How we check the torque on our Little Guy Max and the tools we use

As we mentioned in VLOG #10 we put together a video on how to check your torque on the Little Guy Max. We have seen online that people were wondering what tools to get and whether or not you had to have a lot of upper body strength to do it.  This video will show you what tools we use and I even stepped in and gave it a shot – very easy, trust me!

UPDATE 11/25/2018: We followed the directions as outlined in our 2018 User Manual setting torque to 110-120 ft/lbs. It has been brought to our attention that in an August bulletin, it recommends 100 ft/lbs. We have an inquiry into Liberty Outdoors and are waiting for verification on the right setting and will update here as soon as we hear back.

UPDATE 11/30/2018: Liberty Outdoors responded to my request and said they have updated their instructions and you should set your torque wrench to 100 ft/lbs.

Watch the video and we will put links to the tools below. Let us know if you have any questions!

3/8 Inch Drive 20ft lb to 100 ft lb click Torque Wrench

Kobalt 337834 3/8-Inch Drive x 13/16-Inch Spark Plug Socket

Kobalt 337350 3/8-Inch Drive x 3 inch long wobble extension bar

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Accessories you need for your RV

I am not sure if I am alone in this, but I have had feelings of awkwardness and ignorance – the likes I have not felt since a freshman in high school – from the moment we brought home our Little Guy Max trailer.

As I mentioned in my previous post, this is our first time as RV owners. Russ and I attempted tent camping a few times and I can’t say we were exceptionally successful. During one memorable attempt, we arrived at a campground as it was starting to rain. After about an hour, frozen fingers and a few colorful words, we gave up and walked into the campground office to ask if any cabins were available. What possessed us into thinking we were qualified to do this?

Well…it’s too late now. The RV is sitting in our driveway and we have a mile-long list of all the places we want to visit. Before I can even begin to be stressed about how daunting it will be to try to back into our first campsite, apparently there is still quite a bit of shopping to do. Hitch coupler locks, chocks, sewer hoses, something called a “dogbone”?

Different RV’s come with different amenities, but I have found out there are items that you will still need to purchase in order to take full use of your new investment. Thankfully, there were many helpful people online willing to give us advice!

Here is a list of what we wound up buying for our Little Guy Max. You can click on any item to see more detailf:

  1.  Weight distribution hitch & sway bar
  2.  Brake controller
  3. Trailer lock
  4. Levelers/chocks
  5. Leveling blocks
  6. 30 amp RV extension cord
  7. Sewer hose kit
  8. Sewer hose seal
  9. Sewer hose support
  10. Drinking water hose
  11. Water regulator
  12. Water filter
  13. RV surge protector
  14. Hasp lock
  15. Dogbone electrical adapter
  16. Torque wrench & socket
  17. Tire pressure gauge
  18. Air compressor
  19. Insect screens for: Furnace  Refrigerator vents  Water heater
  20. Dehumidifier
  21. Patio mat
  22. Outdoor folding chairs
  23. Fridge/freezer thermometer
  24. White lithium grease
  25. Holding tank deodorizer and waste digester
  26.  RV toilet paper (quick dissolving & septic safe)

Hopefully, this helps to give you an idea of some things to think about for your own RV. If you have any other suggestions, please feel free to let us know in the comments below!