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Old 01-24-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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Yet another what else do I need thread...

We pick up the Roo 23ss Wednesday, Jan 30th. So far, I've purchased:


50 foot fresh water hose
Ill be using a spare hose that is not currently in use for the black tank
Rhino flex kit
Lynx levelers (one unit, do I need another?)
Lynx leveler caps (1 pack includes 4 caps)
Wye hose two way connector
Sidewinder plastic sewer hose support
socket for leveling using my cordless drill
Awning lights - what's an awning w/o lights?
Chocks - x chocks 2 of them
F150 slide over side mirrors

Items on the list:
Awning rug
Water pressure regulator - any ideas on an effective low cost model
Surge protector - same as above - low cost, effective model
Pig tail for hooking fridge up to house when prepping for trip
50-30 amp adaptor

What else? I'm looking for the essentials as we've got the of gear that we will be utilizing from our tent camping days. We will also need to outfit the bathroom, kitchen with the usual supplies.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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Items on the list:
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Water pressure regulator - any ideas on an effective low cost model

I find that we they work fine. I've been told not to bother with the more expensive, adjustable ones as they don't work properly for very long. I've also not used the regulator and just adjusted the flow at the faucet of the hook-up, if it's that style.

Surge protector - same as above - low cost, effective model

Can't help you there. I installed a 30A hard-wired surge protector.

Pig tail for hooking fridge up to house when prepping for trip

You should carry a 20A to 30A adapter always as some sites are only 20A.

50-30 amp adaptor

I wouldn't bother. Most sites with 50A also have 30A and 20A receptacles.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:37 AM   #3
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I just wanted to comment on the adjustable water pressure gauge. You are right. They are pricey. I think I paid about $65 for the one I got, which has a large dial and is adjusted with a screw driver to increase or decrease the available pressure.
I have been using mine for about three years and love it. I understand that the regular pressure gauges limit the pressure to about 45 psi. My gauge allows me to use as much pressure as the campground water system offers, balanced by how high I dare to turn it up. My comfort level is 60 psi and no more. This allows me to have great showers with no problems so far with springing leaks in my plumbing. Others may not be comfortable with such high pressure.
As for the gauge itself, I can look inside and see that it physically blocks the water when I turn the screw, so that part is all mechanical. I suppose the dial could fail or give incorrect readings, but I haven't had a problem.
It DOES take some getting used to. If I have it on a system that only provides 30 psi, I will be running it wide open, and I'll need to dial it back down before attaching it to a system that's pumping out 100 psi.
I hope this is helpful to anyone who might be considering the adjustable type.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:37 AM   #4
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Lynx levelers (one unit, do I need another?)
Lynx leveler caps (1 pack includes 4 caps)

Sidewinder plastic sewer hose support
There's not a whole lot else that I can recommend - I remember our first few camping trips and subsequent trips to Walmart/local RV shop!

A couple of comments on the items I quoted above - I started with 2 packs of Lynx Levelers and actually just bought a third set to make leveling in front of my house easier. I need a stack 4 blocks tall to cover both wheels and have a ramp to make driving up onto them. You might consider at least 1 more. I also carry a couple of 2x12s that are about 24" long and a couple of 1x6, just as backups. I personally like having something hard under my stabilizers/landing gear instead of going straight to the ground.

I've never used the plastic sewer hose supports. I understand the concept and would probably use them if I were staying somewhere longer, but I figure from the "gushing" of opening the tank valves, there's enough force to make it to the sewer connection. When I'm done and am disconnecting, I undo the hose from the camper first and then raise the hose up as I walk back to the sewer connection. A year/50 nights of camping and haven't had a problem (yet?).

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socket for leveling using my cordless drill
What do you mean by leveling?
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I agree two bags minimum for lynx levelers.

Stabilizer jacks should not be used for leveling but only to stabilize.
Hence 》》》》 stabilizers

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Old 01-24-2013, 12:01 PM   #7
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You are correct, I won't be using the stabilizer jacks to level, wrong terminology used by me!


Thanks for looking after me though as I will need all the help i can get!

I'll pick up an extra set of the lynx levelers and stop by to grab some lumber. Good ideas!
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:36 PM   #8
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We bought/take a small electric heater - also, many folks have changed out the mechancial thermostat for the furnace with a digital one. I've bought one (Honeywell RTH111), but have not yet installed it.

I also got a 90 degree fitting for the city water hose. I don't like a hose sticking straight out from the camper. Too much stress on the fitting in my opinion. Plus it allows me to route the hose under the camper easier. Makes the campsite a lot neater if I can keep most of the freshwater hose and electric line under the camper.

Don't forget hitch locks and a brake controller.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:36 PM   #9
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I would get a wand to rinse out your black tank. Also a clear fitting to go between you Rhino hose and black tank so you can see what's coming out and to know when your done cleaning the black tank. Extra fuses wouldn't be bad to have, I had the fuse for my slide blow a fuse first trip out.. If the fuse blows for your slide its under the trailer not to far from the water heater. We also carry a broom and a swifter to clean the floors right before we leave.
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A tool box with basic tools. A flashlight or two. First aid kit. Digital volt meter. Assortment of screws, bolts, wire nuts, cable ties, electric and duct tape. You get the idea.
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