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Old 04-21-2014, 03:12 AM   #1
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New Camper. What comes with it???

Hello all I am new to this forum and new to Trailer camping. The wife and I recently bought a 2013 Wildwood 29ft trailer. It looks beautiful and we can't wait to pick it up in the beginning of may. I had a few questions as I want to ensure I am not getting played at the dealer when I go pick it up.

I am inquiring as to what comes standard with the trailer from the factory. Mostly related to cables. IE Sewer hose, fresh water hose, power cable? I just want to make sure I don't get played and end up paying for something that should be coming with the trailer.

Also do TV's naturally come standard with it? I have seen many that do, but ours didn't come with one.

Our sales rep was pretty good guy, but the owner/finance guy was too shady for my liking tried to sell us lots of extra's that we didn't really need or want.

We are really excited to go camping and learn how to use this beautiful trailer!

If anyone has any good tips/hints on first time use please let me know. I will look around the FAQ and sub forums here I am sure there is a ton of info to learn about!

Thanks!
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:29 AM   #2
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power cable is all that comes with the trailer.

the dealer MAY give you a starter kit which has cheap version of the basic stuff you might need. usually a cheap sewer hose, plastic water regulator, 30 to 15 adapter, white water hose.

my dealer did not give a starter kit but i got better stuff at Walmart.
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:40 AM   #3
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New Camper. What comes with it???

We did not get a starter kit or tv with our new TT. We were offered 20% off everything we bought from the dealer the day we picked up our TT.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:04 AM   #4
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Okay that's good to know. I ended up buying a separate 30amp to 15amp cable. Looks like I'll get a better sewer hose and water regulater
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definitely buy a quality sewer hose such as a Rhino. Get a brass water pressure regulator. Depending the type of sites you will be camping at, you might need a variety of electrical adapters just to be safe, and maybe an extension cord. Wheel chocks and blocks for leveling
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yes, tandem wheel chocks and Lynx Levelers are necessary.
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Also do TV's naturally come standard with it? I have seen many that do, but ours didn't come with one.


Thanks!
Mine came with one but two years later my father bought the same trailer and he didn't get one.
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ours came with nothing and I had to pay for everything, battery, cable 50amp, sewer hose (cheap), but I had another from last TT, propane. TV was standard.
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Congrats on the new camper! I am sure you will be like the rest of us and buy, buy , buy. I am a safety nut so Surge protectors and water regulators with a guage are always a good thing to have. the more you camp the more you buy... good luck and welcome
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As said, power cable only. See if your dealer will let you take store credit on the starter kit, then use that money towards better stuff. Here's a basic list of what you'll need that's in the starter kit plus a few extra things you'll need.

1. Sewer hose. I've got a dual 10' (20' total) RhinoFlex kit and love it.
2. White hose. I got good quality hoses years ago and still use them, three 50' lengths, that way I only get out what I need, can go as far as needed and if one fails, I've got two more in the winds. Though I'm wondering how long they're going to last, they've been around a long time but are still soft and pliable. Good white hose is coated to prevent mildew buildup and I drain the hose every time I roll it up.
3. Brass water regulator. I want to get an adjustable, but my basic straight through one has served me well over the years.
4. Toilet paper and black chemical. Opinions vary, any TP that breaks up easily is fine. Septic safe is what you're looking for and will save some money. I'm still using drop in chemicals but while supplies last I'm looking hard at the GEO method. Either way is fine though.
4A. Rubber gloves. Go to a parts store and find Nitrile gloves. Tougher than latex, not expensive and work great. You'll feel better first time you dump the tanks knowing your hands are covered.

Not in most starter kits.
5. Levelers. I use Andersen, others use Lynx. They're all good, pick what looks best to you.
6. Cable for TV. Regular coaxial cable, I think I have 50'.
7. 30A extension cord. Will be worth it's weight in gold at some point.
8. 2X8 ripped into 1' lengths, about ten of them. Makes life easier with jacks, stabilizers, etc.

Much as I hate it, most of it can be had at Walmart much cheaper than your dealer. I don't mind supporting my local dealer, but I don't want the guy to retire off me either. Sad thing is, they know it too.

Good luck, happy camping! Spend the first night out in the driveway, that way home is a short walk when you forgot this, that, and the other.
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