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Old 02-10-2019, 07:29 AM   #1
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I've ordered my new Lil Snoozy and am waiting, waiting and waiting! While I wait, I've been shopping, shopping, shopping. I've been searching this site trying to find a posting with a recommendation for a starter kit that lists all the items I will need when I pick up. Any suggestions?
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I've ordered my new Lil Snoozy and am waiting, waiting and waiting! While I wait, I've been shopping, shopping, shopping. I've been searching this site trying to find a posting with a recommendation for a starter kit that lists all the items I will need when I pick up. Any suggestions?

Diane, We didn't have a list to go by, but what we did was make a list of what we thought we would need in the camper. When we picked up our Snoozy we did a 'shake down stay' at a nearby campground to figure out what we really did need and didn't need.

One of the first things I did buy was a rug for just inside the door (sink area). Then small pillows for the couch, paper towel holder, TP holder. blackout curtains for the bed area, cutting board to cover the sink area, outside rugs, and a short extension powercord for the outside connection as we have camped at a campground where it wouldn't reach the shore power box by 2 ft! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Those are just a few things that I can think of now. Have fun shopping!
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Diane, We didn't have a list to go by, but what we did was make a list of what we thought we would need in the camper. When we picked up our Snoozy we did a 'shake down stay' at a nearby campground to figure out what we really did need and didn't need.

One of the first things I did buy was a rug for just inside the door (sink area). Then small pillows for the couch, paper towel holder, TP holder. blackout curtains for the bed area, cutting board to cover the sink area, outside rugs, and a short extension powercord for the outside connection as we have camped at a campground where it wouldn't reach the shore power box by 2 ft! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Those are just a few things that I can think of now. Have fun shopping!
Jan...you are the best. I remember your power cord issue from FB post! Brings me to the question, what length should I buy?

My list is quite long. Most is decorative and doesn't fit needs but the NEED stuff is what I'd like to pre-purchase. Do you have a water pressure thingy (don't even know what it's called)?
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I've ordered my new Lil Snoozy and am waiting, waiting and waiting! While I wait, I've been shopping, shopping, shopping. I've been searching this site trying to find a posting with a recommendation for a starter kit that lists all the items I will need when I pick up. Any suggestions?
Toilet paper, camera, smile.
Everything else you can pick up on the way.....
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You could get away with a regular (15 Amp) extension cord and a simple adapter (female 30A to male 15A). That adapter is also handy without the extension when only 15 Amp shore power is available. That is, of course, unless you think you would run your AC, Microwave, toaster, electric space heater, or whatever, all at the same time.
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Toilet paper, camera, smile.
Everything else you can pick up on the way.....
Ha, ha...perhaps a few more things. I travel with 2 big dogs and need those supplies. I guess the princess thing needs to be taken down a notch!
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You may consider a water pressure regulator, get one that has the gauge on it. Also one of the blue water filters and maybe a 90 degree hose adapter, depending on where the hose connector is. Get a blow out adapter if you will be where the trailer has to be winterized. Surge protector for the power connection. Ours plugs on to the campground power post and at least indicates the correct polarity. Not sure about how much surge protection. Wheel chocks and leveling blocks. Coupler lock for when the trailer is parked and a padlock for the coupler when towing.
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... Do you have a water pressure thingy (don't even know what it's called)?
Those lists can get pretty long, and most of the stuff can be picked up on the way at a Wallmart or such, as the wizard pointed out. The water pressure "thingy" is a pressure reducer. Either a plastic one (~ $5-6), or metal (~ $8 - 12). Either one should last a long time.

And, on the subject of water, I have a garden hose Y-splitter. That way I have a handy water spigot outside.
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You could get away with a regular (15 Amp) extension cord and a simple adapter (female 30A to male 15A). That adapter is also handy without the extension when only 15 Amp shore power is available. That is, of course, unless you think you would run your AC, Microwave, toaster, electric space heater, or whatever, all at the same time.
AC always when the weather is warm/hot. Probably best to go overboard now rather than be caught without later. Thanks. This is the information I must have.
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You may consider a water pressure regulator, get one that has the gauge on it. Also one of the blue water filters and maybe a 90 degree hose adapter, depending on where the hose connector is. Get a blow out adapter if you will be where the trailer has to be winterized. Surge protector for the power connection. Ours plugs on to the campground power post and at least indicates the correct polarity. Not sure about how much surge protection. Wheel chocks and leveling blocks. Coupler lock for when the trailer is parked and a padlock for the coupler when towing.
YES! That's what the thingy is called...water pressure regulator! Great list...thanks.
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Those lists can get pretty long, and most of the stuff can be picked up on the way at a Wallmart or such, as the wizard pointed out. The water pressure "thingy" is a pressure reducer. Either a plastic one (~ $5-6), or metal (~ $8 - 12). Either one should last a long time.

And, on the subject of water, I have a garden hose Y-splitter. That way I have a handy water spigot outside.
It's all about those thingys. I'm writing these things down now.
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Leveling blocks or device (lego blocks/Anderson/BAL).
Small bubble level (or phone app).
Extension cord & adaptors.
Fresh water hose, filter, & regulator.
Simple tool kit.
Spare fuses (assorted sizes).
12V air compressor.
Tire pressure gauge.
Gloves.
Ball grease (white lithium).
Locks for coupler and ball mount.
Anti-rattle device for ball mount.

Credit card.
Sense of humor.
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Jan...you are the best. I remember your power cord issue from FB post! Brings me to the question, what length should I buy?

My list is quite long. Most is decorative and doesn't fit needs but the NEED stuff is what I'd like to pre-purchase. Do you have a water pressure thingy (don't even know what it's called)?

Diane, the one we bought is 15 ft. That's plenty to cover a shortage. We've only encountered it once and we were about 2' short. It was a lifesaver! LOL
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Leveling blocks or device (lego blocks/Anderson/BAL).
Small bubble level (or phone app).
Extension cord & adaptors.
Fresh water hose, filter, & regulator.
Simple tool kit.
Spare fuses (assorted sizes).
12V air compressor.
Tire pressure gauge.
Gloves.
Ball grease (white lithium).
Locks for coupler and ball mount.
Anti-rattle device for ball mount.

Credit card.
Sense of humor.

Love the last two! Thank you.
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