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Old 08-02-2018, 05:04 PM   #1
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Hello from Nashville

Well not exactly Nashville but 45 miles south of Nashville

My wife and I just bought our first camper Coleman 2155BH.
we are taking it out for the first time this weekend
you have any advice for us?
I am picking up a surge protector tonight. I have the sewage hose, water supply hose, wheel chalks and water filter. I plan on picking up leveling blocks tonight also. any other MUST HAVES?
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:15 PM   #2
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Well not exactly Nashville but 45 miles south of Nashville

My wife and I just bought our first camper Coleman 2155BH.
we are taking it out for the first time this weekend
you have any advice for us?
I am picking up a surge protector tonight. I have the sewage hose, water supply hose, wheel chalks and water filter. I plan on picking up leveling blocks tonight also. any other MUST HAVES?
beer, lots of beer!

This is the maiden voyage so there are LOTS of things you will need eventually. Water hoses (white ones) and ONE water hose for rising the black tank. A backflow valve for the water, a pressure regulator for water, a Y valve for water, a clear elbow for the tank outlet (so you can inspect all those goodies to see if the tank is clean).. and the list goes ON !

Good luck, send pictures and welcome to the group. By the way, WalMart is a pretty good place to purchase things. They are much cheaper than the camping stores. things like TP and Black Tank additive, etc. Places like TJ Maxx, marshalls, and the like are good places for houseware stuff... Where are you thinking for your first trip?
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:29 PM   #3
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I do have the pressure regulator and the elbow (for the waste hose)
I plan on gett an elbow for the water line just seems like it would be less stress on the spout in the camper and a y-valve for the water line.


we are going to a camp ground in Winchester Tn called devils step
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:39 PM   #4
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I do have the pressure regulator and the elbow (for the waste hose)
I plan on gett an elbow for the water line just seems like it would be less stress on the spout in the camper and a y-valve for the water line.


we are going to a camp ground in Winchester Tn called devils step
Good part about walmart (if there are good parts) is that you can bring something back with a receipt so I usually buy two of anything I need and bring back what I don't use.
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:46 PM   #5
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the surge protector I am looking at is on sale for $229.97
here are the features. is it worth the price or would a less expensive one do the job?


Features:

Continuously monitors and displays voltage and am draw (RMS)
Multi-mode surge suppression
Automatic reset on power restoration
128 second fault reset delay protects air conditioner compressor
Easy to read LCD display in English
Convenient Easy-T-Pull™ plug handles
Surge protection status LED indicator
Rated 120-volt, 30 amps
2450 joules
10/3 cord gauge
Max spike current 6500 amps per MOV
Weather resistant

Protects against:
Power surges
Open ground
Open neutral
Low (<102V) and high (>132V) voltage
Overheating plug/receptacle (trips at 200°F)
Reverse polarity
Miswired pedestal
Dangerous current on ground wire
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Old 08-02-2018, 08:16 PM   #6
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the surge protector I am looking at is on sale for $229.97
here are the features. is it worth the price or would a less expensive one do the job?


Features:

Continuously monitors and displays voltage and am draw (RMS)
Multi-mode surge suppression
Automatic reset on power restoration
128 second fault reset delay protects air conditioner compressor
Easy to read LCD display in English
Convenient Easy-T-Pull™ plug handles
Surge protection status LED indicator
Rated 120-volt, 30 amps
2450 joules
10/3 cord gauge
Max spike current 6500 amps per MOV
Weather resistant

Protects against:
Power surges
Open ground
Open neutral
Low (<102V) and high (>132V) voltage
Overheating plug/receptacle (trips at 200°F)
Reverse polarity
Miswired pedestal
Dangerous current on ground wire

Do you have a mfr and a part number? Is 30 amp all you need?
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Old 08-02-2018, 08:28 PM   #7
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It's at camping world
southwire model 34950
https://www.campingworld.com/30-amp-...play?rrec=true
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Old 08-02-2018, 08:58 PM   #8
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Howdy neighbor! You might want to think about upgrading at some point to an adjustable pressure regulator with gauge for Tennessee camping. Most places around here have massively high water pressure, my buddy had the cheap Walmart reducer fail at Fall Creek Falls and it flooded his camper. I've been using one like this for 3 years with no problems, it's set at 50psi. Good luck.
https://www.amazon.com/Renator-M11-0...essure+reducer
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:31 PM   #9
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Welcome to the group. I am a newbie as well and will be posting pictures very soon. My prayer is that I can finish my mods/upgrades before my wife gives me her list

I have kept Amazon and Walmart in business the last few weeks. My wife has kept Marshalls, TJMaxx and every fabric store in business. No matter what you have, it will never be enough. I have come to that realization. So, I have stopped buying and will only buy after we don’t have it while we camp. We bought a 2017 Dutchmen Aerolite 213RBSL since it is just the wife, myself and my F150 (Maggie). I lived in Nashville 1981-1987 and I know there are some great places to camp around there. Our favorite was Rock Island State Park and Twin Falls. Look forward in hearing about your adventures.....and shopping list.
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:36 PM   #10
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The one I am looking at is at camping world
https://www.campingworld.com/30-amp-portable-surge-guard-with-lcd-display?rrec=true
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:14 PM   #11
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The surge protector was a good buy as you will find out. Also extra sewer hose 20’ is very helpful when on the road to anywhere. Best of luck we had 49 years of good camping.
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:54 PM   #12
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here she is sitting in the yard and then our first camp setup!
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Old 08-06-2018, 11:34 PM   #13
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Well not exactly Nashville but 45 miles south of Nashville

My wife and I just bought our first camper Coleman 2155BH.
we are taking it out for the first time this weekend
you have any advice for us?
I am picking up a surge protector tonight. I have the sewage hose, water supply hose, wheel chalks and water filter. I plan on picking up leveling blocks tonight also. any other MUST HAVES?

Welcome and congratulations!


One of my favorite add-ons was a back up camera that I leave on 100% of the time. Keep an eye on those pesky tailgaters. I wont tell you how I discourage them But think black water and a water pistol hahaha


Have fun
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Well not exactly Nashville but 45 miles south of Nashville

My wife and I just bought our first camper Coleman 2155BH.
we are taking it out for the first time this weekend
you have any advice for us?
I am picking up a surge protector tonight. I have the sewage hose, water supply hose, wheel chalks and water filter. I plan on picking up leveling blocks tonight also. any other MUST HAVES?
Welcome aboard and congratulations on the new Trailer!! I don't know how the water is where you will be camping, but it doesn't always taste great in some of the campgrounds to me; so, I run an in-line carbon filter on the street hose. It really takes the iron taste from the water. Good luck and have fun!!
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:14 PM   #15
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Looks good, you may want to tilt that awing more, one good 5 minute Tennessee downpour and it will rip off the camper. I usually go 3-4 holes down. Where is that? Nice looking site.
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wildwest450,
where do you usually go camping?
we went to Fairview Devils Step and are going there again this weekend.
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