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Old 07-07-2016, 11:54 AM   #1
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Newbie Equipment Question

Hi all! I've read through pages and pages of the site and its great! Thank you!

Quick question on the starter kit I'll be receiving,
New RV Water Hose
RV Electrical Adapter
RV Toilet Chemical
New RV Sewer Hose

Being this is my first camper and first time camping with a travel trailer I'm wondering what I should upgrade out of the box...

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:12 PM   #2
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Everything except for the toilet chemical. The Water Hose they gave us was pretty short. The Sewer hose was flimsy. I can't say anything about the Electrical Adapter because we did not receive one.
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:21 PM   #3
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Congrats on the new camper and welcome to the forum!

For sure the sewer hose - look at something like a Camco Rhinoflex 15'. I'd also add a clear 45 degree adapter as well so that you can see when the water is running clear from tanks.

I don't like the stubby electrical adapters like the one in that was in our kit - they have a tendency to heat up under heavier loads. Camco makes a good dog-bone style as well. I would also recommend investing in an electrical management system (EMS) such as progressive industries PTC30 or PTC50 depending on your amp rating. The EMS will protect your unit from a variety of undesirable electrical conditions and are well worth the $$.

We kept the white potable water hose but added another one as sometimes you have a longer run to the water faucet. Get a separate green hose to use for tank flushing only.

Never used the toilet chemicals - you'll find lots of discussion around those as well as RV TP vs Non-RV TP.

Good luck and happy camping!
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:04 PM   #4
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Agree with ttavasc...We bought our first last year and the sewer hose is horrible! I purchased the RhinoFlex hose it is a lot better. The electrical adapter works fine for what i use it for.

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Old 07-07-2016, 01:10 PM   #5
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Upgrade all of the above except the toilet chemicals. We usually just buy what's on sale for that.

Everyone else covered what to buy, I have nothing to add to their comments.
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:35 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone! I've got my list and will be ready to go!
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:38 PM   #7
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Congratulations on the new TT!
Be sure the water hose also includes a pressure regulator, or purchase one separately. Many CG water systems develop enough pressure to turn your pex water system on the inside of your TT into a sprinkler system. Also a decent water filter is a good idea.
Everyone here says get a clear "45 degree"; note that these also come in straight as well. Our outlet is pretty close to the ground making pointing it down impossible, and putting a 45 on pointing sideways would just restrict flow. Straight may be the way to go for you too.
Other essentials (IMO) they won't provide:
heavy duty extension cord of the proper amperage rating for your TT
levelling blocks - anything from homemade wood ramps to "Lego bricks" to Andersen levellers will work
Outdoor mat/rug to keep the area in front of the door clean and at least some of the dirt out of the trailer.


Last tip - EVERYTHING is cheaper on Amazon or at Wal-Mart than from the stealership or Camping World.


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Thanks again, the clear 45 deal is the first thing I bought when I was reading up on everything.
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I put a black tank washer on mine. Much less gross when it is new
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Welcome aboard and congrats on new Jayco, I agree with all the others.
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