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Old 11-14-2014, 06:43 PM   #99
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A good water pressure regulator is essential to protecting the plumbing and fixtures in your RV from excessively high water pressure. Some cost less than $10.....but are sure you are really protected? Also will it fail while you or your loved one is in the shower ? Not a nice thought! This looks like a quality made unit, and is adjustable. You decide if you want to pay extra for quality....




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Old 11-14-2014, 06:48 PM   #100
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This was mentioned before.....but since it's one of the most important items, I didn't want it to be overlooked. Protects your RV from miswired outlets, over and under voltage, and more. Don't end up replacing your microwave, TV's etc because of a power problem, when this can protect you. Lifetime guarantee too! Comes in 30 amp version too. Comes in hard-wired version also if you prefer.


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Old 11-14-2014, 07:00 PM   #101
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#1 test light for blown fuses. #2 two 25 ft water hoses. #3 tire gauge. #4 Road Atlas. #5 Cell phone. #6 asst. of fuses. #7 campground directory #8 multi meter #9 Extra qt. of oil, trans. fluid, brake fluid. #10 Wife to tell you where to go.
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:03 PM   #102
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Barking dogs in the next campsite bothering you? No one around to enforce the rules? Neighbors ignore your kind remarks to keep the dogs from barking? Then try this! It's disguised as a birdhouse so no one but you will know! Ultrasonic sounds are given off in response to the sounds of barking.....hopefully the dog(s) associates the unpleasant sound only they can hear, with their behavior, and stops barking.


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Old 11-14-2014, 08:18 PM   #103
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Even though the RV has a built-in battery charger....it can fail. You also might want the flexibility to power this small portable charger from a small portable generator, and not take the chance that you overload the generator by plugging in the whole RV. You might also want to disconnect the battery bank and charge each battery separately to troubleshoot a weak battery in the bank. This charger is a heavy duty unit, capable of 30 amp continuous, or 200 amps for short bursts. Also works with 6 volt batteries.

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Old 11-14-2014, 08:40 PM   #104
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For winter, the trouble light method is one way to add supplemental heat to the basement area. If more heat is needed, this little ceramic heater could be the way to go. It only consumes 200 watts. Ceramic heating elements never get hot enough to ignite tissue paper as a safety feature. If you decide to use it while the RV is moving ....make sure it is mounted where it can't do any harm, or tip over.

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Old 11-16-2014, 04:33 PM   #105
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Looking at the scenery out that great big windshield on your class A Motorhome is one of the reasons you bought it, right? Well then keeping rain, and road grime out of your view is helped by this dynamic duo. Rainx wipers and rainx washer fluid. Work better together.

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Old 11-16-2014, 06:36 PM   #106
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The steps to get into and out of our beloved RV's endure a lot of punishment. Many are not as sturdy and rock steady as we would like. A failure of the step could cause a nasty fall. Some sort of brace that helps transfer weight to the ground, really helps making the steps not "bounce" or bend as we step on them. Pick the type most suitable to your RV. Here are two examples.


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Old 11-16-2014, 06:52 PM   #107
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Rope lights are useful in all sorts of ways. Mount to awning for evening ambiance, holiday decorations, or place under the RV to repel pack rats when in storage.

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Old 11-16-2014, 07:07 PM   #108
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Two things that make life easier when working on your coach are a mechanic's creeper and a mechanic's roller seat. They keep you from getting wet or dirty or both - or they just make the job a bit easier to do.

I bought both of mine at Harbor Freight for about $50 total before the ubiquitous 20% off coupon. And, of course, don't forget the free flashlight or scissors or tape measure.
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:33 PM   #109
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With all those remote controls for TV's, Blu-Ray players, satellite receivers, flashlights, etc you name it.....makes sense to carry an assortment of replacement batteries on board.

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A hydro flush attachment makes it an easier job to unclog or maintain your waste tanks in pristine condition.

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Old 11-16-2014, 08:59 PM   #111
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Top 10 items you should carry in a new RV.

Those of you that sleep with CPAP or BiPAP or other machines have a dilemma. Upgrade the house batteries or risk discharging them to too low a level overnight. It's certainly more efficient to power those types of machines from 12 volts, rather than using the RV inverter.....so definitely try to get a machine and/or power adapter that runs off of a 12 volt car accessory outlet. Putting a portable power unit like this one next to your bed, means the house batteries can keep running the furnace and or refrigerator, and not have to deal with an additional load. The power pack recharges from the generator or alternator.

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Old 11-17-2014, 08:19 AM   #112
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Air compressor

I liked Bumps list.

Here's one more thing you might add: A good portable air compressor. I read recommendations from other RVers & wound up buying a Craftsman AirBoss. It is a great little unit that weighs only 25 lbs & can reach 135 psi. If you buy one, you might also want to purchase an extension cord so you can reach all the tires. It sells for about $120.

These are sure handy for keeping the tires at the proper inflation & also for winterizing.

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