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Old 04-25-2011, 07:26 PM   #1
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Newbie shopping list..

Okay, We just 'pulled the trigger' about an hour or two ago, and phoned in the cc info for the deposit. We are now the brand new purchasers of an Airstream.

Do you know of any sources for a list what we might pick up as a basic starting list of goodies? I know we need the degradable TP and the blue stuff for the holding tanks. Sewer and water hoses, the electric cable, and some household stuff like plates and cups, towels....

anything else you would consider must have for the first trip in a new trailer?
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:45 PM   #2
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Congrats on your acquisition! Some of the stuff you will need may come with the trailer. If you bought it new, the dealer will probably come up with a couple of things. If you bought it used, the owner should provide some things. The 30 amp electric cord usually come with the trailer, new or used.

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You need a cool hat. Though, considering where you live, you probably already have one.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:04 PM   #4
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Oh yeah, we got lots of hats. But I'm not sure what passes for cool in the Airstream community. Do you have any examples?
Isn't sleeping in an Airstream the full body equivalent of wearing a tinfoil hat, anyhow?
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Okay, We just 'pulled the trigger' about an hour or two ago, and phoned in the cc info for the deposit. We are now the brand new purchasers of an Airstream.

Do you know of any sources for a list what we might pick up as a basic starting list of goodies? I know we need the degradable TP and the blue stuff for the holding tanks. Sewer and water hoses, the electric cable, and some household stuff like plates and cups, towels....

anything else you would consider must have for the first trip in a new trailer?
Where did you finally find it? Not sure if there is a list. Some basic items are:
1.`Potable white water hose.
2. Another water hose different color for general use.
3.`Sewer hose and some kind of support system
4.`Can always use a roll of Duck tape
5,`some type of outdoor chairs
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Some sort of outdoor table comes in really handy also.
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This is my cool hat..
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:31 PM   #8
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Okay, We just 'pulled the trigger' about an hour or two ago, and phoned in the cc info for the deposit. We are now the brand new purchasers of an Airstream.

Do you know of any sources for a list what we might pick up as a basic starting list of goodies? I know we need the degradable TP and the blue stuff for the holding tanks. Sewer and water hoses, the electric cable, and some household stuff like plates and cups, towels....

anything else you would consider must have for the first trip in a new trailer?
Try this link in the forums: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...list-7630.html.

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I'd start with the things that can help you from becoming dead or your trailer from becoming bent:

- a torque wrench to verify trailer (and tow vehicle) lug nut torques
- a tire pressure gauge or guages suitable for both vehicles
- a small 12volt compressor to up tire pressures when needed, wherever needed
- an infrared thermometer for measuring tire and bearing/hub temps at rest stops

then some things that can keep you going when things don't go quite right:

- a tow strap
- a good jack or ramps/blocks for tire changing, plus a T-wrench for the lugnuts
- shovel and axe (I've only needed these a few times, but the need was dire!)
- a few spare bearings and grease seals and grease (only needed once, but oh, my!)

and only then the fun stuff (many threads on that here on the Forums) and as many tools as you've got room / weight capacity to carry. The maintenance and fixing up is an ongoing thing. Have fun and stay safe out there!
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I can't recommend the "blue stuff" for holding tanks too highly. Oftentimes it's a formaldehyde-based mixture that deoderizes in part by murdering bacteria (and in part by using simple deoderant), but it has some pretty ugly effects on dump places that utilize septic tanks, which need just those bacteria.

Nowadays there are plenty of holding tank chemicals that are bacteria-friendly. In some states, you can't even purchase formaldehyde-based stuff; others just strongly recommend against them. Such is the case in New Mexico:

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This is my cool hat..
Yessir, that's a cool one, all right. I have a Tilley I use for sailing our Hobie TI, which is similar to the one you have on there. I just picked up a Raffles straw hat I really like up north in Texas. I tried it out here Sunday and it stayed on while running the skiff at about 40 mph....so right now it's my new favorite.Will this one work as a cool hat?

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Definitely a cool hat. Great water too
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the water here is absolutely pristine. I've worked underwater all over the world, and it really doesn't get any clearer than this.
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