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Old 01-06-2015, 11:26 PM   #1
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New hw276 must haves?

Hi all. I am new to pop up camping. We are picking up our new hw276 next weekend and heading straight for a week at Fort Wilderness at Disney with 3 kids 5 and under. Does anyone have any tips on any must haves I should get for my hw276 since I am heading straight from pick up to camp? Besides the obvious, bedding, etc...thanks! We are excited!!!
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:56 PM   #2
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Brake controller and 7-way plug on the tow vehicle.
Flashlight.
Pots/pans for cooking.
Plates, bowls, utensils (durable or disposable)
Garbage sacks.
Food.
Potable water hose.
Shore power cord.
Sewer line.
Water pressure regulator.
Matches/Lighter.
Bedding.
Pillows.
Warm clothing.
Paper towels.
Washclothes / Bath Towels.
Utility knife.
Kitchen knife.
Electrical tape.
Basic tools (screw driver, pliers, wrench, needle-nose, wirecutters)
Door mat for outside.
Door mat for inside.
Whisk broom and dustpan.
Sponge, detergent, dish towels.
Inline water filter.
Two chocks for each wheel.
Leveling blocks.
Potable water jug.
Gray water jug (unless your HW has a gray water tank).
Chemical for the toilet.
Cleaning rags (everything will be dusty from the factory).
Notepad for writing down questions and for jotting down flaws that turn up on that first trip (we had a few minor things to be repaired).

Preparations:

Make sure the water system has been flushed (unless you're in a freezing zone, in which case, leave the RV fluid in it, and don't use the water system).

Propane filled.

Batteries charged.

Fridge should be started up on 110v AC 36-48 hours ahead of time, and switched to Propane the day you leave. (You may be able to tow with the fridge in 12v mode, but that's a whole 'nother topic.)

You may need to install a filter cartridge into the onboard water filter. Also verify all plumbing is drip free. I had to tighten a few things here and there.

Know how to take it up and down, and how to handle the slider if so equipped.

Know that the stabilizers are not for leveling.

Ask the dealer to weigh the tongue so you know where you're at with respect to your tow vehicle.



Have fun!
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:00 AM   #3
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Bring extra fuses!


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Old 01-07-2015, 10:54 AM   #4
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Install battery disconnect switch.
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:09 PM   #5
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Install battery disconnect switch.
Why is that a "must have" for someone towing a new High Wall Pop-Up trailer directly from the dealership to the campground?
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:15 PM   #6
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Misread op's question. Would put disconnect on future mod's list.
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:01 PM   #7
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With small kids - in our pop up (back in the day), we put a sheet over the material on the pop-up bed mattress & let the kids sleep in their sleeping bags on top of that sheet. Made for much easier arranging. If you have any that are having trouble making it thru the night fully DRY, bring a crib/bed wetness protector to put under that child (beneath the sheet, so it won't wiggle).

We found that using a portable toddler bed guard bar (example -- 16 Terrific Kids Bed Rails Picture Ideas : Souali Kids Room Decoration Ideas) kept the kids from "rolling" out of the bed & helped keep their "STUFF" contained . But was short enough to allow a 'doorway' into their end of the pop-up.


I would add a few items:
Drain board that fits in the sink.
Cutting Board (I use the flexible VERY thin ones & leave it on the counter to protect it, even when I'm not using it for cutting on)
Coffee Mugs
Small containers for leftovers
Ziploc bags
Foil
Grilling? Grill tools (fork, flipper, etc)
Griddle (much easier for breakfasts than using pans/skillets on stove)
Cookie sheet/bakeware (SMALL!!) if you're planning on using the oven.
Velcro Strips 6-8"
Extra Bungie cords
Hot Pads & Trivets
Table Cloth for picnic table
Tray - to carry stuff in/out easier.
TP!

Enjoy -- know you'll forget something! It happens to all of us!

Good luck!
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:44 PM   #8
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Thank you these are very helpful so far!
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Old 01-07-2015, 03:29 PM   #9
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Check out Pinterest too. There are all kinds of great camping checklists. Lots of suggestions for camping with kids too. Some of the trailer dealers sites have printable checklists as well.

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Broom n dust pan
Bonfire poker
Rubber disposal gloves for dumping
Chem for toilet
Step stool the ceiling is high!
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