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Old 09-20-2018, 03:48 PM   #21
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Get a Diesel. All of the trucks are great trucks but just get a diesel.
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Yes that's why I sold the HEMI 2500 in preparation for a 1-Ton Diesel (I know gas couldn't pull it so wasn't worth keeping for right now... time to save)
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:52 PM   #22
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A handful of speed nuts to keep your fenders from falling off on the way home. It pisses me off that they canít spend another .50 cents and 5 minutes to do this on the line. 🤨

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Old 09-20-2018, 07:08 PM   #23
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A handful of speed nuts to keep your fenders from falling off on the way home. It pisses me off that they canít spend another .50 cents and 5 minutes to do this on the line. 🤨

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Old 09-20-2018, 07:28 PM   #24
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Others have dabbed a small amount of silicone on the back of the nuts to stop them from backing off. I haven't done anything to mine yet ( since Feb) when we picked ours up, but I did have 1 come loose while driving down roadway. This will be one of my winterization projects at end of the season. Thanks to brother following me,he noticed it and we pulled right over and fixed it without any damages.
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:17 PM   #25
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Yes sadly...

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Old 09-20-2018, 08:30 PM   #26
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I think my favorite upgrade is a plug in for my generator on the front of my camper. I have a 10 foot cord so I can leave my generator plugged in and ready to use anytime.
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:28 AM   #27
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montana 20.....whooa.
take one thing at a time.

just start with having 2 batteries and build from there. take your time, everything that you need is right there in your new trailer. You will discover what you need as time goes on.

you will need misc. hoses and connectors.


You asking such an open question on everything.
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:57 AM   #28
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montana 20.....whooa.
take one thing at a time.

just start with having 2 batteries and build from there. take your time, everything that you need is right there in your new trailer. You will discover what you need as time goes on.

you will need misc. hoses and connectors.


You asking such an open question on everything.


I have a 2017 TT so I have most of the basics (hoses, connections) but considering the upgrade and investment I want to make sure I start my must haves and wish list so I can plan accordingly.

Iím actually switching from mascerator to sewage hose so any recommendations on that are welcome too. The waste master looks like itís the best with cam lock and smooth lining but Iím not a fan of having to modify(cut) the pipe end.

Best hose, length, support thoughts.
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:10 AM   #29
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We added a Valterra valve to the end of the sewer drain. If one of your tank drains leaks, this will catch it. Otherwise, when you open the end cap to attach the dumping hose you might get a surprise. It happened to us on a previous (SOB) trailer.



The Valterra valve is installed very easily by removing the end cap, screwing it on, and screwing the end cap onto it. We installed it as insurance. They are not very expensive.


Some other stuff we installed were a handle on the screen door on the inside to shut it and a combination lock on the door. This way you don't have to bring your keys with you all the time.
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:27 AM   #30
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We added a Valterra valve to the end of the sewer drain. If one of your tank drains leaks, this will catch it. Otherwise, when you open the end cap to attach the dumping hose you might get a surprise. It happened to us on a previous (SOB) trailer.



The Valterra valve is installed very easily by removing the end cap, screwing it on, and screwing the end cap onto it. We installed it as insurance. They are not very expensive.


Some other stuff we installed were a handle on the screen door on the inside to shut it and a combination lock on the door. This way you don't have to bring your keys with you all the time.

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Are these them:



Valterra Twist - https://www.campingworld.com/twist-on-valve
Door Handle - https://www.campingworld.com/screen-...r-white-handle

RV Lock - https://www.rvlock.com/
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:17 AM   #31
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We bought our stuff from RV UPgrades. Here's the link to our lock:


https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Bauer...-p/31-8079.htm


When you put the handle in, it rubs on the lock and damages the finish. I attached a little stick on protector to the lock in just the right place, which works great. These are things you buy to put on kitchen cabinet doors at home so there is a little cushion between the door and the frame.
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:34 AM   #32
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When you put the handle in, it rubs on the lock and damages the finish. I attached a little stick on protector to the lock in just the right place, which works great. These are things you buy to put on kitchen cabinet doors at home so there is a little cushion between the door and the frame.

The lock handle or the screen door handle is affecting the lock?
You have a picture of the spacer location?
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:31 AM   #33
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The lock handle or the screen door handle is affecting the lock?
You have a picture of the spacer location?

The handle you grab on to go up the steps which is attached to the trailer. You fold it over so it does not stick out when you go down the road. It touches the lock as you travel.


We are at the rally right now, so posting a picture might not work. The internet is not great. I will try, though.
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:50 AM   #34
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I was unable to post a picture. I will try again later when I have better wifi.
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Old 09-26-2018, 02:15 PM   #35
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this easy reach handle has been a good improvement
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 09-26-2018, 02:22 PM   #36
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Been full timing for 15 years and never had surge protector. Maybe we were just lucky though a few claim they are more a bother than anything. I suppose nothing would be lost by having one but, as I said, we did not and camped all over the Country.
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Old 09-26-2018, 02:47 PM   #37
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Been full timing for 15 years and never had surge protector. Maybe we were just lucky though a few claim they are more a bother than anything. I suppose nothing would be lost by having one but, as I said, we did not and camped all over the Country.



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Appreciated the humor (sarcasm?) Just my opinion and considering some of the ills that have befallen us in 15 years, doubt we were just lucky! So many things to consider when RV'ing and having surge protector one of them. We decided not to and do not regret it. Only this summer talked to man who had one and was complaining about trouble it gave him with some camp readings that suggested he not use that particular "post." Others have used it but maybe they, too, were lucky. Never spend money on P.Ticket nor Vegas!
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It was intended as humor for sure. We have had one or two electrical pedestal issues per season. I guess it's like an insurance policy.
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Maury,

We have an EMS but have yet to find a bad power pedestal so you are probably not taking that big of a risk.
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