Note: These are products that we use and find useful. We are including links to one or more retailers for these products only as a convenience to you. We are not affiliates of any retailer and receive no financial benefit from your purchase.

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A hitch ball cover not only protects the hitch from the elements when you are not towing, it protects you from getting grease on yourself. When we’re towing, we store it on the ball of our hitch security lock.

Available from Amazon and a variety of retailers.

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White lithium grease is essential for ease of hitch operation as well as to protect the hitch ball and prolong it’s life.

Reese Hitch Ball Lube is readily available from a variety of general and auto care retailers including Amazon, Walmart, etrailer, Camping World, NAPA, and many others.

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When you slide the ball mount into the hitch receiver and secure it, you still have some play which at best is noisy but can cause trailer sway. The Quiet Hitch secures the mount into the receiver for a quieter and safer tow experience.

Available from Amazon and variety of retailers. Check your receiver before ordering. We use the Quiet Hitch 061 for our 2″ receiver.

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Chocking both wheels in both directions is important and storing four full size chocks is easier if they nest. We like these dark gray Camco chocks.

Available from Amazon and a variety of retailers. They come in sets of two, we use two sets to chock both wheels in both directions.

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More than a surge protector, it looks for faulty wiring before passing power through to the RV. Our older model EMA-PT30C has saved our [email protected] and appliances from damage due to over-voltage on more than one occasion.

Available online from a variety of retailers including Camping World, Walmart, and Amazon.

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Our [email protected]’s plumbing is rated for 50 psi but the water pressure in some campgrounds is greater, sometimes exceeding 100 psi. To protect our plumbing we always use a brass water pressure regulator. Since we’ve been know to leave one behind and because they are inexpensive, we always carry a spare.

Available from Amazon and a variety of retailers..

Or there’s a fancier one with a gauge They are also available at Camping World, RV supply stores, Walmart, Amazon, and more.

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This little device attaches to the bottom of our propane tank and sends a bluetooth signal to a smartphone app to give us an accurate percentage of propane left in our tank. Using ultrasonic technology, it’s by far the most accurate propane gauge available. Yes, it is secure on the bottom of the tank. We’ve traveled thousands of miles with it attached inside our open bottomed tongue box.

The manufacturer’s video explains how it works.

When Travels with Delaney did a video on how to weigh your propane tank to check your level, we sent him a Mopeka Tank Check. He did a video on how it works and how he installed it.

Available from Ace, Camping World, Amazon, and more. UPDATE if your tank is sitting on a floor you will need the clips to attach to the tank (used to be included) or the tank halo.

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Speaking of propane we think it wise to carry Snoop in the event of a suspected propane leak. This video demonstrates it’s use and it’s advantage over soapy water.

Available online from Swagelok, Amazon and at Home Depot.

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All of our trailers have come with a jockey wheel to support the trailer at the tongue. We have replaced ours with a tongue jack foot which allows us to level the trailer even on sites that slope from front to back and to give us better stability on uneven campsites.

Available from eTrailer, Camping World, Amazon and more.

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These levels are inexpensive and easy to install on the tongue of the trailer, one for front to back and another for side to side. We use the adhesive pads provided and since we’ve lost one or two, we always carry a spare pair.

Available from Walmart, Camping World, Amazon, and many more retailers.

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This device plugs into to the seven pin connector on the tow vehicle and is of particular use for determining power to the 12V Aux line which is needed for charging your RV battery while towing. Like two of our previous TVs, not all vehicles are delivered with the 12V Aux connected. If you don’t have power to the 12V, check with your mechanic, dealer, or owner’s manual for more information.

Available from a variety of auto and RV supply retailers and online from Amazon.

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Speaking of the 7-Way connector, to keep the connection between the trailer and tow vehicle in top condition we clean it periodically with contact cleaner.

Available from Amazon, Ace, Walmart, and a wide variety of auto parts stores, and electronics suppliers, as well as online.

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This inexpensive and handy device will assist you in loosening any sewer connection plug. Oh so useful when the previous user on your campsite was way too strong and you’ve already had a long day. Here’s a video.

Available from Walmart, Camping World, Amazon, and many more.

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These wrenches make connecting and disconnecting sewer hose fitting a cinch as this video demonstrates.

Available from Amazon

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This Ivation Dehumidifier is our solution for those cool nights when you wake up with windows and walls covered with condensation from your own breath and as a by product of propane heat. This is a tiny dehumidifier for a tiny trailer, only 9″ tall with a quiet non-compressor technology.

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Initially we upgraded to a ten speed Fantastic Fan with a sensor but discovered that we’d prefer a fan with rain cover so that we can continue to operate it even in the rain. Here’s a Travels with Delaney video showing their MaxxAir fan in operation.

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Through the years we have used a series of side rooms and awnings on our teardrop campers. Ultimately we’ve settled on the Isabella Sun Canopy for it’s amazing sturdiness. It promises to perform exceptionally well in the rain and doesn’t require guy lines which makes it much more useful in crowded campgrounds. The Isabella is European crafted. We purchased ours from All Pro Adventures in Sugarcreek OH.

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There’s a wealth of options for outdoor mats/rugs to use with an RV but after wrestling with awkward folding and a series of colors that were excellent at showing the dirt, we settled on the Jalax Exterior floor from All Pro Adventures. The size is perfect outside our [email protected] 400, it’s easy to clean, and folds up into a sturdy carry bag that stows nicely and cleanly in the bed of the truck along side our other items we use under the awning.

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Chrome Storage Tubs from All Pro Adventures atop a Boondock platform to give us oodles of storage for our propane tank, fresh water hose and fittings, shore power cord and adapters, and lots of camp set-up equipment.

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When Pico Arm Chairs that we purchased shortly after getting our Silver Shadow teardrop camper in 2009 were getting a bit shabby, we replaced them with the newer version of the same chair from GCI Outdoors. They are amazingly comfortable and so easy to pack up and carry with us. Not only that, they stow easily in the truck bed with all our outdoor furnishings.