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Old 08-01-2016, 01:12 PM   #11
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Howdy. A Progressive Industries surge protector probably 100 bucks

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Old 08-01-2016, 01:13 PM   #12
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Most dealers will sell a "box of random things that you will need" and in general that box is pretty valuable your first trip out especially if you have no idea what you are doing - as I did my first trip. I bought the box and found out that I had a use for all but one item...YMMV.

Absolute necessities for your first trip at a full hookup site:

fresh water hose
water filter
Rhino-Flex Sewer Hose (with rubber gasket donut for safe measure)
Sidewinder for the sewer hose.
4 wheel chocks
link levelers
sewer tank treatment solution
RV toilet paper
toilet tank wand and a separate section of hose for black tank flush
gloves (disposable or regular work gloves)

You will indeed add/subtract/upgrade/downgrade as you go along.

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Old 08-01-2016, 02:41 PM   #13
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And get a big bottle of Scotch (or similar perferred libation). For medicinal use only of course.
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Old 08-01-2016, 02:59 PM   #14
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Don't forget a good Brass water pressure regulator, so you won't rupture the cheap plastic water fittings in your TT
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:58 PM   #15
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Amazon's prices are usually better. You may want to get a surge protector hard wired. I camped near a Walmart the first two or three trips. Most of the stuff I got there. Put your trailer brand and model in the search box and see if there is information in a thread somewhere. One you camp you will understand exactly what you need. In my mind I'm happy to buy everything myself and get exactly what I need/want. Good Luck
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Old 08-01-2016, 04:09 PM   #16
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X2 to the above items....I would add a good (craftsman, snap on etc.) quality torque wrench and a deep socket (ours is 19mm). If your budget allows add an18v or 20v battery powered 1/2" impact "gun"....makes changing tires and any other tough nuts easier.
or you can go on the cheap, get yourself a 24" breaker bar and a 24" piece of 1" black pipe. will give you a whole lot more torque than any 1/2" battery operated torque wrench can.
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Old 08-01-2016, 04:42 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by B and B View Post

They will include a power cord, 25 ft average length. Depends on the dealer they might give you a starter kit with a 20 ft water hose, couple rolls of TP, plastic pressure regulator and dump hose, inexpensive one.

I would buy Rhino or other hi end sewer house and Y fittings. Electrical extension for you trailer, 30 or 50 amp, a good brass pressure regulator, 25 ft RV safe hose if camping in RV parks, more hose if rougher camping, outside mat as well.

X Chocks and Chock Blocks and lego blocks for levelling,

If this is a second RV you might have some of this already.
X2, that will be a good start, you will pick up more along the way.
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Originally Posted by nephi007 View Post
Howdy. A Progressive Industries surge protector probably 100 bucks
more like $300, but you get what you pay for. Best available.
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Old 08-01-2016, 06:20 PM   #20
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1. Andersen #3604 Levelers. They can also be used to lift a tire off the ground (to change flat without a jack).

2. Weight distribution hitch sized to your setup.

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