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Old 06-01-2016, 09:50 PM   #1
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New Roo must haves?

Going to be picking up a Roo 19 in a couple weeks.

I am trying to take advantage of the time, so we can hit the ground running, so to speak.

Looks like I will need a 30 amp surge protector (talked about this in another thread).

What will I need to plug the trailer into my house for driveway camping/set up?

I imagine I will need a water hose.

Will I need an extension power cord?

Will I need to upgrade the septic tube?

Pots/pans and dishes.

Bedding.

Any other items that I am missing?

Thank you!
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:32 PM   #2
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What will I need to plug the trailer into my house for driveway camping/set up?

A simple 30 amp female to 15 amp male adapter similar to this works great with our Roo 19 when plugging in at home getting ready for a trip http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...-adapter/69604
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:41 PM   #3
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Dealer should provide a welcome kit which will include a fresh water hose ( water pressure reg and a role of rv tp). Knowing your camping style or maiden voyage would be helpful. If not boondocking, you need a cable wire to connect the tv. If you do plan to do full hookups, the welcome kit dump hose usually is pretty short. Great for going to the dump station. I would suggest a Rhino hose. Wheel chocks and levelers too. All can be over the counter or back yard supplied (if you have spare lengths of 2x8/10's or 4x4's)
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:53 PM   #4
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Thank you.

We will likely be camping in a park with only electric, not water or sewer. But will have a nearby dump/water station. (Michigan State Park)
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Sounds great. Remember to use the antennae booster and raise the antennae when using over the air channels, and to bring the antennae down (and turn the booster off to plug into cable).
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Old 06-02-2016, 06:52 AM   #7
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We usually camp at Michigan state parks and we need to use a 30 amp extension cord most of the time.
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Water hose for blackwater flush, water pressure regulator, clean water hose, disposable latex gloves for the dump station, X chocks and regular chocks, and cut up some 2"x8" for levelling and putting under stabilizers. That should be a good start.

Good luck!!
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Old 06-02-2016, 11:07 AM   #9
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I got my trailer late March this year and here is what happened:
From the starter kit I used the water hose, the water pressure regulator and the 30A to 15A adaptor.
The sewer hose that came with it was not complete so I bought a Camcor 20' kit that came complete, including the transparent elbow and adaptor.
My recomendation would be to get the camper with the starter kit and then check what is missing (I have two 30A/15A adaptors because I didn't follow that)... anyway below is the list I made before I got the camper and my comments after I have camped:
in line Water filter => not needed, the camper has one
25' drinking water hose => It comes with the starter kit
Adjustable Water pressure regulator with gauge => It comes with the starter kit (not adjustable but..).
30 amp surge protection => Haven't bought yet but I will
30amp to 15amp adaptor => it comes with the starter kit
30 amp to 50amp adaptor => Haven't bought yet but I will
20' Sewer hose kit => Mandatory in my opinion.
20' Sewer hose support => Mandatory in my opinion.
10 Pack Leveling Blocks => Mandatory in my opinion (Have used every time so far).
Chocks => Mandatory in my opinion.
Towing Mirror => Mandatory in my opinion.

Also, to buy over the internet is way cheaper than at the dealer store per my experience.

Good Look.
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Old 06-02-2016, 01:45 PM   #10
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Roo Must Haves

Northern Tool has sold 30 amp extension cords at nearly give away prices from time to time. (you need at least one)
Amazon usually has fair prices for things like sewer hose and water pressure regulators and the like. ( a pair of 25 foot fresh water hoses should work) I use a cheap expandable hose for flushing the system because it stores easily in a separate sewer bag.
Make sure you get a metal Y connector with shutoffs so you can flush your system and put out your campfire while still hooked up.
Some dealers will give you a welcome kit but much of it is poor quality and what you buy at the dealers with their ?? percent off is usually overpriced to start with.
As you may notice I'm not a fan of my local dealer, but some appear to be good.
It looks like your getting a lot of advice so I'll close, happy camping.
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