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Old 11-23-2020, 10:49 AM   #1
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Accessories you can't live without

While TT's are hardly an invest, we'd still like to protect it as best we can. What are some accessories you added to yours that have proven invaluable? I like to buy once and buy right, so I am leaning on your experience as to what we should consider purchasing for our new Wolf Pup. I'm thinking in terms of water filters, power conditioners, leveling chocks, etc. The only thing we have is a cover at this point. Well, I lied actually. When the tire blew on a rented camper this past summer, I purchased a 4-way lug wrench and PSI gauge. I also will be adding a screw jack so I don't have to unload the kids and half the interior of my truck to get to mine. Thanks!
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Old 11-23-2020, 11:12 AM   #2
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Clear 45į elbow for dump hose.

Tank blaster for when your holding tanks don’t read properly. https://www.amazon.com/Thetford-9652...blaster&sr=8-3

Geo Method for black tank. Google it.

Plastic lego type leveling blocks. I need 2x packs.

Hugh quality rubber chocks.

2 6v (true) deep cycle batteries Search this forum.

Water pressure regulator.

Fridge circulation fan. D cell battery type.

3M Command strip, various hooks, Velcro type strips, thick foam strips, thin tape strips.

Motion sensor cabinet lights LED

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Old 11-23-2020, 12:11 PM   #3
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35 gallon water tank from Tractor Supply , rides in the back of the truck . Two 6 volt batts .
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Old 11-23-2020, 12:18 PM   #4
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Portable air compressor:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


very simple tire repair kit
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


electrical protection:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


...and some type of TPMS if your trailer didn't come with one
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Old 11-23-2020, 12:23 PM   #5
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The above suggestions are great, but I never leave home without my VISA and MASTER CARD. I can always buy what I need on the road if I need too.
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Old 11-23-2020, 12:25 PM   #6
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I also will be adding a screw jack so I don't have to unload the kids and half the interior of my truck to get to mine. Thanks!

Make sure you can actually use it on the trailer before packing it. I had a few jacks at the house, and the only one that had enough height to use on mine (with the "off road" package) without using a bunch of wooden blocks was a portable hydraulic equipment kit:


https://www.harborfreight.com/automo...kit-62115.html
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Old 11-23-2020, 12:55 PM   #7
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Wonderful suggestions! I have some researching to do!
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Can't live without Accessories?

Water hose, Sewer Dump Hose, Lug Wrench, Jack (or Trailer Aid), Compressor, Leveling devices (Boards, Lego Blocks, ? ).

The rest of the items in my TT are "nice to have" but not "can't live without" items.

Not enough room to list all those items here.

Of course food and clothing are essential but those aren't accessories.

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Old 11-23-2020, 01:02 PM   #9
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It'll take a few trips to get your packing list squared away. After a while you'll get a feel for what you need vs what's nice to have. I think most people have an urge to take everything at first, because it's better to have it and not need it than the other way around. It typically ends up being just more unnecessary weight.
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Old 11-23-2020, 01:14 PM   #10
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Andersen leveling ramps and level mate pro. Makes leveling TT a breeze
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Old 11-23-2020, 01:35 PM   #11
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The first mod I have made to every RV I owned is a 2 gal. accumulator tank for the water system. You can install it anywhere there is room, and have access to the pressure side of a cold water pipe.
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Old 11-23-2020, 01:41 PM   #12
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Lots of great suggestions so far. My "must have" list additions are RVLock keyless entry, conversion to 2-each 6-volt deep cycles with solar/inverter additions, converting front door window to non-stipled, awning anchoring system, satellite radio, tpms, and true low-flo shower head.
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Old 11-23-2020, 01:55 PM   #13
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The list can go on and on. When we first started with our first TT after years of tent camping I found that every time I was in a Camping World I walked out with a $1000 receipt in my hand. They have lots of good stuff and lots of stuff that is made to sell but not really use in the real world so think it through when you go shopping. You will find over time what it is you really need, what is nice to have along AND what you would be better off leaving at home. While all the folks above have given you good suggestions realize that everybody is different.
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Old 11-23-2020, 02:02 PM   #14
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Andersen leveling ramps and level mate pro. Makes leveling TT a breeze
X2!!
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Old 11-23-2020, 02:14 PM   #15
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The first mod I have made to every RV I owned is a 2 gal. accumulator tank for the water system. You can install it anywhere there is room, and have access to the pressure side of a cold water pipe.
This was my best mod/accessory. The best thing about it is you can flush the toilet and wash your hands without the water pump turning on and waking up the other person in the trailer.
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Old 11-23-2020, 02:16 PM   #16
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Upgrading to two 6 volt batteries. 400 watts of solar. 12V ViAir air compressor. (actually resides in the truck but is used for blowing out plumbing and inflating trailer tires)
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Old 11-23-2020, 02:24 PM   #17
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35 gallon water tank from Tractor Supply , rides in the back of the truck . Two 6 volt batts .
Could you link to this? I'd love to see what you did! This would be AWESOME to have for our rig so we can have plenty of water for showers and what not! Plus I can go get more water and bring it back to top off the rig!
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A good, well stocked First Aid kit that can stay in the camper. Remember, we go out to ‘commune’ with nature, nature is going to ‘commune’ right back at you!
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Old 11-23-2020, 02:30 PM   #19
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My can't live without accessories:

FLUSH KING. This is a MUST have, unless you install the tank spray supply method. This is a simple device that attaches to your tank drain and lets you backfill your tanks. I backfill the black tank 2-3 times and it ensures it's pretty damn clean! I sometimes backfill the grey tank one time just to ensure I got everything out, but since that tank is pretty much constantly full of various soaps... I'm not too stressed about it.

Power trailer Jack. Ease of adjusting the camper. Works great. Has auto shutoff at max/min height unlike my last one that would just blow fuses.

[B]External ammo can boxes for black tank supplies and drinking water hoses[B]. I want to free up space in the back of my truck, and why keep gross stuff nearby? The ammo boxes on the back do the trick.

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Everything else I have I don't think counts as accessories. Tons of battery power, inverter, automatic transfer switch, MPPT charge controller... All of that I think qualifies as a bit more than an accessory! I'll someday get around to a post with all of the modifications I've done.
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Old 11-23-2020, 02:39 PM   #20
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I put some "Create A Breeze" fans in bedroom and living room area, plus the factory one in bathroom.
Also some "MaxAir" covers on every roof vent.
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