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Old 11-28-2011, 09:09 AM   #11
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Redhorse, those LED cap lights are worth their weight in gold. You can be totally hands free and they are real bright. They also come with hi and lo beams. I mostly use mine for playing my guitar at night so I can see the song sheets.
I agree, I use the cap lights for Jayco camping, Scout camping, and working when light is needed. They free up your hands for the task at hand and the angle and brightness of the light can be adjusted to your needs. Of course you can also turn your head also to where the light is needed. Those that do not wear caps can use the headlights which have adjustable straps that fit around the head.


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Old 11-28-2011, 09:36 AM   #12
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Tough to make a top 10 as there seems to be an endless must have list when it comes to camping. It's probaly more like top 100 in my case but here are my 5 to add to Crabman's already great top 10.

11. Agree with LED cap or headlamp in case you need to use your hands to fix something as mentioned above.
12. Extra fuses that fit all your fuse types. i.e. landing gear.
13. 2ft level to check your setup.
14. Set of basic tools. Pliers, adjustable wrench, screwdrivers, tape, etc...
15. Windproof lighter.


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Old 11-30-2011, 01:36 PM   #13
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Ensure you have the correct lug wrench to change a tire and a good jack that will get that TT off the ground. Never assume that the unit that comes with the Tow Vehicle will do the job

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Old 11-30-2011, 07:59 PM   #14
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I have a Black and Decker portable power supply. I use it for tire inflation, to power a portable light or fan, to recharge my phone, to power a TV outside, the list goes on. When I am not towing my 5th wheel I leave it in my truck for emergencies. Defiantly a must have.
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:28 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Crabman View Post
Welcome to the forum salty!

Sewer hose and fittings
Fresh water hose
Water pressure regulator
Wheel chocks
Weight distributing hitch with sway control
Tow mirrors
A decent brake controller
Wheel leveling blocks
30 amp to 15 amp adapter for home hookup
Electric tongue jack (not a must but darrrnnn nice to have)
Patience and perseverance!

These items are not listed in order of importance!
This is a great list. And ditto to the electric jack - not right off maybe, in fact I suggest perhaps not getting it right off just to see how much of a pain manually putting jack up and down is, then you will appreciate the electric jack even more!

For later on, some non essential "nice to haves" I have added are extension cords that roll up and are retractable, and a collapsible (large) outdoor trash can. I love these two items - I CAN live without them, but would rather not. ;-)
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:11 PM   #16
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this is all great stuff, i was told that i would learn more/and all i needed to know from fellow campers and i am already beggin the wife and fam for TT stuff. love it

keep it comin please
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:26 PM   #17
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Get a string of LED lights and cliips for the awning! That was one of the Bride's "must haves". Since we're in the Christmas season you should have an easy pick.

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Old 12-05-2011, 11:22 AM   #18
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ok so far i have purchased a Hydro Flush 45 Degree, 90 Degree Water Hose Entry Elbow, Blow-out Plug, RhinoFLEX Swivel RV Sewer Kit, water regulator, Pump Converter Winterizer Kit. i plan on winterizing it myself. i am a little confused about the 30/50 amp thing. do i need an adaptor for both?
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:38 PM   #19
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snip....... i am a little confused about the 30/50 amp thing. do i need an adaptor for both?

I assume that you have a 30amp TT, so what you are looking for is an adapter "dogbone" that will allow you to hook your 30amp TT cord to a 50amp campground receptacle (in case a 30amp isn't available, or not working).

Looks like this:


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Old 12-05-2011, 07:05 PM   #20
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If you have a 50 amp service you may need an adapter like this one.

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