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Old 06-07-2009, 08:26 PM   #1
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Impulse purchases

OK, so I said to myself when I got the Class A MH (which I did on May 1), "Self, try to refrain from making too many impulsive purchases right away" (like I did with my prior trailer). Here's how I've fared:
  1. Adco cover - already gave up the idea and will probably eBay it
  2. Valve extensions for the rear tires. So far so good and should work well with...
  3. Tire Pressure Monitor System - bought but not yet installed. It's a safety thing
  4. Surge Protector/Circuit tester - expensive. It's a safety thing, too.
  5. Considering a macerator pump, but no deal so far -- I'm not yet convinced I need it but wait til after a few longer trips. Will I succumb?
So far that's it. I'm sure there are more out there, and that resistance is futile. So, what else am I going to fall prey to? Any "must-have" recommendations?
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:04 PM   #2
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tire covers -- protects from the UV light and prolongs the tire life -- good investment to make
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:10 PM   #3
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I, on te other hand, THINK, ponder,consider, mentally wring my hands, and agonize over each and every purchase.

It is all my great-grandfathers fault. A Scotsman, you know.

I am 70% sure that at sometime in the future, maybe this month, I am going to buy a "Winegard Wingman" I normally don't make ANY decision this rapidly, but I am in the Ozarks and my TV seems to have square measles. Go figure.

I REALLY want a tire pressure monitor system------but........they are SO EXPENSIVE. MAybe next week/month/year they will go DOWN in price.

Gee....I hope I don't get a flat. One tire would pay for the system........

Maybe I will winn te lottery.....Make a note: BUY TICKET..

Bt that is just a waste of money, isn't it.


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Old 06-07-2009, 09:58 PM   #4
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tire covers -- protects from the UV light and prolongs the tire life -- good investment to make
Thanks, Dave. Another one on my "maybe list."

Not to ambush my own thread, but I have heard both sides of that one, namely that modern tires are very UV resistant, that you will replace your tires on an RV long before the UV gets to them, that you don't cover your auto tires and those go 40-50K miles, etc.

For the record, MIchelin says to protect the tires from UV rays in their Tire Guide available here.
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Rich.. BUY the TIRE MONITOR SYSTEM... I just replaced a $350 Michelin and I can find nothing wrong with it, but it went flat driving down the road and I didn't know it... till to late.
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one of the first things on my list was a coleman traveling barbeque grille. Currently waiting on the plumbing to connect it to the RV's propane tank.
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one of the first things on my list was a coleman traveling barbeque grille. Currently waiting on the plumbing to connect it to the RV's propane tank.
Good one. I had in mind the type that uses the small LP cannisters so as not to fiddle with the on-board LP tank. Not a good idea?
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Rich.. BUY the TIRE MONITOR SYSTEM... I just replaced a $350 Michelin and I can find nothing wrong with it, but it went flat driving down the road and I didn't know it... till to late.
I agree with Rick. From experience it's better to be safe than sorry!
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I agree with Rick. From experience it's better to be safe than sorry!
Yes, that one is on my "already bought it" list. I'll install it next weekend.
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Yes, that one is on my "already bought it" list. I'll install it next weekend.
Rich, don't wait...put the tire monitor no NOW!!!! I speak from experience, I bought a system and never got around to putting it on because I wanted to hard wire it into my coach. Well, last month the tag tire blew (the metal valve stem cracked at the elbow) caused $5100.00 worth of damage to the coach plus the cost of a new tire. Needless to say I took the time to hook up my monitoring system now...
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Hi Rich,
On this subject, I take a slightly different view. If it is a gadget for the coach and I see value in having it, I buy it. I tried to do what was mentioned in your OP, but was continuing to fail. I am too old to be a continuing failure. So, I did the smart thing and changed the plan. Now I am a success. I attend the Tampa RV Super show every year intent on spending $s. And every year I succeed. It feels good to be a success.

Consider not fighting the desire to make the coach exactly the way you want it, with aftermarket devices. Take it from a successful guy, you'll feel really good.
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Consider not fighting the desire to make the coach exactly the way you want it, with aftermarket devices. Take it from a successful guy, you'll feel really good.
Now that's what I'm talkin' about .
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A surge protector like you said...would be on the high priority list.
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