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Old 05-10-2011, 12:17 AM   #1
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Overall I have maintain good control in not buying everything in site for my first trailer.

However, there is one that I brought that I still regret to this day - a bright neon yellowish green awning strap with flashing red warning lights. I wanted it for a different reason that it was *designed* for but really didn't want it at all when my order came in. What a waste of $12! My few other "regrets" odds & ends were returned for a refund (unused).

I know that I'm can't be the only one with regrets - has anyone else brought something that turned out to be totally useless?
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:54 AM   #2
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We bought my father in law Pink Flamingos for Christmas as a gag gift last year, damn things showed up in a birthday present last week... regret? maybe... will be regifted? hell ya!
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:46 AM   #3
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Slide out gauges. Rubber suction cup with a straw type piece that you cut to length so you leave enough room for your slideout to extend without hitting a tree. Comes with a great little carrying bag. I've never taken it out of the bag. The set up takes longer than getting out and checking clearances. Beside my wife does a great job of keeping me clear of obstacles. It's a shame my common sense wasn't present when we, ok I, bought this thing. At least it was on a clearance table- I wonder why????
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:49 AM   #4
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We bought my father in law Pink Flamingos for Christmas as a gag gift last year, damn things showed up in a birthday present last week... regret? maybe... will be regifted? hell ya!
You should get him some flamingo fans instead. I have a pair that are the LSU colors that I put out at the campground along with my LSU awning lights. You can get them in about any color combination that matches just about all professional and college team colors. They always seem to get some kind of comment from the adjoining campers. We get a lot of laughs from them.

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Old 05-10-2011, 07:54 AM   #5
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Between my DW and I we have wasted probably several hundred dollars we could have used better camping.

Everything from folding dish racks to electronics bought specifically for the camper has either been "retasked" or "rerouted" (to the trash can).
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probably the most useless thing was a combination wrench, hammer, plires...looked like a good idea until i found i couldn't work with it in close quarters. it really worked well on tv though. at least, back then, they weren't offering another "free"...just pay separate shipping and handling....
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Haven't taken delivery of our TT yet, (come on FR, it's been just about 8 weeks now!) but it's amazing how much stuff we've accumulated. I don't think we've purchased anything YET that could be included on your list. Just the "basics" - leveling blocks, sheets/mattress pad, placemats (we all need a bit of "culture") throw rugs, tool set, etc. We have so much stuff from tent camping and we're trying to be reasonable when it comes to purchasing extras for the TT. I'll revisit this thread in a few weeks when we're transitioning from tent to camper and let you know. My hubby made a really nice free-standing toilet paper holder, since there is no where in the 8293RKSS to mount one. If I had a picture, I'd post it.
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My hubby made a really nice free-standing toilet paper holder, since there is no where in the 8293RKSS to mount one. If I had a picture, I'd post it.
DW found a nice free standing one at Bed Bath and Beyond.
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Even Forest River got in on the act with those "slide locks" that mt Flagstaff came with, and many others have, too. They won't fit at the top of the slide; where incidentally a little sticker is that tells you to "put slide locks here", the seal lip is angled at 45deg. preventing the bars to go there, and if you put them on the trim moldind around the slide, the paneling nails that hold the trim on simply push out very easily, rendering the locks useless! Besides that, the slides are powered by electric motors anda gear/track setup, and without power being applied to the switch, the slides never budge an inch anyway! At least mine haven't. What a waste! Some people use them to brace the extended slide out under the outside, when open, and others say they make a good adjustable towel rack! Mine are collecting dust in the garage!! Randy
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DW found a nice free standing one at Bed Bath and Beyond.
My hubby is a woodworker, so he likes to make things from the ground up. It's made it from cherry so it'll match the bathroom. He also plans to make a small table to put next to the couch; he made one last year for friends for their new Laredo and now I want one too!!
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