Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-08-2021, 08:35 AM   #1
Oh Gawd, what did I do?
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Location: Just North of Pittsburgh
Posts: 2
New Avenger 17BHS - picking up in 2 weeks

I'm completely new to the camper life, but not to camping. My wife made it clear that she's slept her last night in a tent last fall, so we bought an RV at the Pittsburgh RV show a couple weeks ago.

I opted as a novice, for a short single axle camper that I can haul with my 2019 Ford F150 STX FX4 2.7L EB, it came pre-wired with the trailer brake controller and has the additional trans cooler. Dry weight on this trailer is just south of 3200lbs. I've already pulled near this weight with the Boy Scout trailer to summer camp a couple times and it pulled like a dream - I never even knew the trailer was behind me to be honest.

I know the only thing that comes with the camper is the electrical shore line. So i've been buying things on Amazon to be ready to go directly from the RV store to the campground that weekend.

So far, I've gotten e-z level guages, drive on levelers, 20' dump hose with clear elbows, a 50-30A converter dogbone, water line, water filter, and some heavy duty chocks (4).

I asked about surge protection and I am told it's highly recommended. I'm also told they don't work well with adapters...so do I need to get two? A 50A and a 30A?

What other start-up "junk" do I need to get to be operational? Sanitization stuff? Cleaning stuff? What kind of stuff do you have in a tool kit that stays with the trailer? Oh, I also bought a Chicago Electric 12v impact for running the scissor jacks down, it was on clearance at Harbor Freight last week.

I have so many questions...what have I gotten into?
jayd4wg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2021, 08:59 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
SeaDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,768
Welcome to the forum its a great place to get your questions answered. Posts are like resumes if they are to long folks bypass them. I would recommend before stockpiling a bunch of stuff you get your rig and camp in it to find out what you really need. JMHO
__________________
Retired Navy
Jake my sidekick (yellow Lab) 10/04 - 05/20
2017 RAM 2500 CC 4X4 Cummins Diesel
2016 Flagstaff 26 FKWS
AF&AM & El Korah Shrine of Idaho
SeaDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2021, 09:14 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 12,608
I'd add these things to your list:

water pressure regulator
teflon tape for water fittings if you're hooked up to city water
spare 12V fuses
black water treatment
disposable gloves for dumping tanks/handling dump hose
sanitizing wipes
tool box minimum - regular & phillips screwdriver, multimeter, regular & long nosed pliers, wire cutters, channel locks, electrical tape

As far as surge protection I would suggest going with a 30Amp EMS unit. Progressive Industries and Hughes Watchdog are highly regarded.

I'm sure others will add stuff to the list.

One tip, before unhooking camper from truck make sure the power cord will reach power post and water hose will reach spigot.
__________________
2020 Flagstaff Micro Lite 22FBS
Wiscampsin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2021, 11:12 AM   #4
Oh Gawd, what did I do?
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Location: Just North of Pittsburgh
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wiscampsin View Post
I'd add these things to your list:

<<snip>>
I'm sure others will add stuff to the list.

One tip, before unhooking camper from truck make sure the power cord will reach power post and water hose will reach spigot.
Yup, forgot to say I have the pressure reg with a guage as well.

Thanks for the other tips! Much appreciated.
jayd4wg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:17 AM.