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Old 03-22-2016, 01:51 PM   #131
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I too am torn about the screen change. The old style was nice in that it did not have to swing it with the door every time you went in and out, but it was quite wimpy, and required flat gables on the side to mount to.

I tried the new style when I was at Escape 3 weeks ago, and quite like it. It was quite solid, and worked good, much better than the one on my old stock built.

We found the 5.0 cf fridge to be a good size, so 6.0 will be plenty for us. Almost luxurious. I checked out the new fridge online, and if looks great.
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Old 03-22-2016, 01:54 PM   #132
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The power awning surprised me. It looks to be a Dometic 9500 series - and they aren't cheap. About 2 grand for the 13 footer. Part of the price increase for the 2017 has to take that into account.
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:04 PM   #133
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I too am torn about the screen change. The odd style was nice in that it did not have to seeing with the door everyone you hi in and out, but was quite wimpy, and required flat tables on the side to mount to.

I tried the new style when I was at Escape 3 weeks ago, and quite like it. It was quite solid, and worked good, much better than the one on my old stock built.
Is it the type that is probably standard in RVs? Where it's a separate door and has a black plastic slider on it that you move back and forth to reach the inside lock. (Least I think that's how it works - going off an almost year old memory here as I haven't looked at standard RVs since I got back from that rental trip.) And it attaches to the outside door somehow so you can open both at once.

Had they done any interior work when you were there? I'm really curious about the inside of the trailer with the straighter walls. I'm thinking the Bali blinds (that we install, not ETI, for those wondering) will hang much better, so I was thrilled to learn about the straighter walls some months back.

Did you see (or know) where the medicine cabinet will be installed? We're not getting the sink in the bathroom as I want more room in there when taking a shower, so I'm wondering if that will cut into the space I was trying to acquire. And how tightly sealing is it so your stuff inside doesn't get all wet.

Fortunately we have some time to figure out if we want to switch to the 2017 version or stick with the 2016 version. And I've got time to research the new awning, frig and anything else that might pop up as new options or features. And to figure out the new price vs what we already paid.
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:09 PM   #134
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I tried the new style when I was at Escape 3 weeks ago
Forgot to ask - was there any discussion about some of the past problems about the lock? Is there a different type of door lock in the new style door?

Yeah, I know, I'm still freaking about the potential of getting locked in or out of the trailer, even though others have said they never had that problem.
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:10 PM   #135
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Wow, I guess I'm kind of late to the party but in looking at both, I would have no problem with either design. One of my favorite sayings is that the only constant thing is change. And the older we are, the harder the changes are to accept.

The only thing that I would worry about on the new design is that it looks like it would take very little wind to do a number on that awning. Loren
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:15 PM   #136
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Jim Bennett said: "Not following with the dogs and the screen. Why would they scratch at one type over the other?"

Simply put (and I don't know what I'm talking about) with the current retractable screen door, it would seem to me that you could leave it retracted when the dogs (cats, pet ferrets, whatever pet a person has along with them) were inside, therefore it's not accessible for them to claw at. Seems pet friendly to me!
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:20 PM   #137
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I suspect the screen door on the new model has a frame around it that may make it less likely to be damaged by a bump or a scratch from a pet. The disappearing screen in my 19' is nice, but it can be a bit finicky with possibility of the screen getting bumped out of the track fairly easily.
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:43 PM   #138
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The excitement build up to the first photos did not disappoint . The new model is awesome with some awesome new features , the "Classic " model is awesome with some awesome features ....thinking ETI is just going to get busier and busier . Sure would hate to be in the position of having to choose right now - meaning between those that have a time slot for the 16 about to be and stepping back for the new one ! Wow ..... good luck folks ..... but either way this was and continues to be the nicest FGRV available iourho............ Congratulations Tammy , Reace and all ETI !
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:56 PM   #139
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I think the new model is well thought out and a nice balance of old versus new features.
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Old 03-22-2016, 03:10 PM   #140
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Power awning

Some info I found on the Dometic awning:

Dometic awning 9500 E - iRV2 Forums

Oh joy.

Granted, the last post was in 2014, but still!
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