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Trentheim
post Mar 31 2008, 08:12 AM
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My wife and I bought our first RV in the middle of the season last year and only were able to go out on a couple of trips-- one of which had us boondocking overnight in sub-freezing conditions (very late in the season).

But with only two real trips under our belt, we didn't really get a good feel for those awsome RV accessories that would make the experience even more enjoyable. So, I want to know, what items (or even handy tricks) do you use that you simply can't do without?

For that matter, what are some of the items that you thought were really cool when you saw them, but once you tried to use them weren't so cool after all?

So all you experienced RVers out there, lend a word or two of wisdom to us newbies. And help us find those nice toys we need while avoiding those we would only be wasting money on.


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post Mar 31 2008, 10:35 AM
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Trentheim> I suppose "must have" depends on the type RVing one does - from tent campers to luxury motor home. Since I try to do away from civilization campgrounds where TV reception is minimal, one of my comfort level must haves is my satellite system. My wife's would be the convection/microwave or sewing machine.

You would be wasting your money on the leggo type plastic leveling blocks that mount under tires. Non-rechargeable batteries is another. I would not buy any of the ďAs seen on TVĒ stuff.

Some of the things that I have found useful:

1- Portable pressure washer with adjustable pressure. Takes the labor out of washing the rig.
2- Folding step stools (the single step kind)
3- Heated blanket for cold weather
4- Oscillating fan. Distributes AC air in the rig and keeps bugs way when placed on the picnic table.
5- 15 minute increment electric timers. Works well with inside security lights and on ceramic heaters during the night.
6- FRS two way radios. A real must for communicating with someone helping you park the rig. Good to have when you and the wife want to part ways at the shopping mall.
7- Adjustable leg portable tables. Great for inside or out. We actually replaced our freestanding RV table with a larger one of these that seats four. Itís folded up when not in use so we get a huge amount of extra space in the dining area.

Some would have a different opinion, but I have found that my inverter is a much more must have than my generator. First, I usually only boon dock for an overnighter and it will power everything but the AC. Since I have a motor home, itís very handy when Iím on the move to power the computer, charge small batteries, or for other a/c power needs. Either way, it is quieter than the generator and best of all uses no fuel.

I agree with HappiestCamper about the beverages. But we prefer wine. Wonder if I should build a wine cellar into the rig? smile.gif
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Trentheim   "must Have" Rv Accessories   Mar 31 2008, 08:12 AM
DXSMac   My wife and I bought our first RV in the middle o...   Mar 31 2008, 09:15 AM
HappiestCamper   We've had our TT for 6 years now, and we'v...   Mar 31 2008, 09:24 AM
RLM   Trentheim> I suppose "must have" depe...   Mar 31 2008, 10:35 AM
gwbischoff   Gasoline. No matter how hard I try, I just simply...   Apr 7 2008, 03:04 PM
FosterImposters   Gasoline.... AMEN and amen !!! :bli...   Apr 9 2008, 12:04 PM
Jurhee   Gasoline. No matter how hard I try, I just simpl...   Jun 13 2008, 10:45 PM
csvreno   My wife and I bought our first RV in the middle o...   Apr 7 2008, 05:57 PM
FosterImposters   So all you experienced RVers out there, lend a wo...   Apr 24 2008, 09:54 PM
ddbradley952   My wife and I bought our first RV in the middle o...   May 5 2008, 08:23 PM
mikel   My wife and I bought our first RV in the middle o...   May 11 2008, 06:12 PM
rangiebob   Some great ideas on this thread. Besides some you-...   Jun 21 2008, 04:49 PM
Jurhee   Some great ideas on this thread. Besides some you...   Jun 21 2008, 05:05 PM
DXSMac   I agree on the down comforter. We have one in th...   Jun 24 2008, 03:52 PM
FosterImposters   ...READ THIS SECTION ONLY IF YOU ARE ONE WHO CLAM...   Jun 24 2008, 06:58 PM
Jurhee   If you don't want to spend the bucks on a dow...   Jun 24 2008, 07:09 PM
Trentheim   I have to agree with rangiebob that there are and ...   Jun 24 2008, 12:13 PM
HappiestCamper   I have to agree with rangiebob that there are and...   Jun 24 2008, 12:38 PM
bj41   If you are going to the beach, I would suggest ant...   Jun 24 2008, 08:02 PM
rangiebob   The reason I love the down comforter is because it...   Jun 25 2008, 05:02 PM
Jurhee   The reason I love the down comforter is because i...   Jun 25 2008, 05:38 PM


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