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I have just taken position of my Winnebago Coogee motorhome.  I have bought the basics eg electrical cord, power adaptor, water hose, sullage hose, hose bags, levellers and chocks. From motorhome owners, I would like advise on what are the essentials that you feel you should take on a trip. As a female, I probably look at this differently to a male.  

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Pam, I would strongly suggest that you have your new motorhome thoroughly inspected by an Automotive Engineer that specialises in RV vehicles, with no connection to the dealer. I recommend also that you download free technical articles from Caravan Council of Australia - which will outline the best ways to prepare your new baby for travel. see; www.caravancouncil.com.au/
See you out on the Wallaby.

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Hi Pam.
It is essential that you get the vehicle weighed (front axle and rear axle separately)when fully loaded with water and fuel and ready to travel in order to know and comply with your legal weight limits. I would usually advise people to do this before they buy any RV to save rude shocks.

Don't worry too much about getting all of the right "stuff". Everyone has different needs and there will be shops along the way to pick up those forgotten odds and ends. Generally, the mistake made by many is to take lots of things that they don't actually need or ever use.
Happy touring Pam.
Cheers,
Peter

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go for a short trip you will soon work out what you need an don't need. most of us carry far to much

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Agree with above, too many things you don't need.

Get a decent wheel brace so you can undo the nuts & builders gloves to save your hands, especially knuckles.

There is a list of items down this page. Pick & choose carefully!

https://thegreynomads.activeboard.com/t65110614/towing-weights-again/



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A big sign on the back . Woman driving !! Lol

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Naughty Graeme.



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Possum3 wrote:

Pam, I would strongly suggest that you have your new motorhome thoroughly inspected by an Automotive Engineer that specialises in RV vehicles, with no connection to the dealer.




As someone once said "Please Explain"

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Bill B wrote:
Possum3 wrote:

Pam, I would strongly suggest that you have your new motorhome thoroughly inspected by an Automotive Engineer that specialises in RV vehicles, with no connection to the dealer.


 



As someone once said "Please Explain"


 Any faults or latent faults in manufacture should be noted and referred back to Dealer, prior to the MH being used, for warranty repairs. Additionally all discrepancies in weights should be rectified, prior to going on road. Many manufacturing "defects" can cause a defect notice being placed on the RV and demerit points given to owner. Suggest you note the horror stories on Shonky and lemon sites, these have been verified by Professionals in the Industry. RV Industry is "self regulating" - Fox and Henhouse come to mind.



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Thanks for the replies. I will get an independent automotive engineer to inspect the vehicle. Re weight, the day I picked up the motorhome, on the way home I took it to a weight bridge. It was fully loaded with fuel and water. The weight corresponded with what the dealer said so I now know how much I can put in.

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