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Old 01-10-2016, 05:29 PM   #15
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We carry about 100' of fresh water hose because we are often at "campgrounds" where sharing water hoses is a necessity. Even at a State campground recently we used every bit of our hose AND our Y to come off of the neighboring campground host's hose.

Add a Y adapter to your fresh water list.
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Great thread. I'm taking notes as well.
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How do you like the Anderson system??
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:10 PM   #18
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How do you like the Anderson system??

If you are referring to the Andersen leveling system that I mentioned above I don't know yet because I just got them and have not used them yet; however, I will be trying them out at a campground this week. I will try to update the his thread sometime later this week.
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Old 01-11-2016, 05:08 PM   #19
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Holy Cow OP...
New to us trailer, outfitting it.

Most that stuff I never even bother with. Standard cheap sewer hose, standard cheap water hose. Cut 2x6 boards for leveling. I do have a RV cord and normal extension cord. Really don't use either one and planning on pulling out. I've got a bag of tools stand stuff like screw drivers, pilers, sockets. Nothing crazy. Where I go camping I'm typically 150 miles from any kind of chain store like Home Depot or Walmart. There is no hook ups. No cell service. Now that's camping!

My thing is I'm a boondocker and rarely ever in the campgrounds or RV parks. So as for fancy hoses or hook ups are not needed.

I fill with water at home, I dump my tank here at home. So basically I just need the fun stuff in the RV.
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Old 01-11-2016, 05:16 PM   #20
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The only problem I have had with my Anderson levelers was they rotated around on slick grass and wouldn't stay where I needed them to on grass. Other than that one rare instance, I think they're great.
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Old 01-29-2016, 04:02 PM   #21
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Nice to have items

Here are a few items that I didn't see mentioned already:
a) Battery disconnect switch. If i left mine stored more than a few weeks battery was dead.
b) command strip hooks
c) teflon tape
d) portable drying rack
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I disconnect my batteries by removing the negative wire from a battery. Free and foolproof.

Command strip hooks are very expensive, IMO. The little hooks that screw into the wall can hold keys, ets., and leave very small holes that are no big deal, if you don't want them to be.
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A torque wrench is a needed item for your lug nuts, but you can find them for as little $20.Here in Canada I bought mine a Princess Auto, I would think Harbor Freight would have them cheap as well. Just don't use them on an engine

A propane Y fitting for the tank and an extension hose that allows you to use a standard portable BBQ is nice to have.

A little electric heater. All 1500watt electric heaters produce the same amount of heat, so a Walmart special make good sense.


If you camp in rougher campsites, plywood pads for your stabilizers.
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If you are referring to the Andersen leveling system that I mentioned above I don't know yet because I just got them and have not used them yet; however, I will be trying them out at a campground this week. I will try to update the his thread sometime later this week.
We have the Andersen Levelers and love them so far. So much quicker than blocks.

Here's a review video we did and my wife setting them up.

https://youtu.be/WcD-3e3JHFc
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I have a seven pin plug tester to check the socket on the TV. 12V fusses to match, electrical connectors wire etc. Progressive industries EMS checks power and prevents damage... Battery monitor when boondocking (about half our camping), water filter we have three depending on source.
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I would think Harbor Freight would have them cheap as well. Just don't use them on an engine
Actually one automotive magazine did test them along with others and found they were very accurate and the best value for the price.
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TRAILER AID in event of a flat tire

WORKS GREAT NO NEED TO CARRY A JACK. DRIVE TT WHEEL ON IT TO RAISE FLAT TIRE.QUICK AND EASY. made by CAMCO.
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