Ya gotta keep a few important considerations in mind:
Your RV has a weight limit, never exceed it.


Your Tow Vehicle has a weight limit, never exceed it.


Your RV has an electrical power limit, if you exceed it you will have to turn some things off in order to use other things.


We don't sell any products here, we don't represent any products here, I'm not even giving you links to products here. But I'll tell you this: 85% of the stuff I've bought was from Amazon, 10% from WalMart.


It's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.


New RV...
New Surge Suppressor...
This one has an iPhone App to monitor power (Bluetooth)...


Pass-through Storage.
It's the only exterior storage on the rig but it's very large...
Fresh water hookup, hot/cold outside water, antenna connections...


This rig has 2 Grey Water tanks.
One for the kitchen sink and one for the bathroom sink and shower.
And a Black Water tank (for the toilet).
The short, transparent section extends the connection so I don't have to reach under the rig and let's me monitor the outflow.
The cap handle makes twisting it off much easier.


This is the business end of the RV.
Covered battery.
Covered propane tanks.
Covered Hitch Jack.
Hitch Rack to neatly store the Chains, Electrical, and Breakaway Cable.
The rest of the Anti-Sway WDH (Weight Distribution Hitch) is stored in my truck.
I use trailer receiver and trailer coupler locks...


Security.
I have two solar-charged motion-detection outdoor lights.
Along with a Blink outdoor motion-detection camera.
And a Blink indoor motion-detection camera.


The motion-detection lights work great. They are solar charged during the day and on half-power at night, kinda like nightlights for the rig. They detect motion long before there could be a problem near the rig. The Blink cameras are WiFi-based and both send me email alerts and video clips immediately. This means that if you get close enough to steal either camera then you've already been filmed and you're already caught...
Is it really an outdoor camera? Yes.


Cigarette lighter splitter with 2 USB ports. Gotta have power...
Garmin RV 770 NA (North America). I like Garmin, they are the industry leader for a reason. I use it all the time, I configured it for my onboard WLAN and it updates itself automatically. On our 1st three trips (Colt Creek State Park, FL, Myakka River State Park, FL, and Little Manatee River State Park, FL) we used the Garmin and the Google Maps App on the iPhone or iPad side by side. For the record Garman threw a BRUTAL SMACKDOWN on the Google Maps App. Hands down, Garmin was better at every turn, first to announce every turn, and better at updating the visual mapping. My only complaint is that Garmin, bless her heart, takes too long to figure out I'm not following her specific directions. On the drive south to the Myakka River State Park Garmin thought I'd be okay with driving this huge RV over the Skyway Bridge. NFW! Garmin kept finding one after the other U-turn so I could obey her instructions...
A dash cam (not pictured) is mainly so I can get the last laugh if somebody causes an accident. This one is inexpensive, automatically overwrites older files, works with my onboard WLAN, and works with my iPhone. Note: Some (especially older) RVs have almost no slope to the windshield. Keep that in mind when looking at DashCam mounts. I ended up with a second inexpensive DashCam that had a dashboard mount.
Just a simple mount for my iPhone (iPhone not pictured because I used it to take the picture!)... My CD player skips occasionally and I don't feel like replacing it right now. The good news is it has a USB port and plays tunes off my iPhone with no setup or configuration required. (I also use a 16Gb Flash Drive crammed with tunes when I want my iPhone for other things.) The Winnebago-supplied home theatre sound system is outstanding... Older RVs (probably all Class A RVs) make a ton of noise running down the road. (Imagine two skeletons having wild sex on a tin roof...) No matter how diligent you are at securing everything in your RV there will still be some stuff that bumps and rattles. Background noise, your favorite tunes, will help you stay concentrating on driving... No, I don't drive with the cockpit curtains closed...
Update: I started using an iPad (Mini 4) for Google GPS leaving my iPhone available for various weather and/or traffic alerts. Note: In most instances the Garmin threw a beatdown on Google but I like having a hot backup handy. However, my iPad doesn't have cellular service and that's how Apple's Location Services provides GPS data to Apps. So, I'm using the Dual Electronics XGPS150A Multipurpose Universal Bluetooth GPS Receiver with Wide Area Augmentation System and Portable Attachment to provide the iPad the GPS data it needs:


Update: I'm using the TireMinder TPMS (Tire Pressure Management System) on my iPhone fulltime while underway.

I can't say enough good things about TireMinder, awesome product, and their Customer Service is absolutely 1st class! You have to check your tires every time you get underway. A tire blowout could be a disaster whether you're pulling a trailer or driving a Class A rig. When you get tired of manually checking each tire, each time, this product is what you want.

And I also use my own Air Compressor...

You'll also need accessory kits, especially the digital air pressure gauge, and an extension cord.
After a starting problem I replaced the Starter and installed a trickle charger Chassis Battery maintainer.
Since this page is about Gear, I recommend having a good Battery Charger.
After getting a Check Engine light while driving down the Interstate I installed an OBD (On Board Data) code reader. This device from PLX Devices is Bluetooth-based and is crap. Don't buy anything from PLX Devices. This device, Veepeak, works great. It's WiFi-based.
The iOS app OBD Fusion is pretty good. It will show you the engine condition that triggered the code that turned on the Check Engine light. You can also clear that code. Additionally, you can run real-time monitors which I find to be very cool as well as create your own real-time gauges as long as the OBD supports the specific code. I'm running the app on an iPad 4 Mini to monitor things. (The Check Engine light I got turned out to be almost insignificant.)




Photography & Videography
When we started this I assumed I'd use a decommissioned (no cell service) iPhone 8 for pics and videos. (I'm still assuming I'll use a decommissioned iPhone 6 as a drone monitor.) But that didn't work out...
I like iPhones. I tried a Samsung Galaxy once some years ago and I didn't like it, didn't like the OS either, and couldn't wait to get rid of it. iPhones take great pics, beautiful sharp focus, rich color, etc., but they absolutely suck at motion videography because they have no internal stabilization.

So I bought (eventually returned) several stabilizers. Balancing and re-balancing the iPhone is very annoying. Understanding instructions written in Chinglish is even more annoying. Any manual operation of the iPhone while it's clamped and balanced in the stabilizer is just about impossible and if you activate voice control on the iPhone then the little birdie you're trying to film will hear you and fly away...







The has built-in internal stabilization. Incredible stabilization. The most current version is the GoPro Hero 7. Below are the accessories that you'll need or probably want:
Lens cover. Protect your lens.
Spare batteries and a battery charger. You can charge a battery in the GoPro but that's not so easy out on a hike. There are rumors that the GoPro 7 eats battery power waay faster than previous GoPro cameras. I can't confirm that because this is my first GoPro.
A portable battery can keep your GoPro (or smartphone, etc) running for hours. An angled USB connector helps manage that cable. (Forget the solar charging hype, it takes at least two full days of bright Florida sunshine to charge these devices.)
Something to protect and store your spare batteries in.
Memory card and card holder. GoPro has an iPhone app with which you can transfer movies to your iPhone. I prefer to transfer to a laptop and/or desktop for better editing.
I also use a Flash Drive to transfer files from the laptop to the desktop for final editing. This makes it easy to keep backup copies along the way.
Telescoping handle is better than getting your fingers in the frame or on the lens. The more fiddling around you have to do while filming the more editing you have to do later...
GoPro carrying case. A hard case, just for the GoPro.
GoPro and accessory carrying case.
This flexible tripod is awesome. You can wrap it around anything. You found someone hiking and talking constantly? Wrap it around their face! Wrap it around a tree branch. Wrap it around anything.
GoPro Hero 7 (Black) User Manual




Hiking
We like hiking, so does our dog. We like Florida State Parks. We bought an RV just so we could spend weekends visiting Florida State Parks and hiking those trails. We're casual people, not interested in how far or how fast or how high we can hike. Our approach is not casual. We study and research everything, we require high quality gear and plenty of it.
Kathy thinks these are the best hiking/walking footwear on the planet. I don't have to wear them so I don't have an opinion on them.
Rockport. Best fitting footwear, period. All the hype about ultra-technical hiking footwear is crap. Your shoes or boots must fit perfectly. Nothing is more important than the fit. You can't enjoy hiking if your feet are uncomfortable. Rockport fits me perfect, perfect. They are acceptably rugged and not heavy to wear. If you have issues finding extremely comfortable footwear try Rockport.
The 2nd most important element is socks. Goldtoe are the best socks you can buy.
Depending on the hike and/or the weather Kathy might wear a backpack or a fanny pack.
Depending on the hike and/or the weather I might wear a backpack or a fanny pack. Most of the time I wear neither.
There are a thousand things you can carry in your pack. Probably the single most important safety-related item to carry in your pack is a snakebite kit. We also carry disposible rain ponchos, mini-first aid kit, emergency blanket, knife, dog treats, etc.
This is the best dog water bottle you can buy.
This is the best human water bottle you can buy.
If you smoke or hike with someone who smokes hook this on the beltloop and never leave cigarettes butts on the trail.
Instead of stuffing your pockets you can easily hang things off your pants with these.
Notes: Florida State Parks aren't all that big, and they aren't extremely remote. We have good cell coverage in Florida. You probably don't need a satellite telephone or an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radiobeacon). (We have neither.) If you think you need a satellite telephone and/or an EPIRB then you do. What you really do need is a handgun. (And a Florida Concealed Weapons License, and training and practice.) Remember: It's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it...


This isn't all of our gear but it's most of it. We like to be comfortable, we like having all the comforts of home in our home away from home. Our RV is like the original Lunar Excursion Module and we always remember this quote from the Harrison Ford movie Six Days Seven Nights: "It's an island, babe. If you didn't bring it here, you won't find it here."
With most of the came-broke and came-sketchy stuff fixed or replaced it's time for:


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