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#1 User is offline   TurkeyBranch 

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 10:58 PM

Anyone have a list or could we comprise one of the "must have" accessories.
How much sewer hose, best fittings for it.
How many other hoses
leveling pads
BAL tire chocks.........that kind of stuff.

I have been buying stuff over the last month, but I am getting worried that I will end up buying stuff that is not needed and just sit and not get used. I hate to waste things.

I am hoping it will be a list of items to setup, operate and maintain the TT, NOT items we would pack for our use on the trip (clothes, sheets, batteries, first aid kit, etc.)
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 05:23 AM

The best way we found to research what we need for the trailer is to use it and pick up the stuff as we need it. Just remember to take plenty of leveling and wheel blocking. We rarely used the big extension cord but it is handy when we need it. We carry 3 - 10' sections of sewer hose, and a green garden hose, and a white drinking water hose. We bought a small tool kit but rarely use it. it is another one of those things just handy to have. Good luck with your new camper. Happy camping.
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 06:18 AM

The best suggestion that I got was...Set up your camper at a camp site, with a well supplied store nearby (i.e. Wally world). For the duration of your foray, keep a small notebook nearby (ours was on the fridge) and when you need something, jot it down. Then do a run to Wally world, and set it up (for me, a big one, was small storage containers that stack or "nest" and dont shift around in transit- to hold extra bulbs, batteries, fuses, etc...) An extra power cord? check. a small 3 quart crock pot that can store under the sink? check. A small multitool (leatherman like) to keep in the cabinet or a "bag of rags" for quick clean ups? check. You get the idea... One of the handiest things I got was a little 1 gallon "wet/dry" shop vac that stores under the foot of the bed...I end up using it more than I ever thought....
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 09:24 AM

The only real thing you need is BEER! With enough beer you will soon forget all the other accessories you thought you needed.
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 09:35 AM

The beer is essential. Sounds like you have the others covered. Add several short pieces of 4x2 or 6x2 to use under the tongue and stabilizers. If you buy the lego type levelers get two sets, one is not enough some times. Make sure you have a pressure restrictor to place on the end of the water hose to protect your plumbing.
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 10:01 AM

Of course BEER is the #1 essential for anything ... especially RV'ing... who really cares if your AC is out or your electric doesn't work if you have enough Cold Beer...

anyway though -- there is an extensive list i saw on this site somewhere a year or so back (hopefully one of the old timers can find it and link it) as to what you must have, should have, and is nice to have....
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:19 AM

View Postpuffer, on Apr 30 2009, 10:24 AM, said:

The only real thing you need is BEER! With enough beer you will soon forget all the other accessories you thought you needed.

I was just waiting for that response. :D

Basic essentials I would have include:

30A extension cord
2 water hoses (I have a 25 and a 50')
Sewer hose (two if you think you'll usually be using it)... I rarely have full hookups so I only have 1 hose.
Camp Axe and lighter (Have to be able to get the fire started)
Chairs (to sit in next to the fire while drinking the beer) wink_smile
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 12:17 PM

OK, so as I see it, if I am reading this right, this is what I should have:

BEER
Extension cord (30 amp)
BEER
50' of water hose
BEER
1 standard hose (rinsing, etc.)
BEER
2 to 3 Sewer hoses
BEER
Tool kit
BEER
Plenty of leveling blocks
BEER
Chairs
BEER
Axe/Hatchet
BEER
Spare bulbs/fuses, etc.
BEER
Spare tire(s)
BEER

And of course an Ice Chest to keep the BEER cold if the fridge goes out.

:P :P

Forgot to add the hat that carries 2 cans of beer with a straw to your mouth for when I walk the dog.
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 12:23 PM

I think your ready to go camping!

I also would suggest a beer huggy, bottle opener and a corkscrew. :)
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 03:06 PM

HI,

I think you all are forgetting one small cooler for the BEER. For when you are siting outside.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 03:22 PM

View PostTurkeyBranch, on Apr 30 2009, 01:17 PM, said:

OK, so as I see it, if I am reading this right, this is what I should have:

BEER
Extension cord (30 amp)
BEER
50' of water hose
BEER
1 standard hose (rinsing, etc.)
BEER
2 to 3 Sewer hoses
BEER
Tool kit
BEER
Plenty of leveling blocks
BEER
Chairs
BEER
Axe/Hatchet
BEER
Spare bulbs/fuses, etc.
BEER
Spare tire(s)
BEER

And of course an Ice Chest to keep the BEER cold if the fridge goes out.

:P :P

Forgot to add the hat that carries 2 cans of beer with a straw to your mouth for when I walk the dog.




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Posted 01 May 2009 - 07:11 PM

Here's my list, add or subtract as you need.

Regards, Glenn

RV Accessories
These are all items I try to keep in the RV without having to bring from home each trip.
Some are essential, others are nice to have.



Electrical
30 Amp extension cord
extra fuses 15, 20 amp
25' medium duty outdoor extension cord



Plumbing
20' sewer line (good quality)
45 degree fitting
Variable size sewer connection fitting
20' Fresh water hose, or 2 -10'ers
"Y" connector for hose bib
Water hose pressure regulator
Water filter
Rubber gloves (disposable or chemical resistant)
Tank disinfectant
Hose nozzle
"J" connector (hose to city water connection)


Emergency Equip.
jack for trailer (hydraulic bottle type or scissor jack)
lug wrench with fitting that fits your lug nuts
torque wrench
small tool kit (pliers, Phillips, flat and #2 square drivers, adjustable wrench, etc.)
Teflon plumbers tape
caulk
Tube of Dicor for rubber roof repair and caulk gun (as req'd)
50' nylon rope
road flares or emergency roadside markers
Rain poncho or rain suit
12v air pump
flashlights
Duct tape
Tarp

Cooking
Plates, bowls, glasses, cups
flatware and cooking utensils
pans and skillets
serving/carrying tray
BBQ grill, with propane or briquet's as required
BBQ utensils and lighter
a good knife
cutting board
plastic bags, Reynolds wrap, plastic wrap
coffee maker with filters
toaster
mixer
blender - for margaritas and such
griddle
dish towels
oven mitt



Sleeping
Sheets
Blankets
Pillows




Bathing
Towels
soap, shampoo, conditioner
Tooth brushes and paste
Shaving gear
hairdryer
Everyone should have their own separate travel kit
toilet paper (RV type)


Clothing
set of sweats for everyone (just in case)
rubber sandals or slip on tennis shoes




Medical
First aid kit with normal items
Aspirin or Tylenol
upset stomach medicine
meat tenderizer (for stings)
sunscreen

Non-Perishable Food Make sure these are in sealable plastic containers
Spices
Cooking Oil
powdered drink mix
sugar
flour
tea bags
Salt & Pepper


Other (Inside)
Throw rugs
trash can liner bags
paper towels and napkins
paper plates, plastic flatware, etc.
air freshener
games, videos, deck of cards, etc. (for when it rains)
cleaning supplies
dish soap
tablet and pen/pencils ( for keeping list of things to remember next time)
broom
Plastic container for misc. items. Scissors, small can of WD-40, cord, Velcro, pins, etc.)
plastic bucket
toilet brush
fly swatter
sponges
DVD player and some movies
outside radio
matches or stick lighter



Other (Outside)
outdoor carpeting to cover under awning area
Awning de-flappers and tie downs
lawn chairs
small folding end table
folding table for cooking counter space outside
plastic table cloths and table cloth clamps
cooler for beverages outside
small step (7") for ingress/egress
squeegee for slide out roof cleaning on a handle
small step ladder
Regards from Dripping Springs, Texas

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 07:39 PM

Wow...you now have a HUGE list of stuff to get/bring.

Don't forget to bring a pad of paper and a pen. This way you can write down what YOU really need.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 08:36 PM

regular 14 amp ext chords
30A extension cord
2 Drinking water hoses (I have a 2- 25')
1 regular hose
2 Sewer hose's and coupler for them and 1 connector for dumping connection
1 Clear sewer connection so you can see that you have clean water coming out to complete dumping.
Camp Axe and lighter
Chairs
Set of tools (wrenches / sockets / duck tape)
Chocks
bunch of 2 x 12 x 12 blocking for jacks & Levelers for wheels
3 -4 25 ft cables and splicers or junctions
suntan lotion
bug spray
John Martin's hot dogs with Hot peppers onion and cheese inside of them.............Meal on a stick...... :) no bun needed :)
Gas for that generator

Hope that helps.......
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Posted 05 January 2011 - 12:51 PM

View Postpuffer, on 30 April 2009 - 09:24 AM, said:

The only real thing you need is BEER! With enough beer you will soon forget all the other accessories you thought you needed.


I like the way you think :2thumbsup:. but to help out and be somewhat useful.

I always have a 6ft hose and a 10ft extension hose available with aluminum stands.
6ft for normal dumping and 10ft for when well 6ft isn't enough.

Hopefully that helps out a bit. Both hoses are of the slinky type to help with storage.

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