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Old 01-20-2016, 08:06 PM   #1
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Finalizing the build sheet

Well I got my 21 almost paid for, have our needs and wants down on the sheet. Now we are at the stage of reviewing and rethinking a couple of items.
Have nixed the 2-way hot water tank and added two of the little fold up tables in the u-shaped dinette area. Now am thinking about the remove able power cord, what's the pros and cons? Seems to me that it would be easy to get in a hurry breaking camp, roll it up, lay it on the ground and drive off with out it. ( I know, but I worry about little things like that, it's just me. Drives my wife nuts sometimes .) it would SUCK to get 200 miles down the road to the next camp site and not have it.
Did not get the inverter, or microwave, because we never had it in our other two campers. And most of the things we already have run on 12v. Am thinking about adding a couple more 12v plugs. Have done one extra one in the dinette area already, thinking about one by the bed,(for the wife's 12v electric blanket) and maybe by the kitchen counter. Can someone explain to me the 12v/ UBS. I know what a 12v plug is, and a UBS port is on a computer. But how does its use relate to use in a camper.
Also what is the advantages of the foot flush toilet over the standard hand flush. I guess these are the only questions left, any opinions will be appreciated.
I got my needs and my wants, it's amazing how many more wants over needs there is
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Old 01-20-2016, 08:37 PM   #2
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There is a 12v next to the bed. You can buy extra 12vs that have USBs with them, receptacles on the same outlet for USB items. We plug our computers into the USBs we have at the dinette. We are not using a USB on our iPads, only the ones at the dinette to plug into.
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Old 01-20-2016, 08:38 PM   #3
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I have trouble seeing how someone would forget a removable power cord, any more than chairs, hoses, mats, etc. You remove it and put it away. With the non-removable one, if you forget it, you will drag it down the road causing irreparable damage. Just my thought on that. I certainly would not worry about forgetting it. (though I did leave my brother at a gas station once )

The 12V/USB is for charging phones, GPS, tablets, anything that charges via a USB port.

I really don't see the advantage of the foot flush, though some seem to like them. I am not bothered by bending over to flush, and I close the lid before doing so.

And yes, wants vs needs adds a HUGE amount of things. We can easily find ways to justify just about any purchase if we want.
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Yes, people have actually left their wives and dogs! And a whole lot more including having their awning out!

The foot flush can be used when using a wand on the black tank and that would be a big help. But we have the regular.

With the regular cord, you towel it off as you are putting it away. Very quick.
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Old 01-20-2016, 08:53 PM   #5
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Get the removable power cord- had the other in our 17B and you will not want it in that space in a 21 IMO.

Foot flush let's you Not be a contortionist. You're facing forward already.....best to keep it that way & flush on your way out.
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:17 PM   #6
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I have trouble seeing how someone would forget a removable power cord,
Yup, I always have trouble with that comment also. I mean, you disconnect from the post first, walk to the trailer and unplug and coil it up. Why would anyone put it on the ground instead of in the tongue box?

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I don't want a detachable cord. Not because I might leave it behind, but because I find it really easy to wrap a rag around the part that has been laying on the ground and then to feed it into it's hole.
I only take out as much as I need.
In my 17B, the cord feeds into a dedicated space under the bench.
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Removable power cord should be standard.
We got the foot flush cause with the exchange rate it was chump change. Wifey absolutely loves it after having the other type before. Happy wife, happy camper!
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Here's how I hold open the toilet to use the wand ( on my 17B ).
The wipes container is just the right size and shape to hold the lever open.
Easier than trying to stand on one leg, holding the lever open with one foot, while manipulating the wand.
I place a sheet of Saran wrap over the bowl ( with an X cut in the middle ) to keep from getting an inadvertent face wash.
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Wish that worked on a 21'.
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