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Old 04-06-2012, 07:13 AM   #1
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What would you buy with $200 gift certificate from RV dealer?

We went to a RV show in February and my DW won a $200 gift certificate at a RV dealer. Tommorow we are scheduled to pick up our new Grey Wolf 21RR and I'm thinking there are probably some things we could buy with the gift certificate that we will be needing for the camper. I'm not sure that it comes with a sewer hose so that could be something we will need. I'd like to hear your suggestions for other items we may need to purchase. Thanks.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:19 AM   #2
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power cord adaptors, wheel chocks, tire covers for storage, whatever makes you smile, enjoy your new home away from home
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:48 AM   #3
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I would think a new unit would have a sewer hose, check it out first. Window covers are great to have to block out the early morning light, ceiling vent cushions were a must to do the same blocking of light. Wheel chocks and levelling pads are a must. Comfortable campfire chairs are a good investment. Vent covers for the roof to prevent rain are a must and we bought small folding tables to use outside around the campfire.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:14 AM   #4
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Fw hose
Max air vents
Battery cut off switch
A nice lounger chair
Winterization kit
Electric tounge jack
Tire gauge
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:17 AM   #5
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Sewer hose that comes with it is pretty well useless. Get yourself a good one
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:22 AM   #6
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As stated, it depends on what they threw in with the deal.
Some things are not expensive and should be bought regardless.

If not included as part of the deal I would consider these as priority purchases:

Roof Vent Covers
25 Feet Non-Kink Water hose
Water Pressure Regulator
15 feet Sewer hose with swivel pipe fitting
5 foot sewer hose extension
25 foot 30 amp extenstion cord
X-Type wheel chocks
Leggo Type Levers
30 amp to 20 amp adapter
50 amp to 30 amp adapter
Coupler lock
Bike Chain/Cable type lock for spare tire

I am sure others have their own items.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:28 AM   #7
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I suggest that you do at least one night of camping in your driveway and a shakedown cruise to help prioritize what is most important for you. Then buy.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:37 AM   #8
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Yes a must have is a 30 amp ext cord for shore power!

You will be surprised at how often you will need it!
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:54 AM   #9
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Maybe a $200.00 deposit on a portable generator?
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:58 AM   #10
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Portable waste tank - commonly referred to as "blue boy"
Leveling blocks
Vent covers
Good extension cord
Sewer hoses, water hoses, etc.
Chairs, tables, etc.
Wheel chocks
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Lots of good suggestion have aready given but I would add a RV surge protector to the list of ideas.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:09 PM   #12
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I would take the DW out for a very nice dinner and a show. Because, if she didn't say OK, there would be no new RV in the driveway!
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I would take the DW out for a very nice dinner and a show. Because, if she didn't say OK, there would be no new RV in the driveway!
A little hard to cash this one in at a RV outlet though.
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I would take the DW out for a very nice dinner and a show. Because, if she didn't say OK, there would be no new RV in the driveway!
Did not know you could put an animated GIF into the avatar!
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A little hard to cash this one in at a RV outlet though.
Well understood...but somehow it would cost me a heck of a dinner!
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:35 PM   #18
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It's amazing how quick you can burn through $200 buying stuff for you camper. I though I had all the basics I needed, like drain hoses, wheel chocks etc., but I have spent over $300 in the last two weeks ordering/buying things for the camper. Here's my list of extras that I have bought. 50amp exntension cord, another 25' fresh water hose. fridge fan, knife safe, scissor style wheel chock, door push/pull bar, inside door opener kit, mud dauber guards, awning wind clips, decrative light hangers. All are basically extra doodads that I can live without, but are nice to have.

Get the basics and keep a note pad and favorite camping accessories catalog in the camper, and make a list as you take your camper on it first few trips.
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