Tiki2some
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mikes
Take the time to figure out exactly what each fuse powers, and label them. Then if you're ever in that situation again, you may be able to swap fuses around to cover the more critical needs.
Mike
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4 Bentley
We recently purchased a 195 from Hitch RV in Delaware, many promises were not kept by the salesman after delivery; beware.
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fireblot
4 Bentley:
Welcome to the Retro community! Sorry to hear about your dealer experience, but don’t it let sour you on your new 195...... that’s an amazing fun machine! Traveling with a camping trailer is inherently fun and traveling in a Retro is even better. Summer is coming, so plan a trip and put Hitch RV in the rear view mirror. Sounds like that’s a good place for them!

Peter
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Lisa Foster Moss
We also purchased a water pressure regulator for the hose just in case the pressure at the campground was too much for the trailer and a water filter. We bought a surge protector for the electric and later a dog bone so that we could plug in at a 50 amp site if the 30s were all sold out when we tried to book - it worked like a charm. We got the cable for the t.v., wheel chocks and leveling blocks. We added leveling bubbles on the outside of the trailer too instead of "eyeballing" how level we were at a site. Oh, and for the sewer, we got some clear connectors so that we could see how well it was emptying and a sewer donut (since some campgrounds make you use them). 
Have fun!
Don & Lisa Moss
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fireblot
Wow! Your post reads like “Intro to RV management 101”!   Sounds like you are ready to get on the road!
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Lisa Foster Moss
Before we hit the road, I watched about 900 videos and read every post I could get my hands on. Since the trailer was my idea, I didn't want the hubs getting frustrated right out of the gate. 😬😁LOL! The last thing I needed was for some horrible thing to happen on the first trip - I would be sad to hang a "FOR SALE" sign on the new rig within the first year. Even with all these things, we've still had a couple of "moments" like the movie "Long Long Trailer". If you haven't seen it, check it out. It's like "I Love Lucy", only in color.                          One time we didn't bother to properly level the camper about an inch or so and showering with a soapy floor was like a comedy show(I've bought a non skid mat since then 😑), and while sleeping on the bed, it was a little like hanging on to the side of a raft all night (total exaggeration but you get the picture). 
Don & Lisa Moss
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fireblot
Lisa, 
Only 900 videos??  Haha! When we got the ‘Rocket’ last year, I watched so many YouTube videos that the control bar is permanently burned into my monitor!

We’ve had a few things go sideways as well. I know I’m in trouble when my XO asks the inevitable question:  “Did you read the instructions?”!
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Dave
Just some info on the electric jack.  We ordered our 195 last summer and Riverside installed a jack on ours at the factory for $115.  Works great. Have a great time camping!
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Retro-Active
I made sure to get a medium length sewer hose; not too short and not too long. They sell kits of pieces of plastic that elevate the hose off the ground. That means when the hose drains it is fairly even and going gradually downhill as it should. I don't know what this item is called. Apparently there are some places that don't allow you to have your sewer hose lying directly on the ground due to possible contamination.  I now keep the sewer hose inside the bumper when not in use as others have suggested.  I also noticed that if you are rolling it up and storing it a different way, the two ends of the hose can be locked together, minimizing any dripping for storage.
I initially bought a long marine hose for water hook up.  Marine hoses are needed as they are safe to drink from, unlike the standard garden hose.  I had lots of water squirting from the city water connection. Apparently, even though there was a washer/filter in the trailer, it was not installed properly, or was the wrong one. While trying to figure out the problem I bought a short, 6 foot hose to see if the hose was the problem.  The hose was not the problem.  Now most times I am able to use the short hose for hookups to city water, and so don't have all sorts of excess hose lying around.  I keep them both in the back of my truck.
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retro195man
I learned a lot from this forum. Better than any other forum. 
Ask a question on here and you'll get 360 degree views. Its awesome. 
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Tiki2some
Thanks to everyone. Had it out for a day/nite this past weekend - am going to post some pix of the unit in a new thread.
~ Linda & Bill
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retro195man
Still working on posting some equipment
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retro195man
retro195man wrote:
Still working on posting some equipment

My blog
http://www.195camper.com
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