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Old 10-12-2012, 06:09 PM   #1
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what are some good accessories to have in your camping?

I would like to pick peoples brains and use their exprience to help me get accessories for my new trailer, what works well, what people have found useful or a waste of money, i am open to all suggestions


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Old 10-12-2012, 08:58 PM   #2
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I think most people would agree to the standard things; portable gas grill and stove, LED lights if you boondock, lots of command hooks, a ceramic heater, and electric mattress pad heaters, a bubble level to the TT’s nose.

What I think is more important are the little modifications to make the TT more usable, such as adding shelves, adding lights to cargo holds, adding command hooks to hang stuff. Removing false panels to make storage areas to store shoes, and the like.

Great camping and making your new TT a home away from home.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:00 PM   #3
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I'd go through the forums and see what people did. You are going to get better answers that way then by hoping people will respond here.

I've been through the forums and saw many ideas I might not have thought of. I've also seen many ideas that I would NOT want to do. For example, someone replaced the bathroom door with a shower curtain. It fit well with their camper motif, but it is certainly not something I would have done.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:06 PM   #4
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An extra 25ft 30 amp extension cord, and a 30 amp/50 amp adapter.

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Sewer ~ a section of 6"-8' square plastic fence post attached above your bumper with removable end cap for several sections of the best hose you can buy. All fittings and such stored in a separate Rubbermaid container some where. A sewer plastic 90 degree el at the end, with a sreight section attached to it,into/with a rubber cone it goes into to the campgrounds pipe to adapt all. A box of 100 the blue type plastic gloves, talc for you hands before putting them on, and a container of that hand dis-infect after its all done, a walmart plastic bag handy to put gloves and paper towel into to discard when full. A 30' Slinky,,, you can use it when its longer but if its not long enough,,,, ??? A clear section or elbow to watch the color of the black water tanks cleanness.

Fresh water ~ in a separate storage area, a 25' or 50' & a 15' section of water hose, with several Velcro straps,install a quick water connect at your trailer & its matching connector at the ends of other hoses. Supply of water hose gaskets, a squirt bottle of disinfect to spray on campgrounds hose connection, carry your own drinking water, a brass (not plastic) water pressure reducer.

A 12 gage 120V extension cord, a 25' coaxial TV hook up line for the outside hook-up, small bundle (50') of 1/4" nylon cord, 4 wheel chalks, 2 packages of plastic leveling blocks, 2 sections of treated 2 x 10 lumber 61/2' & a 6' cut at a 45 on one end, duct tape, electrical tape, volt meter, scissors, dry cell battery's, 2 or more flash lights, WD 40 & a can of pure silicon spray, fuses, paper pen & pencil, Battery power drill with 3/4" socket, dirty cloths bag/s, trash bags, tire gage, road flares or pulsing light, if a slide out, to clean its top off a extended handle with brush, a pair of walkey talkies, small tool set with screw drivers, paper towels, walmart bags, atlas, complete set of extra keys, trailer tong lock,

Any more,,,,,,
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:30 AM   #6
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Just go camping, after a few trips you will know exactly what you and your family needs. We are all so different, what is a must for some, may seem like the silliest thing to others. Walk through a cg and look around, you will see exactly what I mean............Happy camping!
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So far an item I have used a lot and not found mentioned here is a extendable broom/paint stick with miultiple attachments. We have a small RV brush attachment which we use for washing, sweeping off the slides, sweeping the RV mat, campsite concrete etc. We also have that ball looking broom attachment for knocking of cob webs and such from the RV hitch hikers that attach while camping or to quickly clean a campsite table of same type critters. We also have a squeegy attackment that has also proven useful. All this takes up very little space as we hang the attachments in the big storage compartment.

The other item is para cord and Nite Ize figure 9 rope tightners. ( http://www.niteize.com/collection/Figure-9.asp ) These things make rope usage very easy for those that flunked knot tying 101.

Good quality LED flashlights. We have a local store that sells affordable high quality LED lights as well as other cool items. I have had really good luck with Fenix brand lights ( http://www.lighthound.com/Fenix_c_76.html ) The PD and TK series are really nice lights. Get a diffuser for using light as a room light.
Buy your supply of CR123 batteries from Lighthound as well, they have been the cheapest prices I can find.
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A must are some comfy outdoor chairs, outdoor matt, and outdoor collapsible trash can. As others have noted, after going out several times, you'll know what you'll need. Happy Camping!
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in-line water filter connected outside of camper so all of the water coming into camper is filtered.
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A must are some comfy outdoor chairs, outdoor matt, and outdoor collapsible trash can. As others have noted, after going out several times, you'll know what you'll need. Happy Camping!

See, that's one of the items I won't get again, a collapsible garbage can. I bought one in June as I thought it was a great lightweight space saver. It worked great all summer until this past Tuesday night, my lat night as the CG. I must have had a cat attack my can from all sides. hen I woke up for work in the morning there was garbage all over my site with the can ripped all over the place. I ended up just throwing the whole thing out, wasn't worth it.
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