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Old 02-27-2012, 09:03 AM   #1
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Must have camping extras

Hey, so we are eyeing up a new Jayco trailer. And one of the extras I am trying to negotiate is a credit for the parts department. Before I go in and buy some of those extra things that a person needs for the trailer, I thought I should pose the question to everyone else who has been camping a lot longer than I have. What do you consider as essential when you go camping? Have you found that one extra RV goodie that you could not live with out? What is it? I am going to pick me up a set of the plastic level plates as I always hate hauling the big bulky 2X8 boards to level the tires or put the jacks down on. What else should I look for. Thanks
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First think I got walking out the door was an electric tongue jack, Maxx air vent covers, good tow mirrors, step cover, and my essential sewer/water stuff. Also might get a good set of power adapters (30-15 / 15-30 / 50-30).

Other than that you might want to go out a few days before you start on some of the other goodies....you can go broke quick
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Screens. Get screens for the furnace, hot water and refrigerator vents. You don't want dirt dobbers making those nasty nests. If they get in your furnace, it is a labor intensive repair.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:02 AM   #4
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Here is a thread about "Top ten must haves". Opinions can and do vary.


https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...ight=saltymick
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I purchased a clear plastic elbow for the sewer line. That way I just turn on the built in sprayer and when the water runs clear I know I am done dumping and cleaning the tank. I love mine but it is not intended for the squeamish! LOL
Water pressure regulator.
I had dealer put on Maxx Air Covers and awning toppers.
I also have the plastic leveling blocks.
Electric adaptor to 30 am to 20 when state park or driveway camping.
30 amp to 50 amp adaptor- only used once so not mandatory.
Extra nylon/plastic plug for the hot water heater.
My grandson love it when we make pancakes, so we stopped using the gas stove griddle and purchased an electric griddle to save on propane. (He eats a lot of pancakes!)
Just don't go overboard buying "stuff". Some you will find you won't need or can purchase cheaper at Walmart or other sporting good stores.
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Just don't go overboard buying "stuff". Some you will find you won't need or can purchase cheaper at Walmart or other sporting good stores.
2x on OVERBOARD!
I found that 90% of my budget went to the purchase of the TT, the other 90% of the budget went to "stuff".
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Fireplace gloves. I tend my fire by just grabbing the red-hot logs and moving them where and how I choose. The store more neatly than a poker stick, and I'm never left searching for a branch laying around the camp site.
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First think I got walking out the door was an electric tongue jack, Maxx air vent covers, good tow mirrors, step cover, and my essential sewer/water stuff. Also might get a good set of power adapters (30-15 / 15-30 / 50-30).

Other than that you might want to go out a few days before you start on some of the other goodies....you can go broke quick
Excellent list above. Add extre fresh water hose and water pressure regulator. And the regulator goes on supply end so that it protects the hose.
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didn't see it on the list(s) and maybe included in your new TT ---- surge protection!!
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x2 on the surge protection/EMS.....oh and a loving wife to do all the tasty cooking...otherwise I'd be eating Hormel chili dogs, mac-n-cheese or Dinty Moore ala rice.(not a sexist remark, just fact, I'd have a limited food repertoire)
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