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    We're newbies, and preparing to hit the road. What do we need to ensure being able to connect to electric, water, and sewer hook-ups? We will be staying mainly in national and state parks and forests. Our DRV came with a 20', 50-amp electric cord, and a 20' sewer line. So far I've bought electrical adapters for connecting to 30-amp and 15-amp outlets, and 50' of white water hose. Should I get another 50-amp cord? Or a 30-amp cord? If so, how long? More sewer line? If so, how much?
    Last edited by lbhenri; 06-12-2010, 04:32 PM. Reason: I forgot to subscribe to e-mail replies.
    Lance & Lorraine
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    Most places you should be OK with what came with the unit. I carry 50' of 50amp electric cord with the adapters and have used it in just a few places. As for water hose I have 50+ feet and have not needed more. Sewer hose I have 30 feet ( 2-15' pieces that screw together) and that has worked well.

    Good luck with everything and you can always find answers from someone on the forum.
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    • #3
      You might want to consider getting a 30 amp cord. A lot of the state parks only have 30 amp hook ups and it is much easier to handle the 30 amp cord verses the 50 amp one. I agree on the other stuff. I carry one 15' and one 10' sewer hose, one 25' and one 10' water hose. I have not really had to use all except in some extreme cases but nice to have when needed.
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      • #4
        Like army guy, I too carry a 30 amp cord with the 50 amp plug on the suite end.
        I use it almost exclusively when traveling.
        It is soooooo much easier to handle, esp. in the cold mornings.
        When ever I do use the 50 amp. cord while traveling I always say to the DW in the morning,"Well, its time to go wrestle the anaconda".

        Another tip is to carry emery boards to clean and test the elec. outlet at the campsite.
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        • #5
          you might want to think about a second hose to use for the sewer flusher, a wye fitting for the spigot for two hoses, a pressure regulator, a 45 degree clear sewer adapter to watch water clarity when flushing the black tank, something to support the sewer line because the line could get damaged if layed on a rough surface like asphalt or gravel. remember you can leave the grey water valve open when parked but DO NOT leave the black valve open.

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          • #6
            Thank you.

            Thank you everyone for your excellent advice. Maybe we'll see you "on the road."
            Lance & Lorraine
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            • #7
              No problem - that is what we are here for. There is a lot of experience on this site from individuals who've been there and done that. I even learned something new - about the emery boards on the contact.
              Rick & Jana
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              • #8
                Never ever use your fresh water hose to flush your black tank. Extra sewer hose is a must. And extra connection. I also use quick connects on all my water hoses. GBY....
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