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Old 06-09-2014, 07:32 AM   #11
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Equipment for new TT

I would suggest the following:voltage mter,surge protector,wheel chocks,leveling blocks,a level,water pressure regulator,,notebook,basic tool box,collapsible rake,extension cord,wash brush,basic first aid kit. Will pass along other suggestions as I think of them.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:39 AM   #12
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Shortly after getting our 1st TT (23B) I discovered that the purchase of the TT consumed about 75% of the available budget. Getting all the "Stuff" it takes to actually hit the road took the other 75% of my budget.
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:02 AM   #13
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I have the Equalizer hitch and love it. Tows like a dream. Not to say that others are junk, I'm sure they're very good as well. Just saying that if you get an Equalizer, you probably won't be smacking your head saying, "I wish I hadn't." Literally the first thing I did with my TT was toss the dealer's sewer hose and got a good one. I use the Dominator and haven't had any problems whatsoever. In reality, start with what you need - water pressure regulator, good sewer hose, good brake controller (I use the P3), good drinking water hose and GO CAMPING! you'll very quickly figure out all the things that will make the experience better for you. If you want to learn more, check out the RVGeeks YouTube channel - he's posted some videos that helped me quite a bit, especially in the area of black tank cleaning.
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:15 AM   #14
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I don't see having a second battery unless you're boondocking. I agree not to skimp on a brake controller. I have the prodigy and it's worked very well. I am questioning the power awning as an assessory that is needed. Manual would probably been fine and after having some issues with it, I'm more inclined to go manual. I completed many mods but only because I wanted to and not because I had to. Otherwise, the 23B is pretty much complete. you will need the hitch, controller, chocks ... things like that but those apply to all TTs. Good luck!
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:27 AM   #15
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Thanks again for the replies my truck has an integrated brake control so I'm good on that. It's good to hear that the Equilizer is a good hitch. I think I'll go with it even though it is a bit pricy. I'll pick up some of the other things mentioned and probably upgrade to a better sewer hose at the time purchase.
I do plan on doing some boondocking so that is why I'm questioning the batteries. I guess it's not something I need to do immediately though. I can wait to get my feet wet and then take from there.
Does anyone use bunk fans in there 23B??? I'm thinking of getting those as well.
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We take a small and large fan. We also have AC if really needed. The bunk fans are nice but at about 33 bucks I'll wait on that purchase.
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:53 PM   #17
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I do plan on doing some boondocking so that is why I'm questioning the batteries. I guess it's not something I need to do immediately though. I can wait to get my feet wet and then take from there.
Might want to consider the LED replacement lamps if boondocking. Of course your camper may already have the LED's.
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Shortly after getting our 1st TT (23B) I discovered that the purchase of the TT consumed about 75% of the available budget. Getting all the "Stuff" it takes to actually hit the road took the other 75% of my budget.
So you used 150% of your budget? Sounds like me!!!
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We have a pair of the bunk fans and the kids have used them a time or two but they're too noisy for my liking. I usually set a 12" oscillating fan on the stove lid and aim it so it sweeps the front bunk. I have another 10" fan that I point towards the rear bunk and it really pumps the cold air into that space. The roof mounted A/C provides adequate flow but the fan turbocharges it! I like turbochargers...especially twins.
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So, right now we are getting pretty serious about the X23B. I found one that has the options I want except for the enclosed underbelly (can a dealer add this option?). The dealer would supply the usual things, propane tanks, hoses, and battery with box. I am new to this. So, my question for you experienced RVers is what should I get with the trailer at the time of purchase? I think I'm going to go with an Equilizer hitch, but I'm open to any and all suggestions on accessories that you think are needed.
One thing I was thinking of getting was an extra battery. I have heard it is better to have two 6v wired in series than it is to have two 12v in parallel. True? And, any particular brand? Also, I don't believe the X23B has a black tank spray down. Do I need One? What about blocks for the wheels?
I've still got the original battery from '09. It's 12 volt. If you usually get electric sites, it shouldn't matter whether you have 2-6v. batts. Just unneeded expense IMHO. Take battery out at end of season, clean crud off it with baking soda and flush with water, top off cells with H2O,charge it up every couple mos. during winter and put it back in in the spring I leave my TT plugged in constantly during the season because the clock radio will discharge the battery. Get a plug in voltmeter from CW and put in the most obvious outlet you have. Get in the habit of looking at it regularly in hot weather when everybody is cranking the AC up. If you can barely pull 110v, watch what kind of load you are pulling and look to switch refer and water heaters to propane
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