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I just got a coachmen apex 31' and have been reading all the manuals and watching a ton of videos. And so I went there to where its stored and checked all the inventory that it had. Now there were a few things I had no idea what they were....I was hoping someone on here could help me. Also, I've heard its imperative to get a surge protector for electric hookup, is that true? Here are some pictures of what I'm not sure of. Any help is much appreciated thank you.

Ps I'm adding in all the photos I took just in case you noticed something I didnt.***Link Removed***

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Why was my link removed?

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I don’t know about your link removal, but if you will ask your questions one at a time, I’m sure people will be glad to help.


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Well I have pictures I took of things that I have no idea what they are gonna try pasting the link again

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=17kMrdZrCd3kgSnsi1rWZpyewOEcQTV3h

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There that worked

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Well not too sure about number 1 but it's part of the water hose
2) ?
3) 90 degree adapter for water hose used to reduce strain on the hose fitting. Put it in between the hose and fitting on the side of the TT. Yellow plastic doohickey is a wye connector for the hose.
4) Lube for the hitch ball, smear a LITTLE bit on the ball before hitching up.
5) wire of some sort can't tell from that mess
6) drinking water hose
7) ??
8) Sewer hose support.

You need someone right there to look at this stuff and show you how to use it. At a campground just ask people nearby we are a helpful bunch and 95% are happy to help.


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The first one looks like an anti-siphon valve, required by law some places, other places not but not a bad idea.

Re: electrical surge protector. Not essential, but when you need it, you really need it. I haven't ever used one in 10 years, and never had a problem that such a device would help. YMMV.

The last picture is a photo of the ramp used to provide a dip/clog free gentle downhill slope to a waste water drain hose. It prevents a low spot where solids would lodge otherwise.

The coil of white garden hoses are the drinking-water safe hoses used to connect to city water or to fill your fresh water tank.





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Thank you so much for the help. Any other advice for a first timer?

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Water pressure regulator-so you don't over pressure you rv water lines while hooked up to city water.
Clear tubing-looks like a siphon line to winterize your water line.Pull rv antifreeze from 1 gal jug via the onboard water pump.
90deg elbow for city water hook up-keep the hose from kinking while hook to the RV.
Not sure about the grease.
Not sure what item you want to know about there.
Drinking fresh water hose. So you don't get that garden water hose taste.
Don't know on that one.
Sewer hose support.Holds the hoseup with a slight decline from RV to dump inlet.


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Oh one more important question....my AC is 15,000 btu, I'm wondering what the cheapest most reliable quiet generator rd would work for that?

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