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Old 12-01-2003, 10:15 AM   #1
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Question Newbie needs your advice

We ordered our first TT and have always used a tent when we went camping. We would like to know what we need to buy for the AS like plugs, extension cords, valves, hoses, and things like duck-tape? The dealer says we will receive a packet that will have most of the items we will need but we have learned so much on this forum we wanted to ask the pros. Our TT will be a 2004 25B Safari.
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Old 12-01-2003, 10:54 AM   #2
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IMHO 2 gotta haves, 2@ 25' drinking water hoses, and a 25' 30 amp power extension cord. I have been caught short twice and it ain't gonna happen again! You will probably want to look into leveling devices(Lynx Levelers, wood blocks, etc), yard furniture(folding chairs) and don't forget the all important PINK Flamingoes

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Old 12-01-2003, 11:07 AM   #3
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This pink flamingo issue is not as simple as it appears at first sight, either. The standards keep getting ratcheted up. I was in a campground last Thursday and saw a fiver with five pink flamingos - three on wires in the ground, one inflatible on a flagpole, and one self-illuminated at night!

You must have some means of leveling and chocking. There is no parking brake, and once disconnected you must prevent your coach from rolling away, so some kind of chocks are a necessity - even if just 10" long 4X4s. A set of leveling blocks is, if not required, at least very, very uselful. Many of us use lengths of 2X8s, but your RV dealer will offer other options.

I doubt the new units come with any kind of sewage drain hose, either, but some RV dealers include a small kit of such necessities.

From there, only your tow vehicle weight rating is the limit.

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Talking A few more items

An adapter to plug your 30 amp trailer into a 20amp outlet (no A/C). Another one for plugging it into a 50 amp outlet. Check to see if your lug wrench from the truck fits the nuts on the trailer wheels. A spare tire. A small extension cord for powering the party lites hanging from your awning (either mini-airstreams or more pink flamingos)
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My dealer originally supplied me with a 10' sewer hose, 25' water hose, a 30 to 20 amp adapter and some toilet paper.

Then I bought:

Lynx Levelers, wheel chocks, a tandem wheel lock, hitch lock, small lock to protect the battery box, warning triangles, 25' 30 amp extension cord, a folding platform step (since the Safari only had one step), a broom to sweep the awning off, a hitch pin, a Prest-o-Fit quick connect and its companion universal sewer adapter, a Slunky Sewer hose support, a Camco E-Z Water Tank filler, a water hose entry elbow, a Y water splitter with valves, a heavy duty 20' sewer hose, a sewer terminator cap with a hose adapter, an astro turf patio mat, a small foot mat to wipe my feet on, 3 bottles of Walbernize Super Seal, some environmentally friendly toilet chemical, a two step aluminum ladder so I could reach the awning wheel lock by hand and a 50' coax cable tv line.

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This thread could almost be merged with one started by Maurice only 1 month ago: New Trailer Shopping List
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Old 12-06-2003, 08:03 PM   #7
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I took all of the items you guys said we would need for our new TT and put it in word. All of the item numbers are from Camper World. Thank for the replies. We have a lot of shopping to do at Camper World.
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Question Maybe...

You might want to consider a wheellock as well..I know alot of people use those wheel chock but...When it comes to really locking the wheels down..Nothing works as well.`!
For safety sake, these are the first thing I put on before disconnecting the A/S from my Burb when setting up the campsite or, the last things I take off before leaving the campsite..
Just my .02 worth..

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This thread could almost be merged with one started by Maurice only 1 month ago: New Trailer Shopping List
LOL! As I was reading this thread, I was wondering, "didn't I post something like this awhile back?" I couldn't remember! ROTFL! Thanks for refreshing my memory, Bob.
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another good thing: A foam knee pad - the gardeners kind - for kneeling on wet surfaces at dump sites!
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mopar7 -- The WD hitch won't change the fact you've redistributed 40 pounds of beer onto the tow vehicle's GVWR if you follow John's "active program" advice. .... Unless he has some way of eliminating the excess fluid? John??

I would like to add ideas of checklists and their usefulness to the used and new trailer. See these FWIW:

How to inspect an Airstream and Argosy TT

Ok, I’m leaving tomorrow to go get…

Check Lists

… and for the ultimate in priorities and saving time for camping, look at BobbyW’s third post and checklist just over halfway down this thread.

Somewhere in these forums is a thread on what tools folks carry when traveling. Just stop planning at some point and hit the road -- Hope your purchase arrives soon!
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mopar7 -- I hope you're still with us after "we" hijacked that thread a while. Searching for other matters I ran across what I'd mentioned in my Dec. 7 post: Emergency parts

Use some judgement here. How long and how far away from home? How remote? But it's good to think about such things.

Ahhh, the imagining we can do in winter.....
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Ah yes you guys did hijack this thread. For the sake of continuity I split most of the beer talk to a new subject called Beer and Airstreams over in the off-topic section of Our Community. Have a blast! http://www.airforums.com/forum...&threadid=8295

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I took all of the items you guys said we would need for our new TT and put it in word. All of the item numbers are from Camper World. Thank for the replies. We have a lot of shopping to do at Camper World.
Hit Walmart first. A lot of those items can be found there and save you quite a bit of cash. I know you can get the hoses and cords there. I was looking at them last week.
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