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Old 07-02-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Just bought my 2013 22' Sport... What do I need to buy now?

I just bought a 2013 22' Sport and will pick it up Friday. I'm taking it camping just a few days later. My question is, what doesn't come with the Airstream that is a necessity? I want to buy those items ASAP. Here's what I know so far... sheets and water hose. What am I forgetting?
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:58 PM   #2
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I just bought a 2013 22' Sport and will pick it up Friday. I'm taking it camping just a few days later. My question is, what doesn't come with the Airstream that is a necessity? I want to buy those items ASAP. Here's what I know so far... sheets and water hose. What am I forgetting?
Welcome to the forums.
You are forgetting:
Sewer hose
sewer tank treatment
30-15 amp adapter
something to level the trailer with (leveling blocks)
wheel chocks
toilet paper
a bag of ice
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:13 PM   #3
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I doubt that you'll want to sleep with the bed coverlet that comes in the new models, so I would plan on a new convertor, and real pillows to go with that sheet set.

In addition to the list above I would add towels, dishes, coffee maker, or percolator, and food. You may also want a cable if you are going to have cable hook up. And a matt to put outside the door.

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Old 07-02-2013, 07:27 PM   #4
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This is hugely helpful! I figured the AS came with a sewer hose. Guess not! I'll add all of this to my list. If anyone else knows of anything, please chime in!
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:35 PM   #5
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I always put a 2' sq of plywood on the ground before I put the jack down. If the ground is soft or uneven it helps. Also the yellow stabilizer pads and wheel chocks.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:45 PM   #6
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The Sports come with a door mat and a wheel for the tongue jack.
A Brita water pitcher or bottled water would be a good idea, as some campgrounds have water supplies that are, well, iffy.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:47 PM   #7
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I would get a water pressure regulator and a couple of comfy camp chairs so you can sit outside and gaze at your new Airstream!
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:07 PM   #8
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Welcome and congrats. Buy lots to drink as many folks will be wanting to share in your new adventure.

Read your manuals. Try to set up in hours of light giving your self plenty of time to enjoy the evening. At night fold your chairs and keep most of your items under your awning in case of rain so if you have to place them in your new Airstream they aren't wet. Make sure your grill (recommend a small Weber 100) is cool (as in temperature), clean and the small propane tank is removed before placing it in the carrying case.

Buy disposable gloves Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart (painting section) in boxes of 100 as when you are working with the black water wear them. discard them when switching to drinking water and put another pair on if going back to dealing with the black water items. some folks can be very sloppy when they leave a campground so be aware of that area and keep kids away from sewer areas. We also keep shoes for inside the Airstream and shoes for outside the airstream normally flip flops, no political agenda's here.

Have fun and before you know it, you'll be sharing some of your do's and don't s.

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Old 07-02-2013, 08:20 PM   #9
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I would get a water pressure regulator and a couple of comfy camp chairs so you can sit outside and gaze at your new Airstream!
And a potable water hose, possibly two... Maybe a way to pour water into the tanks if you're not around a spigot.

Did you think about how to charge batteries when dry camped for longer periods?
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...and in that nylon case they gave you are a LOT of books. Find the spiral bound "Newbies Guide...." and read it. First. It will tell you almost everything you'll want to know on basic functions until you get out there on your own. If you get stumped be assured that all of us here were where you are right now and we're only a few keystrokes away. Congratulations....and your fun is just beginning!
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:38 PM   #11
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I would get a water pressure regulator and a couple of comfy camp chairs so you can sit outside and gaze at your new Airstream!
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.


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...and in that nylon case they gave you are a LOT of books. Find the spiral bound "Newbies Guide...." and read it. First. It will tell you almost everything you'll want to know on basic functions until you get out there on your own. If you get stumped be assured that all of us here were where you are right now and we're only a few keystrokes away. Congratulations....and your fun is just beginning!
Agreed. That newbies guide is very good. I wish we had had that with our first Airstream. We wouldn't have had so much trial and error.
Congratulations. The most important thing is to remember to have fun and don't stress too much.
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Here's another hint, Tallen5: add your new trailer's details to your profile.

People answering your ad or considering the question will then instantly know what model you are discussing, without having to go look around for it.

Have a great time camping, and please post photos of your new toy?
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:40 PM   #14
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Thank you to everyone! I've got quite the list now. On this trip, we'll be at a state park with full hookups, which I think will be good for our first time out. I'm sure we'll need lots more before boondocking, but that will come later. Thanks, again!
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