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rudyandrews

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Thanks for sharing this information!


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Thank you for sharing

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A handy item to have is a seatec or shark bite cap for the pex tubing. Being able to cap a line off easy is really handy when a faucet or toilet starts leaking.

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Reisender wrote:

A handy item to have is a seatec or shark bite cap for the pex tubing. Being able to cap a line off easy is really handy when a faucet or toilet starts leaking.

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DavidandDayle wrote:

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.


Doesn't your cell phone have a flashlight option?

But yeah a basic tool kit and multimeter...and definitely the square Robinson screwdriver bit.

After that, I would keep it simple the first few trips and see what you need.

Chemical tablets for the toilet are a waste of time. Just use lots of water and don't dump unless at least 2/3 full and it's not a problem.


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I agree with many of the items that people have listed, with a few exceptions.

-Unless you are staying hooked up for long periods of time, a sewer hose support slinky is, IMO, a waste of money and more trouble than it's worth. I bought one, used it exactly once, threw it away.
-In 35 years, I've never needed an extension cord for my RV, although I will admit that our friends did indeed need one last year. Once.
-A 50A/30A dogbone (as needed for your RV).
-Toilet chemicals of your choice, and remember to use some in your grey tank as well; it can smell worse than the black. If you want to try the "water only" or GEO method, more power to you, but I'm happy with my chemicals (I use Happy Campers).
-Two 10' sewer hoses at minimum (I have a 3rd that I use at home to reach my sewer cleanout, but typically only carry 2 with me), with a clear elbow (at both ends, preferably).
-Get a 50' water hose and cut it into a 15' and a 35'; add hose ends. You can use either the 15', or the 35', or the full 50' combined as needed without pulling out any more than needed. I've found that 15' is sufficient most of the time.
-Water pressure regulator.
-A camping mat helps to keep dirt/debris out of the RV.
-Wheel chocks and leveling blocks.
-Basic tool kit and multi-meter.

As others have said, keep things simple the first few times out; you will figure out what you need.


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You always think of something.

Many people suggest keeping a notepad and pencil. That never worked for me. While puttering around outside the rig I'll think of something. The notepad is inside the rig. If I am busy I make a mental note to add my thought to the list when I get back inside, and usually forget to do so.
However... I always have my phone with me. I have a notepad and list making app on my phone. I whip it out and add the item right then.


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