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Old 06-28-2016, 11:55 AM   #1
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This may test your patience

Taking delivery of our first ever travel trailer next week and would appreciate if you experienced folks would help me establish a shopping list of what items you would not leave home without. Thanks, JR
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I would do a search of checklist items
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anderson levelers!

Surge Guard

X-Chock

Cover for the power jack.

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Make sure you have enough stinky slinky - the starter hose the dealer gives you is about five feet long stretched out. You need at least one 15 foot and one 10 foot hoses.
Water hose.
Water filter.
Those are the bare minimums.
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Old 06-28-2016, 01:07 PM   #5
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Surge protector should be added to the list.
Tire covers are good to protect against UV damage to tires from sitting still, but you can also use a UV protectant if you make sure you apply it frequently enough, say at least once a month.
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A notepad and pencil. Keep notes as you are traveling and discussing things.

Make a check list for safety. Follow it. If you have kids, give them specific tasks so they too are involved.

If you have slide outs, start thinking of ways of protecting your head.
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Are you talking about to furnish the rv or stuff to carry along for the trip? When we bought ours the first thing we did was go to the dollar store and load up the kitchen area with utensils, knives, big serving spoons, tupperware containers, ect ect. Stop by wally world to get a few water hoses and rhinoflex sewer hose. I will say to shop around if need be and get a good water hose. I have both cheap hoses and good hoses....hate the cheap ones. Dedicated towels and wash rags for camper. Salt, pepper, spices, can opener, knives, ect ect. Basically stock it up so the only thing you have to pack are your clothes.
As far as what I pack for the rv I make sure I have plenty of boards for the wheels to level and jacks, chocks, tool set, fire starters, couple of lighters, tablecloth for picnic tables, clips to hold tablecloth on the table, 6' fold up table, grill, camp chairs, deodorizer for tanks, water pressure regulator, rope because you can never have too much rope, same goes for duct tape, silicone spray, white lithium grease spray, tiki torches, and I'm sure a whole mountain of other stuff. Get a good base going then you can add as you go.
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We travel with two coffee pots, one electric and one old fashioned percolator. We once broke the glass carafe to the coffeemaker and had to go without coffee that morning. We don't want that to happen again!

We also bought an electric fan/heater. We lost our heater during a winter trip and rv's get cold quickly. The fan part is great to keep air moving when we sleep.
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Make sure you have enough stinky slinky - the starter hose the dealer gives you is about five feet long stretched out. You need at least one 15 foot and one 10 foot hoses.
Water hose.
Water filter.
Those are the bare minimums.
Based on this list I'd add water pressure regulator.
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... I'd add water pressure regulator.
Good catch. It's like insurance, if you never need it, fine. If you end up needing it, you might never know when you should have had it until it's too late.
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If you have time and space, do some driveway camping before you take the first trip, it's fun and educational.


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If your coming from a DP motor home your list should be almost the same. You would need some leveling blocks with a TT.
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Add a tire pressure gauge that can handle up to 120 psi. Most car gauges don't go over 60.
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