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Old 11-09-2017, 10:42 AM   #1
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RVgeeks' "Must Have" & "Nice to Have" List for RVers

Hi all,
We recently asked RV Youtubers RVgeeks to share their "MUST HAVE" and "NICE TO HAVE" gear for all RV'ers. They put together a comprehensive list of items and comments next to each item in a "guest post" on VIAIR's blog.

Thought this might be helpful to the iRV2 community - here's an excerpt from the post:

This coming spring we’ll celebrate 15 years of full-time RVing. During our time on the road, we have of course learned a lot about RV systems, repairs, maintenance and operation. One of the most common questions we hear is about RV gear.

Since we’ve only owned diesel pushers, our personal list of “Must Have” equipment will likely differ somewhat from someone towing a travel trailer. But we have friends who own all classes of RV, from pop-up trailers and 5th wheels to Class B & C motorhomes. And of course we all have our personal tastes in brand, price and type of equipment.

So we’ve assembled the following list with some brief explanatory details about each item. A few may be indispensable for one type of RV, and not needed for another (owners of towable rigs have zero need for a towbar or dolly, but owners of large motorhomes probably wouldn’t want to be without one, especially if they full-time and can’t be without a car).

This isn’t the definitive list of RV gear. There are too many different RVing styles and personal preferences for that to exist. We’ve broken our list down into two main categories: “Must Have” and “Nice To Have” because we consider many items essential, while others are just so nice to have that we don’t want to be without them.

  • Fresh Water Hose — A dedicated drinking-water-safe hose (they’re usually white) that you use for nothing else is something that everyRVer absolutely has to have. 25′ is a pretty standard length. 1/2″ or 5/8″ is fine. Take your pick!
  • Water Pressure Regulator — Although most campgrounds and RV parks don’t have enough pressure to explode your plumbing, some definitely do. We never connect to city water without a pressure regulator. Although we use an adjustable model, which is more expensive (but allows higher flow), the very simple fixed-pressure types are perfectly acceptable, too.
  • Y-Valve— We always connect a good-quality brass Y-valve to the city water spigot at a campsite, and then connect our water pressure regulator to the Y-valve. Since there’s only one spigot at most campsites, this allows you access to water for other purposes (like when you’re dumping your waste holding tanks) without disconnecting your rig’s water line.
  • ...
You can read the rest of the guest post here on the blog!

Let us know what you think!

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I agree. Thanks for posting this link.
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