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Old 10-12-2016, 08:51 AM   #1
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Shakedown Trip

Took delivery of our 2017 Puma 27RLSS last weekend - spent the first night with it in the driveway! This is our first camper of any sort.

We're taking it for a short 2 night shakedown trip to a park not too far away next weekend. I am looking for a list of "must haves" for the functionality of the TT. We will pick up ancillary things as we go (plates, cups, tables, etc.) I am looking for more of the things we need for the TT to function properly - I have a few things already, but looking for a more comprehensive list so I can get things ahead of time. I know I'll be making note and picking up things as we go, just looking to knock out as much as possible prior to "needing" it while out. Did a quick search on here and didn't find a list per se...sorry if I just missed it, hate to double anyone's efforts.

Things I have:
20' Drain Hose (sewer) with clear 45 degree elbow
Gloves for handling Hose
Container for "black" water supplies
Container for "white" water supplies
25' Water Hose
Water pressure reduction valve with gauge
30/50 and 30/15amp converters (TT is a 30amp)

I think that's all I have...man - SO much to learn.

Thanks for any suggestions.
-Jeff
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:59 AM   #2
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looking at lists to get the basics like you have is good. However you may find that getting things from others lists prior to actually experiencing your rig and finding out what your camping style actual is may have you buying/unloading unneeded items. Experience will give you the best list of what you need JMHO
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Old 10-15-2016, 06:11 PM   #3
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If you are going to campgrounds with cable hookups then a 25 ft coax is good to have. We also keep a couple of those elastic bowl covers or a shower cap that will fit tightly over the fire alarm while we cook. Nothing like making toast in the morning to set off the alarm and wake the rest of the campground. I keep a set of tools in the trailer. I also keep some basic hardware like screws and wall inserts as many of those in the trailer can/will loosen with travel.
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Old 10-15-2016, 06:22 PM   #4
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Good for you. I have your units cousin on order. 297RLSS on order sposta be ready next week to p/u the following week. I have chompin at the bit waiting on it. We got the extras we thought we(I) wanted on it. Couple things I would change if I ordered today, but it will be ok.
Did you order yours? I ordered mine just as they were changing some stuff and kinda had to guess about some stuff, but it will be ok. I got the toasted toffee color and haven't seen anything but a small TT with that color scheme, but it will be ok. Lol

If you chose and want to I would be interested in seeing pics so I can fantasize a little. Congratulations.


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Old 10-15-2016, 06:24 PM   #5
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BTW....a list of ohhh I didn't need that is good too. I had some of that from the old one.


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Creature comforts:
coffee pot or brewer
cups paper plates or dinnerware
silverware
sweetener
Pillows sheets blankets
soap sponge shampoo towels toilet articles (razor, tooth brush etc)
Toilet paper.

Trailer essentials:
chocks, wood block for forward jack, wood or level blocks
coax cable if camp has cable
Loose leaf or similar binder for all you equipment manuals.
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:47 PM   #8
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We didn't "order" ours, it was on the showroom floor for about a month and a half before we pulled the trigger. It had all the features we knew we wanted and we really liked the color scheme to boot so we're pretty happy to put it mildly and uber excited about this weekend's excursion. Our color is Prairie - kind of a cashmere type scheme. I'll share some pics that'll be taken this weekend.
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