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Old 08-13-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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Must Haves?

Just purchasing our first 5ver and wonder what you might think is a must have before our first trip?
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:39 PM   #2
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Assume you are not talking about the more obvious household stuff like pot and pans.

Tools, flares or triangles, first aid kit, rescue tape, spare bulbs, tube(s) of caulk/sealer (appropriate to your rig), multimeter, bug repellant, truck to pull the rig, sorry couldn't resist the last one.

Don't fret it too much you can always grab stuff as you go. Just go and have a great time.
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Most important thing to bring is patience, a sense of humor, and knowledge (or at least a thirst for it ) Your manuals (online and searchable is best) and a tablet to read while you do !!!

There are walmarts EVERYWHERE and many have a lot of rv supplies

I tried to tell my sweetheart let's just go and figure it out....
but she had to buy matching everything(s) !!!

just enjoy !

with a 5er, you can always unhook and run out to get something you need
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:37 PM   #5
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:41 PM   #6
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I use a small spray bottle 50% water mixed with 50% bleach to spray on the water spigot before you hook up your fresh water hose to it.

I spray it first and let it sit for a few moments while I hook up the electric.
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consider buying a surge protector for your rig.....
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Fred took the words out of my mouth.

I'd recommend buying a couple fire extinguishers. The RVIA approved ones that come with the rig aren't worth a hoot.

Find out where the emergency exits are and test them to make sure they open.
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Frugality with the water. Everybody runs out the first time. Then they learn to turn the faucet off between short spurts of use.
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So that would be a 50 amp surge protector?
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So that would be a 50 amp surge protector?
If you have a 50 A service in your 5'er, Yes. With a dogbone, it works on 30A campground services too. (if that wasn't already apparent)

And I'd reccomend the Progressive Industries models. Very good product, even better support. And they are in your home state of NC. Buy local.
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GOOD POINT.. And disposable gloves too (Exam gloves or even playtex, those you can bleach after use).

And though I travel without credit cards.. A nice DEBIT card with a well filled account behind it comes in handy.

I would also suggest a camera with lots of media be it digital or film. and perhaps a pocket recorder to record thoughts and ideas, MP3 or Cassette/mini-cassette/MD all good.. I use MD myself but that is now tooth of the hen.

The one thing I don't need (At least not as much) when camping... Blood pressure medication.. That I cut in half.
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All the above are great suggestions, I recommend taking a somewhat local trip first. you will find out really quick what you have forgotten and since you are then still somewhat local you should know where to go to get what you need. otherwise if you take a long trip somewhere you will may not be familiar with whats available to you.
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