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Old 10-26-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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Additional TT Equipment Checklist?

I started with the search function using various keywords and have not found what I am looking for.

Does anybody know of a checklist for essential and/or optional equipment for a travel trailer? Here is the list I am compiling currently in order to outfit our TT in no specific order. But I don't know what I don't know. Your input would be greatly appreciated.

1. Leveling Scissor Jack Socket
2. Sewer Hose Kit with Swivel Fittings and Clear Elbow
3. 5' RV Sewer Hose Extension Kit with Coupler
4. RV Leveling Blocks
5. RV Stabilizer Jack Pad
6. Brass Water Pressure Regulator
7. 5/8-Inch-by-50-Foot Boat and Camper Reel Hose (for potable water)
8. Graduated Level
9. Cordless Drill
10. Storage Containers for Items on this List
11. Inline Water Filter
12. Extension Cord
13. Adapter Power Cord RV 50 Amp Male Plug To RV 30 Amp Female
14. Additional Fuses
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:21 AM   #2
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You got a good list started here. You will figure out more of what else you need after going out a couple times. Some things I find helpful.

cable- to hook up the tv
a small air compressor can come in handy. for your trailer/bike tires. especially on longer distance trips.
outdoor carpet for under awning.
rv specific toilet paper.
extra batteries.
treatment solution or tablets for black tank.
telescoping ladder and broom to clean off slide before bringing in.
drying rack for wet towels etc.
folding table- picnic table fills up quick. i use mine as cook table.
firestarter or kindling. hard to get the big logs started.
fishing equipment. a lot of campgrounds have license free fishing and then you have it if kids interested in trying.
simple tools- adjustable wrench, couple screwdrivers, mallet/hammer
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:37 AM   #3
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TOOLS, TOOLS, TOOLS the one who dies with the most tools wins. Bottle jack, torque wrench, socket set, volt-ohm meter and so on. If you don't have enough room leave some of the wife's stuff home. (I'm only kidding dear .... honestly. ) JM2¢, Hank
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:51 AM   #4
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TOOLS, TOOLS, TOOLS the one who dies with the most tools wins. Bottle jack, torque wrench, socket set, volt-ohm meter and so on. If you don't have enough room leave some of the wife's stuff home. (I'm only kidding dear .... honestly. ) JM2¢, Hank
This is a great list for tools. I had the occasion to use a couple bottle jacks when my tongue jack decided it didn't want to work any more. It was a manual crank, but now I have an electric with manual override, but still have those bottle jacks for that AND changing my tires if something should happen. If you have alumdidum wheels you definitely want to torque those to specs and check before each trip. You probably want to do that even if you don't.

Add tire pressure gauge, small amounts of 14, 12, and 10 AWG wire and butt/fork splices and a tool for those, tie wraps, dicor sealant and/or patches but the patches are good for awnings or roofs (very temporary), for your sewer hose see if you can find one of the universal adapters that have many different size threads on them and buy a rubber ring thingy (technical term) too because sometimes you may run into places that don't have good threads on the hookups.

I'm sure there's more. You only need a couple of each thing so don't go overboard. They may look at you a little funny in Lowes or Home Depot when you tell them you only need a couple feet of wire but whatever.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:43 AM   #5
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buy a rubber ring thingy (technical term) too because sometimes you may run into places that don't have good threads on the hookups..
Doughnut!!! Very technical term. Took me a few minutes to think of it also.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:33 PM   #6
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If you have an Android phone, check out RV list on the market. It's free and helpful.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:00 PM   #7
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Wheel chocks of some kind (either blocks that go under the tires or my preferance is the X-Chocks) and a water pressure regulator so high water pressure will not blow your water lines apart.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:19 PM   #8
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How about a power surge protecter that goes between the electrical post
at the campground and your plug to protect your TV, microwave, etc?

I never had one for my previous 5 RV's, but I do now. I feel it was well
worth the $75 @ CW in protection of my investment.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:53 AM   #9
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Thanks for the additional items. And here I wondered how I could possibly reach 1500 pounds of worth of "stuff" in the trailer. I now have my answer. Time to start shopping...again.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:57 PM   #10
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How about a plastic backflow preventor for between the hose and the black tank flush?
Extension cord? (could be tough filling up your tires with provided compressor if the air hose isn't long enough to get to tire required!)
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Doughnut!!! Very technical term. Took me a few minutes to think of it also.
Thanks Hank!
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:13 PM   #12
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One of those things you put your sewer hose onto that is higher at the trailer and gradually lowers in hight at the dump site to keep things flowing. Games and lots of little green propane canisters for portable grill? We like our outdoor carpet too. Have fun camping!
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These are all good lists, and I might have missed some but one thine that i always carry is a ~2' x 2' metal plate (or plywood) for placing under the tire jack for footing if the strata is less than firm.
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Extra set of keys for both the trailer and tow vehicle. Extra eye glasses (If required) Triangle reflectors in case you are stuck on the side of the road
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