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Old 09-05-2016, 04:55 AM   #1
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First time usage...Check list for Winn ERA 70 X?

New owners and first time RV users. Studied the manuals and got the orientation from the dealer but still apprehensive of pulling into The KOA and setting up camp. Is there a check list on do's and dont's regarding hooking up water, power, etc? That part seems to be missing from the literature we received and it would help if I could summarize it on one page.

Please be kind, I'm new at this.
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Pay a mobile RV mechanic to come over and show you everything. Keep your video camera running and make notes.
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First, congrats on the new rig!

For full hookups, you're going to need a few extras.

- Fresh water hose, up to you if you also get a filter. I did as I'm picky about my water quality.
- Pressure regulator so you don't blow out your plumbing. Model, price, etc., vary based on quality and features, but be sure you use one.
- Black water rinse hose, separate from fresh water hose!
- Disposable rubber gloves for the "dirty job" of hooking/unhooking sewer hose.
- Surge protector for electrical hookup to prevent spikes and drops from wrecking your new electrical system.
- 50A -> 30A adapter in case you can only find a spot w/ 50A service.
- Not sure if your rig has a macerator or gravity dump. If gravity, get one of those collapsible stands for the sewer hose to make sure it flows downhill....

That should get you started.

When hooking up the water, be sure your inside faucets are off before turning the shore water on. You don't want to be outside fiddling with connections and have water running in your sink only to realize you had the drain closed and now your new rig has water all over the floor! Seen it happen, don't let it be you.....

One last note. When connecting to park power, make sure the breaker on their box is OFF before hooking up the surge protector and house power. Once everything is connected, then flip the shore power on.

Once all connections are made and all internal systems check out, ENJOY!!!
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:28 PM   #4
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First, congrats on the new rig!

For full hookups, you're going to need a few extras.

- Fresh water hose, up to you if you also get a filter. I did as I'm picky about my water quality.
- Pressure regulator so you don't blow out your plumbing. Model, price, etc., vary based on quality and features, but be sure you use one.
- Black water rinse hose, separate from fresh water hose!
- Disposable rubber gloves for the "dirty job" of hooking/unhooking sewer hose.
- Surge protector for electrical hookup to prevent spikes and drops from wrecking your new electrical system.
- 50A -> 30A adapter in case you can only find a spot w/ 50A service.
- Not sure if your rig has a macerator or gravity dump. If gravity, get one of those collapsible stands for the sewer hose to make sure it flows downhill....

That should get you started.

When hooking up the water, be sure your inside faucets are off before turning the shore water on. You don't want to be outside fiddling with connections and have water running in your sink only to realize you had the drain closed and now your new rig has water all over the floor! Seen it happen, don't let it be you.....

One last note. When connecting to park power, make sure the breaker on their box is OFF before hooking up the surge protector and house power. Once everything is connected, then flip the shore power on.

Once all connections are made and all internal systems check out, ENJOY!!!
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:32 PM   #5
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Watch a few videos on Youtube, while not Winnebago 70X specific, good information that can apply to any RV.

Big 3: Hooking up electricity, water, and sewer. Most of which can easily be found in the RV section at your local Walmart.

How to hook up an rv:

RV Education 101 is good
https://www.youtube.com/user/rved101


Edit: On my 70C in the navigation system it has some checklists that you can use/modify to fit your needs. I'm guessing the 70X has the same.
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RV Checklists from Mark Polk RVEducation101.

It's a .PDF file.
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File Type: pdf Checklists_for_RVers-pdf.pdf (378.2 KB, 33 views)
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