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Old 02-21-2011, 12:19 AM   #1
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Recommended accessories?

We've been camping in popup trailers for the past 25+ years, and have acquired a fair quantity of camping gear along the way. Now that we've bought a 'real' trailer (2011 Jayco Flight 24RKS) however, I have the feeling that there are some items out there that you seasoned veterans of the open road find indispensible, or at least awfully handy. So, what should I not live without for another day? Thanks for your suggestions!
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:58 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new TT. Hopefully, the dealer supplied you with a starter package. I've got a drill to raise and lower the stab jacks, tools, air pressure gauge and a propane gauge. You might ck Walmart and Amazon in their rv sections. They have a lot of items.
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:30 AM   #3
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Even though many items from your pop-up will get transferred, graduating from a pop-up to a "real" trailer will be like furnishing another house. I know because we did it ourselves 11 years ago (and never regretted it!).

However, to assist you in the transition, you might want to look at the link below and puruse the lists of items that members have posted. It may give you some ideas.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...ghlight=dishes
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:21 AM   #4
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Hello and congrats on the new TT. This is a list that will go on for miles-or so it seams. I really like my Lynx levelers, power tongue jack, a nice big cooler full of ice cold beer! Enjoy!
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:33 AM   #5
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3 years ago I purchased a 2007 25RKS and used it for a year with the standard tongue jack.
The next year, I found a good deal on an electric tongue jack.
http://www.adventurerv.net/ultra-fab...87ha6h6mg24184
I would recommend and HIGHLY suggest that an electric tongue jack be your next "Accessory" to purchase. I have Equal-i-zer WD system and I need to raise and lower that jack a few times each time I connect and few more when I disconnect.
Saves the back from strain (but builds nice biceps). The electric tongue jack is the best accessory I have purchased so far!!!

A cordless drill for the stab jacks is another good suggestion, but that accessory is up to you. I found it makes set up faster and gets me to the cooler full of ice cold beer much faster!!!!!

Do you have wheel chocks for the "Real" trailer? If not, that should be the very first accessory to purchase!!!
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:54 AM   #6
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... Now that we've bought a 'real' trailer (2011 Jayco Flight 24RKS) however, I have the feeling that there are some items out there that you seasoned veterans of the open road find indispensible, or at least awfully handy. So, what should I not live without for another day? Thanks for your suggestions!

See my post within: https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...ighlight=close

Other good ideas within this drill down URL as well.

Hope this helps...

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Old 02-21-2011, 09:39 AM   #7
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Then there is a few things that you can produce far cheaper than you can buy...

* Water system blow out plug.



* Wheel Chocks.



* Tongue Jack stand...

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But the jack stand is basically criss-crossed 4x4 lumber with saddles so you just stack them up and then you don't have to real down the jack as far also allowing to jack highier for the WD bars...
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Hello and congrats on the new TT. This is a list that will go on for miles-or so it seams. I really like my Lynx levelers, power tongue jack, a nice big cooler full of ice cold beer! Enjoy!
I must say I have an issue with ice cold beer being and accessory when camping. It is a necessity!! We just bought our trailer last October and have been furnishing it, without going overboard. Lynx leveler's, patio mat, comfy camp chairs, X chocks are next on my list.
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I must say I have an issue with ice cold beer being and accessory when camping. It is a necessity!! We just bought our trailer last October and have been furnishing it, without going overboard. Lynx leveler's, patio mat, comfy camp chairs, X chocks are next on my list.
Sorry about the mix-up, the beer IS a necessity. I also have BAL X-Chocks, they really do help with the "jiggles" they may be bordering on the necessity list as well.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:48 PM   #10
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If your trailer came with stabalizer jacks you are good to go. If not you might consider getting some bolt on ones or at least free standing jacks.
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