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Old 01-14-2013, 05:09 PM   #29
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Oh yes...dont ever...ever...ever...Never ever.....leave the filling station...without your better half onboard...is very hard on the ears..your nervious system and could ruin a peacefull trip......

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Old 01-14-2013, 08:04 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Jwar View Post
Oh yes...dont ever...ever...ever...Never ever.....leave the filling station...without your better half onboard...is very hard on the ears..your nervious system and could ruin a peacefull trip......
You can ask my brother in law Peter about that one. He never could figure out why an RCMP officer was pulling him over in the middle of nowhere on highway one a few miles east of Golden a few years back. My now deceased sister in law loved telling the story much to Peter's embarrassment. She ended up with a natural affinity to Merritt BC, go figure.

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Old 01-15-2013, 06:25 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by GULFSTREAM37 View Post
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

Hydraulic oil
Motor oil
Trans oil
PS fluid
Brake Fluid

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.

A Genturi exhaust pipe for the generator

Long handle wash brush and window scrubber
Washer fluid
5 gallon bucket
Dust pan
Swiffer mop

Duct tape
aluminum duct tape
Portable Tool Kit

The most used Items so far, Cordless Drill with Square drive bit and an assortment of replacement screws.

White board to write stuff on when you come across issues and Ideas, I use My iPhone Note pad.

Magellan RV9165T-LM has Good Sam Trailer Life Directory, we used this a lot just on our first trip an I see myself using it more on the next.

I will add to this as I remember stuff.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:01 AM   #32
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I'm sure your unit has these, but it is a good idea to check the functionality of the Carbon Monoxide and Smoke detectors as well as the charge of your fire extinguisher(s).
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:06 AM   #33
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Cold Beer, cheese, crackers and a good wife!! OH yes the good wife demands Red wine.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:45 AM   #34
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I was told that triple A won't tow anything with tandem wheels. Thats why I chose Good Sams
Not true in Northeast. I called AAA and they confirmed (and escalated to management to double check) tandem manufactured RVs will be towed and RV contracts/memberships have no exclusions on tandems. I asked them to please add to their FAQ so forum member can confirm. You may want to verify with your AAA region not an issue.

My guess is maybe you got that info from someone that has an 18-wheeler type conversion (toterhome), or maybe a greyhound bus conversion that they are now calling an RV. That possibly can be an issue with all services as technically they were manufactured as a different vehicle originally. Not sure, so maybe someone with a Toterhome here can comment on roadside assistance services.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:42 AM   #35
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I was told that triple A won't tow anything with tandem wheels. Thats why I chose Good Sams
I don't believe AAA or Good Sams actually have any tow trucks. They just call somebody. I can do the same with GEICO, or call for a tow truck myself. Besides...if you need to be towed, you still need to have a place to be towed to for chassis repairs. CW would not be my first choice.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:08 AM   #36
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In addition to all listed I have and love my tire pressure moniter. (I had a blowout on my 1st trip) I love to look at it in the am before getting on the road, to check the pressure without leaving the driver seat, and then moniter it while driving
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:26 AM   #37
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Check List

Develop several check list, for exampe:

1. Items to pack for each trip. ( Bedding, Clothes etc.)

2. Grocery list of items to eat, including Salt/Pepper, Ketchup/ Mustard.

3. Pre-trip Check list. ( everything that needs to disconnected, tied down or packed.

4. Breaking Camp Checklist.

Always make sure to do a final walk around the coach, before to take off (everytime) You would be surprised the things I found, that I thought was packed or disconnected on these checks.

These are some of the things we thought of. You will develop your own list of needs on each trip.

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Old 01-15-2013, 11:09 AM   #38
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50 foot garden hose for black tank rense. Water pressure regulator. If your rig is 50 amp you will need a 30 to 50 amp adapter. Additional potable water hose (25ft). Clorox wipes and spray bottle with mild bleach solution. Clear sewer adapter so you can see when your black tank runs clear.
Suggestion, don't store your potable water hose in the wet bay. The only thing I store there is the sewer hose and my sewer hose weights, nothing else. I also cap my water hoses prior to storing them in a separate compartment.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:16 AM   #39
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Ok so two water hoses, gotcha.

How/why/when do you rinse the black tank?

For the clear adapter do you want a 90* or a 45*?
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:09 PM   #40
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I carry a good cordless electric drill with lots of different driver bits and plenty of drill bits. Doesn't take up much room and comes in handy for a multitude of repairs.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:09 PM   #41
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Ok so two water hoses, gotcha.

How/why/when do you rinse the black tank?

For the clear adapter do you want a 90* or a 45*?
This is going to be coach dependent. Depends on where your sewage outlet is, and how low the coach is to the ground. For me, the straighter the better... less chance (resistance) of slowing the tanks as they are draining or flushing.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:33 AM   #42
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We got some storage containers that can be snapped together or we can just pull out the box we need. Inside each are littler sections that we have all the little screws, washers, nuts, fuses, etc., you get the idea. We also labled them so that we can tell at a glance which box(es) we need. It keeps all the little things together and in one spot.
In case anyone was wondering about the boxes they are like these:
Stanley Hand Tools :* STST14022 *-* Stanley® SortMaster™ Junior
I think we got them at Lowes or Home Depot.

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