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Old 05-12-2014, 06:38 PM   #1
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First trip

Hello folks looking for some advice for our first trip to Maine this season (2 wks) the new 5th wheel is empty not even a water or sewer hose. So what do I need to bring on this first trip. We need to go shopping for the basics.
Thanks for the help!!

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Old 05-12-2014, 06:53 PM   #2
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Ok I'll try a short list others will follow with the rest. Fuzes , cable, water hose ,white hose 50 ft, power surge protector, extension cord, sewer line, adult beverages, blocks of wood, more drinks. Ok the rest will come. Good luck and welcome.

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Old 05-12-2014, 06:55 PM   #3
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BTW. Nice looking TT and TV
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:58 PM   #4
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Very nice rig! Did anyone mention adult I'm frazzled myself as its my first campa as well. Just told the wife to get a pad of paper and pen and put it in the campa for what we need as we go

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Old 05-12-2014, 07:52 PM   #5
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#1 - Make sure you have a fire extinguisher and it is ready
#2 - Surge Protector
Two-way radio
Set-up check-list
Tear-down check-list – saved my butt several times….. J
Chocks for tires
Water pressure regulator
Sewer hose (x2) – never know how much you’ll need
Extra sewer hose connectors
Water hose X2 - (one for drinking water and one to do all other stuff with)
Gloves – plastic for sewer & others for handling all your other equipment
Leveling equipment
Duct tape
Grease – small tub of automotive
Ties or clamps, string and plastic
Bug spray
Fly swatter
Wasp spray
Ant powder
Storage containers for your storage space, couple of different sizes
Flashlights (several, put one in your compartment closest to the driver)
Outdoor lights
Fire pit poker
Lighters (dollar tree)
Cable wire – get one long piece and one short one…. Maybe even one back-up
Foldable chairs
Cover for picnic table
BBQ equipment – long fork, spatchula

Shade for vent over bed**** (we stuff a pillow in this spot, works well)
Coffee pot
Silverware – be sure to include knives
Cups – coffee and drinking cups
Plastic ware & sealable bowls
Plastic bags (sandwich size, gallon size, and trash can size)
Trash can
Small amount of kitchen stuff (aluminum foil, etc…)

We treat our trailer like a mini-version of our home, so over time we’ve picked up this and that, mainly what we realized we didn’t have when we needed it……. This list is no way complete, but this is some of the stuff we’ve put in our trailer over the past couple of years……
Day's Camped 2014 - 35 so far
2012 Rockwood Windjammer 2809W
2004 Dodge Ram 5.7L 4X4 Quad
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Old 05-13-2014, 03:28 AM   #6
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Just start adding things as you need them before each trip because after awhile, you will find that you end up with stuff that you'll probably never use. And all that stuuf adds up weight wise very quickly. Just my 2 cents.

Very nice looking camper BTW!
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:02 AM   #7
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I second the note pad or in our case, a tally book, and keep it handy. Any time you think of something you don't have, or see something neat that somebody else has, write it down. And like Glen mentioned, you'll find stuff you really don't need. Write that down too and remove when back home. We carry way more than any weekend camper, but that's due to the full timing.

My advice on loading, is get it where any time you get the urge to take a trip, all you have to do is throw a bag in and go. Before full timing, we could be hooked up loaded and on the road in a hour. Each person has their own bag. I watch several of my kin folks spend a majority of the day loading everything out of the house, and it drives me nuts. They no doubt get aggravated since the way they do it is such a hassle. We could be gone, camping, supper cooked and taking a walk before they arrived.
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Old 05-13-2014, 05:38 AM   #8
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Thanks for the info the wife is excited to go shopping this may hurt a bit!!

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