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Old 04-01-2014, 01:39 PM   #1
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Necessities For Newbie??

I hope this is the right area to post this question. If not, Admin, please move. I tried to do a search, and wasn't sure if I did the search correctly. I'll get use to this...hopefully. My question (s) is, being a new MH owner, can you recommend necessary (must haves) for a new owner? For example: water pressure regulator and probably surge protector(s) I know should be two that is on top of the list. Are there others you recommend/learned about during your experiences? I'm looking to try and prevent events before I do something costly and/or stupid.

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Howdy and welcome! You are on the right track with the water regulator and surge protector. Of course, you'll need your sewer dump hoses, fresh potable water hose, and some hand sanitizer for the wet bay. I'd also recommend a tire pressure monitor system (TPMS) for peace of mind, along with a good roadside assistance provider such as Coach-net. Put together a good basic tool kit and make sure you have a couple of fire extinguishers on board. Oh, and a heavy gauge extension cord will probably come in handy at some point, along with a "dog bone" connector.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:52 PM   #3
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:57 PM   #4
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I'd add Windex, rags, a small roll of piano wire and a 5gal. container of fuel for emergencies.
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I'd add Windex, rags, a small roll of piano wire and a 5gal. container of fuel for emergencies.
What does one need/do with piano wire?
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I bought a box of Nitrile gloves great for when you fuel, disconnecting sewer lines, etc. Also a good air pressure gauge for the tires.
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What does one need/do with piano wire?
City slicker substitute for baling wire....farmers will use baling wire to hold things together that duct tape won't stick to very well....
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What does one need/do with piano wire?
I had an awning partially rip off my RV and am happy I had the wire to fasten to the roof so I could continue my trip. Duct tape would not have been practical.
It's also great for loose hot mufflers and exhaust system parts for temporary help while on the road.
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Duck tape good for everything.
And don't forget the WD-40!

If it moves and it shouldn't, duct tape it. If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40!
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I'd add Windex, rags, a small roll of piano wire and a 5gal. container of fuel for emergencies.
For some reason, carrying a 5 gallon can of gasoline would worry me. I'll just keep the Coach-net number handy.
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Gap filling super glue for a lot of quick repairs
Velcro is useful for holding stuff in place
A good doormat to reduce the amount of dirt coming in.
A visored hat to selectively block the other 99% of your windshield that your sun visor doesn't cover.
Leveling pads for all those campgrounds built without regard to leveling the parking spots.
Oh boy, could I go on and on about all the things I wished I had on my first run.
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Good quality sewer hose, two sections and end nozzle/elbow
Quality apropriate 30 or 50 amp extension cord
Toilet deoderizer/treatment, gray water tank treatment
Awning lights
Hot dog sticks
Bbq grill
Good quality tool kit
Area rug for under awning

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And beer coozies
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All are good advice but beer coozies first you'll need them. I did on my first trip. Welcome and good luck
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Make sure you have a supply of fuses and bulbs. They always go at the worst time.
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