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Old 01-13-2019, 08:41 PM   #1
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Hello. Newbie here. Just bought my first travel trailer. Jayco jay fight 29BHDB. TV is a 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 BigHorn. Picked it up Yesterday. Just wanted to say hello and look forward to reading everyone's posts.
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Go to Crater of Diamonds for your first trip. Awesome back in spots, easy access, wide lanes, cable, 50amp service, close-ish to Wally world for the 5million things you will need to run and get.


Seriously its a great place to camp. even if you never go in the diamond mines.


Welcome..
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:44 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new rig

You are joining a good group of folks here with good info to share.

Enjoy the adventure!
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:46 AM   #4
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Thank you for the welcome. That sounds like a great idea. I have a couple kids with Autism and The girl would love digging for diamonds.id say that would make a real good short little camping trip. Mentioning the umpteen times to walmart. I have already got a list on amazon up to 250 bucks and no where near everything I will need. That includes the waste hose. 3of them with a y connector. Water hose wheel chock's leveling pads pressure guage black tank treatment. You all have any suggestions other stuff. I am gonna grab me a couple ceramic heaters to use when i'm plugged in and save my propane. I have already been reading a lot of posts A plethra of great info
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:31 PM   #6
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Thank you for the welcome. That sounds like a great idea. I have a couple kids with Autism and The girl would love digging for diamonds.id say that would make a real good short little camping trip. Mentioning the umpteen times to walmart. I have already got a list on amazon up to 250 bucks and no where near everything I will need. That includes the waste hose. 3of them with a y connector. Water hose wheel chock's leveling pads pressure guage black tank treatment. You all have any suggestions other stuff. I am gonna grab me a couple ceramic heaters to use when i'm plugged in and save my propane. I have already been reading a lot of posts A plethra of great info

When we got ours I went online and searched for top ten must have RV items, found about 100 lists, copied them all then made a top ten list for my needs. It was great to read what other needed and I was shocked at what I had overlooked.

Conversely, I found a few top ten lists of items you did not need and I actually had some of those on my list as well. After thinking about it I took some off but left a few.
Must haves;
Tools
Gloves-work and latex (for time to empty tanks) nice to have
jack-four way
drill and driver tips and bits
BBQ stuff for outside, Weenie roaster- forks for marshmellows
Wire brush to clean bbq pits
I cut the handle off a flat shovel so I can clean BBQ pits out
lighter fluid or starter logs
110v extension cord
Blue tooth speaker
cast iron cooking stuff
2 water hoses 1 for drinking and 1 for flushing out tanks
Y for hose bib at camp site
Cable wire if your rigs has TV's so you can hook up to their cable
charcoal and starter fluid for cooking
Fridge safety bars-like little shower curtain rods to hold stuff in place in the fridge
Cooler
stackable everything, dishes pots pans cups etc..
coffee pot- dont forget the cups, coffee and filters
Insta Pot
camp chairs
folding table - Its nice to have if you have the room
board games and puzzles
clear 90 for sewer hose
Clear plastic tubs to store stuff
I put all my sewer stuff in a black plastic tub (black water black tub---get it)

And the list goes on..

Just pack everything and sort it out when you get there! lol

You will find things you think you are "must haves" that you will never use and you will find hacks for things you cant live without.

BTW, dont buy and egg holder.. lol.. Eggs come in holders at no extra charge.

There is a good video series on YouTube called LoLoHo

Long long honeymoon

great to watch them, Full timers in an Airstream. They have great advise.


Read allot, watch a ton of videos, have fun..

Oh yeah,, Coozies...
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After your first trip, try Petit Jean State Park, BUT only Campground A, the one by the lake. The other two can be problematic.

Enjoy your trailer. BTW, I live in Mt. Home, several great COE parks here in the summer.
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:04 PM   #8
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Wow that's a great list. Thanks big time. There is several things I wouldn't have thought of. I've been hitting the youtube videos. Petit Jean park looks like a good spot. Definitely including it on one of my spots. Thinking about Devils Den also. Thanks for all the advice its greatly appreciated.
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