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Old 03-24-2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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We pick it up Monday and I'm so excited I can hardly stand it.
I've read dozens of posts on this forum and I'm looking to make up a list of mods/accessories and extras that I may want to consider.
Ours has the sofa that makes into a king or, if we want, two singles separated by a sort of cabinet than can be taken down and put under the bed.
I've read on other posts here and elsewhere that we may want to get a custom bed mattress. Where? What should I look for?
I picked up a good Rand MacNally GPS aimed for RV'ers and a bike rack.
My wife is shopping for plates, utensils, linen.
But what tools should I take along? Looking for a vacuum suggestion to suck up dirt and dust we track in (little hand held?).
Finally, any other RS-Adventurous owners out there? What advice, suggestions do you have about things I should know about this unit?
Here's a couple pictures of our rig: [attachment=0:3epfwnc5]jenrt.jpg[/attachment
Here's the interior showing the rear beds:
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:50 PM   #2
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Congrats.......... I wish I owned one of those. I'm so jealous.....
I'd be so excited too.

Hold off on the mods until you know want you need.

Get things that fit in your compartments. We had a little sweeper vac that dismantled and stored in a drawer.

I think you've made a great choice. In hindsight, a Sprinter B, if it had been my first choice, would have saved me lots of $$$ wasted on the C & B+ RV's.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:52 PM   #3
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Thanks for the encouragement.... we get delivery Monday. I'm writing about it on my new blog http://roadtreking.com and, as I confess, I'm clueless about all this!
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:46 PM   #4
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Hi Mike!
I'm sharing in your excitement! I'm picking up my new PW Plateau NEXT Sun so I'm a wee bit jealous that your wait can now be counted in hours whereas mine is still days! This is also my 1st RV, but my parents have been RVers for a decade now.

I'm starting to think of things I'll need to have at the ready or store in the coach too...
2 rather random things I though of are buying a 2nd 12v charger for my iPhone/iPod - I have one that I keep in my car and I'd be very mad if I went off and forgot to move it to the coach or vice versa - it was worth the $30 to have 2! I'm also going to buy some little packets of laundry detergent to keep in the coach - just in case! If I'm taking a long trip I'd obviously pack laundry detergent, but I'm thinking if I'm out for a weekend or something I wouldn't plan to bring it so I should have some in case I get super dirty and there are facilities at the campground!

I too have an RVing blog...
http://livininavan.blogspot.com

I have yours bookmarked and I'm looking forward to reading about your adventures!
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:41 PM   #5
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Love that Chris Farley SNL sketcht!!!
I've linked your blog on mine...
Let's share the adventure!
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:43 PM   #6
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I'm jealous of both of you. I'm still trying to decide which unit to buy.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:29 AM   #7
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Tomorrow, I get delivery of my new, previously owned Roadtrek RS-Adventurous.
Making lists and trying to figure out what I need and don't need. Here's a post of what I think I need to get so far.
http://roadtreking.com/maintenance/t...y-making-lists
Any and all advice appreciated!
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:30 AM   #8
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A couple of things I like to keep in my vehicles are a couple of wire coat hangers, and a pair or two of vice grips. Both can be used for holding things on, vice grips are handy to crimp shut a holed brake line among other things. Electrical tape is as useful as duct tape often too.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:43 PM   #9
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I find a couple of collapsible lawn chairs/loungers to be invaluable; maybe also a small collapsible table, too.
After trying and discarding some chair models, I settled on a pair of "x-press loungers". They are tough and they fold/telescope into a very neat small package that will stuff in most places. They are currently on sale for $35 through Good Sam. REI also carry them.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:56 AM   #10
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It's in my driveway! Here's my review so far...
http://roadtreking.com/thoughts/its-in-the-driveway
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