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Old 09-03-2014, 09:30 AM   #15
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Doran Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

Used it three years and had multiple "Lost Signal" problems with sensors even on the very first trip. I paid $700 for a 10 wheel + Signal Booster system.

That TPMS cost me two new trailer tires due to a problem sensor on one tandem tire. It went flat and I wasn't aware until a nice Canadian told me but the tire was shredded by then. Plus the extra weight placed onto the adjacent tandem tire ruined that one too.

When you lose a signal on the left front coach tire which is only feet away from the master control, something is drastically wrong with their system.

The final straw was the very last time it was used, I had 5 of the ten sensors giving me "Lost Signals" on a 500 mile trip.

At the end of that trip, everything was packaged up and dumped on eBay for about $200.

For a TPMS they are the worst!

I now use Tire SafeGuard TPMS and they are one of the BEST!

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Old 09-03-2014, 10:03 AM   #16
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A 60 pound ladder that was one of those kinds that would become an "A" so you can climb up either side. Thought for sure that's exactly what I needed until I had to lug it out of the slide tray over and over. Not only that, but it was 6 feet in length all collapsed down so it took up most of the tray and prevented usage of the space efficiently. Got rid of that and got a much lighter, smaller ladder that collapses down to like 2 feet in length.
I have a Sears convertable extenson/step ladder.. It too forms an "A". does not weight 60 pounds, is aout 7-8 feet in the A mode, (Never measured it) and aout 13.5 in the extended mode.. Just exactly the proper length for use as a roof ladder.

Takes up NO basement space since I took the joke of a ladder off the back (200 pounds was more than I'd trust it with and I am 300+) and put a couple of custom built "J" hooks up at the roof line (Aluminum diamond plate bumper metal cut, bent and drilled by a pro) lagged into studs.. and a shower "Assist" bar at the Bottom.. ladder hangs on the hooks and is cable locked to the shower bar.

Roof access: Take it down and extend it (or climb it in palce)

Wash and Wax: Step ladder mode

Best & Worst part: I got it for free, sort of, it was my father who bought it and used it before he passed on.
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:14 PM   #17
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We bought one of those collapsible ladders and it was so shaky and bendy, I didn't trust it. Plus I managed to severely pinch my fingers when taking it down so we left it behind when we moved.
The mat we have at the bottom of our steps outside is one of those plastic ones, with the curly dirt grabber turf. We love it for helping clean feet on the way inside.
We have looked at those patio mats and so far haven't made that purchase, the worry is how to store it when wet or muddy. Would that be left behind when it got dirty? Really hard to decide.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:30 PM   #18
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Large patio mat. Seldom use. Hassle to store, especially when wet /dirty.
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:01 PM   #19
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Large patio mat. Seldom use. Hassle to store, especially when wet /dirty.
Ours came with a bag. We clean as best as we can, put it in the bag till next use. Always put the dirty side down on reuse. Empty the bag with dirt remnants.
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:53 PM   #20
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I bought a 12 volt coffee maker, works great if you have a hour to kill!

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Old 09-03-2014, 09:58 PM   #21
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Optima batteries. Nothing but pure hype.

Otherwise I've been really lucky, most all my purchases have worked out pretty well.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:09 PM   #22
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12 volt ceiling fan for the bedroom: Moves a lot of air, but it sounds like it is grinding walnuts while doing it. \ken

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We used those Optima batteries in construction to power the Lasers, they worked for that. Never thought of using in RV.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:54 AM   #24
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LOL, our ceiling fan in our bedroom moves awesome air, but sounds like a boatload of mice are having a party up there.

We ended up buying a Vornado fan at walmart for like 10 bucks, and it's quiet! Like the mice are in church
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:32 AM   #25
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We used those Optima batteries in construction to power the Lasers, they worked for that. Never thought of using in RV.
I had three blue top optimas in my TT, they lasted less than three years. Two red tops in my truck and they lasted just over three years. Considering what they cost I expected a bit better performance than el cheapo batteries from Walmart.
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Small plastic folding tables. Too easy to kick over, trip over, and we ended up leaving them at home in the garage attic.

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Worst thing ever bought ; thats easy! THOR SERRANO ,incredible nightmare.
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