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Old 07-05-2016, 08:29 PM   #1
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Top 5 things needed for a new RV ...

So we are almost ready to take delivery of our new Forester 3011DS ... one week and counting.

So my question is, since we have not had an RV in almost 12 years, what are the "TOP 5 Things I need to Buy"?

I have already bought a fresh water hose and a drain hose .... so what do I need else are must haves before I leave Camping World?
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Old 07-05-2016, 09:07 PM   #2
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Water pressure regulator
Levelling blocks
Wheel Chocks
Outdoor rug/mat for door entry area
Oxygenics shower head replacement

Also get some basic hand tools and a tool bag
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Depends where you camp..

Water Hose/ Extra AC Cord
Sewage Hauler/ Better quality swear hose
Chocks/ levelling boards
Patio Mat/ Chairs/ Etc
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Another store! Not a huge fan of internet shopping but Amazon is just better than CW. You might have to wait compare to the stick and brick, but service is hands downs better. If CW ships it hope you're not in a hurry.
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See if this helps:

http://www.learntorv.com/2014/02/new...ssentials.html
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I would avoid CW like the plague, unless it's an absolute emergency and there's one near you.
Much better service and much, much better prices at Amazon, Dyer's RV, Tweety's, RV Upgrades. Every one will beat CW prices, even their "sale" prices, and give you great service.
I would use a piece of old newspaper rather than buy a roll of toilet paper at CW.
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So we are almost ready to take delivery of our new Forester 3011DS ... one week and counting.

So my question is, since we have not had an RV in almost 12 years, what are the "TOP 5 Things I need to Buy"?

I have already bought a fresh water hose and a drain hose .... so what do I need else are must haves before I leave Camping World?
A grill and related!!!

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Screen door bar,good electronic tire gauge,front windshield cover,right angle adapter for water fill and attachment for filling fresh water tank
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:28 AM   #9
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The very first thing, hands down, is a Progressive Industries EMS system.
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A good "dustbuster" type cordless hand vac.
Medium size feather tip broom and dust pan.
Note pad and pen to write down all the stuff you find you need as you
go along but can't remember once you get home!
A good GPS is a must these days!
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:37 AM   #11
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The very first thing, hands down, is a Progressive Industries EMS system.
X2,X3,X4.
Was going to bring it up also.
Seems like an un-needed expense, but if it saves your rig from a power surge, or a low voltage problem at the pedestal, it will have paid for itself several times over. One time purchase/expense, but well worth it for peace of mind.
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Top 5 things needed for a new RV ...

First thing after the EMS when it absolutely empty get it weighed. Fill it with stuff. Get it weighed AGAIN.

Then ASK FR to pay for a front end alignment.


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Old 07-06-2016, 07:38 AM   #13
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Agree with most of the above, but we also carry;
1. Small air compressor, with guage and hose that can handle 150 lb pressure but allows lower tool pressures
2. Flashlight with extra batteries
3. Duct tape for emergency repairs
4. Basic tool kit
5. Small grill and patio chairs
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:39 AM   #14
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The very first thing, hands down, is a Progressive Industries EMS system.
X2, pulled into the place we are at right now and the Progressive Industries EMS spotted an open ground on our power pole. They fixed the issue and I was happy to have the easy quick way to check power. I do carry a DVM with me and would have found it but the EMS just makes it so simple. The full time protection and the quick check of voltage and current it gives is a bonus!


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Old 07-06-2016, 08:20 AM   #15
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Congrats! A lot of great suggestions. If you have not tried the bed maybe some sort of mattress topper (if needed).
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Lawn Chairs!

We did the water test on Kirkland TP and it disolves in water, so save some money and go to Costco instead of CW for TP
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:21 PM   #17
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Grumpy, how old should that newspaper be?
Just asking!
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:30 PM   #18
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30/50 amp adapter
50/30 amp adapter
20/30 amp adapter
30/20 amp adapter along with a 20 amp receptacle polarity checker

a window washing mop/ squeegie and extendable pole
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:03 PM   #19
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My top 5 suggestions

Progressive Industries EMS system
water regulator
RV GPS
high quality sewer hose with a see-through connector
digital tire pressure gauge

As others have stated, unless you have an extra discount at CW (beyond their sale prices, you'll find better prices on Amazon.

Other items, I recommend once you get going:
foldable/washable Outdoor carpet for under your awning
50/30/20 amp adapters as needed
Broom
folding chairs
RV extension power cord
regular extension cord(s)
outdoor cooking stove & accessories
LED Lantern
Bug repellant


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Grumpy, how old should that newspaper be?
Just asking!
Old enough that the ink won't rub off on you!
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