Originally Posted by marmoss
Are these statements correct?
S 1. I should not connect to house electricity without having 30 amp outlet. How difficult is to install 30 amp outlet?
C1: no, with the proper adapter you can plug into a standard 15 or 20 amp house outlet, Just do not expect to run everything in the RV, in fact for the first few hours don't expect to run anything more than TV or Lights (Just how long depends on many things) after a few hours you can try one of the following
If it is a 20 amp circuit,,, ON a 15 you can run the fridge on electric but I'd avoid the other items I mentioned.
S2. I cannot fill water tank without pressure reducer. Can I connect to house water system after I put pressure reducer?
C2: It is called a regulator and fill the water tank is the one thing you CAN do without one.. That and flush the black tank if it has a built in flusher.
Many parks have excessive pressure. The one where I'm at now does not, but I've seen with my own eyes pressure gauges hit 120PSI, if all you are doing is filling the tank that is not a problem but if you shut off the flow of water at that pressure anywere OTHER THAN the park's water valve, you may blow your hose, not to mention fittings inside the RV.
I use a Watts whole-house job set to about 50 PSI here. for feeding "City Water" to the RV.
Do I need:
Q1. to replace the original batteries or add more batteries?
Replace: Eventually (years from now)0, Add, Only time will tell, Depends on how you camp
Q2. buy leveling blocks/wheel chocks?
Most folks use lumbar (2x6 or 2x8 depending on width of tires, I think I'm using 2x10) for leveling, Wheel chocks, Depends on how much you trust the parking brake. Also, if your rig has leveling jacks, they reduce or eliminate the need for leveling blocks.
Q3. buy another water hose(beside water houses)? why do I need it?
Many carry spare hoses. I have two "Long" hoses (i think 15 or 20 feet) plus some shorter hoses I have picked up over time, Normally I use one hose in the summer and the other in the winter but on some sites I need to string them together in order to reach,, Why one wnter, it has a string of rope lights duct taped to it to help keep it from freezing at night, If temps get too low it lights up nice and colorful. Oh they sell heated hose for some god auful price like 150 bucks for 20 feet. Forget that
Q4. buy extension cord? 50 feet? Why do I need it? Is it some special extension cord? I would recommend one 25' 30 or 50 (Depending on what your rig is) amp RV extension cord, yes it is special, Why do you need it, Just like I sometimes need to add hose to reach the water, I sometimes need to add cord to reach the power.
Q5. change tire valve stems. Why? Are these the ones I need:
No, you do not need to do that, HOWEVER it does make it easier to check the tire pressure and add if needed. but you do not NEED to do it.
Q6. which toilet chemicals are the best?
Q7. am I limited with TV choices to ones specifically running on 12v? Or, can I get any TV in Best Buy?
No, any television can be used, when you are parked with 120 volt provided by the park.. IF you want to watch TV while parked without hookups. you can get a TRUE SINE WAVE inverter and have it installed.. Mine is 2,000 watts and runs the microwave as well but you likely want to go much smaller, 300-500 watts For jsut TV's (mine takes a LOT of batteries).
Regarding chairs and tables... That you will have to figure out But I will give you a few suggestions.
IF you decide to tow a car behind the RV, you might put 'em there, or in a cargo pod on the car's roof, If you do not tow a car then a small (And I mean SMALL) trailer (enclosed type) can not only carry the chairs and tables but perhaps a bicycle or 2 as well.
One thing I did not see on the list is power adapters.. I like to carry a full set so I can go from anything to anything but,, I'm that kind of person.. IF your RV is 30 amp you very likely will never need one but it is not a bad idea to carry adapters for both 15 amp outlets (To use at home to pre-cool the fridge) and the "other RV" size (30 or 50) just in cuss. Other than the home use one not essential till you need it and most park stors have them.