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Old 05-21-2012, 06:49 AM   #1
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Most useless gadget on your trailer?

I vote for the silly rotary ignitor on the cooktop.

From day one we've used the long butane lighter to light the burners. I think I tried the ignitor once at the dealer and laughed. Considering you need a match or lighter for the oven, what's the point?

The other night for laughs I tried the built in ignitor again and gave up after a couple of turns.
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:52 AM   #2
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:11 AM   #3
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My wife read this and immediately said I was in the running... I still love her though.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:21 AM   #5
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...the warranty page in my Kelty bag...no, wait...it's the Catcon systems monitor.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:30 AM   #6
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The hanging closet bar for suits and dresses.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:33 AM   #7
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:42 AM   #8
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I vote for the silly rotary ignitor on the cooktop.

From day one we've used the long butane lighter to light the burners. I think I tried the ignitor once at the dealer and laughed. Considering you need a match or lighter for the oven, what's the point?

The other night for laughs I tried the built in ignitor again and gave up after a couple of turns.
I disagree - ours works great and we're glad we have it. It's nicer than needing to dig the lighter out of the drawer, which we had to do in the B190 since it didn't have any ignitor. Sure you need a lighter for the oven, but we use the oven a LOT less than we use the stove. (Actually our trailer doesn't have a gas oven, so we carry a toaster oven. Our lighter these days is mainly for starting campfires.)

I think we use pretty much everything Airstream installed in the trailer. I honestly can't think of anything useless. (Our cat would probably qualify but Airstream didn't install him. I brought the cat into the relationship. I can't imagine not having him camping with us though.)

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The hanging closet bar for suits and dresses.
Gotta disagree on this, too - we just used ours last month when we used the camper to stay in for a friend's wedding.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:07 AM   #9
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...it's the Catcon systems monitor.
I agree with that. The blinking lights are cool though.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:29 AM   #10
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In a Bambi II. The second sink in the back of the trailer. Pretty useless in a 17ft (actually only 14ft) trailer. You can stand in the center and it is only two steps in either direction to the end.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:38 AM   #14
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I vote for the silly rotary ignitor on the cooktop.

From day one we've used the long butane lighter to light the burners. I think I tried the ignitor once at the dealer and laughed. Considering you need a match or lighter for the oven, what's the point?

The other night for laughs I tried the built in ignitor again and gave up after a couple of turns.


I'll call you on the igniter,(ours sux too), and raise you the egg shell AC shroud, not the color, the stuff it's made of.

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Old 05-21-2012, 09:03 AM   #15
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Mirror on the bath door facing the kitchen in my 23 FB. When camping, who cares what I look like?

The plastic label where you bought your trailer! That came off 1st and easily.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:16 AM   #16
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1.The little Velcro stickies in the bathroom for the curtains!

2.You could also say the white muslin bed covering, but it turns itself around by becoming a good pattern if you make your own bedding. AS should just provide a set of sheets instead.

3.There's a little space at the back of the sink cabinet, right below the sink where things can fall into! We store a tall plastic container there to block the spot! Good access - bad access

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Old 05-21-2012, 09:21 AM   #17
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The sewer cleaner. We backflush our black tank with a Flush King. Or the skylight—when I got it to stop leaking, then we closed the shade forever. Maybe the step light—so dim it doesn't do anything much. And the gaucho and table beds—never use them either.

The tank monitor does have cool lights and sometimes tells something like the truth. The igniter on the stove top works fine.

The fire extinguisher is not useless, but it is where you'll never reach it if you're in the bedroom and there's a fire in the galley. And it is the only one I've ever seen without a meter (cost cutting!) to see if it is still good, so it becomes useless at a date unknown.

The bedspread—too heavy and in a style we wanted to forget. We replaced it quickly.

I shouldn't forget the dealer was useless too.

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Old 05-21-2012, 09:21 AM   #18
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The bins under the double bed nearest the bumper. To access them it's easiest to lay across the bed on belly. What a view from the front. We don't use ours at all, and still have enough room and storage for 2 adults, 2 kids under 5, all their toys needed for a 2 week trip, food, supplies, clothes, portable grill, 2 extra coolers, etc and extra chairs. Granted we have a 31 footer, but still, those bins are useless to us!!
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:26 AM   #19
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We use the igniter all of the time (different strokes for different folks I guess).

Most useless item: TV antenna. I go away to get away....but like I said above...

In the running: Radio antenna (poor reception of stations on the opposite side of the trailer). But then that is what's great about ipods, about the only thing I listen to on the radio is Prairie Home Companion and Mountain Stage...I avoid the news (see TV Antenna).

Another useless thing is that stupid can opener that my wife put in the trailer http://www.airforums.com/forums/imag...lies/angry.gif
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:27 AM   #20
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A brushed chrome wall phone - looks kinda kewl though...
Not if you hook it up to a loud external speaker...

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