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Old 02-16-2015, 07:49 PM   #1
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Upcoming rental trip - what to bring?

In April I'm renting a Redhawk 29XK for a month. I'm making a list of things to bring and I've pretty much got the food and personal items covered as I've taken many trips over the years. Just never in an RV.

What else should I add to my list that I would probably never think of since I've never been camping or in an RV before (camping as a kid doesn't count). A friend already told me that Walmart has some decent 2-ply TP that will work better than the rough 1-ply RV paper. So, got myself covered in that regard (literally- HA!).

I saw in another thread mention of disposable gloves and wipes for the hose hook ups - never thought of that!

I also know I'm going to need to create a check list of what to do when pulling in and leaving a campground - what should go on that list?

Thanks much!
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In April I'm renting a Redhawk 29XK for a month. I'm making a list of things to bring and I've pretty much got the food and personal items covered as I've taken many trips over the years. Just never in an RV.

What else should I add to my list that I would probably never think of since I've never been camping or in an RV before (camping as a kid doesn't count). A friend already told me that Walmart has some decent 2-ply TP that will work better than the rough 1-ply RV paper. So, got myself covered in that regard (literally- HA!).

I saw in another thread mention of disposable gloves and wipes for the hose hook ups - never thought of that!

I also know I'm going to need to create a check list of what to do when pulling in and leaving a campground - what should go on that list?

Thanks much!
The RV TP and gloves are certainly good to have.

You might check in JOF under 'General Jayco RV Chat' a 'sticky' about your first trip in an RV. A lot of it probably won't apply to you, but you may find a lot of things in there that might apply. Or maybe they will trigger thoughts about things you hadn't thought about.
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Every rental RV trailer I have used had the cheapest sewer hoses - all only had one connection on one side and no connector on the other side just open hose. That only works if you plan on dumping everywhere on the ground.
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You might check in JOF under 'General Jayco RV Chat' a 'sticky' about your first trip in an RV. A lot of it probably won't apply to you, but you may find a lot of things in there that might apply. Or maybe they will trigger thoughts about things you hadn't thought about.
THANKS!!

Yes, I'm shouting! I just read that section and found tons of stuff to add - both the list of things to pack and the now-created list of things to do while on the road.

My packing list is broken down by each room, such as bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and a separate category for stuff for my cat. That'll make it easier to make sure I get what I need.

One thing hubby suggested is to put the height of the rig on a sticky note on the dash so I won't forget it and not before it's too late!
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Every rental RV trailer I have used had the cheapest sewer hoses - all only had one connection on one side and no connector on the other side just open hose. That only works if you plan on dumping everywhere on the ground.
Do I need to get some additional item then to make them work? The Redhawk is a 2015 so I'm hoping everything will be new and still in working order. And the guy running the place seems to really care about everything.

Heck, they don't even charge extra to have it fully stocked (minus food, of course). However, I'm going to have them leave most of it out as I want my own bedding, pillows and such. And the coffee maker (detest coffee; and yes, I even had a temp job at Starbucks corporate years ago!) and toaster (gluten intolerant).

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Just check to see what they give you. If the hose has only one end, toss it and buy a real one from Walmart. You need to ask them what other normal trailer stuff it will have - wheel chocks, leveling blocks, water sanitizer, hose for fresh water, etc. I assume you are staying in one place with electric?
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Just check to see what they give you. If the hose has only one end, toss it and buy a real one from Walmart. You need to ask them what other normal trailer stuff it will have - wheel chocks, leveling blocks, water sanitizer, hose for fresh water, etc. I assume you are staying in one place with electric?
I'll be traveling down to Sacramento from Seattle via I5 and then back up along the coast on highways 1 and 101. I won't be in any one place for very long. But I do plan to have hook ups every night (if possible!), but will be prepared to spend the night in a rest stop or elsewhere if need be.

And yes, I have a check list of things I need to ask if it'll be supplied for me.
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If it is going to be chilly at night a good space heater. You are already paying for electric as part of the cg fees. You have to pay to refill your propane tanks. I use a space heater for primary heat and then have my furnace set to kick on if the space heater cant keep up!!!
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If it is going to be chilly at night a good space heater. You are already paying for electric as part of the cg fees.
Thanks! I had that on the list as a friend of mine has a motor home and she suggested that. Otherwise I never would have thought of that until your post, so I do appreciate you taking the time to post it.
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I would search YouTube. Lots of good videos you can look at for tips on setting up the camper. Here is one for "How to level a travel trailer".

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