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Old 07-06-2016, 01:09 PM   #21
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The very first thing, hands down, is a Progressive Industries EMS system.
X6 or whatever we are up to now on the EMS. We too have pulled into a spot and found it to have bad power (open ground). If the spot looks sketchy, I pull out the EMS and plug it in before I even park. Protects you during lightening storms also.
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  • A TPM system - the DW and I passed 3 rigs last summer on the side of the road with a shredded tire and shredded wheel well to match. A tire blowout does a lot of damage. You can check your pressure before leaving the campground in the morning and run over a nail on the way out the gate. There are a lot of Tire Pressure Monitors systems out there to choose from. I have the TST 507 with the non-flow thru sensors and we wouldn't travel anywhere without it. $$? Yes, but way cheaper than a new tire, rim, side for the TT, and delays on your trip.
  • Gorilla tape - forget the Duck tape. I had some lower fascia damage a couple of years ago while on a trip. Put my Duck tape on it and within 50 miles it was gone! Stopped and picked up Gorilla tape and it stayed on for 6 months while we waited for parts.
  • X2 on the water pressure regulator for your city water.
  • Extra power cord extension cord for the trailer (30 or 50 amp as needed). You never know when the power pedestal will be just a little too far away.
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:21 PM   #22
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Check out the RV section at Walmart since you can puchase many of the items cheeper then CW.
Check out prices on AMAZON, again cheeper then CW. Like many above, progressive surge protector, TPMS system, leveling blocks, tire covers and all your related fun camping gear.

Also, any TP that states spetic sewer safe is good to use in MH.

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Old 07-06-2016, 01:22 PM   #23
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Just in case, a water bandit from amazon.
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:25 PM   #24
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Another note. After one year, take everything you didn't use put in garage, except the adapterss, hoses, etc.
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:40 PM   #25
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And no one mentioned the most important things:
  1. Beer
  2. Chips/Dip
  3. Hot dogs
  4. Charcoal
  5. Lawn chairs
Not sure how so many experienced campers could overlook these items.
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All of the previous mentioned items plus lots of Cash and time to use your new RV
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One like this for when you need both hands free.

Westward 6AHC2 2-1/2"L Headlamp - Walmart.com

I got three at Costco with batteries for like 10 dollars.
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The very first thing, hands down, is a Progressive Industries EMS system.

Could you explain .... I am not sure what this is?
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All good suggestions above, but I'm surprised nobody has mentioned spare fuses. We carry a fuse assortment and a few replacement bulbs for indoor lights. The fuses have come in very handy; we replenish the supply after every trip.
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Lot's of good advise. Forgot to include a first-aid kit, sunscreen and an extra fire extinguisher.
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