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  1. Aeropress works well for me but cowboy coffee tastes good also if you make it with fresh beans and clean water. For water I purchased The on the Go water softner. https://flipboard.com/@maxgoodz/top-20-best-kitchen-faucets-review-2019-5sbak7a9y As far as the beans, I normally just grind them before the trip and store them in Nalgene pill bottles. They come in a few different sizes. Five days past grind will hurt the beans a little bit, but I think it's better than carrying an extra piece of kit just to grind. But if you really want to bring a grinder, the Porlex or Hario hand grinders would be a good choice.
  2. Wal-Mart has a better selection in some areas. They're established in every city in America it seems like. This is an edge Amazon doesn't have. When you need a car battery or tool backpack at 3AM Amazon can't help you. Obviously their online presence is lacking, but I think counting them out in this fight is foolish at best.
  3. I have Purvac Barracuda now, but have had several brands in different homes. The important things I consider. 1. Get one with a disposable bag. It is cleaner, easier to empty, and protects the motor. 2. Do NOT get a contractor's special. It was inferior to a brand name and did not work as well. 3. You can get a power brush in two different methodologies. If electricity is supplied to the hose, a power brush with be activated by plugging it into the wall outlet. If no electricity, you can use an air-powered model. 4. To prevent marring the walls, especially around corners, buy a "hose sock" which fits over the hose and protects walls and furniture from abrasion. 5. New wans are expandable with the push of a button to reach the ceiling and under deep spaces. I really like this feature on my latest model. 6. If you put a hose outlet in the garage purchase a special hose so not to get the house hose dirty. Same thing applies to the basement. 7. You can hang the hose on a small plastic garden hose reel in a closet.
  4. We replaced the original showerhead with Oxygenics Body Spa head. The Body Spa head is definitely an improvement over the original shower head - BUT, I'm not thrilled with how narrow the spray pattern is. I'm now starting to see other Oxygenics shower heads out there that can be adjusted to provide a narrow spray pattern or a larger spray pattern - such as the Thunderhead High Pressure Rain. Anybody have any experience with these "adjustable" Thunderhead models?
  5. Definitely go 50 amp and pre-wired for a second A/C if you have the option. We added the second A/C to our Laredo one year after we bought it and it saved our bacon when we broke the Kenmore Smart in Nebraska in the dead of summer. Both A/C units ran constantly to keep up with the 90+ temps and 80%+ humidity. Water from both was streaming off of both sides of the roof for the three days we stayed there waiting on truck repair parts and the labor after the parts arrived. (Now there's proof you got the trailer leveled correctly!)
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