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Old 09-15-2015, 06:24 PM   #15
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Hi All,

So continuing our education about RVing for next year in our Casita ID.

Will I likely need any of the following?

1) 30 amp power cord
2) Adaptor for 30 to 50 amp
3) Portable surge protector
4) Water Pressure Regulator

Also, concerning when we are parked & such; What items & where should I buy items that I should have to secure & level my Independence at campsites.
IE; like wheel chucks, etc. - is there maybe a "kit" that has this stuff in a package or??

Thanks much

Joseph Q
For my needs;

1) I do carry a short 30A extension, and have only used it a few times. I like to set up the way I want, which is often not right by the pedestal
2) I don't carry one, nor have ever needed it (yet). I do carry and use a 30A to 15A a fair bit though.
3) I don't use one, though probably should. Always a good idea.
4) I always use one, it stays connected to my water hose when stowed.

A box of something like Lynx Blocks is handy for levelling, as well as under the stabilizers if needed due to height. I actually carry two sets, as they are small and light, as I usually camp off the grid, and a lot of sites are way off level. I do have 4 wheels to level up though.

For a single axle, I would carry 4 chocks.
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:33 PM   #16
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So the Casita Independence has 30 amp already installed, then I just likely need the 50' Outdoor Extension Cord (120v/ 15 amp) and the 30 to 15 Amp Adaptor?

Are most of these other items gotten at HD or big box stores or should I look at RV places? For instance, that 10 pack of leveling blocks, wheel chucks, etc.

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Old 09-15-2015, 06:34 PM   #17
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To add to the debate, is a water FILTER a good idea??
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:41 PM   #18
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Carol can you explain these 2 in your list?

"A tongue wheel choke." - what is this for?
"A tire iron that fits the trailer lugs and the hot water tank drain." - HW drain is same lugs as Tire lugs?

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Old 09-15-2015, 06:53 PM   #19
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To add to the debate, is a water FILTER a good idea??
I use bottled water or a Brita jug filter - not an in line filter.
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:53 PM   #20
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To add to the debate, is a water FILTER a good idea??
Well that is an interesting question.. IMHO, if you plan to drink from the "fresh" water tank, then yes. But many people do not trust the fresh water tank, and / or don't want to bother with sanitizing it often enough, and instead they drink from bottled water.
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:10 PM   #21
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I was thinking more as a sediment filter to keep dirt and such out of the system. I realize the answer depends on where you are and the water source. Was wondering if anyone used a filter. I have to use one on my home water system for sediment particles, I have a drilled well.
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:34 PM   #22
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Hey Joe,
1) A 30 amp power cord comes with the trailer. An extension is a good idea.
2) Some campgrounds only provide 50 amp.
3) Surge protector, I vote yes.
4) Water pressure regulator, Casita provides you with one.
Some of the other items mentioned, water filter-yes. Chocks-yes. Levelers-yes ( Andersens are pretty slick ) Hope that helps. Good luck with your new trailer.
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Hey wayne,

Where abouts in Conn. are you? I am from the Norwich area originally. My Cousin &her husband are looking at FG trailers & want to see some in person.

Where do you buy those Andersons?
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Hey Joe,
I currently live in Suffield, but was born and raised in Manchester. You should be able to find the Andersen levelers on Amazon. If your cousin is interested in making the trip to Suffield I would be happy to show them my Casita.
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Carol can you explain these 2 in your list?

"A tongue wheel choke." - what is this for?
"A tire iron that fits the trailer lugs and the hot water tank drain." - HW drain is same lugs as Tire lugs?

Thanks JQ
A tongue wheel choke is only of use to you if the trailer you purchase has a wheel on the tongue jack. It helps to stop the trailer tongue from rolling around if you are dropping it on unlevelled ground. Or when parked on sand or gravel - helps to keep the wheel from sinking down.

A tire iron is need to get the lug nuts off your trailers wheels should you have a flat tire - the one for your car may not be the right size for the trailer wheels. The Hot water tank has a drain plug that needs to be undone if you wish to drain the tank after use or for winterizing. The plug on the hot water tank is often to tight to remove by hand and on many of the tanks it is hard to reach so you need something with a long handle to get at it I carry a tire iron that has 4 different sizes on it - one that works for the trailer wheels and one that fits the plug for the hot water tank.
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Carol can you explain these 2 in your list?

"A tongue wheel choke." - what is this for?
"A tire iron that fits the trailer lugs and the hot water tank drain." - HW drain is same lugs as Tire lugs?

Thanks JQ
In my area ( New York) we use different terminology, a 4 way lug wrench is to remove the wheel lug nuts. It fits 4 different size nuts. Tire iron is to remove a tire from the rim. I worked with a guy from the southern US and he often described things differently than I did. Regional vocabulary.
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:31 AM   #27
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As a fulltimer, all the items you listed are useful. In the past month, I've used the 50/30 adapter twice, and lent it to a camper neighbor once.
The Casita came with the 15 adapter, which is handy for driveway stops. Your built-in electric cord is a 30 amp.
I recommend Eileen Trombley Glick ' Casita A-Z Guide. Her lists are amazingly thorough.
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Old 09-16-2015, 10:13 AM   #28
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Another thread besides ITEMS ... How about what DOCUMENTS to carry when snowbird fulltiming ? Still concerned about MAIL and the fact we will be gone at tax time :-(
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