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Old 02-09-2014, 09:06 PM   #21
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What things will I NEED to purchase ahead of time and have on hand when I pick up my trailer this spring?

Thanks for the input.
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If you plan to dry camp on your way home you may need something to haul water and fill your tank. A collapsable 5 gallon water jug and a funnel or hand pump will be needed.

Something we forgot...
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:07 PM   #22
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What you might consider is attaching a little spring clip to keep your sewer hose from snaking out of its storage pipe while on the road. That cover latch can easily un-pop. If it happens to you first thing you'll ask yourself is "why would anyone steal that?"
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:21 PM   #23
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My slinky storage is a 4" PVC pipe with a threaded screw-on cap ( factory ). It doesn't come undone easily, which is why I have an adjustable jaw wrench to hand. No fear of losing the slinky.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:47 PM   #24
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Hope this isn't duplication but a lesson we learned (coming from the states) when we picked up our 19: 1) Similar items will be 20-30% more expensive at the Walmart in Chilliwack verus one in the states (eg: underbed storage bins $24 vs $17); 2) Items purchased in the Chilliwack Walmart (eg: padlocks) will not be returnable in a stateside Walmart (can't say for sure if this is true for everything). We would agree with the earlier advice to read the forum and stick with the basics at first.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:13 PM   #25
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I don't understand why I "need" the 90 degree coupler. I have nothing on the end of the slinky. It just goes in the sewer hole. I've heard no complaints from the contents of the black tank.
I don't remember which park it is, (possibly Yellowstone), that says that a donut or graduated end (as found on the 90 degree fitting), is required for the sites with sewer dumps. Probably to ensure a tight fitting and to reduce odors.
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I don't remember which park it is, (possibly Yellowstone), that says that a donut or graduated end (as found on the 90 degree fitting), is required for the sites with sewer dumps. Probably to ensure a tight fitting and to reduce odors.
Right. But, I'm thinking that's only an issue if you set up your sewer hose and leave it there for the duration of your stay.
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:32 PM   #27
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What you might consider is attaching a little spring clip to keep your sewer hose from snaking out of its storage pipe while on the road. That cover latch can easily un-pop. If it happens to you first thing you'll ask yourself is "why would anyone steal that?"
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Funny you mention that as it is exactly what happened to us, and I did think it was stolen in the drive.......finally logic prevailed and I discovered one end of the tube was open.
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I was thinking of your experience, Dave. Yes I went out and got clips for mine. Must check if I have your tp number ...great...would like to set up day and see your inverter.
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When driving a new trailer home, you will need a tire iron to check/tighten the lugs every few hundred miles. Plus if you are getting an Anderson hitch, you will need - oh, man, I don't know tool terminology- one of those critchet wrenches to go with the supplied fitting.
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..., I'm thinking that's only an issue if you set up your sewer hose and leave it there for the duration of your stay.
Yes, I agree.

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When driving a new trailer home, you will need a tire iron to check/tighten the lugs every few hundred miles.
If you're actually going to do this, and the tow vehicle's tire-changing lug wrench (a tire iron is a different thing you don't need) doesn't fit the trailer nuts, I suggest a cross-type lug wrench (there even some which fold)... a lot easier to use if you ever actually need it (such as to change a flat) than the things usually supplied with vehicles for emergency use.

Another way to make it easy to apply enough torque for wheel nuts is a deep socket (in whatever the lug nut size is) and a flex handle... 1/2" drive to be a suitable size.

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Plus if you are getting an Anderson hitch, you will need - oh, man, I don't know tool terminology- one of those critchet wrenches to go with the supplied fitting.
The supplied fitting is a socket, and it is driven by a ratchet handle.

(All my examples in this post are at Canadian Tire because I know they have this stuff and it's easy to find, but these are common tools available at about a million stores.)
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