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Old 01-14-2013, 12:33 PM   #15
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Booze, lots of booze and don"t forget your Activities Director.

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Old 01-14-2013, 12:50 PM   #16
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I also recommend a trial run at a local campground. Besides the surge suppressor, make sure you have a water pressure regulator. I didn't get one until after I developed a leak in the ice maker plumbing. I got us all hooked up, turned everything on, and then my DW said: "Oh, honey, the campground manager said to be careful, they have really high water pressure".

The leak was not expensive to fix, after I found and ordered the fitting, but having the regulator would have prevented the damage. There are a million things you'll find you need. A deck of cards is always nice to have while you wait for the tow rig!
Thank you I forgot about the regulator. Any idea what pressure I need?

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Old 01-14-2013, 01:46 PM   #17
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Thank you I forgot about the regulator. Any idea what pressure I need?
There are two types I've see, both automatically prevent high pressure. One has a valve to show you pressure, the other one doesn't. Both cheap, around $5-10. I bought the no valve one from a camping world on my trip back from Fl, only one in stock, when picking up my DP.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:00 PM   #18
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good advice so far, and you might do a search in your type rv's forum to see the many other threads on this same subject

but rather than the 4 inch thick binder of everything....

I like getting softcopies of all my manuals on my tablet...
that was it's easily searched and in my hand when I'm crawling under something to see what it looks like
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:19 PM   #19
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I carry wheel chocks, and some 2x12 squares for under the leveling pads, a spare set of serpentine belts, a gallon of coolant, a piece of carpet to lay on if I have to crawl around underneath, a pair of work gloves, a garden hose besides my water hook up hose, an extension cord, a tube of silicone, WD-40, an emty gas can so I can help out others and jumper cables.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:26 PM   #20
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Looking to get things we need for the RV, so far I know the following:

1) Sewer drain hose
2) Sewer drain hose holder

I know there are PLENTY of other things but I am trying to get the basics right now.
I have been working on equipping my New to Me MH so I may be of some assistance

Rhino flex sewer hose kit has everything you need to multiple type hookups
Expandable hose ramp
Disposable gloves
A Paper towel rack in the compartment
Short garden hose for flushing the Tanks only to be used with Waste tanks.
Black water tank treatment
Grey water tank treatment
Toilet Paper Specifically for RV use, Don't make the mistake of taking a roll from the stick house.

Fresh water Pressure regulator
Fresh water filter and assorted adapters
Fresh water Hose
Fast fill nozzle with shut off

RV antifreeze
Spring Fresh to sanitize tanks and lines

Garbage Pail collapsible
Garbage Bags

Surge Protector
Voltage regulator, Optional
Extension cords 50 amp and 20 amp
Adapters to go from 50 amp down to 30 amp down to 20 amp for maintainence charging and home use.
Cheater Cable plugs in to 30 am and 20 am to give you 50 amps
TV Cable
Phone Cable if you still want to use land lines, I don't.

Tire chocks
Air compressor
Tire Gauge

Jumper cables
30,000 # Tow Strap
Truck tire plug kit

Towing accessories if you plan to tow.

Jack pads stack-able Valterra

10 x 20 out door mat for under the awning.
Folding Chairs
Gas Grill
Cooking Utensils

Cordless Vacuum
Coffee maker Kreurig
Blender for Drinks
electric hand mixer

Of coarse Plastic Glasses, dishes, bowls coffee cups, eating utensils, dish towels wash cloths oven mits, bath towels wash cloths, soaps, etc etc.

I will add to this as I remember stuff.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:57 PM   #21
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A good volt/ohmeter,great for finding electrical problems in and under the RV, use it untill you become proficient and it will save you time in a quick emergency repair. Perhaps a battey terminal cleaner (brush type), as you go over your RV note different size fuses, bulbs and fuseable links, and pick up a few spares. I also carry an exta headlight or hi and low beam. ( glad I did, was on a dark foul weather night on a mountain road)

But your well on you way as your anticapating unknown problems that will arise, and that is one of the keys to an enjoyabe trip.

Wishing you fun and safe trips....john
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:48 PM   #22
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I was told that triple A won't tow anything with tandem wheels. Thats why I chose Good Sams
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:59 PM   #23
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Good lists above...I would list a bucket with windshield cleaning and general coach cleaning supplies, all necessary fluids, roll of paper towels, couple microfiber clothes, your portable toolbox with all of the basics, work gloves, zip ties (variety pak), duck tape, hose washers (one that fit inside coupling), power drill and sockets in case jack gets stuck in down position, fire logs, small propane bottles, small foldable table, aim a flame, heavy duty trash bags, hose splitter for water bib, extra hose for grey water drain or black water flush, small portable air pump (150 psi capable), orange stackable leveling blocks....road goes on forever and the party never ends!
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:12 PM   #24
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Commercial Truck Road Atlas. Nice to know if your route has height/weight restrictions before the small sign immediately in front of the bridge/overpass/tunnel, etc.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:15 PM   #25
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Whats been said and (sorry if I repete something)

DUCT TAPE!!!!! the "duck" kind and the "silver tape" (metal) kind
I actually really like the gorilla glue brand of duct tape it holds real good

Butyl Tape

Something to prune a branch with (I dont want a branch rubing on my motorhome)

step stool, small ladder

long handle squeegee

5 gallon bucket
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:20 PM   #26
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The "less expensive" one, the SSP-50, is just a surge protector. Similar to the surge protected strips that are used in the brick & mortar, but it also protects against incorrect wiring. The "more expensive" one, the EMS-PT50C is an electrical management system. While it gives you all of the protections of the surge protector, it also protects against things like brown-outs/low voltage, which can damage air conditioner compressors and other electronics that don't like low voltage.

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Old 01-14-2013, 04:37 PM   #27
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You will need a Pad Of Paper and a Pen to make a list on every trip for about a year. Trying to remember the little things won't work. Once something is written down you can forget about it and enjoy the trip. But be sure to knock off the things on the list right away after you get home or it gets depressing.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:08 PM   #28
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There's a decent list here:

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