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Old 03-02-2016, 06:48 PM   #1
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Well I own it...now what? 2012 Newmar Canyon Star

Paperwork is signed, deposit is made, credits approved, insurance is secured, and inspection is in progress and minor defects are be corrected....now what? Any suggestions on what I should buy to stick in my new home on wheels or better yet what did you buy when you started out that you found was a waste of money?




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Old 03-02-2016, 07:01 PM   #2
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Very nice.
Just start with the basics dishes,paper towels, tp etc.
My wife started piling our new tt with every little doo dad she could find, i am the complete opposite and pretty minimalist, she would bring it in the front door and i would take it out the back door lol..
She is still looking for things she "knows" she put in there..lol
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When we traded our '02 DSDP in on the Magna we parked the two rigs side by side inside the showroom and transferred stuff across. I've been RV'ing since 1957 and the DW since we got hitched in 1986 so we had EVERYTHING we needed. In fact it's too much as the much bigger, heavier rig has about 30% LESS storage. In fact we've still got boxes of "stuff" in the stick house to sort through and a pile on the back deck to sell.
The colors of what we have don't necessarily match but we don't really care since no one but us will see the towels and sheets. Did buy new king bed sheets though since we only had queen.
For the exterior I'd go park in a CW parking lot and go looking inside the store. For the interior we usually end up at Wal*Mart. That way no packing it to the stick house then to the MH. I'm still looking for storage boxes/bins to fit the new rig.
And the search continues!
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We first had a 31' Class C with no slides.

We transferred what we wanted from the Class C into the Class A, which had much more storage. This included pots, pans, dishes and cooking utensils. Cleaning supplies and towels, vacuum cleanter etc. We splurged and got a nice set of out door loungers besides the other chairs that we carried.

I had carried a sparse set of tools for the Class C and over the years have increased my assortment of tools and spare parts. We carried extra wood blocks for leveling but had to make larger ones for the Class C.

We bought new water and sewer hoses.

We pretty much keep everything in the coach, we don't unpack and pack everything. When we come back from a trip everything gets washed and then put back in the coach. We empty the fridge but leave the can and dry goods in the coach. We try and rotate the stock out so nothing goes to waste.

I would suggest go minimal until you actually need something.
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Very nice. Congratulations!!!

The favorite thing I put in my MH was my family and friends. That's what it's all about.
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Number one waste of money is RV specific toilet paper, just use the brands you like and use plenty of water in the black tank. Another thing that I have found to be a waste of money is the black tank chemicals, for the first 2 years I full-timed, I faithfully added the stuff. Since I no longer do, I've noticed no additional difference, in fact I just might have a slight decrease in sewer type smells, go figure.

The biggest thing you can do for yourself is to go forth and enjoy. BTW, your new coach is gorgeous but then again I'm partial to Newmars. LOL. Welcome to the family.
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We bought all the linens, towels, bedspread, mattress pad, dishes , glasses ect. at Costco, and then went on another shopping spree at Walmart and Camping World for all the chemicals, hoses, TP and other stuff like that. We went out in it a few times and then bought whatever we missed having on that trip. We eventually ended up with most of the creature comforts we have at home, coffee maker, toaster, pots/pans we will use ect. Ours is now set up ready to roll, we even keep an extra set of clothes in it so we don't have to keep loading and unloading them. It takes time and that is all a part of the fun of buying a new rig. Congrats, it looks great, have many safe and happy travels.
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Very nice. Welcome to the Newmar Family.

Best thing you can do it park it in the driveway and spend a weekend in it. Refrain from going into your house. You'll soon discover most of the things you will need or want.

Best of luck with your Canyon Star.

Happy Trails!!!
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Congratulations
Very nice.
Just start with the basics dishes,paper towels, tp etc.
My wife started piling our new tt with every little doo dad she could find, i am the complete opposite and pretty minimalist, she would bring it in the front door and i would take it out the back door lol..
She is still looking for things she "knows" she put in there..lol
This made me laugh out loud literally.
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Camp out in the driveway for a week. Anything you find that you need run to the house and get it, or make a list of the things you needed and did not have while camping in the driveway.
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Thank you for all the wonderful and helpful responses. I really like the camp in the driveway ideas!!! We are looking forward to this new and exciting adventure!!
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I guess the first thing is... how are you going to be using it.. weekend warriors or many multiple week long trips...

Obviously, if a weekend warrior.. the best has been suggested.. put in the normal stuff
  • pots/pans
  • plates
  • cups
  • silverware
  • towels
  • soap
  • shampoo/conditioner
  • toothpaste/toothbrush
  • shaver/shaving cream
  • Tupperware/mixing bowls/cooking/baking essentials (salt/pepper/spices/oil etc)
  • flashlights
  • bug spray
  • candles
  • dish soap, dish towels, scrub brush
  • cleaning supplies
Then camp in your driveway and keep a list of what you don't have...

One thing we did special; we went out and splurged on a nice set of sheets that complimented the colors of the interior.. it was a creature feature that we thoroughly enjoy (it's the little things)

Additionally.. one other suggestion... We ended up moving our older stuff from the home into the RV and then replaced with new for the house.. we are weekend warriors, so having new stuff in the S&B just made sense..

I'm sure there is still a ton of stuff I missed.. but, you get the idea !!
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The first thing that I bought was a tire pressure monitor system. Started with the toad and expanded to the coach.
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This made me laugh out loud literally.
Another thing I'd suggest... Talk to this guy (5star), and get the tune for your Ford V-10... it really has made a world of difference
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