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Old 12-09-2016, 07:11 AM   #15
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You should get a set of road hazard triangles and flares.

Others have mentioned water pressure regulator, sewer hose, surge protection. That's the stuff that everybody needs.

TPMS is right up there, and don't forget to get sensors for the dolly. I had two flat tires on my toad before I got sensors for it. Those were bad days.
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Old 12-09-2016, 07:48 AM   #17
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TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system)
Auxillary brake f/toad ( its the law for towing over 1000lb)

Actually whether or not it is required by law, and if so, WHEN it is required is up to the individual state you are traveling through. Some states require different weights, some states require it at all times. It just depends.
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:51 AM   #18
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I don't know... sounds like you're getting a lot of good advice...

Me... I just brought my GF... she knows EVERYTHING... just ask her !!

I guess the "what do I need" is going to depend on what you're going to do right after you pick up your new rig...

Are you going straight home, or, are you leaving on an extended adventure?

When we went to pick up our rig.. we flew in on the Friday before Labor Day and drove it straight home.. we brought a suitcase filled with miscellaneous items:
  • bathroom (soap, towels, general toiletries)
  • kitchen (pots, pans, spoons, forks, knives and alike)
  • bedroom (sheets, pillows, blankets)
Should have seen the TSA agents face when he "scanned" our luggage

Just enough to carry us thru till we got home.. We did end up visiting a Bed, Bath and Beyond and purchased a few things we really didn't need, but wanted..

As for "RV" item... As long as you're not going on an extended trip.. and they give you the "starter" pack... you should be good to go...

Other than that... the surge protector, water filter, Insurance protection and such.. you should be able to make it home.. from there.. spend a night on your driveway and make note of what you have to go back into the house to get, and that will be what you need for the "inside"

Easy peasy !!
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Right now Harbour Freight has a 130 piece tool kit for $30 with coupon. Not a tool kit for a professional, but has all the stuff you need in a pinch, and for $30 you can't go wrong.
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Come on now, after all this time we want to know what you're getting.
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Old 12-09-2016, 11:33 AM   #21
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Old 12-09-2016, 12:22 PM   #22
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A big legal size note pad to write all the thing you think you need while on your first few trips.

Keep it handy and write it down before you forget.

Then a couple of years later throw half of the things out because you haven't used them!

Fun is the most important thing to take with you. Good luck.


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As has been pointed out, a new sewer hose kit, as well as a new fresh water fill hose (and filter) and a black tank flush hose (if the rig has a black tank flush). Water regulator, surge protector, TPMS, toilet paper, paper towels. It really does depend on what you plan on doing when you get the rig. Buying close to home? Traveling across the country to pick it up? Even then you could stop at a Costco or wherever to pick up the various sundries you might think you need after you've collected the rig.
One recommendation I would make as a pre-purchase would be the Magna nesting pots. I'm yet to see them in stores, only on Amazon, so it would be worth ordering them first.
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Right now Harbour Freight has a 130 piece tool kit for $30 with coupon. Not a tool kit for a professional, but has all the stuff you need in a pinch, and for $30 you can't go wrong.
Awesome tip. Picking one up tomorrow.
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No hurry but I would sign up for a https://www.rvpluscard.com/ so you never have to go in to pay for fuel.
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Actually whether or not it is required by law, and if so, WHEN it is required is up to the individual state you are traveling through. Some states require different weights, some states require it at all times. It just depends.
In any event, it's a VERY good idea regardless of state law requirements. You don't want to rear-end someone and not have what could be described as inadequate braking power; or be on a downhill wishing you had more brakes.
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