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Old 05-07-2015, 02:34 PM   #1
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MUST HAVE'S for Maiden Voyage...???

I am a new TT owner, and I am preparing for my maiden voyage. I am watching Youtube and googling trying to be as prepared as possible. My first attempt of or 3 will be at a campground with full service. My goal is to get to a few races this year which usually means no water, sewer, electric.

What are the MUST HAVES for the maiden voyage???

I would think wheel chocks, water and sewer hoses?

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Old 05-07-2015, 02:39 PM   #2
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Your best bet is to do what's called Camp Driveway. Basically, you spend the night in the TT with you and/or your guests and as needs are identified, you'll be making your list.
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Old 05-07-2015, 02:45 PM   #3
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I guess I could do that, makes sense. I have the camper parked at my place of business as I am the Branch Manager and I have 4 acres of open land. I live in an HOA and I don't believe that I would be permitted to keep it in the drive. I could camp in it at work and take notes. I am 20 minutes from the house. Maybe this makes the most sense to start.


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Hell with it! Wing it and go camping!!
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Old 05-07-2015, 03:30 PM   #5
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Basic needs for the camper:
Wheel chocks
leveling blocks
hoses
water filter
pressure regulator
fuses
propane
charged battery
sheets, blankets, towels, soap
Black tank chemicals
RV toilet paper
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the rest depends on what you plan to eat and drink and how you're going to cook.
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Old 05-07-2015, 04:01 PM   #6
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Record all the great memories and detail out your work and maintenance to the new TT.
Its helpful to remember when, what and how you did things as well as its a great ready in a few years during the cold winter months
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Old 05-07-2015, 04:20 PM   #7
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Yes make sure you pick up extra fuses just in case. Check your camper for the sizes you need. I think for sure some 30's and even 40's.
I found out rather quickly on my first trip, you can't run the Ac, the coffee maker and the radio or TV at the same time. I believe that was an unusual 40 amp fuse. Also too far up on the power jack= blown 30 amp fuse. There are little things you will learn by experience. Also you need to remember, there is a limit to how many showers, dish washes, and comode flushes you can have. Fill up the gray tank and guess what happens, oveflowing drains with stinky water.
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You do not mention what your new tt is, which could affect what you will what and have room and carry capacity. Personally I like to pack light. It also depends on where you like to go and travel.All you need is the basic kitchen utensils and supplies. Leave the large containers of stuff at home and pack some volumes.

Bring a note pad and paper to write things down that you think of,both as you are packing and travelling.

A few things are absolutely needed. Spare fuses for everything, if you blow one you will blow a bunch trying to figure out the issue.

A few board for leveling, and bring a few extra just in case you have a bad site. I think I have about six 2 x 8s. also you need a block for the tongue as the wheel that comes with, not very good for stability.

Matches, hatchet, bug spray, flashlight, spare batteries, #2 screw driver,adjustable wrench, tire changing supplies, lawn chairs, a smile.
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Also, maker sure you bring all your medications including blood pressure pills, aspirin, tylenol, BC powder and what ever you have to take to calm you down in case something bad happens, because it will happen. It won't help to yell it your wife if you accidently back into a tree when she's directing you. She'll just turn it around and make it your fault later anyhow. The fellow mentioned a smile, yes that's what you need. The whole camping experience is hard work, but you have to overcome adversity, stay happy in spite of all the bad stuff. It really is fun, isnt it?
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