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Welcome to my RV'ing corner! There's so much to be learned, it's hard to contain it all! If you have questions, DEFINITELY check out the rv.net forums noted below!

If you're looking for places we camp, visit our virtual campfire.

OUR SETUP...

bullet2002 Ford F-250 crew cab PowerStroke diesel
 - Reese hitch - High Performance Trunnion w/ Dual Cam Sway Control
 - Tekonsha Prodigy Brake Controller
bullet2003 Nash 27F trailer
 - SurgeGuard surge protector

THINGS TO BUY, PLACES TO BUY THEM...

bulletwww.southwestwheel.com
bulletwww.rvmat.com
bulletIf you don't have a gas/electric hot water tank, you can adapt it! Hot Water Rod, RV Savers and Sales, Livington Texas. Phone #1-800-722-0734.  -- 49.95 plus 5.00 shipping
bulletLooking for a good battery disconnect switch? www.perko.com
bulletCaulking - the BEST is Lexel by Sashco. Half bubblegum, half epoxy, you'll never go back to regular caulking again.

GREAT HINTS TO CONSIDER

bulletMy favorite info source? The RV.NET forums. Lots of wisdom, and you can search for almost anything.
bulletA great collection of Mark's hints and more hints
bulletA great checklist if you're purchasing a trailer from a dealer (new or used)

DO YOU HAVE THESE IN YOUR TRAILER?

bulletBreaker bar w/ socket for lug nuts
bulletSocket for hot water tank anode rod (1-1/16)
bulletCrescent wrench (leftover from old propane tanks)
bulletDoes your truck jack work on your trailer?
bulletWheel chocks? (Great plans on how to build some custom chocks!)
bulletAlso see Mark Nemeth's Complete Listing
 

DRY CAMPING (no hookups)

bulletGreat idea for a low-draw night light (http://www.solorb.com/elect/solarcirc/4ledlit/index.html)

DIESEL STUFF

bulletwww.genosgarage.com
bulletwww.dieselpage.com
bulletwww.shopdiesel.com

PLUMBING

bulletDerry's Winterizer
bullet http://bart.ccis.com/home/mnemeth/plumbing/plumb.htm
bullet http://www.rverscorner.com/articles/painless.html
bullet http://www.rverscorner.com/winterize/winterpage.html
 

ELECTRICAL

bulletTrailer plug wiring standards
bullet 4-pin
bullet 6-pin
bullet 7-pin
bulletRBE Electronics makes a variety of testers - their THT17376 is about $275, though...
bullet The 12 volt side of life...
bulletAbout batteries...