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Old 04-22-2005, 08:48 PM   #1
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I just purchased a new 30ft class A and I would like to know what you take along for normal RVing and emergencies.

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Old 04-22-2005, 08:48 PM   #2
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I just purchased a new 30ft class A and I would like to know what you take along for normal RVing and emergencies.

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Old 04-25-2005, 04:58 PM   #3
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Not sure what your looking for but will give it a try, others may follow thru also.
A flare kit,chocks, extra sewer hose, water hose an elect cord 30 or 50 amp, the adapters for elect cords, surge protector, water pressure regulator, oil for engine an Gen. an trans. Tire pressure reading tool, elect air pump, maybe a battery charger, socket sets.
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:58 AM   #4
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I carry all the stuff 007 stated. I also carry misc hand tools, cordless drill with bits and attachments, fuses in various sizes, electric weed eater, shovel, rake, volt/amp meter, 12 volt test light, 10 ton bottle jack, bungee cords, rope, tie down straps, silcone caulk & caulking gun. And anything else I think I might need to fix a problem,or help someone else. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-26-2005, 07:41 AM   #5
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Here are some Troubleshooting Tools - "Be Prepared" Checklist
1/2 inch drive socket set
3/8 inch drive ratchet set with sockets
Clean rags
Combination wrenches
Common sizes of screwdrivers
Duct tape
Electrical circuit checker
Electrical test light or digital multimeter
Extra cotter pins
Extra fuses and light bulbs
Extra hoses
Flashlight
Hammer
Jumper Cables
Locking pliers
Motor oil and automatic transmission fluid - a few quarts of
Needle-nose and regular pliers
Pocketknife
Spare electrical wire in several gauge sizes, a wire crimper, butt connectors
and wire splicers
Spare fuses
Spark-plug socket (check your engine's size)
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Old 04-26-2005, 08:04 AM   #6
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A few more:

Water hose use only the white kind, garden hose s are usually made from recycled material , and will promote the growth of bacteria because of the dark color Get a ten ft and a 20 ft length.

Sewer hose buy the best that you can afford skimping here will make you wish you didnt, again get a ten ft and a twenty ft length.

Water pressure regulator, chances are you will never have a problem, but some CGs are over pressure and can damage your coach system.

Electrical connection adaptors, get a 30amp to 15amp, and a 50amp to 30amp buy the one that has a short pigtail between plugs the single unit tends to overheat in some conditions.

Coach Electrical extention cords are a must as some CGs combine hookups per every two sites, one ten ft and one 25ft will do.

Simple Electrical phase checker.

If you can afford it protect your coach with a surge protector, a bad CG electrical system can cause thousands of dollars damage.

Tire pressure gauge, get in the habit of checking tire pressure every time you camp for the nite or before you leave in the morning.

Check the videos on this site know your tires well and know how to respond to an emergency. Go to this link.

www.michelinrvtires.com/michelinrvtires/other/RvVideos.jsp
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Thanks for the great ideas. I have one question about the surge protector. Does anyone have it "hard-wired" in the MH as opposed to a plug-in version?

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Last but not least......... "WD40"
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I installed a "hard wired" SurgeGuard myself. I'm not an electrican by trade but have done a lot of house remodeling and this wasn't a particularly difficult job. Wire that size is just physically demanding to handle and bend. The key is that all connections need to be TIGHT.

I love have the SurgeGuard but still use a meter to check the park electric posts before I plug in. I guess I'm just a "belt and suspenders" type.
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Old 04-27-2005, 08:43 AM   #10
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Jeez Cap i forgot the WD40 I must be getting old.
I would hardwire if I were going to keep the MOHO for a long time but I may trade it so I bought a portable one.
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and because Murphy rides with all of us, when something does go wrong it will be something that requires the ONE tool we forgot to bring!!
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I'm surprised no one mentioned a Spare Tire.

I carry a Spare Tire mounted on a rim, just in case.

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I found out the hard way, being without the following:
Hatchet, tree saw, shovel (folding kind)
DC tester, mouse trap (with Peanut butter)
Steering stablilizer, and YES, s built in surge protector that test all your input before it allows any juice in the MH. I got the Progressive hardwired box at the FMCA rally and it tests for cycle, volts on each line and amps being used on a led read-out monitor. Also test for such tings as reverse polarity and etc. or yea, and a round tall fan we got from walmart that stands in the corner and puts out a lot of air. s/Toby
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