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Old 07-08-2012, 10:04 AM   #15
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If you can try camping (staying) in a Walmart parking lot. Try cooking, the restroom, relaxing, and so forth. You will figure out what you need/want that way. When you figure you need/want something, go in the Walmart and buy it.

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Old 07-08-2012, 10:27 AM   #16
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DO NOT by extended warranty from camping world. You will be sorry. Due the way freedom roads extended warranty(owned by camping world) treated me, I will never buy from camping world again. Walmart has a pretty good selection of RV stuff.

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Old 08-17-2012, 01:53 PM   #17
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I agree with Smack. From my experience, CW is almost always overpriced.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:00 PM   #18
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We have been RVing since '69 and have had TTs, popups, and 4 motorhomes. I have never had a repair that would even come close to what they get for one of the warranties. Those are very hgh commission sales items, usually around 50%. If you really want one offer 50% of what they are asking and don't budge. They are negotiable.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:30 PM   #19
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We're new to the RV thing too. We didn't buy anything but chairs for outside until we took it out, and a few things for the kitchen
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:32 PM   #20
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Would be nice if I could use this iPad..... Anyway, we wrote down what we thought we were missing on oour first few short trips and then went to Bed Bath and Beyond, Target and Walmart to get them, Camping world stuff is more expensive and doesn't seem as good. IMHO
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:38 PM   #21
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i agree with much of what has been written. I happen to like Magellan GPS units (they have a 7" unit for about $200, easy to see). I would say your number one issue may be your tires. Yes, you have few miles on them, but time is a killer for tires. You might want to at least replace the fronts. I had a front tire blow, and I was lucky (I had a steering stabilizer). Dangerous.
Echoing what others have said, you won't know what you need until you travel. At least once a year, go through everything inside and out, asking yourself if you really need this. I know that we carry too much stuff, but I do try to prune it.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:02 PM   #22
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I have an 04 Daybreak and love it. You should check out the Damon site too.
You will need a step for your door. I have one that is adjustable at 2 or 4' I think. When the levelers are down my bottom built in step is always too far off the ground.
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