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Old 08-07-2011, 08:38 AM   #1
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Hi all: Hubby I are all set to take possession of our surveyor aug 17th. I am camper since my teens. He is relatively a newbie. We are looking forward to new family memories We also will use it as a bunkie at the in laws Cottage. So Just a few questions to save me time, has anyone a list of items I will want to make sure we have on board before we head out the first time? A side from the trailer are there any must haves from the r v store. Thanks for the advice.

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Old 08-07-2011, 02:53 PM   #2
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Hmm....guess it depends on how much you want to spend.....

Electrical cords and adaptors, upgraded sewer hose, tire chocks and levelers, stabilizer pads, awning rug, collapsable water jug, extra fuses, fresh water hose extension, filter and water pressure regulator, tire pressure guage.......

I'm sure others will fill in on more must haves=]

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Old 08-07-2011, 03:58 PM   #3
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A small tool box is also handy. Princes Auto has one on sale this week for around $65. When you purchase your water hose remember that it should be the white drinking water hose and not a green garden hose. The green hose can be toxic. When you purchase the items for the TT do not skip on price. Cheaper is not better.
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:37 PM   #4
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The most important item on your first trip will be a pencil and notepad. You will keep two lists: Stuff to buy and stuff to fix/modify.

Keep the first trip within 30 minutes of your house so you can go back for stuff you forgot or camp close to a Wall-mart.

Kim's list is pretty good. I strongly suggest also buying disposable gloves to wear when dumping your tanks.

I have too many items that I think are "must-have's" but probably are not so I'll leave that one to you to figure out.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:58 AM   #5
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Thanks for the input every one. it is really nice to pick the brains of the seasoned traveller.
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