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Old 06-19-2017, 05:09 PM   #15
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Heated Mattress Pad

Our favorite accessory by far. We got the kind with dual controllers that hook up to the head of the mattress near our wall sockets. Best Airstream money we ever spent.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:02 PM   #16
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I agree with the air compressor. What a life saver after getting a nail in out tv tire!
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:52 PM   #17
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The Newbies Guide

I highly recommend Rich Luhr's The Newbies Guide to Airstreaming. You can buy it at his website airstreamlife.com.

Rich is the publisher of Airstream Life. I recommend subscribing to that too!

His guide covers tons of basics and is filled with great info. He has a companion book too The Nearly Complete Guide to Airstream Maintenance.
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:30 AM   #18
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Hi

Most important accessory:

.... comfortable chair you can set up next to the AS under the awning and enjoy the terrific view and cool breeze !!!

Second most important accessory:

... a cool beverage to consume while sitting in the chair.

It's not all crazy stuff. Remember some of the stuff that adds enjoyment as well.

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Old 06-20-2017, 07:34 AM   #19
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Greetings, everyone has given you some great info... I have some to add, lol!! I carry my sewer line (25') and attachments coiled in a 5 gal. covered bucket... It makes it alot easier to handle after rinsing and protects it as well... I also have a separate tool box for the AS, it's kept in the TV and keeps the rummaging through the storage compartment to a minimum. My unit is older, a 1989 Excella and most likely more user friendly to repair in the "field", but a set of wrenches, screwdrivers, duct and electrical tape, hose clamps, etc. may get you through a camping trip or help a fellow camper in an emergency... I also keep several fire extinguishers strategically placed in both the TV and AS, just in case... good luck and safe travels!!!
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:48 AM   #20
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A couple of additional items include: road triangles/road flares, a safety vest/glasses, an old piece of carpet to knee or lay on if you have to change a tire, etc... Finally, my partner and I have used small walkie-talkies and cone colored flashlights when maneuvering in non pull through sites and during night time positioning exercises... Again, good luck and safe travels!!
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:29 AM   #21
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Add to that:
air compressor
air tank
Trailer Aid ramp
tire pressure gauge
booster cables
car wash supplies
bicycles
firewood
lawn chairs
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Old 06-21-2017, 07:41 AM   #22
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Some tings you will have along are campsite specific. You will learn what you need by going to those sites. That stuff will take up space in the AS and maybe in the TV. There is only just so much space and just so much payload you have available. This is a process of balancing this vs that rather than "bring everything every time". Don't go to crazy buying stuff until you have a better idea of how it all will fit in.

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Old 06-21-2017, 08:53 AM   #23
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I highly recommend Rich Luhr's The Newbies Guide to Airstreaming. You can buy it at his website airstreamlife.com.



Rich is the publisher of Airstream Life. I recommend subscribing to that too!



His guide covers tons of basics and is filled with great info. He has a companion book too The Nearly Complete Guide to Airstream Maintenance.


X2 and don't buy too much up front as someone mentioned earlier. Go Camp. if you need something, buy it and keep it in the trailer for next time. The must have is a cork screw! -Brad
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:21 PM   #24
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Wow, I now have more lists than "Hair" ! (that doesn't take much). Really, thanks to all for their input. This will all end up on a spread sheet for later consideration.
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Old 06-21-2017, 05:12 PM   #25
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Have been told at check-in. Have seen the requirement in the park rules. Pat


Interesting. I have never been told. Probably will bite me someday but I also never felt the need to read park rules as I try not to do anything out of the ordinary or stupid.

However I'm glad you brought up the topic of formaldehyde free. I have never given it much thought. I have been very pleased with the stuff I buy. Brakes down the TP quickly and has a pleasant long lasting smell. Walex brand. I did check the label and it does not list the ingredients but does say formaldehyde free.

There is also a thread on here somewhere that someone makes their own. I may be wrong but it contains Detergent, Chlorine bleach and Water softener.
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I highly recommend Rich Luhr's The Newbies Guide to Airstreaming. You can buy it at his website airstreamlife.com.

Rich is the publisher of Airstream Life. I recommend subscribing to that too!

His guide covers tons of basics and is filled with great info. He has a companion book too The Nearly Complete Guide to Airstream Maintenance.
We were very impressed with Rich's Newbies Guide. It was helpful with several issues and easy to understand. If you did not get one from your dealer, order one. If you an RVer with several years of experience, then it may not be much help beyond some laughs. After all, it is for newbies.

We were less impressed with the Nearly complete guide to Airstream maintenance. It is limited in depth and is more helpful to the folks who take their coach to a dealer for maintenance than folks who DIY. Have to admit that I did not purchase it for over a year and read a lot of info on the forum. That may have blunted the value. The info here is fantastic. Pat
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:13 AM   #27
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Hi

So far we have been lucky enough to have good data coverage where we have camped. That does push up the data usage on the cell phones a bit. Best to add that (and maybe a cell phone booster) to the budget.

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