Must Have Items for Newbie Rvers!

So, you’ve got an RV and you’re ready to travel, right? But wait! Have you read all the blogs and Facebook groups talking about what every Newbie needs? Well I have compiled my own list! Complete with links to the best prices on Amazon so you can read the reviews, some with links to articles I have blogged about! I shop on Amazon almost exclusively because of all the product reviews!

The List

(Name titles are links to the product on Amazon)

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Progressive Industries Smart Surge Protector- 240V/50A - $113.46

Open ground, open neutral and reverse polarity detection
Mis-wired pedestal indication
Surge failure indicator
Thermal protected
Three bright color LED indicators

I have spent a lot of time researching surge products, and this is, in my opinion, the best product for the money. Great company that backs their products! This is the 50 AMP version.

If you have 30AMP, click this link, $82.99.


18" 50M/30F Dogbone 50A to 30A Adapter - $14.99

Some parks you go to may have 50A service only (rare, but it happens). You would need this if your camper is 30A.


Camco 55223 15M/30F AMP PowerGrip Adapter $5.47

For use when RV has 30 AMP power and needs to plug into 15 AMP
Contoured shape for easy removal from outlet
Doesn't block spare plug outlet


Neiko 00239A 2-Piece Flexible Extension Bar Set | 1/4" and 3/8" Drive - $6.98

A flexible extension for my socket set? Really?
YES REALLY! I can't tell you how many times this little $6.98 gadget has gotten me out of a jam!

You're going to have to do some basic repairs while on the road RVing, and these little guys are an absolute necessity! There's ALWAYS going to be that one bolt or nut that you can't quite get to! This will do the trick! It works wonders for changing plugs on the generator as well!


Camco 22505 90 Degree Hose Elbow - Lead Free - $8.97

If you're in a motorhome, you're going to need this since your supply connection is inside the water & sewer cabinet.

It's also great for those hookups that are too close to the ground! I had a hookup that was two inches off the ground once, and if not for this handy dandy fitting, my fresh water hose would have been kinked and almost impossible to get on!


This is actually three products in one. A water pressure regulator, a flex hose adapter and a quick disconnect. I suggest this article as further reading on the setup.

Green Thumb FX1GT Kink Protector and Faucet Extension - $7.99

A8011 Garden Hose Brass Quick Connect Kit - $7.50

Kanbrook Adjustable RV Water Pressure Regulator - $39.99

Once you use a setup like this, you'll never go back! Hooking up your water line takes less than 10 seconds, and there is NEVER a leak!

Trust me folks, I see it all the time, people playing around with a wrench trying to get their water connection to stop leaking!


Camco 40043 TastePURE Water Filter - $25.52

THROW AWAY the flexible hose! It is total garbage and WILL leak on you within a few uses!

Use this instead:
Green Thumb FX1GT Kink Protector and Faucet Extension - $7.99

Recommended reading before you buy.


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Walex TOI-91799 Deodorizer - $9.71

If you like a clean smelling black tank, and who doesn't? These little guys work great. Drop one in after you dump along with two or three gallons of fresh water when you're ready to store your RV.

NOTE: Using them during the season or when you're not storing your RV is a waste of money, though some folks do.


Camco 22783 TastePURE Drinking Water Hose - $9.97

While not completely necessary, this specialty drinking water hose will eliminate the foul taste of water from a garden hose.


Camco 43051 20' Sidewinder Plastic Sewer Hose Support - $33.55

Sturdy, lightweight plastic that won't creep closed
Easily positions around obstacles and stays in place
Convenient carrying handle keeps Sidewinder closed
Deep cradles hold the sewer hose in place
The bottom of the Sidewinder cradle is 7-1/4" high at its highest point and 4" high at its lowest point


Camco RhinoFLEX 15' RV Sewer Hose Kit with Swivel Fitting - $31.52

Includes RhinoFLEX sewer hose, swivel bayonet adapter, 4-in-1 translucent elbow, two locking rings and two storage caps
Fittings swivel for ease of use and are detachable
RhinoFLEX sewer hose is made of 23 mils of durable polyolefin and reinforced with steel wire
4-in-1 translucent elbow adapter fits 3" slip or 3", 3-1/2" and 4" threaded dump-station pipes
Kit compresses to 56" for storage and the removable 4-in-1 adapter allows you to store the hose in 4" square bumpers


Valterra T58 Twist-On Waste Valve - $23.39

If you're wondering why I'm recommending this, please read my post called Easy Mod to Flush Black Tank.

You'll never go back to the old way of flushing your black tank!


Thetford 03300 Aqua-Soft Toilet Tissue, 2-Ply
4 Rolls $4.04 (add on item)

Specially-made for RV and marine sanitation systems- flushes easily, dissolves rapidly. Helps prevent messy clogs, luxurious 2-ply tissue

NOTE: I personally have never used any specialty tissue and have never had a problem.


Camco RV Green Disposable Dump Glove - 50 Pairs - $7.43

One size fits all
50 pair (100 total)
Comes in mountable dispenser
Made of latex and powder free material that will grip in wet or dry conditions


White 26.75" - 29" Diameter x 8.5" Width RV Deluxe Wheel Cover - $33.00

Fits 26.75"-29" Wheel Diameter, 8.5" Tire Width
Multiple sizes for a custom fit
Fast and easy slip-on fit
Four wheel covers in each package

NOTE: There are arguments for and against these. I personally wouldn't use them.


16.4Ft RGB 300LED Waterproof Flexible LED Light Strip - $12.99

Article coming soon on installation under canopy. Can be used free hanging. I really like these!


Camco 44595 Stabilizer Jack Pad - 4 pack - $13.89

Helps prevent jacks from sinking into soft ground
Interlocking design and handy storage strap for easy storage
Built-in handle for ease of use
Measures 6.5" x 9" x 1"
Set of 4


Camco 41105 Slide Out Lube - 15 oz - $14.95

Helps slide outs to operate smoothly without sticking
Protects against rust and corrosion
Repels dirt and grime


First Aid Kit – for Camping, Hiking, Sports - 130 Pieces - $19.97

Designed with help of medical professionals – includes 130 medical grade emergency and survival items
Red hard shell water resistant case is compact (9 X 6 X 2.25”) for easy storage while keeping all items organized
Interior contains see-through mesh pocket for ease of locating all items at a glance
Comprehensive first aid box assortment of medical and survival items


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