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Old 06-30-2011, 01:31 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Products that don't work as advertized

I'm finding more and more as I purchase stuff for the MH that they don't work as advertized and I wasted my money. From Wifi parts to water pressure gauges to sewer pipes. Maybe this thread will save someone from wasting their money.

Post the stuff that didn't work and the stuff you really like that does work.

Didn't work:
Hfield Wi-fire wifi antenna. Made for inside and hooks up to your USB port. Totally useless. Couldn't get any signal until I disconnected it. $56 wasted

7dB Novatel Verizon USB760, Sprint Ovation U760, MC760 USB Modem External Antenna w/OEM SMK TS-9. For my Virgin mobile air card. Doesn't make a difference if it's plugged in or not. $39 wasted


Smart Drain Sewer System. Looked real good but mine leaks from every connection. Maybe I got a bad one and I'm sure I can't return it. $78 wasted

Digital outdoor tv antenna. Worked for 2 weeks and died. Here is the one I bought: $40 wasted
DIGITAL DTV VHF UHF OUTDOOR HDTV HD ROTOR TV FM ANTENNA | eBay


Things that work good:
Jefa-Tech wifi antenna 5.5' with router/repeater. This thing is amazing and pulls in even the weakest signals and amplifies them.
See my post here:
Finally found a WIFI antenna that works!
Conntek RV Y Adatper Cord with 50 Amp Male Plug To 30 Amp RV Female Connector (3-Feet). Was the least expensive one I found $99 and got it on Amazon.com good quality


Sony DVP-SR200P/B DVD Player, Black. A real small DVD player that fit over my flat screen in the front and works great. Got it on Amazon

Also the Progressive power surge protector. Works great.

So, I hope this helps others out when buying "stuff" for our RV's and MH's.







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Old 07-02-2011, 01:24 PM   #3
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Thanks Billieg for the info. I'm sure you saved me money. Especially on the WIFI stuff.
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Thankyou for the headsup on the Smart Drain Sewer System ! Thats either by camco or valterra,seems to be an attempt at copying the drainmaster systems. With the "industrial grade metal" cam locks & bayonet adapter.

Sounds like we made a good choice in just replacing our hose with the "Rhino hose system" from camco,lot less expensive & it doesnt leak.Was thinking of the smart drain as it was on the shelf next to the Rhino but didnt want to spend the $70.
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Thankyou for the headsup on the Smart Drain Sewer System ! Thats either by camco or valterra,seems to be an attempt at copying the drainmaster systems. With the "industrial grade metal" cam locks & bayonet adapter.

Sounds like we made a good choice in just replacing our hose with the "Rhino hose system" from camco,lot less expensive & it doesnt leak.Was thinking of the smart drain as it was on the shelf next to the Rhino but didnt want to spend the $70.
Ya, what a mess. Plastic couplings that leak everywhere. You would think for $70 you would get something decent. And as I said, I don't think I can return it... But I'd sure like to.
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Our first rhino got weed whacked by the park people while they cut the grass! So for a quick but in the end long stand in we got a standard hose into the rhino connectors. That hose deteriorated very quickly so went to the store for a new hose.

Saw the trusted & inexpensive rhino, plus the $70 smart drain.. It almost tempted me but then the DW said no to the price & inspecting the 2 systems the Rhino is far superior.
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Dumped the Rhino and all the other 4" hoses. Went with the Sewer Solution, the water operated method, and have never looked back. I did have one mishap as a guest dropped a paper towel down the toilet. Everything was working fine till the towel made it's way to the spray outlet, then the train came to a halt! Was not a pretty site, but rubber gloves time. Only took a minute and a small bucket to fix the problem. But in the last four years this is the only mishap.
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Dumped the Rhino and all the other 4" hoses. Went with the Sewer Solution, the water operated method, and have never looked back. I did have one mishap as a guest dropped a paper towel down the toilet. Everything was working fine till the towel made it's way to the spray outlet, then the train came to a halt! Was not a pretty site, but rubber gloves time. Only took a minute and a small bucket to fix the problem. But in the last four years this is the only mishap.
I use a twist on valve between the sewer solution and my camper. If there is something that won't go into the smaller hose I can shut the valve and disconnect the sewer solution without having the backup to the tank come gushing out. Twist On Waste Valve, 3"
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