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Reader1

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

Sjm9911 wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

Best ever advise I got starting RVing.

Don't ever bring the wife to buy the necessities.

You'll end having two plastic pink flamingo insisting it's a necessity.


You got off cheap......


To my regret, I should have done that.

I asked my wife to buy camping plates and utensils and she went to Norsdrom and bought China set with gold piping and trims.

And she did not talk to me for 2 months (I consider that heaven) when I sarcastically asked if there is a wedding we will be going soon and showing her what a lightweight non breakable plate looks like.


Ha!! When we purchase a new 5th wheel, or TT, about every 12-14 years, there is always a ruckus! I insist on buying new dishes (plastic, until this year I got Corelle instead), towels, glasses (plastic) because what we have do not match the new RV. DH sees no reason for these purchases. In one ear and out the other. [emoticon]

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Just some food and clothes. I like to acquire things as we travel along the journey. This creates unique memories of where you have been instead of the same old stuff from the local Walmart. Try to wait until you need something three times before you actually get it. Camping is about a change in routine so embrace the journey and the struggle.


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Expansion tank connected to the fresh water supply. You can flush the toilet, wash your hands and tidy up before the rat-a-tat-tat water pump turns on, especially in the middle of the night.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-2-g........ermal-Expansion-Tank-EF-TET-2T/304207414

And retractable clothesline cord installed in shower. Bathing suits, towels, etc.

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https://www.amazon.com/Mrrainbow-Retract........e+cord+retractable&qid=1611415863&sr=8-5


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I haven't seen a flashlight in any of the lists.
I like the ones that fit over your head and point where you're looking. Sometime in the trip you'll have to go outside and check a propane supply or the circuit breaker or ...

A cheap set of a lot of screwdriver bits.If you wear one out, you can replace it with something sturdier.
Electrical converters (doglegs) you only need the ones that your RV will plug in to.


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The most important necessity is a pad of paper & pencil to write down the necessity as you find out what you need. For the first few trips be sure to camp near a Lowes & a Walmart.

Pink flamingoes are not a necessity. This is a necessity. First setup & last taken down at the campsite.

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For those stabilizers. Works better than 3/4" socket and ratchet setup or the oem hand cranking pole (that came with my trailer I bought new over 20 years ago).

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I purchased an extra 50 amp extension cord extra sewer hose and an extra fresh water hose. You may run into a few campgrounds that have the hookups a little to far away. Can`t wait for camping season to return.


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Veebyes wrote:

The most important necessity is a pad of paper & pencil to write down the necessity as you find out what you need. For the first few trips be sure to camp near a Lowes & a Walmart.

Pink flamingoes are not a necessity. This is a necessity. First setup & last taken down at the campsite.

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Pink flamingoes and alike are good interactive things for kids as well.

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SPRey wrote:

Expansion tank connected to the fresh water supply. You can flush the toilet, wash your hands and tidy up before the rat-a-tat-tat water pump turns on, especially in the middle of the night.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-2-g........ermal-Expansion-Tank-EF-TET-2T/304207414



Just changed mine on my oil fired boiler a month ago bc the interior seal leaked and the whole thing filled with water.

It seems like a great idea bc I hate the pump noise, but the practicality of installing and it working as suggested it is a bit confusing.

Just hook it up with a "T" fitting anywhere on the water line after the pump?

* This post was edited 02/01/21 03:42pm by brianosaur *

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MOST IMPORTANT THING TO BRING:

(The rest just doesnt matter as much if you have this)


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