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Old 08-12-2019, 12:33 PM   #1
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RV accessories overload

New RV owner. The number of “must have” accessories is overwhelming. From a few seasoned pros what are the true must haves and your one can’t live without item. Thank you in advance for your feedback. Looking forward to hitting the road soon. Delivery is mid to end of Sept.
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Old 08-12-2019, 12:46 PM   #3
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Adapters (30 to 50 or 50 to 30 and 20 amp), extra septic hose length, good bourbon.

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This thread has lots of info.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...elp-17124.html
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Adapters (30 to 50 or 50 to 30 and 20 amp), extra septic hose length, good bourbon.



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Bourbon is a staple. Basil Hayden is my preference
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Bourbon is a staple. Basil Hayden is my preference
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the basic are clear .... notebook pad and pen ... make notes what you needed and don't have every time you camp .... we are new and bought stuff we do not need ... camp first then buy .... get the basics and go ...
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:54 PM   #9
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a little protection

Here are my three imperatives for the rolling house.

Some type of quality power filter. One bad campground can toast your electrons! We us a Progressive Dynamics portable. Many have great functionality, few have a great warrenty.


TPMS, a lot like religon. Many people practice but vary in method.

A water regulator. Can range from the cheap screw on flow restriction type to a quality watts product that is adjustable with a guage. Either way the plastic pex connectors will that you by not failing.

After that its all plastic and capacity. How well your credit card will nold up, and how many lbs. your coach can haul.
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:04 PM   #10
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Before you go anywhere:

Torque wrench with appropriate socket for lug nuts.
Bottle jack of appropriate rating with sufficient support blocks to jack up trailer.
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'Can't live without' is subjective and what is a 'must have' for me may not be for you.

'Must haves' for me are things like bottle jacks, come along, chain/chain binders, breaker bar, soldering irons, torches, tools and things that will get me home in an emergency.

Accessories are things that are maybe nice to have but not necessary like patio rugs, rocker camp chairs and flags.
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:30 PM   #12
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We have had our MH for approx 6 weeks. The must haves are paper products and food and gas. Everything else has been what we wanted and really what we carried over from our TT. I really like the Andersen Trailer Jack Blocks. We can't use them on the front but rarely, they really help the rear jacks not to extend much. I can say having a 12x12 or bigger pad for the jacks is a much and getting as tall of ones as you can manage really helps provide stability when the jacks are down.
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Lots of gas...LOL...and beer....and biodegradable toilet paper...and comfy chairs.
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Tying to buy everything at once can be daunting. There are truly few NEEDs. A few more SHOULD HAVEs. And then many WANTs.

For that first trip, here’s the short list of what you need:
https://learntorv.com/newbie-first-trip-essentials/
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New RV owner. The number of “must have” accessories is overwhelming. From a few seasoned pros what are the true must haves and your one can’t live without item. Thank you in advance for your feedback. Looking forward to hitting the road soon. Delivery is mid to end of Sept.


Thank you everyone. I have think we can figure out the necessities now. What is your favorite make life easy accessory? That’s what we’re interested in.
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Thank you everyone. I have think we can figure out the necessities now. What is your favorite make life easy accessory? That’s what we’re interested in.
Battery powered drill to put the stabilizers up/down.
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comfortable camp chairs, outdoor carpet, pop-up shade. but take a few trips first. you may or may not require / want these.
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Number 1 !!! and the most important thing you'll ever need.

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Battery powered drill to put the stabilizers up/down.
But I have electric stabilizers.
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