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Old 03-13-2013, 08:17 AM   #11
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The lists already provided in this thread are excellent but some of them contain way more items than you need to get started using your trailer. Go through those lists and get the items you really think you need on a first trip. The rest of the stuff can be added later. Since this is your first trailer I highly recommend taking it to the closest campground for your first shakedown trip and live in it for a couple of days.

Things you should have for the first trip.
A sewer hose and connections for dumping gray and black water
Chemicals to treat the black water holding tank (toilet)
A 25 foot drinking water hose for your fresh water
A water pressure regulator for the drinking water hose
Wheel chocks
A basic tool kit
A basic first aid kit
Pillows
A set of bedsheets and blanket (King bed or Queen bed)
Basic cookware for your new kitchen
Basic tableware, paper or plastic work great for a first trip
Food
Basic toiletries including RV toilet paper. Later you can determine if you want to use some other type of TP.
Towels and washcloth
Change of clothes
If your new trailer has 50 amp service you will want to get a 30 amp to 50 amp electrical adapter for those campgrounds and RV parks that don’t offer 50 amp service.

I don’t think I’ve forgotten anything really important for a first trip. After a couple of nights in the trailer you’ll have a better idea of what you need and want. Did I mention staying close to home for that first trip? It’s a good idea.
Good starter list.

My first "camping trip" was at home right in the driveway, with a pencil and paper in hand. Using the camper is the best way to build your list of must haves. And being close to those must haves the first time out will speed the learning curve.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:49 AM   #12
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Wow! Lots of responses. I was more speaking about what was needed to use the trailer itself: power cords, sewer hoses, water hoses, etc. The actual living things I thought would be pretty straight forward. However, I see several things I never would have thought about, so that's a good thing then.

Thanks all.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:59 AM   #13
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I would just add that most of the items on the list are available at your local WalMart and can save you $$$$. They have an area for RV supplies that covers the basics including extension cords, levelers, wheel chocks etc.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:18 AM   #14
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Great list herk, one of the most complete and organized I've seen! I too made a copy.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:12 AM   #15
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Our list by compartment in the truck and camper.
This is based on our "long trip" (2 months typically) and modified slightly for shorter trips.
That's a great list, kind of reminds me of an old credit card TV commercial " don't leave home without it"

Actually we probably carry most of that stuff in our trailer as well!
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:23 AM   #16
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Our list by compartment in the truck and camper.
This is based on our "long trip" (2 months typically) and modified slightly for shorter trips.
you need another truck to carry everything haha
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:45 AM   #17
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I forgot to mention the most important item in my previous post and I did not see anyone list it either...... Alcohol...... Mass quantities of it!!!
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:46 AM   #18
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In case I missed it...
Volt ohm meter
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:10 PM   #19
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In case I missed it...
Volt ohm meter
I'm pretty sure Herk had it on his list!
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In case I missed it...
Volt ohm meter
I usually have 2 with me the one I keep in the truck and the one in NY trailer, funny the last time that I went to use them they where both dead and I had no 9volt batteries
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