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Old 03-06-2012, 01:36 PM   #11
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Always keep a few extra $100 bills tucked in your wallet. Just incase credit card machines are down.

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Old 04-06-2013, 07:42 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by rodro123 View Post
Always keep a few extra $100 bills tucked in your wallet. Just incase credit card machines are down.
I love this response - I used to always have a $100 bill folded tight and tucked secretly inside my wallet in case of emergency. Now, with six kids (oldest is 15 and youngest is 3 months), I usually ask the kids how much money they have on them when I run into those problems... BTW - we drove our 26BH home today and it is currently parked on our street. I have opened my front door twice just to look out to see it again. I can't believe I'm camping inside it next time we go out I am excited if you can't tell. As soon as I figure out how to add a photo of our tow rig and camper, I will.

And - leave it to me to re-kindle an old thread... still applicable to me??? This is only my second camper but in 1 year (long story with the kids increasing our needs) so I have a few questions on the 2 axle campers and leveling side to side. What is the best way to raise 1 side of a dual axle camper. Do I need to raise both wheels? What produce does the job?
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:58 PM   #13
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What is the best way to raise 1 side of a dual axle camper. Do I need to raise both wheels? What produce does the job?
Cheers - OceanGuy
Well, this question is a thread hijac, but I suppose we can say that leveller blocks come under must haves...so it's OK.
There are many things people use to level side to side. Some use 2 inch lumber under the wheels. Most folks use plastic leveler blocks (like big lego blocks). There are several brands. Lynx and Camco are popular. And yes, you absolutely should have them under both wheels.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:55 AM   #14
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Here's a list of the things I have as "must haves". I know this list is pretty extensive and expensive, but I purchased a little here and a little there....

Some sort of wheel chocks (x-chocks or any other brand)
Extra power extension cord and sewer hose....never know how far the pedestal will be from your site
Tire pressure monitors
Electric Impact Wrench
Dont' remember the exact name, but one of those ramps to assist with changing out a flat tire
Safety vest and road triangles (in case you have to change a tire on the side of the road)
SurgeGuard portable surge protector
Portable air compressor (12V)
First Aid Kit and bug spray
Disposable gloves for sewer hose handling
Spare fuses and bulbs
Soap, bucket, and brush to wash the front of your camper once you get to the campsite
Splitter for water hose connection so that you can have another hose to wash the camper, your hands, or whatever else
Extra garden hose o-rings
Totally agree on the max-air vent covers and the grill covers to keep the critters out
Can of slide lube and one for the rubber slide seal
Small tool set with screwdrivers and a few wrenches
Extra toilet tissue (would rather have more than none)
Flashlights with extra batteries (I try to limit everything in my camper to AA batteries only, so I only have to stock the one size)
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:33 AM   #15
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I guess I'm the exception to the orange plastic leveler blocks crowd. I feel they're a waste of money. I got a pressure treated 2x6 or 2x8 and cut it into short pieces around 12" to 15". I have maybe a dozen or so. I can use them under the tires to level the camper or under the stab jacks or the tongue jack. They cost A LOT LESS than the orange "Lego blocks", they're more rugged and if one does break or gets lost, I don't care because I can make more for very little.

Probably the most important 'must haves' for us are:
Big, over-sized camping recliner chairs
A adequate sized awning (16'+)
A camp mat to go under the awning
Plenty of foam can coolers
More than enough of your favorite cold beverage. (Not necessarily alcoholic)
Plenty of friends and family

Every thing else is secondary to those.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:05 AM   #16
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Do yourself a favor and separate things into must have and nice to have. Buy the must have things now and then camp for a while. Then you

For example, our first year, I used spare wood and built chocks and leveling blocks, etc. This year, I bought X-chocks and Lynx leveling blocks. Our first year, we bought cheap outdoor carpet for under the awning and this year, I bought a nice RV mat. By camping, you find out what is important to YOU.

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