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Posted: 02/12/18 08:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I realize both links are active, which in turn has caused the confusion. Has anyone been able to find the version which says the unit must be dealer installed on the current website? I haven’t been able to find it unless I use the link from the older post.

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We were too pretty overwhelmed when the dealer presented us all the must have accessories on the day we picked up our first camper. My strategy since then has always been to politely decline, do some thorough research and then order online or go back to the dealer when I know what I do need. For the items in question, I'd recommend the following:

Vent covers: Yes
Slide toppers: No
Surge protection: Maybe


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Vent covers - yes
Slide toppers - probably, depending on price.
Surge protector - I’m learning from this thread

You didn’t ask about other things but here’s my opinion based on my recent purchase of a Cherokee 235b. My buddy just bought a similar trailer and I learned a couple from his experience too. At least find out prices for these as well if interested...easier to get them as part of the package up front in my opinion.

If boondocking is in your plans consider 2x 6v batteries instead of a 12v
Consider 30# propane tanks
Solid step - had no idea I wanted one until it was already installed on my trailer. Love it.
Battery kill switch - easy enough DIY but nice to have it done for you
Electric tongue jack


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Slide toppers yes, if you camp anywhere near trees. I made one trip lugging a ladder so I could sweep debris off the slide before closing it, and that was enough for me.


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