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New from SC USA

Unread postby SCCamper on Sun May 16, 2010 11:39 pm

Hello, my wife and I just purchased a 2006 29ft Dutchman Kodiak QBH. We don't even have it yet, we are going to pick it up tomorrow evening. It will sleep 10, so it should be big enough for us and our 3 kids and maybe some family. We will be pulling it with a 2003 Suburban 4x4 LT. I personally grew up having a class C in the family, then I have been tent camping on a regular basis through out the foothills of SC and in the mountains of Western NC. Now that the kids are getting of age to camp, we figured we would step up to the next level.

I look forward to reading the post of veterian RVer's and learning the ropes. Right now I'm looking for some ideas of what all I will need on our first camping trip. Like wheel chokes, extra power cords, any kind of hoses, tools, jack stands, extra blocks, etc... Also, I never have filled or emptied any RV tanks before. Hopefully I will not experience any surprises. :D
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Re: New from SC USA

Unread postby pwall on Mon May 17, 2010 9:16 am

Welcome...glad to have you on-board!

If you have never seen the movie 'RV' with Robin Williams, rent will teach you everything you need to know. :mrgreen: well, ok, not really.
I'm sure many will chime in with various tidbits of info.

For items to carry, allows carry any extra power extension cord (RV extension cord) because you know that one day you'll be 3ft short from the power outlet. Water house and couplings. Wheel chocks too.
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Re: New from SC USA

Unread postby bert64 on Mon May 17, 2010 5:48 pm


Check and fill your propane tanks, Grill, and tools to use it, Lots and Lots of snacks to keep the kids quite, Axe for the fire, planks for the jacks.

Most importantly Patienceto get set-up the first time.

Good luck and have fun... :)

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Re: New from SC USA

Unread postby Little Kopit on Mon May 17, 2010 7:51 pm

Consider doing your first sleep over in the back yard? Next not so far away that you can't run home in the tow buggy for the forgotten item.

Until I got the camper it's set of dog chains and dog food bowls, those were my most often forgotten items.

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Re: New from SC USA

Unread postby Limey on Wed May 26, 2010 9:31 pm

Welcome to the Forum!
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Re: New from SC USA

Unread postby catmom on Sat May 29, 2010 8:48 pm

Welcome! I'd also recommend some power cord adapters, especially 30-to-15-amp and 30-to-50-amp ones. It will depend of course on what kind of plug your trailer has, but most I think are still equipped with 30-amp plugs. Some campgrounds (not many, but you do find them occasionally) don't have 30 amp receptacles, hence the need for the adapter. Remember when you are using a 15- or 20- amp receptacle, you shouldn't run your air conditioner! Microwave (if you have one) may be iffy then too. And remember that just plugging in to a 50-amp receptacle doesn't give your trailer 50-amp capacity; you're limited to what the trailer is equipped with originally. :)
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Re: New from SC USA

Unread postby cwit on Sun May 30, 2010 6:20 am

Good morning and welcome to the forum. :D
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