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Old 05-25-2012, 09:58 PM   #1
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What's needed?

All set for our 1st run. New Jeep Liberty pulling a new Coleman 18' trailer. I've been doing my reading but a couple questions. Is there a short list of what essentials to bring for boondocking and "fancy" campgrounds as well? Like hoses. Is one water hose enough, or do you carry 2?
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:27 PM   #2
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Oh, Be sure you get one that does not have that vinyl taste. also Walmart has the blue water filter you put between the hose and the trailer. That will filter most of the ugly taste out of the water. Don't forget to get a pressure regulator. That puppy will keep your trailer pipes from bursting if your camp ground water pressure is higher than normal. I put my pressure regulator after the hose and before the filter. ( filter on the trailer regulator on the filter and then the hose on the regulator.) Oh yeah, to answer your question, I have an extra length of 30 amp electrical cord, and an extra hose. Have not had to use the hose yet, but I did have to borrow the extra length of 30amp cord. Then I ran out and bought my own. its still in the original package.
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Walmart has the blue water filter you put between the hose and the trailer. That will filter most of the ugly taste out of the water.
The filter is camco and make sure you flush it before you connect to trailer or fill water tank, if you don't you will get all the initial charcoal in your tank.
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:49 AM   #4
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I like short water hoses so i carry 2 short ones and if it needs to be longer i put them together sometimes you will find a park that the spigot is on the wrong side also drinking water hoses are not always white either Walmart has some blue ones that are RV / marine rated too if you are going to be boondocking carry a water thief as sometimes the spigots are not threaded
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Is there a short list of what essentials to bring for boondocking and "fancy" campgrounds as well? Like hoses. Is one water hose enough, or do you carry 2?
I carry two. The short 10' one that came with the trailer, plus a longer 30' one for "just in case".

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30" 30 amp extension cord.

50-amp to 30-amp converter. I had to use mine two nights ago when the RV park's 30-amp source didn't work, so I plugged into the 50-amp source and didn't have to holler for the campground folks to fix my electric.

30-amp to 20-amp converter. Needed to plug into a normal outlet in a house or garage of someone you're visiting. Like right now parked in my daughter's driveway 1,500 miles from home. Plugged finto shore power so the reefer will work without running down the RV battery.

Wheel chocks to be sure the trailer doesn't move when you disconnect from the tow vehicle.

Leveling blocks to go under the tires on one side when not parked on a level parking place. Lynx Levelers Leveling Kit (10-Pack) with Bag Lynx Levelers Trailer Jack,Wheel Chocks 77433
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I always carry two water hoses and a spare sewer hose. I have had two water hoses rupture at different times. What could have been a major headache was just the minor inconvenience of changing out the hose. Same for sewer hose. Pulled mine out of the storage and it just fell apart. It was simple to get out the spare and get on with the camping trip.
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30" 30 amp extension cord.
Well, that wouldn't be very usefull. Make that 30'.
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