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Old 03-21-2011, 08:50 PM   #1
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What items do we need???

We are picking up our first coach in two weeks - it's used but new to us. I know we will need to purchase hoses - but I'm not sure what else we might need ... once I drive it off the lot... I'm sort of on my own with figuring this out.

Do I need a WHITE water hose? Should I get the rhino-flex sewage hose kit ? do I need tools? What kind?
Someone suggested a water pressure gauge and an extra water hose...
I'm open to suggestions...
thanks in advance
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:22 PM   #2
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Welcome and congratulations on your new rig! .
Your question is truly a personal choice but the basics are multiple items and there is a thread here that has all the answers, The title escapes me right now so please do a search for tools, essentials etc..
If I was getting a new rig I would get these items: most from Walmart or bargain store to save $$
2 25 ft water hoses and a 10 ft as well
A camco water filter it connects to hose between water source and coach(flush before use)
A water pressure regulator to reduce chances of blowing your interior waterlines from CG water pressure
25 ft Sewer hose with a 10 ft extension orange with quick connectors
5 pair of the thick dishwashing gloves and hand sanitizer to keep in dump compartment
RV Toilet paper and black tank deodorizer( I prefer oxyclean/ oxy something)
Lemon gray water tank deodorant
Basic tool set of wrenches, screw drivers, test light and multimeter,tire gauge, extra fuses
Comfy recliner chairs
aluminum 2x2 folding tables
Outdoor carpet/mat


Honestly there are so many items it would truly be easiest to go to your nearest campground and ask the campers to see what they carry, bring a tape recorder or camera or lots of paper!

Hope my short list helps and I'm positive many others will add to this

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Old 03-21-2011, 09:30 PM   #3
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Which coach did you pick up? Some of the items you may need depend on the coach you have. Is it gas or diesel? How long is it; which generator is in it. It's new to you, so brag it up and tell us about it.
Some basics you will need are a fresh water (white) hose, a pressure regulator for the city water hook up (where you attach the white hose). I use the Rhino flex sewer hose, and think it is great. I have used others, in my 30+ years of owning coaches, but like the swivel ends and ridgid placement of the hose.
Probably going to need some RV friendly TP and some holding tank chemicals. A few extra light bulbs, and a fuse or two wouldn't hurt either.
Anyway, let's hear about your new coach and we'll go from there if you still need advice.
Best O'Luck
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THIS THREAD & THIS THREAD both discuss what you're wanting to know. There are plenty more you can do a Search on, but his will get ya started.

Congratulations on your new-to-you coach! Enjoy.

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Thank you Lori! I knew I read that thread but couldn't remember the names

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Congratulations! You may be wise to look for a power surge protector if the coach doesn't have one. It might save your electrical system in the case of faulty electrical hook-up in a campground.
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I want to thank you all for your feedback! What a wonderful community we have here and some day I hope to be able to add some wisdom (or humor) to the pot!
Our motorhome is a 2002 32ft Winnebago V10 engine with 2 slides. I'm not worry about stocking the kitchen as much as I am needing to know... what I know I don't know! (see there's some humor!) We are going to be "dry" parking the coach at a friends house ... so I know I need to learn how to boondock (?) right away... thanks again everyone ... I have some shopping to do!
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I want to thank you all for your feedback! What a wonderful community we have here and some day I hope to be able to add some wisdom (or humor) to the pot!
Our motorhome is a 2002 32ft Winnebago V10 engine with 2 slides. I'm not worry about stocking the kitchen as much as I am needing to know... what I know I don't know! (see there's some humor!) We are going to be "dry" parking the coach at a friends house ... so I know I need to learn how to boondock (?) right away... thanks again everyone ... I have some shopping to do!

You have been advised about hoses, but for 'dry camping' you will probably need a waste cart; Portable RV waste water tanks, blue holding tanks, smarttote thetford black water holding tank on wheels, rv tanks Camping World - Portable RV waste water tanks, blue holding tanks, smarttote thetford black water holding tank on wheels, rv tanks - Pr

I'm sure your friend will not want you to use their toilet in the middle of the night - unless you don't care if he remains your friend - also - it gets cool and rains............

You need chocks, pads for the jacks and possibly blocks to level the unit.
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First thing is a visit to the new motorhome and find out the contents. It is a previously owned coach and may have some of the suggested items. Once you know the contents then start shopping.
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