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So you bought an RV, now what? Believe it or not you aren’t finished yet. You will need to shell out a little more cash for some RV essentials. You will most likely need to connect to power, water, and sewer utilities at some point. Your parking spot may not be level. And how will you keep your 65-80 PSI tires filled with air? Check out this list of common startup essentials.
RV Startup Essentials
|Tool or Product||Purchase||Use or Description||Category|
|Drinking Water Hose (Potable)||Don't want your water to taste like rubber? You need this hose.||Water|
|Water Pressure Regulator||Prevent high water pressure at campgrounds from damaging your RV.||Water|
|Inline Water Filter and Hose Protector||Keep your water pump and plumbing system free of sand and debris. You will still need a drinking water filter of some sort inside your RV.||Water|
|Hose Saver Elbow||This elbow will prevent your hose and water filter from breaking the plastic City Water connection on your RV.||Water|
|Hose Connection Washers||Leaky hose connection? Install a new washer or replace the missing one.||Water|
|Drinking Water Filter||There are many solutions to safe drinking water. This counter filter works well for us.||Water|
|Sewer Hose||UV resistant, flexible hose used to carry your Black and Gray water from the RV to the park dump connection||Sewer|
|Sewer Hose 45 deg Elbow||Reduce tension on your sewer hose and view when water changes from dirty to clean.||Sewer|
|Holding Tank Treatment||Smell something? You may need to treat your black holding tank. Happy Camper's works! Thousands of 5 start ratings.||Sewer|
|Leveling Blocks||Your RV needs to be level. Even if you do not have an RV absorption fridge - you do not want your internal doors auto-closing or feeling like you are walking up hill while inside. These basic blocks are useful in many situations.||Leveling|
|Power Surge Protector and Monitor System 30 or 50 Amp||Low voltage, reverse current, and lightening can destroy your RV power system - costing thousands of dollars to repair. I never plug in at a park without first going through this EMS.||Power and Electricity|
|Quick Connect Propane Hose||Gotta a Propane Grill, Griddle, or Fire Pit that you want to connect to your RV's Quick Connect port? You need this hose.||Propane|
|Blackstone Griddle Adapter||Want to connect your Blackstone to your quick connect propane hose? You need this!||Propane|
|Camp Chef Grill and Fire Pit Adapter||Got a Camp Chef grill or Fire Pit? You need this adapter to connect it to your RV quick connect hose.||Propane|
|RV Tire Air Compressor||RV tires typically require 65PSI or higher. Many gas station air fillers will not pump this high. This compressor is designed specifically with the full-time RVer in mind.||Tires|
|Safety Triangles||Broken down on the side of the road? These triangles will guide traffic around your RV.||Safety|
|Battery Booster||Vehicle starting battery accidentally drained? This will get you started and on the road quickly.||Battery|
|Twist On Waste Valve||When you open the cap to your dump connection, do you have several cups of nasty water escape? This will prevent that from happening.||Sewer|
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