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Old 03-03-2016, 11:59 PM   #15
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Make sure you have the tools needed to change a flat tire.
Extra fuses for the TT.
A piece of paper and a pen to write down all the things you need before the next trip and all the things you want to do to the TT.
You'll do just fine. Camp in your driveway for a few nights.
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For the prices around here I recently got a 2015 ram 2500 diesel big horn w/extras for the same price the ram 1500 Laramies were going for. It's nice getting more truck than you need now for larger trailers in the future. And dealers were heavily discounting the heavy duties but not the half tons.
That and half ton trucks have such low tongue weight ratings it's easy to max that out long before you hit your towing max which is why I sold my half ton.
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The same ones?
Absolutely. I just turned them inside out. Works great.
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Old 03-04-2016, 10:55 AM   #18
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Make sure you have the tools needed to change a flat tire.
I'll throw in my own experience with why this is important.

The nut that holds my spare tire on it's carrier is a different size from the lug nuts. The wrench that takes the lug nuts off the hub *cannot* take the nut off my spare.
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Glad you joined us here.

You can put so many things in your TT, and then later discover, that you don't need half of the things you bought. Get the basics for now. After a few trips you'll know what you really need.
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Congrats...! But... from your picture, you both look smarter than to take up with this lot...
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Welcome! I am also a newbie and only slightly ahead of you. I came close to pulling the trigger on the 1995 but ended up with a Winnebago Micro Minnie instead. The brand surge protector I recommend is Progressive Industries. They are expensive but get rave reviews and have a lifetime warranty. Things you will also probably need:

1) Water filter
2) Water pressure regulator
3) Bubble level
4) Leveling blocks
5) Tool kit

And you may as well become an Amazon Prime member.....

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Good to hear!! Can't wait get on the road with it, so excited. #2; #4 just ordered. Still looking on the rest.
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Old 03-05-2016, 12:22 AM   #22
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Congrats.

Don't try to kit it up too soon. Figure out what works and doesn't work
for you, everyone needs and requirements are different.

The few things I would look at and keep in mind.

Hitch lock
Hitch jack stand
blocks for the 4 stabilizer jacks.
With double axle the X-Chocks work well.
Good quality sewer connection and hoses.
White hose for water (fresh) connection.
Another color for washing.

WD system. Depends on factors on weights and where you are traveling (serious Mountains?)
Thanks so much for the advice, yes, ordered the Andersen WD hitch and also the Andersen Jack and levelling kit etc. COSTLY but I think worth every penny. time will tell.
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There really are very few things you must have. They have all been mentioned already, but I will point out a specific one:

http://amzn.com/B003YJLAIK

The adjustable water pressure regulator will keep the pressure down and you can set it to a safe pressure (check owners manual, or no more than 45PSI if no info from manufacturer) as the pressure from a hose bib or spigot can be very high, i've seen as high as 90 PSI.

Disposable rubber gloves for the first few times you dump the sewage. You may decide that good hand washing afterwards is fine, but you will probably make some mistakes the first few times you dump, and being gloved up just helps with the initial ick factor.

If you have more questions, keep asking. There is a lot of experince here to help you.
I got a Camco one that keeps pressure at 40-50psi. The one you show is a much higher end and adjustable, would love that too but its 3x the costs and I did consider it but I would always keep it at a constant pressure so I felt I I didn't need to put out so much if money was no object I would but that one lol
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We love all these tips! We just bought our 2016 EverLite 232RBS today!!!
wow how awesome! Many congrats!!
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Make sure you have the tools needed to change a flat tire.
Extra fuses for the TT.
A piece of paper and a pen to write down all the things you need before the next trip and all the things you want to do to the TT.
You'll do just fine. Camp in your driveway for a few nights.
A couple days ago that's what the wife and I were laughing about doing. Its a great idea to do that. And yes plat tire, never even though about that! Thanks for adding another tip to my list
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The one you show is a much higher end and adjustable, would love that too but its 3x the costs and I did consider it but I would always keep it at a constant pressure so I felt I I didn't need to put out so much if money was no object I would but that one lol
This from someone that bought an Anderson hitch?
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I'll throw in my own experience with why this is important.

The nut that holds my spare tire on it's carrier is a different size from the lug nuts. The wrench that takes the lug nuts off the hub *cannot* take the nut off my spare.
Who comes up with these decisions to do that!!! I'm in IT and you wont believe the number of different screws that are used and they are almost identical in size and thread but no they are all different when just ONE would have done the job for all. How easy would that have been lol i'll join you
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This from someone that bought an Anderson hitch?
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