I don't know if this is a typical list or if I just go overboard on this RV! What should be my excuse for spending all this $$?
In updating my RV purchases spreadsheet I figured I spent another $2250 or so on "stuff" for it since last spring. What do you think? Are these reasonable purchases for a second year of RVing in a 2003 rig? The prices for this stuff sure add up quickly. Of course some new stuff has probably been left off this list too.
FMCA (new member)
Items Added 2011-2012
Air bake cookie sheet for oven (Walmart)
Sewage flush connection device (Have not used!)
Battery charger VECTOR 2/10/20/40 AMP BATTERY CHARGER
Lexan juice glasses (2)
Navy Blue Camp Table w/ Carrying Bag
High-Grade Foldable Hammock (Gray) w/ Backpack Carrying Bag
Digital Multitester AC/DC Voltage Diode Battery Tester
Pfister G134-6000 Kitchen Faucet with Sidespray
Camco 39842 RhinoFLEX RV 45 Degree Sewer Hose Swivel Fitting
DEWALT D55140 1-Gallon 135 PSI Max Trim Compressor
Oxygenics Body Spa Handheld Shower Kit, White
3M VHB Foam Tape for Hard-T0-Bond Surfaces #4952, Dbl Side Adhesive, .045" Thk, 1" W X 5 YD (Have not yet installed solar panel mounts)
Brunton Brewfire Dual-Fuel Coffee Maker
1 Stove / Oven / Gas Safety Valve Assembly
1 Stove / Oven / Pressure Regulator
1 Stove / Oven / Range Thermostat - 74006332 (Whirlpool)
1 Stove / Oven / Range Pilot - 74006334 (Whirlpool)
Eternabond 6" Webseal 2" Roof seal 1 bottle prep spray
3 in 1 car computer scanner MPG MPH RPM display Scangauge II
Turnigy Watt Meter and Power Analyzer
High Power 36-1210 SMD LED Festoon Bulbs Warm White (10)
Bath Sink Faucet Delta (Home Depot)
Dolphin Manual Drinking Water Pump w 3 gal water jug
RWM Casters 8" Diameter Solid Elastomer Wheels (2)
Camco 44573 RV Yellow Tri-Leveler (2)
MTI Industries 60-541-WT 12-V Surface Mount Hard Wired Carbon Monoxide Alarm
MTI Industries 30-442-WT 12-V Flush Mount LP Gas Detector
Camco 42544 RV Easy Reach Awning Opener (lost original)
Slime 20119 T-Handle Reamer Plugger (tire repair kit)
Camco 57363 Leveling Scissor Jack Socket (for power drill)
K&N Air Filter
Insurance to 2013
Smog to 2013
Oil Change and filter
Does it really matter how much you spend? As long as you have fun! Adding stuff is (for me) half the fun, i'm more scared of when I run out of things to buy!
I just ordered $160 today...
1 "Orbit 58248 Brass Garden Hose Y-Connector with Shut-Off Valves"
1 "Camco 22484 RV Water Bandit" (have 1 CG that this is needed for)
1 "Apex REM 15 15-Foot Connector Hose Remnants, Colors May Vary"
1 "Coghlan's Sierra Saw"
1 "Camco 40043 TastePURE RV Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector"
2 "Camco 44573 RV Yellow Tri-Leveler"
1 "Reversible RV Patio Outdoor Mat Camping Rug with Carry Bag Brown & Beige 9' X 12' Garden Mat 119127"
... and about to add on 180 watts of solar for another $700
Northern Arizona Wind & Sun has some mounts for a couple bucks that I chose over the VHB, but I had to dicor (on previous TT) and held really nicely, but had to cringe when making the holes. Let us know how well you think the VHB will hold up, I might go that route on the new MH.
Added one RV.... (ok so I'm a rookie), but before we've gone out in it (I am not counting the trip home or the trip that we did not use the sinks or water because it was winterized) I have ordered a table for under the awning - need a place to set the blender errrr electric radio.
In last 6 months, spent $1100 to replace 6 yr tires and $900 for an RV port on-site (will save $720/yr off-site storage going forward)
I am a minimalist, and after purchasing our small, not so luxurious, $50k MH in '05, I intend to make use of it as it is (sofa-dinette bed conversion every nite, fill FW tank and never hook to shore water, no toad, etc) - OR EVEN LESSENING its features. Like taking out the big tube TV and use a laptop computer w/ a USB tuner; duct taping the vibrating screen door panels for quieter ride; cat eye lens on rear window rather than camera, etc).
On a recent trip thru Missouri, we lost a rear hubcap, so I removed the other, and now have fewer squawks and easier access to dually valves. We never use our awning, and I often look at it with an eye to re,oving it. My ideal RV is non-redundant: Before getting our B+, my 'ideal' rig was a van conversion from somebody like Sportsmobile, with a DC power grid (w/ AC converter), an on board FW tank, cassette toilet, genset, and AC.
I do appreciate the extras that our Class C provides, however, but I guess the minimalist strain still influences how I am willing to 'rough it'.
No, no, have not added up the beer and other libations. That is a cost of living!
So except for burlmart you all buy about this much stuff? Even if not for the total cost, knowing what types of stuff I've purchased for it is eye-opening. I might be reading too many rv.net posts and adding more than I'll ever need. I have a feeling the air compressor was going overboard since I already had a larger one in the garage. But I now carry one with us just in case, right?
Maybe I'm just normal though--I already have everything on adamroof's list except never have used the saw either but then I had it from our tent camping days.
I'm still thinking and working on the solar but I got the tape and some aluminum angle and then chickened out about trying it on the roof. I still just put out the 55 watt panel to trickle charge with a cheapo controller. Would like to order more solar but it is a big investment.
DaCrema, start with a table (my first order was the barbeque table) and soon you will have an outdoor living room! Unless nobody on rvnet is "normal". ha ha
Head in the sand--why not? Maybe I better weigh it again though.