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Old 08-22-2014, 08:00 PM   #1
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Smile Where to begin??

Well after eight years of discussion between the wife and I, we have finally agreed to get an RV. We have settled on the Solaire 25bhss for our first rig. Neither of us have ever done any RVing or camping, but we wanted to find a way to spend more time with our four little ones while they were still little ones.

Over the past eight years we have collected some tailgating type stuff for fun and games. Now that we are taking delivery in a couple of weeks, we have started looking for items that are necessities. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 08-22-2014, 08:30 PM   #2
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To save time leveling order a set of Anderson hitch rv levelers.. Well worth the money.!!. They are so easy to use .. A adjustable step to make it easier to get on the first step at campgrounds.. A set of xchocks helps stabilize the camper while at the site.. And a good level ..I use the X shaped electronic one that flashes red until the camper is level.. These are a few items that I have found that make my new rv easier and faster to setup You can go broke getting all the cool gadgets tho..
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:23 AM   #3
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You need: white potable water hose, some type of water filter, sewer hose and fittings, electrical adapters to allow you to connect to electrical plugs of different amp ratings, a quality hitch on the two vehicle, chocks to block wheels with, leveling/stabilizer jacks(if not built in), coaxial cable for TV, refrigerator bars to prevent thing falling out, a small basic tool kit, some type of waste tank flush device, should give you the minimal needs to get started.
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As SKP said, I like the rhino sewer hose and I think to make a nasty chore a little easier a sewer hose ladder as well as a dedicated hose for clean up. Good comfortable chairs. A mat for the front keeps things a little cleaner too.
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Old 08-24-2014, 02:58 PM   #5
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Whatever you buy I would outfit it like it is your second home. In addition to what's already been mentioned, if you always have it ready to go you will use it more often as it won't be a chore to get ready. We have ours set up with everything needed so the only thing we really need to do each time is grocery shopping, which you have to do anyway.
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Thanks for the advice. We have purchased most of the stuff on this list this weekend. We knew we where going to spend a good bit, thank goodness we have spread some of this over the last eight years.
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just take a couple of weekend or 3-4 days trips first. You can note what you really need to add to the basics, then ENJOY!!
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