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Old 02-15-2013, 09:43 AM   #1
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Startup basics

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We are about to purchase a new to us Class A MH. It is a 2006 Itasca Suncruiser 37B. There are no hoses, shore power cables, adapters, etc included. Where can I find a list of all of the basic items I will need to get for this MH? If we want to create a list in this thread I am grateful.
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Well, I'll start:

50 amp to 30 amp dogbone (if coach is 50 amp)
30 amp to 20 amp dogbone
White water hoses. Several.
Water elbow
Water pressure regulator
Various extension cords
Sewer hose, connectors and donut
Welcome Mat
Tools, lots of tools.
Coachnet
Chems for the black tank

I'm sure I'm forgetting, but those are some of the basics. Then there's the goodies...
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Well, I'll start:

50 amp to 30 amp dogbone (if coach is 50 amp)
30 amp to 20 amp dogbone
White water hoses. Several.
Water elbow
Water pressure regulator
Various extension cords
Sewer hose, connectors and donut
Welcome Mat
Tools, lots of tools.
Coachnet
Chems for the black tank

I'm sure I'm forgetting, but those are some of the basics. Then there's the goodies...
Excellent list. I need to detail some of your lines items. Length of hoses, cables and tools. Any elaboration on those would be appreciated.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:16 PM   #4
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Add an electrical surge guard to the above to protect your coach's appliances. A couple with a brand new Class A coach plugged in near us at the Georgia Veterans State Park and something was wrong with the park pedestal they plugged into so it fried all of their electrical appliances.

Surge Protectors, Surge Guards, Voltage Converters - Camping World

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Add an electrical surge guard to the above to protect your coach's appliances.

Surge Protectors, Surge Guards, Voltage Converters - Camping World

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Thanks Jon. That is now on my list
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Couple things I can think of of the top of my head to add to the list.

Blocks for under the jacks
Tire pressure guage
Extra fluids, oil and so forth

If I think of more I will jump back in
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A sewer hose extender. 2 inches too short might as well be 2 miles too short. Also, a box of disposable nitrile gloves. Great for increased grip when needed, and nice for dealing with various dirty jobs.
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I've found for length of hook up items, any combination that makes up to 50' seems to cover all bases.

I been in some parks that had the water, sewer and electric at far opposite ends. Who designed/thought of it should have been slapped, but it didn't change the way things were.

Also by having two 25' sections, your always carrying a back up. Because nothing breaks/go bad at a convenient time.
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In addition to all of the above, I also carry a Craftsman air compressor. It has been discussed on several threads here..... oh yeah, and tools, can never have enough tools I know someone already said tools, but..... you can never have enough tools.
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If you're buying from a dealer, they may include a "New Owner Kit' that has some of the stuff on your list. Never hurts to ask, if nothing else.````````````````````````````````````````````` ``````
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A lot of these items can be purchased at Walmart or your local hardware stores at a discount compared to what your dealer or Camping World will charge. You will also have a better selection and better quality on some items.

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Thanks to all for the great information. If you think of more please add it to the list.
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Take a look at your hydraulic jack/leveling pads. If they are a little smallish looking and you ever plan on doing some boon-docking, get something to place under them.

While it isn't absolutely necessary I carry a pair of wheel chocks for parking on slopes.

I also have a pair of red highway cones. Nice to put out to mark open basement doors when in conventional parking lots for the idiots that can't see and you are stretched out in the basement retrieving or repairing something. I've seen comments about others marking their waste slinky with these cones.

Only required for new (to them) MH owners, like me, get and keep in the RV a tape measure to size up all the household stuff you are going to pack in the drawers, cabinets and in the basement. You'd be amazed what you check--waste cans, drawer sizes, will that coffee maker fit? What is the actual size of that bed, really?
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