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Old 01-07-2015, 03:57 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by 56reader View Post
Did you order umbra hooks and then fedex/ups them to ETI?
I took my 5-hook Umbra to ETI on one of my earlier trips but Reace wanted to wait for pick up so I could tell him exactly where I wanted them. He cut the 5-hook unit into one 3-hook unit and one 2-hook unit and then installed them.

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Old 01-07-2015, 04:08 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by ice-breaker View Post
It may save you a few dollars in shipping to bring it with you, but it can wreak havoc with ETI's schedule if they are forced to install multiple doodads on the day of pickup. The way I see it is that the folks at ETI are very busy and I wanted to let them finish our Escape as much as possible within their own schedule, thus, I tried to bring a minimum of items requiring their time to install on pick-up day. Early in the build, I sent a large box to Escape via mail containing an assortment of items for our trailer. The only item we brought with us requiring ETI assistance on pick-up day was our Tekonsha Prodigy RF brake controller that needed to be installed on the front frame of the trailer, and we asked Tammy weeks in advance if we could have their assistance with that.
I don't disagree. We did ask if they could be installed on the day of pickup. Also, the vast majority of the custom items were shipped to ETI, and will already be installed when the trailer is done. As long as it's just a minor item like this, I don't see it as a big deal. Yes ETI is busy, but a ten minute item like this won't wreak havoc on their schedule.

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Old 01-07-2015, 04:34 PM   #13
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ETI day of pick up work

We had some umbra hooks shipped to ETI -- but they didn't install them until the morning of our pickup. Reace wanted us to tell him exactly where to put them. The same was true of our TV mounts. We didn't bother reinforcing any walls. I had discussed it with Tammy, and she said that as long we were just hanging coats, hats, etc from the hooks we were fine. Reace did do a bit of tapping around to find some sort of re-inforcement on the walls before he put the screws in, but it wasn't too much.

But, the points about disrupting the work flow are well taken. ETI was well aware that we were asking them to do these installations, and were waiting for us bright an early on the day of pickup.
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:24 PM   #14
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Gotta agree with ordering reinforced walls on spec.
Ron, I never had any walls reinforced, it wasn't even and option then, and I have a couple magazine racks, and a row of coat hooks solidly mounted, no problem.
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:31 AM   #15
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In regards to umbra hooks, Crystal responded back to my inquiry regarding whether or not to reinforce walls.

If installed in top of wall, there is a 4 inch brace, if installed lower then should reinforce wall.
I would want them up anyway, so I think the reinforced wall is not needed for the umbra hooks.

Thanks for post it is very helpful in making decisions.
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:51 AM   #16
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Ron, I never had any walls reinforced, it wasn't even and option then, and I have a couple magazine racks, and a row of coat hooks solidly mounted, no problem.
Maybe I should have re-phrased my comment, but that's exactly what I meant. Usually, especially if you look at build photos for info, there's a way to mount things without ordering reinforced walls.


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