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Old 09-03-2013, 03:36 PM   #11
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My advice is to buy the essentials now, but not too much. Wait a while and you will figure out what YOU need.

Essentials would be nice sewer hose, water hoses, Chocks.
Agree, don't go out and buy tons of stuff you may or may not need.

As Roy mentioned, try to camp somewhere close to town, or in the driveway. Then start the "list", it may take a few trips, but you will soon have everything you need. I would also suggest not "borrowing" stuff from home, get stuff just for camping. This way it is always in there and you don't have to remember to take it.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:21 PM   #12
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Agree, don't go out and buy tons of stuff you may or may not need.

As Roy mentioned, try to camp somewhere close to town, or in the driveway. Then start the "list", it may take a few trips, but you will soon have everything you need. I would also suggest not "borrowing" stuff from home, get stuff just for camping. This way it is always in there and you don't have to remember to take it.
You know what????

We've had our hybrid for over a year now and it seems we keep adding to the list, instead of the list getting shorter!
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:26 PM   #13
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I`ve found that some stuff I bought gets used all the time and some hardly ever. I agree with some of the others, do not go out and buy everything at once other then the essentials.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:29 PM   #14
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You know what????

We've had our hybrid for over a year now and it seems we keep adding to the list, instead of the list getting shorter!
Yeah, that does tend to happen. I'm not sure the list ever ends, we were tent campers for years, about 4 years ago we bought our first popup and we still occasionally add something to the list. Every so often we do go through stuff and take out the things we "thought" we needed but never actually use.
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Spare fuses, light bulbs (consider converting the bulbs to LED's).
duct tape, elec tape, VOM.
Consider Popup Gizmos.
I have a tool box dedicated to the TT.
After you've made a few outings you can think about an electric tongue jack (I love mine) and a cordless drill for lowering/raising the stab arms.
I scoured this site for a couple of months prior to taking possession of our TT (X23B) and pre-bought lots of "stuff" for the TT, most of which I have used, some I've never used but keep "just in case".
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:34 PM   #16
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My advice is to buy the essentials now, but not too much. Wait a while and you will figure out what YOU need.
I agree. Almost everywhere I camp there is a camp store nearby that will sell anything I didn't realize I needed. It may cost a little more but I didn't have to buy everything somebody else thought I would need.
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You will need a water pressure regulator . Be sure to put it o the tt side of the water hose, right at the 90 deg fitting , so you don't leave it on the cg faucet. Ask me how I am aware of that fact. lol Larry
How are you aware of this?
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You guys are all great. So helpful. I've been reading the comments and then looking at campingworld.com (looking, not buying), so I get a feel for all the things you are talking about. So helpful. Great advice about the heater!!!

As for the WDH - I bought this through the dealer, as part of the purchase...he said all I needed was the 2" Class III receiver...and he was going to install the electric brake device, sway bar(s), and WDH). They had a demo of it at the dealer. Looked good, but what do I know. I think the brand is Reese. Does that make sense?

Knickerbocker - I would love the crashpad, but I don't have a pickup...if I did, I would defiantly go that route.

Jagiven - would love to know more about your welded receiver to the frame. Is it off the back of the TTH? I want to have this done...can't do it myself, but would be worth taking it somewhere to have it done. Can you tell me more?
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Some items we leave in the camper are a long sleve shirt for everyone, at least a light weight coat.some cheap plastic ponchos,a pair of water walker type shoes.
The water proof shoes come in handy if it rains and going to the shower house.
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Agree with the other comments, start with the essentials:
1. beer
2. some food
3. 30-15A adapter
4. TP
5. etc.
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