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Old 01-15-2015, 01:24 AM   #1
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essentials for new camper + maxxfan?

I have just ordered a 26BH what are some essentials I should get to go along with the purchase. What are some things I should keep in the trailer for camping and with only one vent in the bathroom would a maxxfan be a good idea no plans on boondocking and got the 15k btu ac option so not sure if that upgrade would be worth the money. any and all suggestions are appreciated!!!!!
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:45 AM   #2
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I've never needed a larger fan. When I come back and it's real hot inside I open all the windows, turn on the fan for a short time and it cools it off just fine. Your 15k AC is more than enough for a 26bh.
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Old 01-15-2015, 03:32 AM   #3
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We just ordered our third TT this time I ordered every possible option we could get with the exception of the 15K air (we live in Michigan along the lake and it doesn't get that hot). We upgraded to the elite package and had the factory trailer hitch installed for a cargo rack on the back.


We also ordered:
1.Honey wagon (we camp in lots of state parks with power but no water or sewer onsite)
2.Extra sewer hoses, a expanding sewer hose support.
3.Extra sewer fittings (clear) to make sure our tanks were good and clean when dumping.
4.Different size patio mats for different conditions.
5.Leveling pads & jack pads in different sizes.
6.Had levels mounted to front and side so I didn't have to run in and out with a torpedo level on the galley counter.
7.Extra battery added for using furnace when stopping for the night in cold weather.
8.Aluminum truck box mounted to tongue of trailer for batteries and extra storage.


I would also carry electric heaters so you don't have to always run the furnace.


We camp quite a bit and a lot of the stuff we ordered I always wanted (just not always bad enough to spend the money). So when we ordered the new unit I figured I would get everything I could to make things easier and more enjoyable. For us camping is vacation and the less time we spend setting up and tearing down the more time we have to relax and enjoy the kids.
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Old 01-15-2015, 06:11 AM   #4
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Get a surge protector! Mine has saved me on two occasions just in the last year.
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:10 AM   #5
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Maxx-Air vent cover, you can leave your vents open when it's raining, I did leave my roof vent open for a week and there was no water inside
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:19 AM   #6
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Maxx-Air vent cover, you can leave your vents open when it's raining, I did leave my roof vent open for a week and there was no water inside
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Installed on my 5er a few years back. Will be on next RV for sure.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:58 AM   #7
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The OEM fan/vent in a new TT is nothing more than a stink fan. The fantastic fan is a true vent fan that will eliminate heat built up after a day in the sun or cool down a TT in minutes as the evening cools outside. Best $150 you can spend along with a MaxAirII vent cover.
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:02 AM   #8
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I put in a Hengs Vortex in the kitchen vent. It flat out moves some air. Easy install in existing vent and about a third the cost of maxair. Well satisfied with it. Took all of 20 minutes to install.
I'd reccommend a plug in voltmeter so you know what's going on in the electrical load/ available voltage department
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thanks for all the suggestions- good call on the clear fittings plaid I would have never though of that one!!!!
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A good quality water filter for drinking and cooking. I put in a separate faucet at the kitchen sink to filter the water, saves on packing bottled water.
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