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Old 05-20-2013, 11:24 AM   #1
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What are the essentials to get started?

I'm picking up my new Roo19 next weekend! I've already printed out Triguy's PDI checklist. I'm completely new to trailer camping and am wondering - what are the essentials I need for the trailer to get started? All I know of are chocks. Do I need a level? Hoses (type)? Do I need anything special to hook it up to power, such as cords or adapters? Any recommendations or suggestions from experienced Roo owners would be very much appreciated.

So glad that the season is finally here - hope everyone's getting good weather. Thanks!
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:59 AM   #2
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This is a great start, if you don't need everything on the list just cross it off. Add what you need and just relax and think of starting a new home (which you are doing) just cut back on a few things. I try to get things that can be used for more than one task. IE. small metal strainer can be used also for steaming food, (the collapsible one takes up less room)
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:15 PM   #3
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Most dealers include a "starter" kit with new trailers. Basic sewer hose, tank deodorizer, garden hose, 30 amp tp 15 amp adapter, and some other goodies.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:22 PM   #4
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Well folks around here sold me on a surge protector (see threads on that subject) and water pressure regulator (ditto on the threads). Personally, I love a nice camp carpet/pad to put under the awning...saves tracking in dirt, they fold up nice and wash easy. Also, see threads about checking every seal on the camper (roof, windows, every where) at least every three months. This is the most important thing to know to prevent leaks and water damage. Don't take it for granted just because it's new. Sometimes the factory doesn't do a spectacular job and may need touch ups sooner than you'd think.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:57 PM   #5
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Forgot to mention, walmart.com is great for getting a lot of the little items. Even living in Ontario, I can get free shipping to just across the border. Pick up my packages for $5!
Pricing is far cheaper than local, and camping world.
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I forgot to mention Damp Rid. It's moisture absorbing crystals. Moisture from the inside is important to control too. Cooking, breathing, etc. all creates inside moisture which over time is damaging also.
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