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Old 06-02-2015, 04:49 PM   #1
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Shopping and packing for Chilliwack?

Planning on picking up our trailer in August. I have purchased my trailer brake and tow mirrors, but what else do I need?

We only have about 14-19 days to make it back to NJ after pickup so I'd like to have most of the mandatory stuff we will need. Product, brands, links, and photo appreciated.

My trailer is a 19 and both propane tanks will be filled. Examples of things I'm asking about are tools, leveling pads, locks, filter, water hose, chemicals, etc...
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:14 PM   #2
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I would suggest going through a packing list, and picking out the items you are certain you will need only. You will get a better feel as you go along, and most things can be purchased along the way as needed, or upon your return home.

I think this is better than just trying to cover every base possible, as you may end up with more than you need.
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:17 PM   #3
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I would suggest going through a packing list, and picking out the items you are certain you will need only. You will get a better feel as you go along, and most things can be purchased along the way as needed, or upon your return home.

I think this is better than just trying to cover every base possible, as you may end up with more than you need.
Can you recommend a torque wrench?
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Can you recommend a torque wrench?
I bring along a torque adapter.

Mastercraft Torque Adaptor | Canadian Tire
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Here is a copy of my gear list. I don't bring everything on any one trip, but all items are reminders to go through before I leave.

Even though this is a PDF, I actually use a spreadsheet copy, and delete all the items I know I don't want to bring before I print, then close the file without saving.

Escaping List.pdf
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Jim,

I'm gonna go with plastic chocks with a rope attached. Blocks, how many should I get? I like lightweight sets.
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I'm gonna go with plastic chocks with a rope attached. Blocks, how many should I get? I like lightweight sets.
Those will do the trick, just fine. I would start with one set of something like the Lynx blocks. I ended up buying a second set, but that is because of where I camp. If you were only in campgrounds, one set will do fine.

I used to use 10" long 2x6's, which I actually prefer, but the bright ugly Lynx blocks won out due to the weight and space they save.

You also have to remember, that the stabilizer arms on my 2009 are shorter than the ones used these days.
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I'm gonna go with plastic chocks with a rope attached. Blocks, how many should I get? I like lightweight sets.
You'll need a few simple, flat blocks under the jack, to give you good, consistent clearance for raising and lowering Jack. We've used these for the last five years, found on Amazon:Amazon.com: Camco 44595 Stabilizer Jack Pad - 4 pack: Automotive

While we have the "Lego" stack blocks [Amazon.com: Camco 44505 Leveling Blocks - 10 pack: Automotive], we haven't used them since picking up our 19 in April. Used them all the time with our 17. IMHO, the stabilizers on the 19 do just fine without them, especially if equipped with the stabilizer pads.
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We use bunches of stackable blocks and have needed them for leveling many times including under the stabilizer legs which are not supposed to be out far. They might be limited to about 14" so we often use blocks under them. We also have a couple of boards to use. We have occasionally been in some very unlevel places and kept buying blocks when the first ones were not enough.
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1 block of lego blocks and might get another 10 pack depending on my hate/love relationship with my BAL levelers.
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