Posted May 16, 2016

10 Products to Consider When Buying A Trailer

When purchasing your new or used travel trailer or fifth wheel there are some products you might want to consider purchasing. We’ve created a top ten list for our customers and you can read about each product below: 

1. Weight Distribution Hitch: Towing a trailer doesn't need to be a tense and fearful experience. We recommend the Fastway E-2 Weight Distribution hitch which uses a unique two-in-one design that combines weight distribution with sway control in one easy to use unit. The simple design has Integrated™ sway control to help minimize the risk of sway problems caused by passing vehicles, cross winds, and other towing hazards. The Fastway E-2 hitch is safe, simple, and easy to use.

2. Dominator Sewer Hose Kit: It includes two 10 ft. hoses with rotating fittings plus a 90-degree universal sewer adapter – hoses collapse for easy storage. They are 23-mil thick, hold their shape after installation, and protects from leaks – UV stabilized poly construction.

3. Pure Power Waste Digester: Pure Power Blue is a biological formula with odor control technology that performs without fail in all temperature conditions. Use only 2 oz. per treatment in both black & gray tanks! This high powered mixture of enzyme-producing bacteria is sure to keep your holding tanks clean and odor-free. Put the power of this revolutionary new formula to work for you and see what a difference it makes. This chemical-free, CA compliant solution is accepted at all campgrounds, RV parks, and RV/Marine dump stations. Safe to use in all septic systems. Will not harm children or pets. Fresh and clean scent. Use only 2 oz. per 40 gallons!

4. Towing Mirror: Whatever you happen to be towing, you need maximum visibility to ensure your safety. Make sure that you have towing mirrors on your vehicle before you hit the road.

5. Yamaha Generator:  Among the quietest portable generators in its class, the EF2000iSv2 features Smart Throttle which allows greater fuel efficiency and noise reduction.  With features such as visible Fuel Gauge, Parallel Function, and an Oil Watch Warning System, this is a great choice for RV owners.

6. Barbecue Grill: The Olympian 5500 has a versatile mounting bracket that hooks to the side of your RV. It is a gas grill and you can use standard or disposable propane cylinders. 180 sq. inch cooking surface and it’s made of durable and easy-to-maintain stainless steel.

7. RV Wash and Wax: Big Sky RV carries Thetford and Dometic products. RV’s get dirty and it is important to keep them clean. The weather can vary when you are RV’ing and dirt, mud, bugs and water spots are things everyone has to deal with. Make sure to clean your unit when it is dirty.

8. RV Roof Cleaner and Sealer: Cleaning and sealing your roof isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you make your first Travel Trailer or Fifth Wheel purchase. It usually never even crosses your mind but it’s one of the highest repairs we see in our service center. Dometic and Thetford has a roof cleaner and a roof sealer that we carry at Big Sky RV. If you have questions about applying it, ask one of our service techs. 

9. Cooler: After cleaning your roof you are going to need a cooler full of cold beverages. Big Sky RV carries Dometic coolers which have outstanding reviews.

10. Umbrella: We carry a large umbrella called MorShade and it offers all-day-shade with a 45-degree head tilt, combined with a steel telescopic swivel pole. It mounts to many different horizontal surfaces and it’s a great place to relax while you are out with your travel trailer.