RV Gadgets And Accessories for RV Living That Are a WASTE OF MONEY (2021)

RV Gadgets And Accessories for RV Living That Are a WASTE OF MONEY (2021)

Over the years we’ve bought our fair share of accessories for RV life that just did not work well when actually put to use. And we spent hundreds of dollars on gear that were wasted! Some things just work better than others, and it’s not always the most expensive item that is the best. ⬇️⬇️ Click Show More ⬇️⬇️ Learn from our mistakes and save HUNDREDS by purchasing “this” and not “that”.

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Zero G Water Hose: https://amzn.to/3cbQCWY

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50 Comments

  1. Ric Tech on August 27, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Great video !!! I think gravity chair ? Is a preference. I do not have any problem loading it !! I don’t use those fold out chairs … no . As for water regulator? Absolutely . Trash ? I just tie a bag around my awning.

  2. j vaughn on August 27, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    What is good setting for water pressure

  3. RozaMP on August 27, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    I’m not a full time camper, so maybe that makes a difference, but I have to disagree with some of these tips. The gravity chairs are a must for me, cause they’re much more comfortable for those long nights next to the fire. Coleman grill is definitely useless (had it and got rid of it), but for what you’ve been using it for, I prefer a pan over a regular gas stove – it’s much easier/quicker to clean it. Now having said that, in order to grill some meat, and make actual dinner, the Weber Q grill is the best. It is very dependable, easy to clean and can be very powerful if I need it for steaks for example. The collapsible trash can is necessary for our camping trips, cause we spend more time next to the trailer than inside – that’s why we’re taking the trip in the first place. And the trash can from inside is way too small for our needs. But this is also something that probably is different if you’re traveling full time, cause our trips have different purpose. Having said all that, I will definitely take your advice regarding the water pressure regulator, cause I noticed that veeeery low pressure few times, when I was taking a shower. Thanks for that! 😀

  4. John Randall on August 27, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Thanks

  5. Sara Pesola on August 27, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Disagree totally with pop up outdoor trash can! Who wants to drag your trash in and out? No thanks!!

  6. Austin Hartson on August 27, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Been camping for almost 10 years and never once at a park here in Idaho we just go to the woods parking in a RV park that’s not camping

  7. rocks2rocks06 on August 27, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    I would disagree on the zero G hose every single one I have leaks all 3 of them. and 2 of them have fittings stuck to them I can not remove the brass fitting and aluminum hose end had a reaction and fused them. now look inside the zero G yuck.. both of my whitey tighty hoses were bought over 20 years ago, one for potable one for not so" black flush". both are clean on the inside. if you put up the white hose and put a nice roll up in it they always hold a nice shape. great video and perspective on things to carry.

  8. Dave Somers on August 27, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    The white hoses are built to not put a bunch of plastic toxins into your water. Ever taste water out of a regular hose? It has a funny taste? Bad stuff. By a food grade hose for you drinking water.

  9. Windell Stephens on August 27, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    I agree with most of the things you reviewed. I’ve tried numerous zero gravity chairs and find them extremely uncomfortable, we recently got the "papa-san" type chairs and so far I love it. Couldn’t agree more about the Coleman grill, total waste of money. Hard to store, hard to clean, uneven cooking. I’ll hang on to my outdoor trash can, I cook a lot outdoors and with the outdoor kitchen it’s a good addition. Plus not having to run back inside to throw away trash, our indoor trash can is smaller so when it gets full we put it in the outdoor one then go to the dumpster.

  10. Christopher Stokes on August 27, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Yup, had the chairs, had the hose, had the grill, all a waste of money

  11. Not a doctor on August 27, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    I love my anti gravity gun, if I dont want something in the RV, put it outside and boom its floats! 10 bucks is a deal.

  12. Misket Somers on August 27, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Thanks for the tips. I also haul some of those items I never use. Time to shed those items. I will be getting the water pressure adapter. Like the hose idea also. Thanks.

  13. Grateful Glamper on August 27, 2021 at 10:09 pm

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  14. Mark Manning on August 27, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Absolutely disagree with the collapsible trash can but I have the large, no lid style. I have two and use one as a laundry hamper.

  15. Jay Richardson on August 27, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Hi guys. Hey you aren’t allowed on some sites in England unless you have an outside bin
    I tell you why because if you have children 😮a lot of the owners or people that run the site
    Just think children if they are eating a packet of sweets or eating a snack. If there isn’t a bin around
    Well the children are going to take the wrapping off and throw it to the floor 🙄plus if you’re having bbq
    A lot of idiots who have no respect throw stuff around.🙈great vid though. Have a great day and take care.
    Bless you All

  16. Craftsman on the Lake on August 27, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    I purchased chairs like that in 2010 bu they didn’t have the leg portion. Best chairs I’ve ever had. Hard to find now though. They’ve been to all lower 48 states and 38,000 miles later still look almost new. The coleman camping chairs you showed are so uncomfortable. Like sitting in a sling.

  17. Jennifer Marschall on August 27, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    LOVE MY low gravity chair!

  18. Olena Banders on August 27, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    What a great topic! Imagine same topic for the house! 😆 Would be tons of YouTube time material! 🎉🎃🚮

  19. Ruthy Barretta on August 27, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    So glad I found youns my favorite couple so much help

  20. Corey Hendricks on August 27, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    We only have a 23ft travel trailer and have carried 2 zero gravity chairs for the last 6 years in our storage compartment. They do take up a little room but the the standard fold chairs hurt my back. I wouldn’t trade my zero gravity chairs for anything.

  21. Audra Nisbet on August 27, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    I love my outdoor trash can! We got a different style collapsible one but it helps cut down on the in and out of the camper with the kids so less flies get inside and less things get spilled as they are carrying trash in and out. I can’t imagine trying to get them to carry a sticky watermelon rind inside dripping all over the floor as they walk to the trash can on the other side of the kitchen 😝 plus they like to leave the door wide open and the dog will run out if he sees another dog to play with 🤣

  22. Adventure Fuel on August 27, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Two slight disagreements and agreements. The Zero gravity chairs are actually fantastic (just for home use) I have some on my deck, but you’re 100% right the are way too heavy and bulky for travel. The Blackstone, IMHO the twin burner small one is better because you can do two different temps. The 5 inches is worth the flexibility while cooking. And yes it’s still a lot better more flexible then the Colman road grill.

  23. Lisa Miller on August 27, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    we dry camp alot and big trash cans aren’t available so we use our collapsible ones for trash and recyclable cans/bottles.

  24. Ruth Gumataotao on August 27, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Hahaha! We have a hose cart with 120ft hose that we left at our rental this spring because after five years (twice yearly) of loading/unloading we decided it was a hassle we didn’t want to put up with any more. Thank you for the informative video.

  25. Paul Levendoski on August 27, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    although i don’t like the coleman grill for trying to do large cooking , you can buy a griddle tops for them so if you have storage issue vs the wider black stone. as for the hoses white hose is usually made of food grade non bpa plastic vs the black hose you have in video made in china, also the white vs black is no confusing clean vs dirty if you have others and kids helping you. still thumbs up for helping!

  26. Christina Marie on August 27, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    this is very much a personal opinion video besides the hose

  27. Kerry Ware on August 27, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    I think all those shrinking hoses have restrictors in both ends that reduces the volume of water you can get through them. That’s why they fill up slowly and drain slowly. If you want higher volume of water you have to drill out those water restrictors. Then the hose will fill up and drain a lot faster and you will have a higher volume of water for any high volume needs that you might have.
    By design of those hoses with the flexible rubber tube on the inside and the synthetic fabric shell on the outside and the way that inner tube expands and contracts over and over it may release toxins into the water that you don’t want.
    I don’t know if they claim to be drinking water safe or not, but I’d be leery of them.

    And you are right about the water pressure regulators.
    Some repair shops have an air pressure regulator and they can set it for a specific pressure regardless of the input pressure it will never go above the selected output pressure which is totally adjustable.

    About those folding chairs…
    most of those are not as strong as they appear to be. They have a metal frame but they all seem to have plastic hinges that break and are not easily replaceable. And why would you want to replace something that’s going to break with something else that’s going to break anyway. He’ll be folding chair we’ve ever bought has broken at those cheap crappy hinges. and I have also found that they are not comfortable for me because the metal bars underneath my legs hurt my legs.

    I know for us and probably for some other people we would like to have a small trash can on either side of the bed and one in the kitchen and possibly one in the bathroom. To have one trash can for your entire RV doesn’t seem logical or convenient.
    But for a tiny RV one might be enough.

  28. Eric Geerders on August 27, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Had the adjustible regulator and it failed within 4 months at our seasonal hookup, I ended up getting a higher pressure NON adjustable regulator (not all made the same so check the PSI, you want the 55 regulated one not the 40 that’ll help I’ve found, 100% with you on pretty much everything else, I have to get a second zero g hose (non potable water version) for the black tank hookup to flush I needed the reminder!

  29. Ness Head on August 27, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Love my bag chair, it’s so big and has filled in sides, I can get my legs up in it and curl up with a book and blanket so comfy, I love it.

  30. Joe Bosman on August 27, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    We bought all the same stuff and use none of it anymore. Agree with yo-yo. All of it. We also have the zero g hoses and love them. Wife wanted the 22 inch black stone but I bought the 17 and it is perfect 👍

  31. Dustin Large on August 27, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    I’m surprised about the chair recommendation. We bought the absolute cheapest zero gravity chairs and find them comfortable, light, and easily fit in our outdoor storage hatch. We have the Colman chairs you recommend as well but after half an hour sitting in them, we can hardly walk they are so uncomfortable.

  32. Kerry Ware on August 27, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    A lot of people on Facebook insist that you do things their way and that their way is the only right way to do it which contradict other people that are saying the same thing.

    Do what works for you!
    And whenever possible don’t buy things at the RV place!
    You can always find things that you want or need a lot cheaper online or at other stores or businesses.
    Years ago I had to replace the auto changeover valve on my propane tanks. The RV place wanted $80 for it and Suburban propane or one of those places only wanted $20 for the exact same item.
    Somebody else I recently read need to replace a part on your hot water heater and the RV place wanted $120, and the hardware store had it for about $15.
    RV dealers and RV supply places are extortionists and blackmailers! They treat you like you have nowhere else to go and no other options except to buy from them! Which is an absolute outright lie!!!
    Camping World is one of the biggest ripoff companies out there! There’s several videos on YouTube of some of their shenanigans and outright illegal activities and practices!

    A lot of people seem to enjoy spending or wasting money for RV stuff at RV stores. All of that stuff is available at other places much cheaper if you want those RV specific products. There’s a lot of non RV specific products that are even cheaper and more common or that you can make yourself. Personally I have always used boards to level my RV and to chock my wheels and for support under the tongue jack and under the leveling pyramid jacks.
    I have also found that chemicals in the black or gray tank is a waste of money. I have talked to people who install and repair sewer systems and septic systems and holding tank systems and they say that the chemicals are not necessary for processing the human waste. They also say that normal toilet paper is also designed to break down and you do not need the specialized RV toilet paper, which is also a waste of money. While living in my RV for 4 years I found that I never ever needed any toilet chemicals because I never had any odors from my tanks. And just as long as you keep some water or some liquid in the tanks to keep things from drying out, you should never have a problem with pyramids.

  33. Ted Elder on August 27, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Great videos we are getting ready for our first trip👍

  34. Kirk Kettridge on August 27, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    I totally agree on the Coleman Stove/Grill. I’m ditching our Coleman for the CharBroil Grill2Go. It will take up 1/3 the space in the basement storage and it weighs only 18 lbs. vs. the Coleman at 50 lbs.

  35. Chad Stoudt on August 27, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    I agree with you about the zero gravity chairs but, my wife disagrees. I would rather have the directors chair.

  36. April Fensom on August 27, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Mom of 3 boys which are all grown now but good luck on tolit aiming lol.

  37. S RC on August 27, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    I think the trash can would come in handy. We love to be outside of our camper mostly and I hate running in and out.

  38. wendi ennis on August 27, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Bad purchase: fold up hammock on sale with frame from costco. Loved using it but heavy. RV size smoker. Again love it but heavy (does make great turkey)

  39. Chris Buddingh on August 27, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    The Trash can is good for an outside storage for returnable bottles and cans…

  40. Paul Eckert on August 27, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Very good information, thanks for sharing

  41. Wayne Biroth on August 27, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    fresh water hose it’s the chemicals in the rubber that makes it bad

  42. Kenny Davis on August 27, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    It’s one thing to say "It didn’t work for us" but don’t tell others they’re washing their money to buy something. Our rig is much smaller and we fit 2 zero gravity chairs in our pass through storage. They are large but not too large and much more comfortable. I’ve got the zero G hose but that doesn’t make the other a waste. Many folks have used set pressure regulators with no issues for years without spending the extra for the adjustable ones. You’re really overstating the claims here.

  43. TURnKEYiNK on August 27, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Info on water pressure Regulator was somewhat superficial. They didn’t do their research and determine what their respective RV can handle and purchased an inappropriate Regulator.
    The lesson here should be: do your research and purchase accordingly.

  44. Pam Mortensen on August 27, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    We love our zero gravity chairs, but they are heavy and take a lot of room. One thing we bought that we only took once was our canopy. It never really worked. The shade was rarely under the canopy and the wind wanted to relocate it. We even bought weights for the legs. The whole thing was donated.

  45. Camper Life on August 27, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Good stuff. I agree on the chairs for sure. We started with the coleman grill and switched to the blackstone then ended up with weber. Lol The Zero G is cool to. Works great for us. I think most of my waste has come in wifi solutions of just trying different stuff. Great share.

  46. Kim Ma on August 27, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Love my zero gravity chairs, very practical and comfortable for us… but we camp differently, in that we aren’t always moving from spot to spot. Weve been using the coleman 2 burner stove for 30 years, we have the griddle accessory too (dual function – griddle one side and grill on the other side), we really only use it for breakfasts or smash burgers. We also have a mini BBQ that we bring too.

  47. Carol McLN on August 27, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Wow I had a way less room than you and we carried those zero gravity chairs. Loved them. The criss-cross chairs in the pack you can sling over the shoulder are smaller, lighter, and easy to carry around, but the criss crossed rods start to dig into the thighs after a while. Maybe because I am not as slim as you? But I’m not a fan. They’re good in a pinch, but not for all the time, for me.

  48. Mscathyhong on August 27, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    I camp outside and I wouldn’t use that black trash bag either. We just use regular trash bag. It’s white so no unnecessary black heat heating up our waste and making it stinkier, or have a dirty bin to wash out.
    We typically bring our food in a large box and can use that as a trash container if needed. The food is typical not hauled back.

  49. Levi on August 27, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Thank you for this. My biggest waste of money was the Coleman grill. It’s total garbage. I went ahead and bought the griddle you recommended. Thank you!

  50. Kathy Adams on August 27, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Love our zero gravity chairs and our pop up trash bin! I like the Blackstone but prefer the Weber 1200 grill. I think everything you mentions (aside from the water pressure regulator, agree with you there) comes down to a matter of personal preference. Example: I find the Colman chairs horribly uncomfortable on the back whereas the zero gravity much better support.

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