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Old 04-03-2013, 12:44 AM   #15
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Ok. Check fluids as well.
When you're checking fluids don't forget the generator oil level.
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A must is get all the manuals for the equipment in the coach. You will spend hours and weeks trying to find them on line. They will give you valuable information when operating, maintaining, or trouble shooting, as well as manufacturing contacts. Good luck, safe travels and enjoy the ride.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:21 AM   #17
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Will do. I was planning to scan them all and have them into searchable pdf files. I like having copies everywhere I'm at. Phone, computer, tablet, work, on the road.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:47 PM   #18
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YAY! Friday is just around the corner!
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:55 PM   #19
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Number 1 thing to buy is post-it notes! This will be of big help when they are explaining how to operate everything! If you can't take the time to write it down you probably won't retain it all.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:55 AM   #20
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Flashlights (many of them!)
Windex
Paper towel/Toilet Paper
Beer
Walkie-Talkies (for you and your wife when you go to Walmart and lose each other)
A good multitool (Leatherman)
Pillows (Lots!)
Burgers, Sausages, Chicken and steaks
Might as well buy a portable BBQ with all that meat
GPS (so you don't learn a damn thing about anywhere!)
Batteries (AA, AAA, 9V) you need the 9V for your smoke detector and multimeter
Oh yeah! Multimeter
Gloves for handling the pooper pipe and valves.
Hand sanitizers (we buy tiny travel ones and hang them off every corner including one right at the sewer valves)
Clear (seethru) sewer neck to observe the beauty inside your holding tanks leaving the premises in an acceptable fashion.

Tequila (to cope with the pain of seeing your money vanish at staggering rates)
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Flashlights (many of them!)
Windex
Paper towel/Toilet Paper
Beer
Walkie-Talkies (for you and your wife when you go to Walmart and lose each other)
A good multitool (Leatherman)
Pillows (Lots!)
Burgers, Sausages, Chicken and steaks
Might as well buy a portable BBQ with all that meat
GPS (so you don't learn a damn thing about anywhere!)
Batteries (AA, AAA, 9V) you need the 9V for your smoke detector and multimeter
Oh yeah! Multimeter
Gloves for handling the pooper pipe and valves.
Hand sanitizers (we buy tiny travel ones and hang them off every corner including one right at the sewer valves)
Clear (seethru) sewer neck to observe the beauty inside your holding tanks leaving the premises in an acceptable fashion.

Tequila (to cope with the pain of seeing your money vanish at staggering rates)

You are the type of guy I hope to meet at each of my stops along the way
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:36 AM   #22
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Report back when you get it! We wanna see the new rig. Congrats, and welcome to iRV2.
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:03 AM   #23
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Hey Folks, you all forgot about a surge protector. If it's a new MH, it may have one installed. Be sure to ask the dealer if it has one installed, if not, buy one. You may never run into a bad power situation, but the one time you do is when the cost of a good surge protector saves your Ac's, fridge, TV's, and all the other electrical thingees makes it well worth it.
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:58 AM   #24
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Try not to get too bogged down with supply buying over the first couple of days. If it is only a 4 hour drive home, take the time to learn as much as you can before you ever leave the dealers lot. There will be enough to focus on without trying to equip the RV with everything you might ever need for a 3 month trip. Focus on the essentials. Comments regarding tires and fluids are dead on. Never leave that to chance. Make sure you have your route planned out as well. You may find driving a larger vehicle a bit stressful if it is new to you. Having the route worked out will allow you to just focus on the driving. Once you have it home and parked, you can concentrate more on equipping it for your larger needs. Those will also become more obvious as you begin to use it and you find out what you didn't think about until something comes up. It will happen so expect it. And most of all enjoy!
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The new family member. Thanks everyone for the tips and help. Being new to the lifestyle I'm sure I will have many more questions to come.

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