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Old 07-17-2014, 10:24 AM   #11
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Beer, definitely beer!!!

Oh, and X-chocks, or something that works in the same fashion. Improved stability while set up markedly.

Our little aluminum campstools, that rarely get used as a seat, but get hordes of use as a handy end table.

Many other accessories that have made their way into the way we use our trailers that have, for us, made our experience better, like LED strip lights in the cabinets, magazine racks, pot racks (with our Magma nesting pot set and other stuff in it), aluminum camp table for use with cooking or at a site where there are no tables, our bigger access hatch, etc, etc. The list is loooooooong.
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:48 PM   #12
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Our "Swift Hitch" portable backup camera with hand-held monitor has made hooking-up a quick, one person operation. We are also very pleased with our "Picnic Time" reclining camp chairs we found on Amazon.
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:50 PM   #13
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Thanks for your tips, everyone who responded. Those all sound like excellent suggestions.

If you have any afterthoughts, please post them. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some online shopping to do.
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The Tongue Twister is very cool.
Is there any downside to the Tongue Twister?
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Old 03-05-2016, 06:39 AM   #15
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I have one and have never taken it out of the box. Once you have a back up camera, whether vehicle mounted, or loose, you'll become a very accurate backer upper, and won't need the twister.
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That would be three separate items:
1) Battery watering system. Batteries can be topped off to proper level without tearing apart the wrap around dinette or opening the battery box which is in an inconvenient location in the 5.0TA. Turns a 30 minute PITA job into a 5 minute joy.
2) Rear view camera which I find most useful in heavy traffic. Allow me to respond to dangerous close tailgaters I might not normally see.
3) ALR-9, which sends me an email the moment my trailer moves. In its well concealed location and with its self contained battery, if my trailer is stolen, the police can be on the thief/thieves as quickly as they can respond. It provides me great peace of mind and the knowledge that some scumbag(s) will be apprehended.
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Old 03-05-2016, 07:29 AM   #17
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The great part of belonging to a community such as the EscapeForum is the sharing of information. Only YOU can decide what's the most useful trailering accessory. For instance, two of the items Carl finds useful are two things I don't even want... items 1 and 2. For me the most useful are a comfortable, comfortable chair for sitting outside and an electric blanket!
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Old 03-05-2016, 07:39 AM   #18
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Donna is right, we all have our own preferences for what works best for us, and even that changes with time.

I too would not be interested in Carl's items 1 & 2. With Donna's must haves, the right chari is important, but for me that means a solid feeling seat, and does not have to be a cushioned recliner type, and I have never used an electric blanket, nor can I see ever wanting too, but there are others who would disagree.

Just look at how we all approach food prep and cooking, there are lots of ways adaptable to RVing, but we each have our own preferences.

It is good to hear what others do find useful for their style of camping, as often items are mentioned that I haven't even considered.

As I have mentioned umpteen million times before, as long as you are getting out, there really is no wrong way to do it.
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Is there any downside to the Tongue Twister?
I purchased the tongue twister and love it. That and the Anderson leveler make setting up and breaking down a pleasure. We spent 49 nights camping on the pick-up trip. It made the learning curve much shorter for this newbie.
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Old 03-05-2016, 08:46 AM   #20
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My favorite accessory has been a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), both for safety and convenience. Bought my system in 2006 and it is still working fine. Lots of good systems out there now. Also, I find a pair of Andersen levelers to be quite convenient. Cliff
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