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Old 07-02-2013, 11:10 PM   #15
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I think for your 1st trip, you should plan on using paper goods. There are so many options for lightweight kitchen stuff, take your time buying what appeals to you and fits your cabinets, drawers and style.
After using "5050" for 5 years, I'm still outfitting the kitchen. We're really lucky because we've got more storage than we really use.

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Old 07-03-2013, 08:35 AM   #16
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I believe that your Sport will have a water pressure regulator, our 2010 did.

Hold off on buying to much before you have spent some time camping, you want to avoid buying to much stuff that will only take up space.

So did our 2008.

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Old 07-03-2013, 08:41 AM   #17
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A few simple tools, duct tape, screw drivers, pliers, adjustable wrench, spare fuses, lamps for turn signals, marker lights, and duct tape.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:08 PM   #18
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Can't go wrong if, after you have packed to go, you remember the old joke, "Half the clothes, but twice the cash."
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:57 PM   #19
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Check with your dealer before you buy. I think they are supposed to provide a basic hookup kit, at least mine did.

A water pressure regulator is built in as part of the hose connection on the side of the trailer. A good guide book is in the owners manual packet.

We still use the original bed cover and mattress, after 12 months total sleeping on it.

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Old 07-03-2013, 02:17 PM   #20
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A notebook. Write down everything that you miss, goes wrong or find you need.
Find a Walmart near your comping'll be there.

Just a hint; the stock beds are very uncomfortable. Get a memory foam mattress topper and cut it to fit your beds. Sew it back up again after fitting.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:15 PM   #21
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Our 2013 International came with a sewer hose ... What it did not come with was cold beer.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:58 PM   #22
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Be sure and let us know how things go. We are reliving our first trip through your posts!
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:41 PM   #23
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Our 2013 International came with a sewer hose ... What it did not come with was cold beer.
You would think that for the price of these trailers the least they could do would be to stock the fridge!
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:56 PM   #24
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Key to happy camping is making it as easy as possible. Outfit your camper with items that will stay in the camper and nt be moving back and forth between camper and house.

Making a list and head for Walmart or Target. Just about everything you'll need can be found there.

For cooking is a long list of items, depending on how you roll. I got acrylic glasses, Corel dishes, silicone utensils and non-stick cookware. Dedicated linens, towels, etc to keep in the RV. I keep a certain amount of clothing in there too.

A dedicated tool kit is also a must. Cheap tools will last many, many years doing RV duty.

I keep my camper ready to roll. Just add water and food, hook up and go.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:08 PM   #25
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Check out Amazon, simply scribe,"Airstream" about 25 books will pop up. I am awaiting the arrival of my 2008 AS, so I have been reading everything. August arrival
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:32 PM   #26
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Can you "stay" a couple nights at Dealership to work through many first questions to fit your comfort level? It is in their best interest and I hope their own desire to provide exceptional customer service.

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Old 07-09-2013, 01:54 AM   #27
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Our 2013 International 19 didn't include magazine racks so we bought two from Airstream and mounted them on the closet door. That took care of the magazine clutter.

We completely fried (smoked) the external surge protector on our last Airstream earlier this year. So I purchased a high end surge protector/power manager from Camping World. We decided to spend $250 instead of $75 to protect our new trailer's electrical system. They go between the RV park's power source and your power cord. Some RV parks have very questionable power systems. Best to be careful.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:49 PM   #28
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Our AS Sport is now in our driveway, stocked, and ready to cruise to Ouray, CO this weekend. Thank you to everyone for all of your help. I'm sure I have lots more to buy, but everyone's input gave me a great start. I thought I'd post a photo of our son with the Airstream. He's so excited about being in a "real" bed and not a sleeping bag in a tent. I also wanted to share what I ended up buying and give other 22FB Sport owners some great news regarding sheets that I discovered through a lot of research.

Here's what I bought, mostly from Amazon:
Storage bin for under bathroom sink- Amazon
Velcro (to hold remotes in place)- Dollar Tree
Mini Dish Drying Rack- Amazon
Sewer Hose Support- Amazon
RhinoFlex Sewer Hose- Amazon
Leveling Blocks- Amazon
Disposable Gloves- Amazon
15/30 Adapter- Amazon
Wheel Chocks- Amazon
High Flow Water Regulator- Amazon
Husky Coupler Lock- Amazon
Plastic dishes and cups- Dollar Tree
Set of silverware for 4- Dillon's
Mini cutting board and knife-Target
Small teflon pan- Target
Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Wash bottles- Target's travel section (these fit in the opening in the shower perfectly)
Full XL Mattress Pad- Amazon
Full XL Sheet Set- Amazon
Suspenders (see below)- Wal-Mart
Twin XL Fleece Blanket- Target
Hitch leveling bubble- Local RV Supply Store

Now, the news on the sheets! Full XL sheets fit the bed in the 22FB Sport almost perfectly. They don't have the 2 rounded corners obviously, but other than that, they are perfect. I found some on Amazon with a high thread count that were half what the Airstream sheets cost and I got them 2 days after I ordered them. Based on a recommendation from another post, I used the suspenders to firmly hold the mattress pad, fitted sheet, and the foot of the flat sheet and blanket securely to the bed and it worked beautifully. From what I can tell, you can only find Full XL mattress pads and sheets, at least easily. I did, however, find that a twin XL blanket fits reasonably well. It's a little narrow with only about 4 inches of overhang on the sides, but it works!

I've got a growing list for what to buy for the next trip, but I think I've got the basics ready for this trip. Thanks, again everyone!
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