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Old 12-08-2009, 09:57 AM   #1
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What plumbing add on item must you purchase before leaving the dealer lot? Thanks.

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Old 12-08-2009, 10:03 AM   #2
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:17 AM   #3
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Ok, in addition to the all important paper..LOL let me embellish my question. I'm new at this, I know I need a waste line...however, I would like your input on those little mysterious items that one needs and does not think of (know about) prior to leaving the dealer lot.
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:30 AM   #4
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Treatment solution(s) for black/gray water.
Fresh water hose.
Donut for sewage hose.
Holding Tank Rinsing wand (or other method, if not built in).

30 -15 amp adapter plug (or dog bone).

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Old 12-08-2009, 10:52 AM   #5
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Leveling blocks (to put under the tires)
Level if there isnít one attached to the trailer
Support for sewer hose (so it flows downhill all the way if at a full hookup site)
Pressure reducer for fresh water if not already installed in the trailer
50 amp to 30 amp convert pigtail (you never know Ė Iíve used mine)
Charcoal filter you can use to fill up fresh water tank (always smell and taste the water before you put it in your trailer)

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Old 12-08-2009, 11:08 AM   #6
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What plumbing add on item...
given YOUR location, the FIRST/most important item is...

a "bypass valve/winterizing kit".

in fact ASK/insist that the dealer INSTALL one for you.

this will make life MUCH easier over the winter.

if your question is about basic water in/poop out needs here's the scoop on waternpoop....

MUCH depends on if this is just a tow HOME, or camping and if camping WHERE and how long....

there are 100s of threads on the 'essentials for camping' and some really well crafted LISTS of basic/advanced rv gear...

2 places 2 start...

an extra tooth brush is a good idea also, or put a really long string on the current one...

all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:14 AM   #7
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:19 AM   #8
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Skip the stinky slinky IMO. Get a Sewer Solution--see this thread--> Sewer Solution is the poop
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:42 AM   #9
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Hose "Y" for those times when you only have one hose pipe connection for two campers.

Go get a high quality brass model in the plumbing section of HD or Lowes - don't get the ones with the valves built in from the garden section of the store. The brass ones allow full unrestricted flow to each trailer or user - if you want to have a campsite hoes available without disconnecting the camper hose.

BRASS quick connect fittings for water hoses - makes connecting in the dark a "SNAP" - and sealing hoses for transport easy.

Bleach - for cleaning connectors and hoses after use and storage to prvent contamination - a small spray bottle of 10% solution to clean camp site connectors - the bugs love damp drips from hose pipes.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:49 AM   #10
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Get a telephone number and name of a person...a real person, not a "push one for English" voice, who will be able to answer questions and actually help if questions develop.

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