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Old 03-25-2016, 05:42 PM   #1
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Any "Must Haves" as new RV'ers?

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!

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Old 03-25-2016, 06:11 PM   #2
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Electrical Receptacle Tester with GFCI Diagnosis

11 Function Digital Multimeter with Audible Continuity

Spare bulbs for every type inside and out as well as fuses.

A ladder.

A cordless drill and bits

18 Volt 1/2 in. Cordless Variable Speed Drill/Driver

A roll of Gorilla tape.

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Old 03-25-2016, 07:09 PM   #3
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This may already cover what you already know:

I'd also recommend a tire pressure monitoring system, a Progressive Industries EMS (like a badass surfer protector), air compressor, tire gauge (cheap digital gauges are generally better than the stick type ones), a plan for changing tires and equipment to perform that plan, torque wrench, short breaker bar, and awning support poles from either OldCoot or TURBS.
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Old 03-25-2016, 07:43 PM   #4
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A tool box full of tools. (wrenches, ratchet and sockets, screwdrivers, wire cutter / stripper, Vise grips, 12V test light).
Variety of spare fuse.
Dicor sealant and Eternabond roof patch.
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Old 03-25-2016, 07:47 PM   #5
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And zip ties...can't ever be without zip ties...they will fix most everything.
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Old 03-25-2016, 07:48 PM   #6
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a 2 or 3 step step ladder, RUKO for watching tv, weather radio, extra batteries for everything, full propane tanks
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:15 PM   #9
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A selection of hand tools. Extra hoses. Checklist for setup and tear down. Simple digital multimeter 4 chocks. Transparent black hose connector for flushing. 2 hydraulic jacks 20 ton. Wood blocks. This will get you started.
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Also do not be afraid to ask for help. We have all been in your shoes.

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