A playpen/pack'n'play will be really nice for those times when you need to drop the baby somewhere safe while working with your guy to figure something out. You might not need it at all, but if you do...
We have a C and each have a full set of keys on a brightly coloured lanyard. The third set is hidden, in case we manage to lock both other sets inside.
After 5 years of Rving, we do not carry torque wrenches, drills, air compressor, any power tools for that matter. We do have a spare tire, but the only jacks we carry are for stabilizing and we rarely use them. If we get a flat, we are calling BCAA.
We do have collapsible traffic cones, which are handy for a variety of things, but not needed for a first trip.
A couple of jugs of gallons of drinking water and rv okay toilet paper. Never leave home without them even when your water system is working well. Don't forget blue stuff for the toilet. Generally costs a fortune at the rv stores.
A surge/brown out protector for your electrical connection is going to be important since campground electrical can fluctuate quite a bit and is hard on electronics and appliances.
Good list, now for the 2d part of your question. Been back and forth the TP a few times, found a nice campground at Bedford, PA. Can't remember the name but it was about a mile off the TP. Nice place right along a stream.
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Thanks again for the suggestions! I'm getting a few boxes together for the trip out there to pick it up. We will actually be going there via route 80. Heading to Elkhart, IN from NJ.
Are there any thoughts on some decent campgrounds halfway between or maybe even closer to NJ. I'm going to try to go as far as we can on the way home the first night. If course it's all dependent on how well the baby tolerates the trip.
2012 GMC 3500HD, Diesel, Crew Cab Standard Bed, SRW
2013 Cyclone 3010 (to be picked up)
I think Greentow is talking about Friendship village at exit 146 off the PA Turnpike. There's a map on this link. Its about 2/3 of the way home for you. Full Hookups. Several restaurants and grocery stores at the exit. Ask at the campground.
As for things to take along, you're only going to be out one night.
2 or 3 gallon jugs of water for drinking and coffee.
A jar of instant coffee plus sugar and creamer packets if you use them, styrofoam cups and a spoon.
At least a pan for heating water for coffee and baby bottles.
Whatever you need for the baby.
A cooler for milk, pop, etc. until the reefer cools down.
A couple of sleeping bags or sheets plus pillows.
Whatever toiletries you would normally take to a hotel.
Oh, and MAPS.
Before you leave the dealer:
Make sure they fill the fresh water tank at least 1/2 full.
Make sure there's water in the water heater before you turn it on.
Propane in the tank.
After you get home and settled, camp someplace close to home for a weekend so you can run back home for things you forget, and check all the functions you'll need to know before going any distance.
Make a list of questions for all of us. We all started the same way.
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We bought our second rv while we were on vacation. We went to a dealership about 8 hours away from our vacation condo. We drove up in a car, looked around, and bought our first used class A. We had nothing. We spent the night at the dealership checking everything out.
I went on a Walmart run and bought bedding and pillows, coffeepot, a dvd movie, paper plates, plastic utensils, laundry detergent, and food. Plus a change of underwear. Coffee, coffeecake, bread and lunchmeats and mayo, plus a frozen dinner (lasagna) and wine.
I washed & dried the clothes/bedding to test out the washer/dryer. Left the next day and took it slow going back to the condo. Spent a night on the road.