Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-21-2013, 04:58 AM   #21
Site Team
 
wmtire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northeast Louisiana
Posts: 15,024
It can depend on your dealer (which mine was great) as to what you must purchase. My dealer threw in a deluxe Valterra starter kit. It had toilet chemicals/toilet paper, water pressure regulator, fresh water hose, 30-15 amp electrical adapter, sewer hose with disposable gloves (very important when dumping your sewer), and a bubble level. It also has an instructional dvd that I have never watched.



If you haven't signed the paperwork yet, you can probably get the dealer to throw one of these kits in if they don't do it standard.
__________________

__________________
2011 Flagstaff 831 RLBSS

Ducks are just all-terrain chickens
wmtire is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 03:08 PM   #22
Average Joe
 
MrJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Mechanicsville, MD
Posts: 689
I'm pretty sure I'm getting the newbie kit

Below is what I've noted, so far. Question: Should I look for a 50 to 30 amp adapter since the MH is 30 amp...just incase?

White water hose (might be included)
Sewer hose and fittings (might be included)
Sheets, pillows and blanket

Towels, wash cloths
Soap
RV Grade Toilet Paper
Kitchenware (utensils, plates, bowls, pots/pans) might use paper on maiden trip
Bottled water (until tank is sterilized)
Water filter
Work gloves

Disposable gloves (4 dirty duty)
Clorox Wipes
Cooler

Door mat
Spare Fuses
Toolbox w/multimeter
Lug Wrench
Water pressure regulator
30-15 amp electrical adapter

__________________

__________________
Joe and Karen
2014 Sunseeker 2450sf

Southern Maryland and Beyond!

MrJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 03:16 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Brother Les's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: BoCoMo
Posts: 1,803
Quote:
=MrJoe;449841]I'm pretty sure I'm getting the newbie kit

Below is what I've noted, so far. Question: Should I look for a 50 to 30 amp adapter since the MH is 30 amp...just incase?

The '50' to '30', you do not need since your unit is a 30 Amp..... I have a '30' to '50' and I would suggest you get that.
__________________
Brother Les

2013 Forest River Salem Hemisphere SBT312QBUD

2001 CrewCab F-250 7.3 PowerStroke Diesel
SuperChip, BTS transmission, 6.0 Trans Cooler
Brother Les is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 03:28 PM   #24
Site Team
 
wmtire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northeast Louisiana
Posts: 15,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brother Les View Post
The '50' to '30', you do not need since your unit is a 30 Amp..... I have a '30' to '50' and I would suggest you get that.
As Brother Les pointed out, it's a good idea to have the 30 amp female to 50 amp male adapter. This way you can plug/connect your RV to a 50 amp outlet if needed.



Sometimes you will encounter campground pedestals where the 30 amp outlet is weak/loose/worn out especially since the 30 amp outlet seems to get used more than a 50 amp outlet. You will need the adapter so you can use the 50 amp outlet at the pedestal (if equipped)

Occasionally, you may encounter a campground that doesn't have a 30 amp pedestal, and all the outlets are of the 50 amp variety....where you have to use an adapter to connect a 30 amp RV.
__________________
2011 Flagstaff 831 RLBSS

Ducks are just all-terrain chickens
wmtire is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 06:02 PM   #25
Average Joe
 
MrJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Mechanicsville, MD
Posts: 689
I forgot the most important piece of equipment..... Coffee Pot

White water hose (might be included)
Sewer hose and fittings (might be included)
Sheets, pillows and blanket

Towels, wash cloths
Soap
RV Grade Toilet Paper
Kitchenware (utensils, plates, bowls, pots/pans) might use paper on maiden trip
Bottled water (until tank is sterilized)
Water filter
Work gloves

Disposable gloves (4 dirty duty)
Clorox Wipes
Cooler

Door mat
Spare Fuses
Toolbox w/multimeter
Lug Wrench
Water pressure regulator
30-15 amp electrical adapter
30-50 amp electrical adapter
Coffee Pots
__________________
Joe and Karen
2014 Sunseeker 2450sf

Southern Maryland and Beyond!

MrJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 06:07 PM   #26
Moderator Emeritus
 
Triguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeast Wisconsin
Posts: 6,950
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrJoe View Post
I forgot the most important piece of equipment..... Coffee Pot
That would have been a huge miss

Also, beer kozies and insulated highball glasses and the stuff that goes into them
__________________
Scott
DW, 3 Kids and our Goldens

2012 Shamrock 233S
2008 Toyota Sequoia 5.7L 4WD
Triguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 06:11 PM   #27
Average Joe
 
MrJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Mechanicsville, MD
Posts: 689
I find anything more than a coffee cup spells trouble with this guy...
__________________
Joe and Karen
2014 Sunseeker 2450sf

Southern Maryland and Beyond!

MrJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 06:31 PM   #28
DnL
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Western Washington
Posts: 66
During the PDI, leave the oven burner lit for at least 4 to 5 minutes. I didn't and now I'm taking the RV back to the dealer to get the thermocouple realigned or replaced whichever it needs. During the PDI we lit the burner but then just turned it off right away. During our first weekend out we discovered it won't stay lit more than 3 or 4 minutes.
__________________
DnL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 10:11 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
B D HOWie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Lake Wales
Posts: 248
You may want to consider a 30 amp surge/voltage monitor. Plug it into CG service and the coach plugs into it. It protects coach from low/high voltage and miss wired pedestals. I am new to RVing also. Others please comment if this is desirable as they are not inexpensive.
__________________
Big Dog House On Wheels
2013 Coachmen Freelander 28QB

on 2012 4500 Chevrolet Chassis
Paul
B D HOWie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 10:18 PM   #30
Moderator Emeritus
 
Triguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeast Wisconsin
Posts: 6,950
Quote:
Originally Posted by VPB View Post
You may want to consider a 30 amp surge/voltage monitor. Plug it into CG service and the coach plugs into it. It protects coach from low/high voltage and miss wired pedestals. I am new to RVing also. Others please comment if this is desirable as they are not inexpensive.
I thinks it's a good idea. There's a lot that can go wrong and would be expensive to fix. I've got the Progressive Industries Portable 30amp (EMS-PT30C). It might be hard for the OP to find that one in the locale where they are flying, though. But, its an excellent portable unit.
__________________

__________________
Scott
DW, 3 Kids and our Goldens

2012 Shamrock 233S
2008 Toyota Sequoia 5.7L 4WD
Triguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:37 PM.