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Old 06-08-2014, 07:23 AM   #1
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What accessories needed with new TT?

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?
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You don't really need to buy anything from the dealer as such at the time of purchase. All the goodies you need, leveling blocks, chocks, etc. can be purchased anytime and almost anywhere (on-line, Wal-Mart, Menards). Hopefully some of the members that have established lists will post them here but my list of must haves are:

Lego style leveling blocks
In-between the wheel chocks (mine are homemade)
Wedge-style chocks for the ground
A large block or plastic pedestal for the tongue jack to rest on
A sewer hose in a 5 gallon bucket
Patio Mat

This will get you set up on a site and be able to dump your waste. All the rest is icing on the cake.

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Old 06-08-2014, 09:42 AM   #3
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When we bought our trailer, the dealer gave us a $50 store credit to use on camping supplies. Maybe your dealer will do the same?

We bought a water hose, toilet paper and toilet chemicals.
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Like glsimms, I received a $50 gift certificate from the dealer. Didn't take long to use it though since dealer parts department are very over priced.
If you want to save some money, many things can be DIY, such as the chocks (wedge & between the wheels) & leveling blocks.
When I need to buy something, I have found Amazon & Ebay to have the best prices.
As far as necessities to buy, I agree with the toilet paper (RV or septic safe) , black tank chemicals. Also a note pad to write down the items you will think of adding of while camping.
As far as a hitch, I can't really add much. Heard good things about the Equalizer, but I am using a 25 year old Reese round bar. Don't know about the batteries either.
2 more things to add, smores supplies and your favorite beverage.
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I don't know the man, but there is a windmill guy about one mile south of me on Rt534. Small world!
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This dealer is in Indiana so I would have to drive over to pick up the trailer. I'm a little hesitant to make a deal 'sight unseen', but they seem to have a good rep and a good price (over $3000 less than what my local dealer quoted me). They are providing: Sewer hose, Water hose, Toilet chemicals, 110V adaptor, Two full propane tanks, Battery & box, With full prep and walk-thru. I know I can shop for gadgets later, but I want to make sure I don't drive away thinking "I wish I would have had them..."
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The Sewer hose they will provide is ok, but not great. There are better ones that cost around $45 that are muck better and easier to use. You should consider a good surge protector, consider it cheap insurance against electrical issues. As well as a water pressure regulator, I believe those are must items. Also a battery operated fan for your fridge, keeps the air moving and stops items from freezing in one area of the fridge and not cold enough in other areas. You will need some items for leveling your trailer and wood works good and is cheaper then the plastic items they sell.
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Be ready- the dealer will offer hundreds/thousands in up sells (extended warrantee/ protections this and that's). We did not take any of that, but it is available.

We've spend a little over $2k (bed pads/sheets/blankets/pillows, tv, surge guard, camp chairs, camp chef, utensils/dishes/cups, cookware, tools, etc) to stock the trailer. Online shooping, like tweetys.com has been cheaper than local suppliers.

We partnered with a rental company with our old trailer who rented the trailer when not in use by us. One downside is the trailer had to be empty at pick up and drop off. This made each camp trip a huge task to get ready and clean up. With the new trailer, we wanted everything stocked and ready to pull out anytime.

Can't help on the battery. For me, I'd wait and see how the battery supplied works, then modify as needed.

I use equalizer hitch. I'm not familiar with any others.

I like to share with friends to shop your price at rvdirect.com. I took their bid to the local dealer to help with negotiations. We paid about 27% off the MSRP doing this. I believe this eliminated the haggling.

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This dealer is in Indiana so I would have to drive over to pick up the trailer. I'm a little hesitant to make a deal 'sight unseen', but they seem to have a good rep and a good price (over $3000 less than what my local dealer quoted me). They are providing: Sewer hose, Water hose, Toilet chemicals, 110V adaptor, Two full propane tanks, Battery & box, With full prep and walk-thru. I know I can shop for gadgets later, but I want to make sure I don't drive away thinking "I wish I would have had them..."
We did our deal just the opposite!

We live in Indiana and bought ours from a dealer in Cincy! But before we firmed up the deal, we drove over to see it in person. Once we were there and saw it, we knew it was the right TT for us! And yes, like already mentioned, we used RVdirect pricing as a negotiation tool.

I have the E-Z hitch and we love it. It really is E-Z to set-up and take-down. One option to consider is a brake controller, don't skimp on this. Unless your tow vehicle has one, I'd highly suggest putting this at the top of your list.
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Old 06-08-2014, 05:03 PM   #10
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I'm not familiar with the EZ hitch I'll have to check it out. My truck does have an integrated brake and sway control. It also has a rear view camera which is great for lining yourself up with a hitch ball.
I have been in several X23B trailers so I know that I like the layout, but not being able to see this one in person before buying it is a concern. 2014 models are starting to dry up around here and I want to grab one before the 2015s are all that's left. So, I might have to take a leap of faith!
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