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Old 01-30-2016, 11:37 PM   #1
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First time travel trailer owners starting today. I'm open to any first timers advice and craft, nifty items out of the norm I will want/need!! Thank you for anything y'all might have to offer! I'm sure I'll be back again and again!!

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Old 01-31-2016, 12:06 AM   #2
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Welcome to JOF, I don't have one yet so I can't give any advice but I'm sure that someone will chime in with some great info.
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Old 01-31-2016, 05:13 AM   #3
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Welcome!

Best piece of advice we got when we started out was to take it slow and easy, especially when turning and backing. Remember, the TT tracks inside the TV.

As far as equipment goes, First thing I added, and recommend, is an electrical management system. I use one from Progressive Industries and won't plug into shore power without it. IMO another great investment is a TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) - I believe it's cheap insurance against a blowout and the potential damage one could cause.
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Welcome to JOF. There are lots of like minded campers here who like to swap stories, pictures and tips.
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Welcome to JOF. MY advice would be to practice setting up your camper before heading.Things like leveling, stabilizing, putting awning out and so, so that you know what to do when you get to the campground. It will make the trip go much more smoothly when you get to the campground if you already know what to do and know how everything works.
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Welcome to JOF. MY advice would be to practice setting up your camper before heading.Things like leveling, stabilizing, putting awning out and so, so that you know what to do when you get to the campground. It will make the trip go much more smoothly when you get to the campground if you already know what to do and know how everything works.
X2 Stay close to home for the first couple of nights.... even your driveway if that works for you.

If you are first time RVers, you have a whole 'trailer full' of new things to learn and get comfortable with... both when camping and when on the road. If you have specific questions, just ask if you don't find answers on the forum.
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:55 PM   #7
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The screen door handle is a must have.
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Where can I purchase this handle?
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Camping World stocks them, most any rv supply store or online supplier.
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A second job to pay for all the stuff you're going to get this year. But all the above, and some small stuff, a water pressure regulator. Around ten bucks. And a water sediment filter, around 15/20 bucks. You will want to get a sewer hose and better connectors than the junk that came with your new camper. Camping World has almost all the stuff you'll want/need, but Walmart has the basic stuff at less $. I get most of my RV stuff online.
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