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Old 01-24-2014, 02:07 PM   #29
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I only have in the coach what i need! However the wife has other ideas

TV in bedroom: I never watch it and detest anything on while going to bed. She has to have it on to fall asleep, I lose. After 35 years i'm used to losing.

TV Outside: She wanted that too, I lose again. I installed that one as well. That said we do watch a lot outside when the weathers hot and nice in the evenings. Don't understand why it's silly?

Oven: Don't have it so we don't miss it.

Washer/Dryer: Ditto

Radio in bedroom: No built-in, only stand alone alarm clock only as i'm a 75% fulltimer for work. 15 minutes to and 15 back instead of 2 hours each way

Outside Shower: Where the dogs get a bath after the beach, priceless!

Winegard SensarPro for the OTA antenna: Works great for me, but then I am a techno/gizmo geek and enjoy all things technology (to an extent)

Awning lights: Yup, I don't neccessarily like lurking in the shadows like a degenerate. Exceptions: not till after sunset and never, ever with a fire. Exceptions exception: christmas lights

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Old 01-24-2014, 02:35 PM   #30
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Hello when we bought new to us a used 2005 Beaver P/T had them remove the washer dryer and had a cupboard for kitchen storage built,removed the former owners outside TV now used the spot for storage wife wanted a oven but impossible to install so went with the mico/conv instead (she really likes it) had sofa removed and a custom made electric fireplace built in its place,all rugs removed and laminate in its place everything else in the coach is perfect now. Thankyou for the post.

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Old 01-24-2014, 03:30 PM   #31
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After 35 years i'm used to losing.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:18 PM   #32
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When we bought our CC new, we were excited it had a Splendide combo in it. After a year we pulled it out and made a nice closet out of the space. We are currently looking at a new American with a dishwasher. I wonder how long it will last.
again, my coach is rockin right now from a load of laundry rolling around back there
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Old 01-24-2014, 11:25 PM   #33
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Have to agree on the outside shower - never use it.
I didn't think I would use the outside shower, but it actually comes in really handy to give the dog a bath in the summertime.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:27 AM   #34
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I didn't think I would use the outside shower, but it actually comes in really handy to give the dog a bath in the summertime.
Another poster alluded to this and I agree that would be a perfect use for it. And since it seems ubiquitous on coaches there must be a large demand for them.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:21 AM   #35
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When we ordered this one, we eliminated all the never used items.

I would have gotten rid of the bedroom TV as well, but the wife watches it when doing laundry.

The outside shower was a consistent disappointment, so here is how I fixed it:

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Old 01-26-2014, 11:32 AM   #36
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Yea ... the outside TV had to go. Turned that basement space into my workshop. Now that bay gets used a lot! Ugh! \ken
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:24 PM   #37
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Thanks all for your comments. I too wondered about the outside TV and thinking I am camping and enjoying the outdoors. Maybe it is different if you are a full timer. Anyway, thanks again.
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:54 PM   #38
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We do a lot of state park camping with family & friends. Never thought we would use the outside tv. We put kids program on early mornings or evenings. Great babysitter.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:42 PM   #39
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In ten years we used the oven once to see how it worked, that was the last time. The new MH is coming without an oven,which will be fine.

The other thng I never used was the mancerator system for the black tank. It has never been out of the storage box.
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Slider hitch. 4 years now and never used it. Awning lights. Used em a little at first, now all 3 sets are in the storage hole somewhere, unused for 2 years.
Slider Hitch, right. When I was doing the 5th wheel thing I used mine all the time, but mine was the Auto Glide and I didn't have to do anything but drive. That thing saved me a bunch, the only time it cost me was when I did a 360 on un-level ground and I broke one of the Fold-A-Covers latches. But then again it did stick up about 6" above the bed when in tow position.
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In a new RV, you probably can't eliminate all of the things you don't need/want. But, if I could "unlike" some stuff it would be:

1) front TV (and any TVs totaling more than 2).
2) oven.
3) washer/dryer.
4) carpet.
5) any form of sound distribution and switching.
6) salesman switches.
7) any form of glass shower enclosure.
8) any form of ceiling garnish that isn't white.
9) excess mirrors in weird places.
10) reefers that catch fire.
11) extremely dark woodwork.
12) excess couches.
13) built-in vacuum system (because there is no carpet #4 above).
14) any bed that isn't the equivalent of home (in my case a full length King size).
15) any fabric that isn't neutral (sooner or later you will hate what is now trendy).
16) outside graphics with an excessive number of colors.
17) any toilets that aren't chair height (about 17" ... your older knees will thank you).

And things you probably want:

1) best EMS/Surge protection available.
2) a big pure sine wave inverter.
3) a paddle/ceiling fan in the bedroom.
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7) any form of glass shower enclosure.
I gotta ask what gives with that?

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