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Old 12-19-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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Accumulating Accessories Over The Winter - Hopefully I Have Thought of Everything

Ok, we bought this 2007 Sport 165, serviced it just in time to put into cold storage.
I took inventory and put together a list of accessories I needed reading through every post in this forum.
Hopefully I have everything we'll need come next Spring.

1. It came with a 10ft sewer hose.
- Added another 10ft kit, with sewer donut
- Added another 5ft hose for use with portable tank
2. Purchased 15 gal portable waste tank
3. 30amp/50amp adaptor, 18" style (also have 15amp/30amp)
4. Set of wheel chocks
4. Set of Lynx Levelers
5. Tool Kit Assembled
Hardcase set with rackets, screw drivers, pliers, wrenches etc
Pipe wrench, Hammer, Multi-meter, Eternabond 4" x 50', grease gun, tire pressure guage, elctrical tape, duct tape
6. Water hose 50ft
7. Water pressure regulator
8. Electric heater
9. 2 Bicycle cable locks
10. Propane tank guage
11. 24" Flat screen TV
12. TV Wall Mount
13. Printed copy of all manuals and spare parts lists.
14. Packing list - Pre-flight checks :-)

Can't swing the power protection unit yet. Have to rely on the multi-meter and a little luck.

I think that should get me started. Any adds that I've missed?

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Looks like you have it pretty well figured out. I didn't see a gas grill on the list. The only other things that come to mind are reservations for some campgrounds!
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If it didn't come with..., awning tie-downs are something handy to have for those windy days.

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Old 12-19-2012, 07:23 PM   #4
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Nice list. I still have many wants and needs, and they are all very expensive!
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:46 PM   #5
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Looks like you have it pretty well figured out. I didn't see a gas grill on the list. The only other things that come to mind are reservations for some campgrounds!
I spent all last week making 72 days of reservations for next year :-)

Thanks for all the great post, it was very helpful to see what people find as neccessities and useful accessories.

I do have a gas grill, it's RV-Que that hangs on the side of the camper. Works great for just the two of us.

I am thinking about looking into a 2nd propane tank. Maybe just a 20lb.

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I've got a few for you.

Make sure your spare tire is good, and that you have a jack and the correct lug nut socket for changing a wheel, if you ever have a flat.

You might grab several 10 or 12 inch lengths of 2x6 or 2x8 to use under the levelers. I usually carry a dozen or so pieces. Sometimes the places you park aren't level, and either the front or rear leveling jacks have a long way to go to reach the ground. And the less you have to crank the jacks down, the more stable the trailer is. I've resorted to using big rocks found near my camp spots, and those work well too.

Water filter to attach inline with your hose. Walmart has Camco carbon filters for about 15 bucks, I think.

Make sure you have a few replacement bulbs, especially for the trailer tail lights.

That's all I can think of now Doug. Sounds like you're gonna have fun!

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Quite a list. A word of caution: don't be greasing the poor wheel bearings every week. I am not sure why people think they need to grease the bearings so often. Unless there is an obvious problem such as a blown seal, or you are pulling the trailer from Florida to Alaska and back every week all year round, you could likely do it once a season. You will push the seals out if you grease them too much.
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Great list from my perspective, but I'm still new to this and maybe a little inexperienced. You might want to purchase a Honda EU2000i Companion and have it shipped to my house. Not sure how that will be of a benefit to you, but........................Happy Camping!!
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Quite a list. A word of caution: don't be greasing the poor wheel bearings every week. I am not sure why people think they need to grease the bearings so often. Unless there is an obvious problem such as a blown seal, or you are pulling the trailer from Florida to Alaska and back every week all year round, you could likely do it once a season. You will push the seals out if you grease them too much.
Thanks John,
That's one I haven't heard of. I usually only add grease 1-2 times per year, but it's good to know not to get carried away with it.

I appreciate all the other input, I'll make note of them.

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Nice list Doug. I carry a extra set of bearings, hub seal and tube of grease (had to change these on a boat trailer once on the side of the road after spending half the day tracking the parts down from diffrent stores ..not fun). Dont forget fuses, electrical crimp connectors, might want to look into the under the trailer mount fence post/sewer hose holder mod (see my pics in the thread for what I did on my 165), WD40, small tube of sealant, nice flashlight or head lamp for night time outside repairs, AAA or GoodSam roadside assistance membership, a decent bottle jack and wood blocks, some de-flappers and awning tiedowns (well worth the investment) and a extra door key stored outside/hidden under the camper somewhere (trust me )
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