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Old 11-20-2020, 01:21 PM   #1
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Item one should purchase when buying a TT

What items, accessories, spare parts, etc. would you recommend someone new to RVing purchase at the time the they buy the RV or before the first trip?
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Old 11-20-2020, 01:43 PM   #2
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Water pressure regulator
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Old 11-20-2020, 01:54 PM   #3
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leveling blocks, and a jack for WHEN you get a flat tire.
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Old 11-20-2020, 01:55 PM   #4
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Eternabond tape, to prevent roof caulk failures.
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Old 11-20-2020, 02:22 PM   #5
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Battery related items:
12 volt voltage meter that plugs into cigarette lighter to prevent damaging battery.
Multimeter to check battery, circuits, etc. over time.
Battery isolator to mount on battery terminal to take battery out of system while stored to prevent minor drains from killing it.
A decent battery, not the cheap group 24 with no warranty but an honest deep discharge only battery. At least group 27 or larger based on your needs.
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Water hose and sewer hose if not included with the purchase. Don't forget the TP...helpful . Air compressor is a nice to have!
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Old 11-20-2020, 03:22 PM   #7
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Insect screens for furnace, water heater and fridge vents. If the TT has a residential fridge it won’t need screens. 30 or 50A extension cord.
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Old 11-20-2020, 04:29 PM   #8
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Surge protector. Not cheap but considering what it would cost to replace all your onboard electronics (fridge board, water heater, furnace, AC unit, tv, etc) it's cheap insurance.
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Power adaptors, 30A to 20A, 50A to 30A if applicable and so on. Try to cover all of the options that may be needed for your rig.
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Old 11-20-2020, 05:10 PM   #10
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snip......someone new to RVing purchase at the time the they buy the RV or before the first trip?
The proper sized "tools" to adjust your specific WDH.

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Old 11-20-2020, 06:12 PM   #12
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While there are some necessities -- power management/surge protector, water pressure regulator, water hose, sewer hose. You'll probably want a grill and of course dishes and flatware but after that, I always suggest that on your first few outings take the bare minimum of stuff you think you will need along with something to keep a list.

If you find something you need/want you can either buy it locally or write it down and pick it up when you get home. Otherwise, you're likely to end up with a bunch of stuff taking up space in your garage or basement.

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Old 11-20-2020, 06:29 PM   #13
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All the things mentioned above.

I would add to purchase a harbor freight 18" breaker bar with the correct socket to fit the lug nuts on the wheels. I would also get a 30 amp to 20 amp adapter and an outlet tester along with a cheap volt meter. Add a pair of Channellock pliers, a screw driver to fit all screws in your trailer, a butane spark lighter, a roll of electrical tape, a decent flashlight, highway flares or hazard reflectors, some leveling pads or 1" thick boards, wheel chocks and a wooden block with a counter bored hole to fit your trailer hitch jack.
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Old 11-20-2020, 08:40 PM   #14
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All the things mentioned above.

I would add to purchase a harbor freight 18" breaker bar with the correct socket to fit the lug nuts on the wheels. I would also get a 30 amp to 20 amp adapter and an outlet tester along with a cheap volt meter. Add a pair of Channellock pliers, a screw driver to fit all screws in your trailer, a butane spark lighter, a roll of electrical tape, a decent flashlight, highway flares or hazard reflectors, some leveling pads or 1" thick boards, wheel chocks and a wooden block with a counter bored hole to fit your trailer hitch jack.
I have that exact Harbor Freight breaker bar and socket riding in one of my storage compartments. Total cost was well less that $20 and well worth the price.
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Things that you will need right away:
Pressure regulator, water hoses of different lengths, at least one 90 degree water hose fitting. Sewer hose, leveling blocks, either wood or plastic. Some type of wheel chock,even a piece of decent size firewood will do. Toilet paper and chemicals. If the camper is 30 amp, then a 50 to 30 amp adapter for the cord.
Things that you will want to have very soon:
ALL the tools needed to change a tire, including a jack and the right size socket that you actually try on both the wheel and spare tire mount. A 30 (or 50) amp extension cord, several 12 gauge extension cords, the rest of the adapters to adapt your unit to any service out there. Spare fuses, electric tape, a decent multimeter that can also do AC/DC amps. A plug in voltmeter to go into the accessory plug. A drill or 3/8 cordless impact wrench to drop down the stabilizers with the right socket, if you donít have electric stabilizers. The proper tools to manually lower the tongue jack and retract the slide if you have one. Several good flashlights/ work lights. Spare flashlight batteries. A good set of tools to make minor repairs with. I also carry an assortment of screws. Jay
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Old 11-21-2020, 10:42 AM   #16
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Everything above, and I'll add a couple of things that could get you out of trouble.

Enough sewer hose. the distance to the sewer at full hookup sites can vary a lot. We carry a 20', a 15', and a "spare" 10' in the box (with fittings attached) just in case. The same for 30 amp power extension cords. We carry two, and have needed them all just this past summer.

A tube of Seal All. Great stuff for leaks. Available at parts stores, hardware, and big box stores too.

https://www.amazon.com/Seal-All-3801.../dp/B008VK0JS4

Another item is a tube of good glue. Duco Cement has been around for eons, and really works. Again, it's available at a lot of stores. https://www.amazon.com/Duco-Cement-Multi-Purpose-Household-Glue/dp/B0000A605H

Amazon too. They're nice to show pictures...
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Old 11-23-2020, 05:32 PM   #17
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You may need a set of lug nuts if your spare has a steel wheel and your other wheels are aluminum with counter sunk lug nuts. The stylish acorn nuts may “bottom-out” when mounting a spare tire with the steel wheel because it is thinner. If that is the case, you may not be able to tighten those lug nuts. Also, there may be a different size on the wrench needed to remove the spare when compared to the flat tire’s wheel. (3/4” vs. 13/16”). I guess the only way to find out these things for sure is to do a drill where you change a tire. That is easy enough when greasing the bearings...
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Sounds like the rest of these guys covered about everything else.
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