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Old 04-28-2013, 11:39 AM   #1
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List of after purchase neccesities for new MH?

We know tools, MH tp, plastic ware, waste can, pillows, gafffers tape, caulk. Can you add or point to a list? Trying plan on $$ we'll need to get on the road for first long weekend trip. (not full timers - yet!)

Umm...do most new MH come with a SPARE? Just thought of that...

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Old 04-28-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
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I also carry tie wraps, a screw kit ( assortment of screws and nuts)., 2 flashlights. Plenty of batteries for tv remotes, flashlights etc.
I had 2 bay latches break in the past year. I always carry a spare now so I can lick the bay doors.
A square tip #2 screw driver. For your screws on the MH
Wire connectors and crimp tool.
Volt meter.
Electrical tape
Extra sewer line extension
Extra power cord and water hose. Some sites are more than 25 feet from utilities.
Your correct engine oil.
Water pressure regulator. I set mine to 50 lbs. I've been at parks with 100 lbs. way too high.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:53 AM   #3
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I don't know your MH model and type. But if you have 22.5 inch tired. You are not changing them
anyway. They have 500 lb torque on each lug.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum!

You have found the most important thing, a body of knowledge to draw from.

We just purchased our MH in September of last year, so i think i know how you feel.

Your spare tire question is why i am responding. Our Hurricane 32A does not include a spare, or tools, and i believe most do not. We had a very expensive accident on our second outing. We hit a curb and bent a rim, tire flat. We did not have towing/flat repair insurance and we were far from help. Get the insurance. They will tow you, or change a tire for you only if you have one. We have insurance now, and I have added a spare and tools, but this is not an easy or often done option. i can give you details if you are interested. From my reading here, most go their whole RVing career without an issue, but if it happens to you it can be a bummer.

Don't worry about the other things. Go camping and buy stuff as you discover you need them. A store is usually not too far away. It's part of the adventure.

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Old 04-28-2013, 12:04 PM   #5
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I would recommend carrying a spare ( at least an unmounted tire ) and a good RV roadside assistance service.

Also maybe bulbs, fuses, compressor, spare belts, WD40 and on and on.

Most important a paper and pen to make a list during the trip for what you should bring on the next trip
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if its a "new to you" used motor home i figure 10 grand to cost of coach....tires 3-7 thousand depending on number and size, new TV's ....the list goes on...for me I'm at 7000.00 now
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The list never ends.
There is always something that you need or think you need.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:26 PM   #8
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Get a cheap set of tools (I got mine at Costco) and a multi bit screw driver set. It is amazing how many different screw types they can use on one MH! I carry a cordless drill and an assortment of screws and wire connectors.
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I didn't see you listing the two most important things.

1. Water hose
2. Sewer hose
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Two most important things to carry are cell phone and money. Not necessarily in that order.
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Some have suggested to "camp" in your driveway and when you need something then either do a list or just get it from the house.
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There is a thread on here - what was the last thing you bought for your RV? Give that a read for ideas on what others have bought. Of course not all are necessary, just nice or fun to have.
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I would add wheel chocks large enough for your tires. Safety isn't something you want to consider as optional equipment.
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Spare serpentine belt. SIL just took 2nd trip threw one and stranded them.
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