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Old 03-25-2017, 09:42 PM   #1
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'Getting started' shopping list - what should I buy?

I 'should' be picking up my new Sunseeker 2290S next weekend, so I'm starting an Amazon shopping cart and ready to fill it with the essentials. What should I be buying to get started?

Here's a few items I have on the list so far:

1. RV toilet paper
2. Easy Liner (for cupboards & drawers)
3. Emergency+First Aid kit
4. Disinfectant cleaning wipes
5. Hand Soap
6. Dishwashing liquid/soap
7. Coffee
8. Kitchen foil
9. Zip lock bags
10. Small trash can
11. Trash bags

What else?

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bug spray,
broom,
tank treatment,
stick lighter,
sun screen,
beer
extension cord,
tool kit,
leveling chocks,
30 amp 50 amp 15 amp adaptors,
water filter,
water pressure regulator,
fill hose,
drain hose,
toaster,
electric griddle,
grill,
camp chairs,
extra fuses,
board games for rainy day,
coozies for beverages
Upgrade sewer hose
upgrade fresh water hose
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dont know where you live? bug spray, broom, tank treatment, stick lighter, sun screen, beer?
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Old 03-25-2017, 09:52 PM   #3
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dont know where you live? bug spray, broom, tank treatment, stick lighter, sun screen, beer?
Well I'm in California but I'll be traveling all over, so all of these things will be needed

What kind of tank treatment do you recommend?
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I'm not picky about treatments. I used to buy the big bottles and found it to hard to pour the right amount and split up, so i went to the 6 packs of the smaller bottles where you dump the whole thing in. they also have the packets/pouches

extension cord, tool kit, leveling chocks, 30 amp 50 amp 15 amp adaptors, water filter, water pressure regulator, fill hose, drain hose, toaster, electric griddle, grill, camp chairs, extra fuses, board games for rainy day, coozies for beverages.
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Upgrade the sewer hose and fresh water hose.
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You don't need RV toilet paper. We just use regular septic-safe TP.

We like Odorlos for our black tank.
Or you can Google "Geo Method"
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Old 03-25-2017, 11:20 PM   #7
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I'm not picky about treatments. I used to buy the big bottles and found it to hard to pour the right amount and split up, so i went to the 6 packs of the smaller bottles where you dump the whole thing in. they also have the packets/pouches

extension cord, tool kit, leveling chocks, 30 amp 50 amp 15 amp adaptors, water filter, water pressure regulator, fill hose, drain hose, toaster, electric griddle, grill, camp chairs, extra fuses, board games for rainy day, coozies for beverages.
Great suggestions - thanks!!
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Old 03-25-2017, 11:21 PM   #8
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Upgrade the sewer hose and fresh water hose.
Upgrade them to what? How do I know the ones I'm getting are no good? (it is new, if that matters)
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We have a small crock pot and Forman grill. Hand mixer.
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You don't need RV toilet paper. We just use regular septic-safe TP.

We like Odorlos for our black tank.
Or you can Google "Geo Method"
I'll check out Odorlos. Thanks!!
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We have a small crock pot and Forman grill. Hand mixer.
What kind of crock pot?
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Crock pot not the big oval one or the small dip one. Maybe a 4 qt or 2.5 qt I would have to go out and look. There is only two of us so did not need big one plus smaller one takes up less space.
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Old 03-25-2017, 11:52 PM   #13
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Ditch Amazon and go to Walmart.
Inside the camper- take stuff from your sticks n bricks to outfit the bed, bath, and kitchen. Buy new for your home.
Spend a couple nights camping in your driveway, when you run into the house to get something, leave it in the camper.
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Water hose. The white kind is just fine (Walmart) get two 20 footers. You can put them together when necessary. The blue Camco water filters are pretty good. Save the caps, empty thoroughly, and store in refrigerator between trips. Get a brass 90 degree elbow to hook your water hose to. Letting it stick straight out from the wall places lots of stress on the connections. Stinky slinky- the Rhino from Walmart is great - get one long and one short section that'll usually do. Wheel chocks, leveling blocks, etc. - lots of personal preferences out there. I suggest using wood at first then upgrading to plastic logos, Anderson levelers, X-chocks, etc. when you have a better feel for what you like. However, Harbor Freight sells some really awesome rubber wheel chocks for not much money.
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Upgrade them to what? How do I know the ones I'm getting are no good? (it is new, if that matters)
At least RhinoFlex - Wastemaster system is better.

Get a Progressive EMS as well
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'Getting started' shopping list - what should I buy?

I use those rubber wheel chocks from HF. I think mine were on sale for $5
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Old 03-26-2017, 01:29 AM   #16
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Looks like you are starting new? I have created a similar list over time. Its expensive at first.

Sewer hose would get rhinoflex with clear 90. They are plug and play and come with everything you need.
Skip the lego levelers. Go with anderson levelers. Legos are good for stabilizers.

Definately add
progressive industries ems...50amp so you never buy one again...saved me first trip
Wheel chocks (x4) get good rubber ones so they dont slide or blow away
Sewer hose support
Paper towels/holder
TP holder (for some reason they give you these but don't install them in new units thus the drill or command strips below)
13gal Pop up trash can(s)
Quarters for laundry etc.
Some laundry soap
A good level or equivalent gadget
Plates (micro safe paper or not)
Bowls (micro safe)
Silverware
Nesting Mixing bowls
Measuring cups/spoons
Pots/pans (removable handles are best for easy storage)
Ice trays or ice machine for real entertainment if you don't have freezer or do but no ice.
Step stool for large first step
Dish sponges
Pillows
Sheets
Sleeping bags
Bleech (need to sanitize lines and tank on new unit and after winterization)
Something to fill water tank with (if camper config does not cover this many times just remove outdoor shower head)
Wasp spray
Led headlamp (think late arrival and no light setup)
Screw on Back flow valve
wand to wash black tank if no black tank flush (attach to above)
Tow mirrors (see backup camera below)
Jack or trailor aid for tandem wheels in case of flat.

Optional:
25ft cable for tv hook up
Small ceremic space heater with thermostat (saves propane when cold and no electrical fee) if cool
I would also add storage containers for hook up components
A foldable table for outdoor cooking
Command strips various types and weights for towels keys cups hats
Spice rack of some sort
Batteries
I packed a few extra shark bite connectors and some pex on first campout just in case.
Some rope or tie downs (awning)
Tent stakes
Awning shade
90 degree water elbow
Water splitter for your 2 hoses
Twist ties (trash cabinets and wires) our pots fell from cabinet and broke sink first trip.
Vaccume of some sort (got a small shop vac from walmart at 2am when my son threw up on first trip. Use it a lot for other things now.
A rug for outside
Door mat for inside
Screens for any openings for bugs (think wasps building nests in summer)
Wine cork screw and bottle opener
Xchocks to stop rocking (dont replace wheel chocks with these as they dont cover it)
Small dish dry rack (fits in sink for storage)
Pizza stone for oven to prevent burning
I found the new mattesses sucked and brought my sleeping pad as well or foam topper
Table cloth
A few bricks (holds table cloth or can be used as chocks if you leave them or for leveler pads)
Some sort of wifi extension i suggest alfa high gain usb antenna and alfa R36 repeater/extender. These are cheapest and other solutions are $300-$500 where these are $110 together.
Dry Slide lube
Slide seal treatment
RV antifreeze if it will freeze when you get back
Tension rods for cabinets and fridge
New locks to get rid of the generic keys
I use an induction or gas burner outside for cooking. Camper came with outdoor grill
Oxgenics shower head
Wheel covers
Hitch lock
Pin lock (deters theives in storage)
Extra pins (non locking if some lost)
Get a good rv (observation) camera if wired for furrion or Esicam and your phone/tablet
Extension cord 30 or 50 amp depending on rv.
Digital thermostat (analog sucks with 5 degree swing either way)
Fridge/freezer thermometer. Suggest wireless ones.

For tools
sockets for water heater annode (1 and 1/4 usually), lugs on new rig, WD hitch etc.
Adjustable wrench
Screw drivers
Drill and bits/drivers
Voltage tester (12v and 120) to troubleshoot
Tape measure
Duck tape
Electrical tape
Eternabond roof seal tape
Dicore if you find any holes
Hammer (BFH)
Gasline tape
Teflon tape (annode)
Dremmel tool
Scissor jack bit if you have manual scissor jacks
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Damp rids/dehumidifier
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I have a Rockwood ultra lite when slide outs are in position (out) do I need to support them especially when someone is sleeping in them
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I looked under my trailer (different) and I am not sure where you would do that. The research I have done everyone says not to or it could damage the slide if it got windy or people jumping around. My docs say only brace on the frame to keep warrenty.
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