Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Purchase updates coming soon!

I purchased several of the items on my wish list. I got the higher end Camco Water Filter and the jacks. I just got the Camping World daily advertisement in my inbox and saw this item on sale, and it looked appealing. I would like a water pump that is quieter, and I'm pretty sure the one that came with our Wildwood 26TBSS isn't as nice as this one. It is the Shurflo Revolution Water Pump. Camping World Catalog Item # 49007 ">

Monday, March 10, 2014

My Camping World Wish List for 2014

This post will be an ongoing list of items I'd like to get from Camping World. I'll try to provide some details as to why I want/need it and why I chose each particular item. We'll call it a pre-purchase review of each. Then after I get them, I'll provide a more in depth review.

1. Camco Evo Premium Water filter
In the past I've used the small Camco water filters. The cheap ones from Walmart. I might end up going back to those in the end. But I think this season I'm going to try out one of these:

I am a little nervous about having a $50 filter hanging out behind the camper. How often are these things stolen? I guess we'll find out.

2. Camco Stack Jack
I've read that adding a pair of cheap stack jacks to a travel trailer with slide-out like ours will greatly reduce the movement when people walk around in it. I don't feel like we are wobbly at all, but I've heard that after you add a couple of small jacks under the frame on either side of the tires, it will feel like you are on blocks. So it looks like Walmart has a set of 4 of these jacks for about $35, but I don't know if they are the exact same model as these from Camping World. I assume that Walmart has s slightly different model number, and is a little lower quality. I could be wrong.

3. Portable Surge Guard Protector
I'm having a hard time deciding what sort of surge protection we need. There are two different types of protectors. There are $300 units that have a pretty LCD screen, and there are the $100 units that do not.

The LCD unit is:

Manufacturer: Technology Research Corp
Mfg Part #: 34730-001-LCD

The non-LCD unit is:

Manufacturer: Technology Research Corp
Mfg Part #: 44260

This is the one I'm most interested in:

4. Outdoor Universal Ladder
Our camper doesn't have a ladder on the back for getting to the roof. So I'd like to add this Universal Outdoor Ladder.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Honda Generator - Thanks dad!

I've been looking at generators for a few months now, and really know nothing about them. I know that Honda advertises the most, and everybody seems to love them. I also know that they are extremely expensive. They are expensive because they are so quiet, reliable, and parts are easy to come by. Or at least that is what I understand from reading lots of forum posts. I had been talking to my dad (who is on his 2nd 5er and goes 40-50 nights a year with my mom), about generators and he ended up giving me one of his Hondas. He had acquired a pair of them from my Uncle who had intended to run them in series. Dad spends a lot of time at high altitude and only one of them was the high altitude model, so he gave the other to me. In a few weeks I'll be taking the camper out for the first trip of this season with a "boys only" weekend with another family that has 2 boys like us. I'll be taking the generator for a test run that weekend, although we should have power available. After that test run, I'm thinking that we may try to take the camper for a dry trip elsewhere to see how we can handle boon docking. I'm thinking that the lack of power shouldn't be that big of a deal, so long as we can have some cartoons available during breakfast. I'll post the complete model number and experience notes of the generator after I've spent some time with it.

Camping World Honda Generators:
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