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Old 09-25-2023, 05:25 AM   #1
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Basic Needs

I am scheduled to pick up my 2024 Hideout 28RKD in late October / early November. What are the most basic items I should get beforehand? There is an RV show very close to me in early February where I can probably get much of the less necessary items at discounted prices, so I'm just looking to see what the basics are that I can price shop from the interwebs.
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Old 09-25-2023, 05:42 AM   #2
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Hi,

To start with, do you have a quality sway control hitch?

Next would be an EMS. Electrical Management System.

If you dry camp and use a generator. Get a quality invertor Gen set and then an Air Conditioner Soft Start module for the A/C.

This is a start, I'm sure others will chime in.
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Old 09-25-2023, 05:51 AM   #3
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I'm having the dealer install an E2 Trunnion weight distribution hitch. The trailer is coming with a 50amp system and a 200Watt solar. The first few camping trips will most likely be at campgrounds with full hook ups until I can get a feel for the trailer itself. I'll look into those as well. Thank you.
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Old 09-25-2023, 06:49 AM   #4
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There are several youtube videos on this subject. Here are a couple. Josh's vid is a little different since he looks at what not to buy.
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Old 09-25-2023, 07:20 AM   #5
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[QUOTE=Woodsie;547683What are the most basic items I should get beforehand? There is an RV show very close to me in early February where I can probably get much of the less necessary items at discounted prices, so I'm just looking to see what the basics are that I can price shop from the interwebs.[/QUOTE]


I agree with Lee. An EMS should be one of the first things. With the amount of computerization and electronics on new units I consider it essential.

If you decide to get one and decide on a portable unit, I have this one for sale. It has never been used. I bought it with the new fiver but after getting home I decided to go to the trouble of installing a hardwired unit instead. I tired to return it but the dealer wouldn't take it back because I had already thrown away the box.

$135 - I'll pay shipping.
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I agree with Lee. An EMS should be one of the first things. With the amount of computerization and electronics on new units I consider it essential.

If you decide to get one and decide on a portable unit, I have this one for sale. It has never been used. I bought it with the new fiver but after getting home I decided to go to the trouble of installing a hardwired unit instead. I tired to return it but the dealer wouldn't take it back because I had already thrown away the box.

$135 - I'll pay shipping.

Wow, that is a great price!
If I didn't already have the same one, I would take you up on that offer.
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Old 09-25-2023, 11:51 AM   #7
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I tell everyone buying an RV that the first camping trip is a weekend in your driveway and to check that everyting works as they should. Water pump, City water, Electrical and Battery sistems.
If there is a with something not working and you can not stay in the RV its a short walk to the house, not a spoiled weekend traveling!
Just my 2c.

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