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Old 07-06-2016, 01:09 PM   #21
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The very first thing, hands down, is a Progressive Industries EMS system.
X6 or whatever we are up to now on the EMS. We too have pulled into a spot and found it to have bad power (open ground). If the spot looks sketchy, I pull out the EMS and plug it in before I even park. Protects you during lightening storms also.
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  • A TPM system - the DW and I passed 3 rigs last summer on the side of the road with a shredded tire and shredded wheel well to match. A tire blowout does a lot of damage. You can check your pressure before leaving the campground in the morning and run over a nail on the way out the gate. There are a lot of Tire Pressure Monitors systems out there to choose from. I have the TST 507 with the non-flow thru sensors and we wouldn't travel anywhere without it. $$? Yes, but way cheaper than a new tire, rim, side for the TT, and delays on your trip.
  • Gorilla tape - forget the Duck tape. I had some lower fascia damage a couple of years ago while on a trip. Put my Duck tape on it and within 50 miles it was gone! Stopped and picked up Gorilla tape and it stayed on for 6 months while we waited for parts.
  • X2 on the water pressure regulator for your city water.
  • Extra power cord extension cord for the trailer (30 or 50 amp as needed). You never know when the power pedestal will be just a little too far away.
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:21 PM   #22
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Check out the RV section at Walmart since you can puchase many of the items cheeper then CW.
Check out prices on AMAZON, again cheeper then CW. Like many above, progressive surge protector, TPMS system, leveling blocks, tire covers and all your related fun camping gear.

Also, any TP that states spetic sewer safe is good to use in MH.

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Old 07-06-2016, 01:22 PM   #23
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Just in case, a water bandit from amazon.
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:25 PM   #24
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Another note. After one year, take everything you didn't use put in garage, except the adapterss, hoses, etc.
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:40 PM   #25
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And no one mentioned the most important things:
  1. Beer
  2. Chips/Dip
  3. Hot dogs
  4. Charcoal
  5. Lawn chairs
Not sure how so many experienced campers could overlook these items.
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:50 PM   #26
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All of the previous mentioned items plus lots of Cash and time to use your new RV
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:51 PM   #27
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One like this for when you need both hands free.

Westward 6AHC2 2-1/2"L Headlamp - Walmart.com

I got three at Costco with batteries for like 10 dollars.
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:02 PM   #28
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The very first thing, hands down, is a Progressive Industries EMS system.

Could you explain .... I am not sure what this is?
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All good suggestions above, but I'm surprised nobody has mentioned spare fuses. We carry a fuse assortment and a few replacement bulbs for indoor lights. The fuses have come in very handy; we replenish the supply after every trip.
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:31 PM   #30
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Lot's of good advise. Forgot to include a first-aid kit, sunscreen and an extra fire extinguisher.
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:38 PM   #31
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Could you explain .... I am not sure what this is?
Progressive Industries RV Surge and Electrical Protection industry lea

Whichever size fits your camper (30 amp or 50 amp), but the 50 amp will take care of both. The 30 amp will only do 30 amp.
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:44 PM   #32
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Progressive Industries EMS system is the power/electrical surge protector. Many campgrounds have poor electrical suppliers and you risk frying your expensive electrical systems on your RV without using one.
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:47 PM   #33
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Get an RV GPS. It will help you avoid downtown main-street, small neighborhood roads, and other possibly precarious situations. You can use them in car and RV mode.
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:51 PM   #34
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To different water hoses - keep them separate. One for drinking water and one to use with your black flush. Also, disposable gloves to wear when dumping and spray soap to wash hands, hand sanitizer wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer to use after you are done dumping. A plastic bin to hold the clean items above and another to hold your dirty items.
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:17 PM   #35
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Plenty of this.

Plenty of toilet paper, the amount depends on how many females are with you. A good flash light and clamp on light.

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All good suggestions above, but I'm surprised nobody has mentioned spare fuses. We carry a fuse assortment and a few replacement bulbs for indoor lights. The fuses have come in very handy; we replenish the supply after every trip.
fuses are a good idea, nothing over 30 is necessary because if you happen to blow a larger size, you have problems that need to be investigated prior to replacement.

as far as replacement bulbs go. yes if you have an old school RV but most of the new ones have LED lighting which requires replacing the entire light.
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Add roof vent covers too.
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Anderson Leveler & Jump Starter/Compressor

I use an Anderson leveler for small leveling jobs. It also lifts one tire off the ground if you need to change a tire.

I bought a Jump Starter/Compressor at Costco for about $80. It will pump up a tire without being plugged in, and it jumps much faster than cables.

Keep reading this forum, and you'll find enough modifications to keep you busy for months. I've had mine for 18 months, and I'm still working on it.

I upgraded my tires to a heavier load range and higher speed rating. 65 mph rated trailer tires just don't cut it. The trailer manufacturers put on tires that barely handle the load empty. When you load your trailer with all the gear you want for your trip, you will probably be over the tire rating. I found tires that are rated for 81 mph at etrailer and put them on all of my trailers. Before that, I averaged two blowouts a year, sometimes on the same trip. I carry two spares.

I highly recommend the GEO method for sewage treatment. TST from Walmart is also effective for odor control.

Look into adding solar panels if you boondock. Even if you don't boondock, a small 15 or 20 watt panel will keep your batteries charged up all of the time without plugging the trailer in.
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Voltage and Wiring Check

I use a kill-a-watt monitor and a cheap testing plug from home depot to check power. I haven't splurged for the fancy surge protector yet, because I prefer to boondock, but sometimes we stay somewhere with utilities, and we need the AC.
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