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Get something to level yourself side to side. I like a few pieces of 3/4 treated plywood cut about 10” w x the longest length that will fit between the tires and a few 2 x 10’s cut about a foot long. Make sure you have a lug wrench and some sort of jack. A bottle jack works good for me.
Also get a water pressure regulator. Ten bucks can prevent your trailer from becoming a big water park for birds.
Bring a nothing will ruin my trip attitude. This could be your most valuable tool.
Have fun! Hope y’all enjoy the new toy.

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BeerBrewer wrote:

So now we need to pick up the other RVing essentials like sewer hoses, water hoses, surge protectors etc. Your recommendations and suggestions are welcome and appreciated!


Don't go crazy buying stuff.

NEEDS are very few.

SHOULD HAVES are a little longer of a list.

And WANTS are endless.

Drawing those lines is the toughest.

See if this post helps:
http://learntorv.com/newbie-first-trip-essentials/


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ependydad wrote:

BeerBrewer wrote:

So now we need to pick up the other RVing essentials like sewer hoses, water hoses, surge protectors etc. Your recommendations and suggestions are welcome and appreciated!


Don't go crazy buying stuff.

NEEDS are very few.

SHOULD HAVES are a little longer of a list.

And WANTS are endless.

Drawing those lines is the toughest.

See if this post helps:
http://learntorv.com/newbie-first-trip-essentials/


This is the wisest advice you can get.

I am naturally minimalist so this was not a problem for me but got to fight with wifey who wants to bring all in and buy new stuff as if this is her new 4-bedroom house.

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bottle opener, can opener, corkscrew

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I carry 4 10 foot sections of the Rhino sewer hose, I carry 100 feet total of the white water hose 2 25 foot sections and 1 50 foot section. I have a surge guard surge protector,a watts style water pressure regulator.

Get 4 of the good rubber wheel chocks.

Get a comfortable chair some firewood, food and some cold beer and you should be good to go.


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Congrats on this new chapter for you!

Black Tank Problems can destroy a trip!

I would make sure to use RV toilet paper, good sewer hosegood sewer hose, & toilet chemicals to make sure no problems come up.

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Congratulations!

Have fun & Safe travels.

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Some great info here - essentials: water pressure regulator, surge protector or EMS, fresh water hoses (we use 2x25', rarely need second but.....), wheel chocks, quality dump hoses with an extra segment and normal end adapters. You can use ANY Septic safe RV TP, we choose to waste basket damp only paper and in 20 years, never a problem.Moderation of total paper and LOTS of water is the key. Never leave the waste tanks sitting open, debris will collect, you need water to move it out. - Always dump black tank when at least 2/3 full even if that means adding water before you dump. Happy Trails!

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And... who brought up toilet paper?? lol...

We use Scott TP. Works fine, considered "septic safe" and "campground septic compatible"... at least, as far as I know, whoever and however these things are decided.


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