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Old 06-29-2020, 02:36 PM   #15
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We have yet to go on our first trip in our new (to us) MH, and I'm curious what I need to have with us. I have the basics, like tank drain hose, fresh water hose, but I'm at a loss after that. Do I need pads or blocks for the leveling system? What small things did you find you needed, and didn't have? I don't want to get to our first RV park and find out that I really needed X and didn't have it. Thanks all in advance.


Suggest a surge protector. Here I sit in the middle of a storm , thinking that the state park Iím in is empty, so has plenty of power and alas a big storm and big booms. My wife asks if I have storm surge hooked up, um, nope. Can fry systems on your rv. Not cheap but cheaper then thousands in your rv.
Also, I use quick dis moneys on my watering systems, easy on easy off. At any hardware store.
Also tire covers for extended stays not short trips
Also tool kit, usual stuff, plus duct tape. Think about what you might repair. I took drill and bits on long trip, and used them! With zip ties!
Also, front shield for window, inside like in car, cheap, keeps direct sun out.
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Old 06-29-2020, 06:06 PM   #16
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OK, head to your local Pro Bass store.

504 N Prince St, Clovis, NM 88101

They have lots of camping supplies as well as usually allow overnight stays.

Happy Glamping.
Interesting. We have no pro bass store. Walmart, Lowes, tractor supply, 2 local rv/boat shops. And the are too small to allow overnight. Thanks for taking the time to look that up.
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In addition to basic tools a digital V meter (and getting familiar with using it) very helpful troubleshooting any electrical problems. If you are buying one look for one with a clamp on amp meter capable of doing DC as well as AC (not all do both).
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Thanks. I have a fluke I’ve had for several years. I’ll toss it in the bag o tools
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Old 07-03-2020, 07:07 AM   #19
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Here is what I carry:

Broom
Swifter
Fly swatter
Typical kitchen stuff
Crock pot
Dustpan
Tablecloths
Tables one for grill one for food outside
Cleaning products for inside and outside
Extendable cleaning brush
Grill
Lantern
Bug spray
Ant traps
Insect spray for around tires and other access points
Tire covers
Windshield wiper covers
Outside carpet and stakes and or weights to keep down.
Outdoor floor mat for stairs
Kitchen mat
Outdoor trash and indoor trash
Extra water hose
Split connector for water hoses
Tools
Camping chairs
Walkie talkies
Batteries smoke detectors remotes etc
Generator exhaust pipe
Portable fire pit
Small foldable tables.
Lowes 5 gal bucket works as a work seat cleaning tires etc
Small mini shop vac
Jack pads
Inflatable kayak
Cornhole set.
Portable hammock west marine
Portable foldable cooler west marine

Plenty of picnic style supplies in addition to kitchen stuff

All fits in a 35 ft bounder!!


I am sure I missed a few things here. I assume you have all the sewer hoses, power, etc

We do mostly long weekends, tailgating and one big long trip per year.
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Get more sewer hose sections and connectors than you think youíll ever need. At some point youíll need them. Extra lengths of water hose. A Y adapter so you can hook up more than one water hose is helpful too. Also a extension cord for the occasional park that has pedestals in wierd places. If your rig is 50amp then be sure to have a 30 amp to 50 amp dogbone adapter for those times you end up in a 30 amp site. Be sure to take a great attitude for plenty of fun!!!
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Thanks for all that responded. Trying hard to make our list and not miss anything. I'm sure I will, but there's always a store nearby.
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