Originally Posted by Guntr
We pick up our new 26BH on Friday, May 20th from a dealer 6 hours away and would like some feedback on our plan.
The whole family (me, wife, daughters 7&4) are heading to my sisters place (1 hour from dealer) the day before to spend the night.
Friday morning we all (including my sister to watch the kids) will head to the dealer for our PDI, etc. Then we are heading to a campground less than an hour away.
We then spend the rest of the long weekend hopping campgrounds, driving no more than 3 hours per day until we get home,
We have lots of camping experience, but not in a travel trailer. What essentials should we bring?
Should I take the main 4-lane highways (100km/h or 60mph) or slower side roads (80km/h or 50mph)? The 4-lane highways take me right through Toronto, but the backroads add about 3 hours to the total drive.
We are new Jayco 264BHW owners too (though we upgraded from a Jayco popup). Here's a short list off the top of my head (by no means is this all-inclusive)
Dealer may give you this:
-30amp to 15 amp adapter plug (so you can plug your RV into a regular plug)
-water hose for drinkable water
-water pressure regulator
-sewer hose for grey/black water (the supplied one usually sucks IMHO)
Recommeded to buy:
-15 amp extension cord (rec 50+ feet)
-30 amp extension cord (rec 20 - 50 feet)
-disposable gloves for when you empty grey/black tanks
-20 foot upgraded sewer hose (from Camco)
-storage for sewer hose (nobody told us that the bumper is the default storage location, though most good hoses won't fit)
-2nd stabilizer jack wrench (so two people can setup stabilizers at the same time and/or backup)
-external water filter (optional, unless you're picky how your water tastes)
-At least (total) 50 feet of drinkable water hose
-At least 25 feet of non-drinkable water hose (for washing out tanks)
-tire chocks (could use bricks but they are heavy)
-storage bins for your kit (eg. electrical, water, mechanical)
Hope this helps!