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Old 01-11-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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Stocking a TT - looking for advice

We will be settling on a 2011 Jay Feather 29L (with outside kitchen) this week. Being a first time RV'er, I am interested in receiving feedback on what you have learned are (1) must have items when camping beyond the obvious stuff that a newbie might very well overlook on their first trip, regret and might even have to run to the store, and (2) items that aren't necessities but are very nice to have if you have some extra cash.

P.S. We do own the Honda 2000W "quiet" generator.

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Old 01-11-2012, 06:41 PM   #2
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This thread discussed the top 10 must haves, and then some.


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Old 01-11-2012, 08:44 PM   #3
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Take a short trip first. In my opinion your necessities get broken down into several categories, things for the trailer, things to fix things and things for you.

For the trailer you need.
* Sewer hose and fittings
* Fresh water line and inline filter
* Chocks
* Wood (or leveling blocks) to level the trailer
* A level to know when you are level
* Rubber gloves
* A couple of storage bins
* Broom & Dustpan
* Chairs, and table
* Garbage can and bags
* Beding, pillows, sheets, blankets, towels
* Flash light & Batteries
* Rope
* Chairs & Tables
* Dish soap, sponges & towels
* Something to wipe your feet on

* Tools to change a tire (Jack, wrenches etc)
* Square head screw driver
* Hammer
* Tape
* Assorted screws
* Tire pressure gauge
* Some extra wire, fuses, nails, zip ties etc

Personal items
* Bug repellant
* Sun screen
* First aid kit
* Tweezers, alcohol & Q-Tipps
* Sewing kit
* Table clothes for park tables

Then of course Beer!
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:55 AM   #4
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Butane lighter sticks and/or matches.
Cookware and utensils.
I have a pair of heavy rubber gloves in case I've got something really nasty to deal with. For normal tank dumping I use disposable latex gloves.
knife and fork (don't ask why that's on my list).
Soap for the shower.
Torque wrench (for the wheel lugs).
Tire inflator (DC or AC since you have a gen). Probably don't need this for the first short trip, but.....
Nylyon says sewer host - 110% on that, the "starter" sewer hose I got with mine was pretty much useless (I keep it for backup).

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Old 01-12-2012, 10:08 AM   #5
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We picked up our new TT in Washington in mid December and towed it back to Wyoming. After buying everything we thought we needed in Washington I think we stopped at almost every Walmart on the way back to Wyoming buying things we needed for the RV. Seems like we always forgot something.
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:26 AM   #6
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I don't think the list ever stops so a pen and pad are always in the top ten for me. The list Nylon has above is a great start in the basics dept. From there you have to personalize the things.

The other things I like are totes. In the last TT I used the under the bed type totes with wheels which were long and flat. I then labled them on the sides with a sharpie so I could keep like things in them. I had a site setup tote, toys and outdoor games tote, hoses tote and sewer tote. Kept things in order and I could remove a tote if I did not need it for a certain trip to lessen the load.

x2 on the close trip or driveway camp close to stores so you can go with the list and buy what you need or want. Take a good look at sites around you and see if something looks like a neat thing and don't be affraid to ask about it.

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Not necessary but a patio mat is nice. Anti freeze for winterizing. a water line blow out plug
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:44 PM   #8
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We started by moving all our camping stuff we were using to tent camp. Cooking supplies, flashlights, camp chairs, and camp accessories.

I like Nylon's list. That is a great start.

One addition...

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What is the teflon tape for?
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:33 PM   #10
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Teflon tape is a must

You wrap it around those pesky water hose connections that don't want to quit dripping and eventually create a nice mud hole in your campsite. A few wraps of the tape and poof - you are water tight!

Also helps with any other water connections that develop a drip.

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