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Old 04-15-2013, 02:11 PM   #1
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What else do I need?

When we are negotiating on our first MH what else do we need included in the purchase before leaving the dealers lot? I have read where a longer power cord and/or adapters would be nice or sewer line extensions would be nice. What I am wanting to avoid is a stop at Camping World on the way home and dropping another grand before we can use the coach the first time.

When getting ready to ink the purchase what do you recommend we ask the dealer to include before signing on the dotted line? We are first time RVers so we have nothing from a previous coach to bring over.

Thank you for your responses....Dirk
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:25 PM   #2
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Definitely 50 A to 30 A and 30 A to 20 A adapters. How long is the Potable Water Hose? If 25 feet, I would include another 25 foot length just in case. Usually the power cords are pretty good as is. I suppose an extra length would not hurt, but how much will it weigh? Chemicals for your black tank. If this is not new, a freshening chemical for the fresh water tank.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:42 PM   #4
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Extra hoses that they would include won't last all that long as they will probably be the cheapest available. Maybe ask for the adapters. As for RV tp, don't bother. Just get what septic safe tp you normally use. For us it's Angel Soft, been full timing and no problems with it.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:34 PM   #5
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An RV extension cord (whatever rating you need, 30A or 50A) is an expensive item, so nice if you can get it thrown in.

Maybe some lawn chairs and little folding table(s)?

You are going to spend hundreds buying extra gear anyway - get used to it!
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:43 PM   #6
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Don't over do it. We just traded motorhomes and had to clean out tons of stuff that we forgot was even in the old one and most of it had never been used.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:02 PM   #7
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camp a couple days in your driveway and take good notes or raid the house as needed.
a trip to camping world can be fun (other than the paying) just look at all the things you never knew you needed and congratulations on your new purchase
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We bought "Gently Used" and didn't ask the dealer for anything extra...instead, we used the discovery of any missing stuff as a bargaining point.

Then, everything we needed after the deal was cemented was found at Wal*Mart for a good price including RV Toilet paper, the top-grade Rhino stinky slinky set, and the 50 to 30, the 30 to 20 and the 20 to 10 amp power adapters...yes, we have used all 3 adapters at one time or other.

Now, If I was buying new...the dealer would HATE me by the end of the PDI

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Old 04-15-2013, 07:28 PM   #9
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I haven't picked up my MH yet (this coming Thursday) and I am having Amazon.com drop almost $1,000 of stuff at the dealers office so it's there when we need it - Grill, hoses, extensions, tool kits, adapters, water filters, pressure regulator, surge protector, cookware, etc. And that's not counting the initial food stop before we leave town.
But we are taking this MH, with only 184 miles on the odometer , for 5 days with 4 adults on the maiden voyage, so I'm trying to be pro-active as to what we might need. I'm sure we'll have a stop at Wally World for food, and other stuff, but at this point, it's kind of like owning a B.O.A.T - Break Out Another Thousand !!!!
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John777cal love the B.O.A.T. Pretty much sums it up !
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Don't try to get it all for the first trip. You will be buying stuff for years to come. Never get done. We have had our rig for nine months now. Last month we bought a tempurdetic mattress as they are like sleeping on air. This month we bought a Coleman lantern that runs on batteries and a tactical flashlight from bass pro shop. Today I bought a couple guns, and tomorrow I will buy a couple more. Tools, cookware, grill, keurig, linens, shark sweeper, oil filters and air filters and oil for the coach and the genny. Wingman for the batwing antenna as we have a satellite but don't care to ever use it. Subwoofer for the tinny sounding stero that Newmar puts in their coaches. Red led lights for under the dash for a little mood lighting, and so much more I can't even start to think of it all. It is a sickness and it never ends. Kind of like the Jeep thing, if you have to ask you wouldn't understand. And a ladder that folds up and some chairs and it goes on and on.
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Don't try to get it all for the first trip. You will be buying stuff for years to come. Never get done. We have had our rig for nine months now. Last month we bought a tempurdetic mattress as they are like sleeping on air. This month we bought a Coleman lantern that runs on batteries and a tactical flashlight from bass pro shop. Today I bought a couple guns, and tomorrow I will buy a couple more. Tools, cookware, grill, keurig, linens, shark sweeper, oil filters and air filters and oil for the coach and the genny. Wingman for the batwing antenna as we have a satellite but don't care to ever use it. Subwoofer for the tinny sounding stero that Newmar puts in their coaches. Red led lights for under the dash for a little mood lighting, and so much more I can't even start to think of it all. It is a sickness and it never ends. Kind of like the Jeep thing, if you have to ask you wouldn't understand. And a ladder that folds up and some chairs and it goes on and on.
Sounds like "Break Out A Couple Thousand"
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Don't try to get it all for the first trip. You will be buying stuff for years to come. Never get done. We have had our rig for nine months now. Last month we bought a tempurdetic mattress as they are like sleeping on air. This month we bought a Coleman lantern that runs on batteries and a tactical flashlight from bass pro shop. Today I bought a couple guns, and tomorrow I will buy a couple more. Tools, cookware, grill, keurig, linens, shark sweeper, oil filters and air filters and oil for the coach and the genny. Wingman for the batwing antenna as we have a satellite but don't care to ever use it. Subwoofer for the tinny sounding stero that Newmar puts in their coaches. Red led lights for under the dash for a little mood lighting, and so much more I can't even start to think of it all. It is a sickness and it never ends. Kind of like the Jeep thing, if you have to ask you wouldn't understand. And a ladder that folds up and some chairs and it goes on and on.
My tool bag has channel locks, crescent wrench screwdrivers ( got a selection of bits) wire strippers, needle nose,inspection mirror, level, dikes,
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Also need some cleaning rags and gp cleaner, bucket or two, fuses, hose washers,small selection of nuts, bolts and screws, assorted wire ties, duct tape, crazy glue, hammer, crown royal.
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