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Old 03-26-2016, 02:30 PM   #21
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Old 03-26-2016, 02:35 PM   #22
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Lot of money and a good credit card. By the time you purchase all the items suggested you will need a larger TV and 5er.

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Old 03-26-2016, 03:44 PM   #23
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Find and attend an RV Boot Camp. The education you get will make you better AND safer RVers. Truly time and money WELL spent. The Escapees RV Club run an EXCELLENT Boot Camp (usually over a weekend). Other groups offer Boot Camps too.
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Old 03-26-2016, 04:24 PM   #24
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Necessary items...

Don't forget to bring lots of money...

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Old 03-26-2016, 04:31 PM   #25
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One of these portable sewage totes so you can dump without moving the trl if you don't have hookups. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-26-2016, 05:11 PM   #26
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I have to say, a lot of suggestions here fall well outside my definition of "must haves" for a newbie. You can get by with just the essentials and add from there based on your needs for comfort.

Trot27, will you be using full hookup sites, water & electric only, electric only, or dry camping (no services at all)? Your basic needs and "must haves" will depend on the services you'll have available with your campsite.
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Old 03-26-2016, 06:20 PM   #27
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Make sure you have a socket or lug wrench that will fit your lug nuts on your camper.
I had a flat on my previous camper and I discovered, on the side of the road with a flat, that it took a 10 3/4" deep socket for the lug nuts. I had a full set of sockets and lug wrench but the wheel design required a deep socket. I'm not sure you will ever be fully prepared for everything but you will learn something new every time you go camping and you will have to buy something.
Congrats on the camper and have fun!
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Old 03-26-2016, 06:24 PM   #28
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10 3/4" deep socket?.....what kind of jack do you carry?
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Old 03-26-2016, 07:36 PM   #29
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We recently purchased a 2008 Cedar Creek Silver Back 30LSTS. It will move us from Nashville, TN to Seattle, WA over the course of about 2-3 months for work. We're definitely going to see some of the National Parks along the way, but will also be working in the different cities along the way. Besides the obvious water hose, sewage hose, water pressure regulator, blocks to chock/ level...what else have you found that I'll be thankful I had, or made everyday type RV living much more easy? I'm open to suggestions on nearly anything, as it's ALL new to us!

Thanks in advance!
A good camper ground app! I have found that RVParky is the best for us it's easy and it's free! Has a lot of options !
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Old 03-26-2016, 07:57 PM   #30
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We woke up on our first morning at FDR State Park in Georgia with the entire camper crawling with ants. I now always carry bug spray and spray around the stabilizers and tires when I first set up.

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