Equipment Links for RVing from the book

RVing For Newbies – The Manual

These are mostly Amazon affiliate links, which means I make a small amount of change from anything you buy from my links but the added expense is not passed onto you.  As things come and go, this page will be updated.

 

I put the links in here to correspond to each chapter and I can change them here as things change on Amazon.com, I get notified when a link goes bad so they are not in the book.

Not in a chapter

4 inch memory foam topper, short queen, made the bed WAY MORE CONFORTABLE. (you can click on other sizes from the link)

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Chapter 1: Introduction to RVing

Dog Bone Adapters

If you have a 50Amp RV, you need a female 50A -> male 30A adapter for those times when you are at a 30A ONLY electrical pedestal. Keep in mind you cannot run your entire 50A RV on a 30A pedestal receptacle, see Advanced Course on Electricity for explanation.

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If you have a 30Amp RV, you need a female 30A —> male 50A adapter for those times when you are at a 50A ONLY electrical pedestal.

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If you have a 15 Amp RV, you need a female 15A —> male 30A adapter for those times when you are at a 30A ONLY electrical pedestal and have a 15Amp plug, normally found on popups and small teardrop trailers.

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Electrical Management Systems (EMS) & Surge Protectors

I recommend an EMS but if you choose for less protection at least have a surge protector. An EMS protects you from high AND low voltage whereas a surge protector only protects you from high voltage. Pick one of the EMS below or one of the surge protector based on your RV needs.

Combo Surge & EMS: Hughes Autoformer – Electrical Management System (EMS)

Hughes Autoformer 50Amp https://amzn.to/3e4bJuv

Hughes Autoformer 30 Amp https://amzn.to/2TBGNKV

 

50 Amp RV EMS & Surge Protector

Progressive Industries EMS 50 Amp https://amzn.to/3gZiJZk

Progressive Industries Surge Protector 50 Amp https://amzn.to/3p7GVi7

 

30 Amp RV – EMS & Surge Protector

Progressive Industries Electrical Management System (EMS)

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Progressive Industries Surge Guard Surge Protector (30A)

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NCVT (Non-Contact Voltage Tester)

Used to check campground pedestal before touching it, see Chapter 3: Introduction to RV Electricity 120 Volts Alternating Current (AC), Checking of Campground Pedestal (Basic)

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Simple Volt/Multi-meter

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Heavy Duty Volt/Multi-meter

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Fuses 12V DC, be sure to pick up a couple 40A fuses also, will discuss why in Chapter 9 Electricity: Advanced

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Polarity/GFCI Tester

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RV Electricity book

This is the best book on the market for learning about RV Electricity, hands down.

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Water/Dump Systems

Potable Water Hose

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Water Filter (assuming you do not have an on-board water filter)

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Water Pressure Regulator

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Stinky Slinky, aka Sewer Hose

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Tools

Black Electrical Tape

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Flashlight (these ones last a long time and are rechargeable,

I use them for my RV Inspection Biz)

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Electronic Level

To make sure your RV is level, if you have a propane/120V AC refrigerator, aka Absorption Type, this is essential.

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Power screwdriver/drill

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Tape Measure

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Tire Pressure Gauge

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) by TireMinder

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Various sockets/wrenches, this just an example of one, you might have all the tools you need already but if not, look at this one.

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Infrared Thermometer:

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Various type of pliers (channel locks, regular pliers, wire cutters), this is an example set, you might have everything you need already.

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Ok this what I consider starter set of items, you will find more as your journey of RVing continues, got any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

40 Amp fuses: Keep a couple of those fuses just in case you make the mistake of hooking up the wires backwards

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Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

 

Chapter 9 – Section 0

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Chapter 9 – Section 8

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Chapter 9 – Section 11

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Chapter 10

Sta-bil, fuel preservative

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Sea-foam

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Gen-Turi generator Exhaust system

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Generator and using an EMS

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Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Stabilizing plastic blocks

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Temporary Stabilizer Jack (this one will support up to 6000 lbs, need a different ask me I will see what I can find for you).

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Permanently Mounted Stabilizer Jack

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Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

RV Tech Course

https://www.rvtechcourse.com

Chapter 15 – Section 1

DeoxIT D5

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Chapter 15 – Section 2

Face Mask

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Goggles

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Battery Hydrometer

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Battery Fill Tube:

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Battery Terminal Cleaner Tool

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Chapter 15 – Section 3

Manometer

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Chapter 15 – Section 4

Chapter 15 – Section 5

Chapter 15 – Section 6

Chapter 15 – Section 7

Chapter 15 – Section 8

Anti-Freeze

Bypass Kit

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Tool to flush hot water tank

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Chapter 15 – Section 9

Fire Extinguisher

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Fire Blankets

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Chapter 15 – Section 10

Chapter 15 – Section 11

Chapter 15 – Section 12

Here are links to Amazon for the tank chemicals I use:

Grey Water Odor Control: https://amzn.to/30geR0f

Toilet Seal: https://amzn.to/2zNRHU8

Drain Valve: https://amzn.to/3gOvINb

Gauge Cleaner: https://amzn.to/2XtLqWw

Tissue Digester: https://amzn.to/2zO43LZ

Happy Camper: https://amzn.to/2RYBG2Y

Chapter 15 – Section 13

Chapter 15 – Section 14

Electronic Level

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Chapter 16

Handheld Propane Detector

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Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Drinking water hose

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Water FIlter (if you do not have one built-in to your RV)

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Zero Water Filter

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Water Pressure Regulator (with gauge)

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Water Pressure Regulator (withOUT a gauge)

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Wrench to help remove sewer hose

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Dual Flush Pro (for those of you WITHOUT black tank flush)

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Rhino Flex sewer hose

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Chapter 20 – Internet

Cell Phone: https://rvingfornewbies.com/cell-phone-booster/ <- blog post, direct link to booster -> https://amzn.to/3BbdL60

WI-FI: https://rvingfornewbies.com/wifi-at-the-campground/: <- blog post, direct link to booster-> https://amzn.to/3B6oKxO

Chapter 21