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Old 09-02-2018, 10:48 AM   #1
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Am I the only one withlist to buy

Love the forums and my AS but it seems to lead to needing more things for it. Mine are EMS surge protector, battery monitor with shunt, upgrade converter, solar contoller for lithium, lithium batteries. Know I need the first but where does one stop?

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Old 09-02-2018, 11:36 AM   #2

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Old 09-02-2018, 11:44 AM   #3
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Old 09-02-2018, 11:37 PM   #4
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Old 09-03-2018, 12:25 AM   #5
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Love the forums and my AS but it seems to lead to needing more things for it. Mine are EMS surge protector, battery monitor with shunt, upgrade converter, solar contoller for lithium, lithium batteries. Know I need the first but where does one stop?
I know you already knew the answer to your question before you asked it.

Still, since the others stole all the good lines, I'll take a different approach and offer my opinion on what items on your list to do first:

1) EMS surge protector to protect your electronics and appliances. It can be either portable or hard wired, your choice.

2) None of the rest. What blasphemy is this you ask? Well, if your batteries are charging properly without cooking, and you either recharge them each day through driving or use campgrounds with electric hook-ups, you might be fine right now.

Thus sayeth the man with out solar or lithium upgrades, but who already hears the sucking sound of money leaving my wallet whenever in the presence of my Airstream. And that's just on "regular maintenance" items.

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Old 09-03-2018, 06:11 AM   #6
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FYI earlier threads/posts, using the new search function in the blue box above, which works great BTW:

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Old 09-03-2018, 06:23 AM   #7
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Of all the stuff you have listed, the only one I'd say would be even on the list would be a surge protector. Get one that plugs in to the pedestal, and plug the trailer in to that.

Get a water pressure regulator for the campground spigot, so the 120psi from the campground's water supply doesn't make your hose swell up like a blimp, and some stuff (non-formeldahyde) to help break down the digestive byproducts in the holding tank.
Then, go out and go camping in your trailer, and enjoy yourself.

Over time, you'll discover what else you and your trailer need.
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Old 09-03-2018, 06:35 AM   #8
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If you plan on sitting in your trailer watching television, all of the above. If you stay at places with no hookups, hike/bike/paddle/explore all day and have a campfire in the evening, you don't even need a surge protector and can put the money into a portable solar panel. Really just depends on how you camp and what you want to do.
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Old 09-03-2018, 10:42 AM   #9
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IMO, TPMS is required if you don’t already have it. Unless you don’t move the AS ever then you don’t need that either.

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Old 09-03-2018, 11:03 AM   #10
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Not to be too redundant, but I would echo the EMS Surge Peotection. Mine I got at the dealer and the high end one. Some cheaper brands if spiked, will protect but some can be one spike and you’re buying a new one. I very much appreciated mine with the 120s delay while it checks the essentials. On a recent trip to Colorado I noticed nearly all the high end coaches used the same one.

Also, the TPMS was a valuable addition. With heat and pressure sensing, it was good to know how the tires were reacting to the very hot pavement. I also like the runner area rugs at if you like interior themed accessories.
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Old 09-03-2018, 01:10 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by ROBERT CROSS View Post
When it's sold. 👍😂👍

I concur, UNLESS you buy another like I did, then it continues......
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Old 09-03-2018, 01:38 PM   #12
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I bought a 25 year old as classic 30 ft and except for real minor repairs it has probibly appreciated more than it costs. Any Rv that is a Home �� on wheels that you ask to go down the road at 50+mph is GONNA have issued. That’s the price I pay �� to own one of the most elegant Rv’s ever put on the road. Mines old and I ❤️ it. The really nice new plastic RVs don’t last 25+ years unless sealed in a hermetically sealed barn with no mice. So enjoy life and smile at lot
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Here is my add on list so far and I ain't done yet. Even though my DW says I am.
Hensley hitch
Large level on front
Laminate flooring
Zip Dee Relax Awning
Solar/Lithium/Inverter Charger up grade 800w/600a/3,000w
Yamaha remote start generator (in truck)
Front 50a A/C Generator socket
Transfer switch
Propane tanks "T" ball valve and quick connect on the curbside of tongue
Remove all un-needed OEM electrical equipment
Cel booster
Refer cooling fans
Wick’s refer absorption system
Refer exhaust cooling fan x 2
Extra A/C socket in refer compartment.
New WBCCI Numbers
Maxim Skylites
Holding tank vacuum vents
King TV booster
Remove Winegard Ant.
Fantastic vent bathroom
Ultra vent covers, grills and screens
Water pump
Sealtech performed, Oct. 2015
Roof resealed, Oct. 2015
Sirrus, Oct. 2015
BluRay, Oct. 2015
Dexter A/H pump
All LED (except above bed)
Michelin tires and 16” Sendel wheels
PressurePro TPS
Steps and door sill Anti-skid
Backup Camera
PrecisionTemp RV-550 tankless water heater
Two LPG connections: Wave 8 and Patio BBQ grill
Olympian Wave 8
Patio LPG fire pit
MicroAir Smart Start A/C mod. x 2
Airhead Compost Toilet allows use of black tank for grey water a total of 76 gal.
Stainless steel covers, stove vent, and Banana Wrap compartments, outside AC socket, compost vent, heater, and water fill.
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