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Old 10-12-2011, 10:52 AM   #21
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Looks really good so far. You might want to wait to buy some of this after your shakedown cruise to see what you really need. Its somewhat dependent on your camping style.

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As it stands now my must have list is looking something like this:

Rhino stinky slinky I use this one.
clear adapter for stinky slinky
water pressure regulator
inline waterfilter Asst fuses
45 and 90 degree water fittings
water hose for potable water Ladder
water hose for holding tank washdown?
Maxxair covers You want the Maxxair II covers or a Maxxair II for the non-fan vent and a Fan/Mate for a vent with a fan.
2x6 and 1x6 by 6' boards for leveling
battery disconnect
30 amp surge protecter
50 to 30 and 20 to 30 amp adapters
25' 30 amp cord
Asst fuses
Ladder
Level 2' I mounted these on the trailer near the jack for convenience.
Chocks. Any recommendation? Homemade wood chocks are good. I use the Tri-Lynx chocks which work with their levelers. Shop around.
Walkie Talkies for parking
Awning mat
Torque wrench
Tool kit
Asst camping gear


How are we looking so far? Thanks everybody.
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Old 10-13-2011, 01:48 AM   #22
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Here's my two cents:

"Walkie Talkies for parking" - Mobile phones with bluetooth will work too.


Rhino stinky slinky -Yes
clear adapter for stinky slinky - useful but personal choice
water pressure regulator - Yes
inline waterfilter Asst fuses
45 and 90 degree water fittings
water hose for potable water Ladder
water hose for holding tank washdown?
Maxxair covers - useful but could wait
2x6 and 1x6 by 6' boards for leveling - Yes
battery disconnect - Yes
30 amp surge protecter -Yes
50 to 30 and 20 to 30 amp adapters - It's been an year and I haven't needed one yet but where you camp will make the difference
25' 30 amp cord - same answer as above
Asst fuses - Yes
Ladder
Level 2' - Yes
Chocks. Any recommendation? - Yes to chocks
Walkie Talkies - Yes unless you have mobible phones with bluetooth
Awning mat - Nice to have asap but could wait depending on where you camp. Check Walmart ~$40
Torque wrench
Tool kit - Yes
Asst camping gear

Would upgrade fresh water hose and use the cheap water hose for rinsing out the sewer hose - I applied some duct tape to my "sewer hose" to avoid possible mix up.

Also a notebook can come in handy to dot down notes or write down items that need to be brought or restocked.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:04 AM   #23
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chocks

I have seen the x-chock is highly recommended. Are there others that are well liked? Has anyone used the Fastway Chock? Will it work with PT?
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:38 PM   #24
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I use the X-Chocks and they work well, but I haven't tried any others so there may be some just as good or better.

One thing I have done is purchase a couple of containers. One I store all sewer related items in, including an extra sewer hose just in case and in the other all fresh water items. I store them in the pass through storage next to the docking station.

Here's a pic of the X-Chocks.


Here's a picture of the fresh water storage container. The sewer storage container (not in picture) is blue, the same size and I usually store it under the fresh water container.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:59 AM   #25
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Cool

Thanks for the pictures. The X chocks really look like the way to go. I too like the thought of the containers to organize like items. I see you have some of the Lynx levelers. Do you use them or mostly the 6' boards you spoke of earlier? Does anyone have problems with the drawers and cabinets opening in transit? If so what is the typical fix? Thanks again for all the valuable info.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:05 AM   #26
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Actually I bought the Lynx levelers years ago, but rarely use them. When I do, it's usually when I'm on a concrete or asphalt pad and I place them under the stabilizers and sometimes the the tongue jack as well.
I think I may have used them under the tires a few times to level the tt, but I don't really remember.

Just thought to add that I found the best deal on the X-Chocks on ebay. The extended version, which you need with the E-Z Tow, are pricey.

Also I have never experienced a drawer or cabinet opening while in travel.
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Highly recommend the X-chock or the BAL version I have. On my original TT, the manual stabilizers were a bit flimsy and the trailer would rock when you walked around in it. The stabs would then squeak like old bed springs. The BAL chock stopped that noise dead!
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:27 AM   #28
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Picked up trailer

Thanks again to all for the help. We picked up our trailer and have it almost ready to go. Just have a couple things on the wish list. The Equalizer hitch and P2 brake controller seemed to work great (only 20 miles home but through the city). Low and behold it even fit in the driveway. We have our shakedown run planned for halloween weekend at a local state park. The only problem so far seems to be the wireless keypad does not work. Batteries are dead and I cant seem to get the cover off. Do you have to pull it off the trailer to find the notch to open it?
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:46 AM   #29
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The keypads have been a problem. I believe that PT has discontinued adding them to the tt's, which is too bad because I really like this feature.
They did have to replace my keypad and everything inside the door, but the keypad has worked great since then.
As I undersxtand it, you have to gently pry the keypad off the tt. I believe there are 6 or 8 tiny screws you have to remove from the backside to replace the batteries. I think you'll need to get something like 3M double sided tape to put it back on.
Just to note, if your keypad lights up then it shouldn't be a battery problem.
Since this will be covered by your warranty I suggest you take it to your dealer to fix as I did.
One thing to check is the contact points at the bottom, inside of the door jam. Make sure these are clean. Also check your breakers. I have one labeld "Entry Door".
In case you didn't receive any, here's the keypad instructions.
Keypad Instructions.pdf

Hope this helps.
Let us know how things turn out.
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:25 PM   #30
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dstars99, one more thing to the list: A good fire extinguisher!

We think of fun when camping but safety, for us and our family, is a priority.

This thread (Fire Safety Concerns/updates) prompted me to upgrade the really cheap extinguisher that came with the trailer.
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