the best site to ask questions by a newbie....
Hopefully purchasing a 2007 Forest River Sunkeeper tomorrow
If I can only purchase basic necessities at first,
what do you recommend?
Also, what is the best toilet paper?
Easiest way to answer this question....give a $1K to a trusted long time camper friend and let them do the shopping for your first gear up in your camper...then be prepared to add to that shopping spree
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:47 PM   #158
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Ok, this seems to be the best site to ask questions by a newbie....
Hopefully purchasing a 2007 Forest River Sunkeeper tomorrow
If I can only purchase basic necessities at first,
what do you recommend?
Also, what is the best toilet paper?
Assuming you do not need a Golf Cart here is what I would recommend in order of importance:
  1. Water pressure regulator and a white 25' drinking water hose. Also a 90 deg connector for your rig (takes the strain off your water hose)
  2. Progressive Electrical Management System (yes, I know this is expensive; repairing your rigs electrical system or A/C is more expensive though!)
  3. Camco Rhinoflex sewer hose with 45 deg connector (if the dealer offers a cheapop sewer hose ask if you can swap it for a water pressure regulator & dringing water hose)
  4. BAL X-Chocks
  5. Anderson leveling system
all the above can be bought @ amazon (and amazon has the best prices - especially if you are a Prime member )

That should get you started - be aware that moding your rig can become a addiction overnight

Search the forums for black tank cleaning and maintenance. Use the toilet paper that you like & follow the maintenance tips and you should have no problems.

Welcome to the Foruns Richall! Enjoy your RV! Questions? Ask Away!
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Sucks to be you. As they say in the military. Actually I think it's a medical condition which most guys possess.
With me it's tools. Could be a different color or a different accessory attachment. My sons ask why I have 2 or 3 of everything. Because at my age I forget where I put the first one of anything.
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:23 PM   #160
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I built a garage to put stuff in it while I was doing renos
Unfortunately it's full of other things and so the travel trailer is housing things as is the storage unit I'm renting. Welcome to the site and although I'm not a doctor I think your condition of compulsive purchasing is Normal.
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