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Old 01-11-2015, 06:11 PM   #11
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2. what is x-bal chuck.
It's Bal-X, my bad. BAL - Innovative Products for the RV Industry

3. can u provide info on battery monitor and source, relative cost etc.
I went with the TM-2030-RV
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And some wiring ability on your part. I buy my items from Bestconverter, very good service and the owner is very knowledgeable. See link for prices.
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4. why do you need a shut (almost miss spelled that) off valve for toilet.
Don't know that this is available for the 5.0TA.
There are other battery monitor units besides the Trimetric, but you'd have to research them.
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Old 01-11-2015, 06:51 PM   #12
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I disagree on the toilet shut off valve. The one in the toilet can fail, which leaves you flooded if you didn't shut off the pump when you left. Doesn't have to involve freezing.

If it fails and you are still in the trailer, you have hold down the toilet flush lever and manually turn the pump on/off if you want to run any water for the sink.

It's just a cheap safe way to isolate the toilet supply. I think it was $25.
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Old 01-11-2015, 06:52 PM   #13
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Last I heard, ETI is not offering the awning LED strip, as far as anything else you can think of, ask them, they try to please. Also check out post #122 re alternate to Trimetric battery monitor, plug and play with your Iphone---

Upgrading your battery system....
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Old 01-12-2015, 02:16 AM   #14
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Congrats on the order. The production schedule of the 5.0TA is now October 1st and the 13th, it makes our August 4th date look not as bad! This is great news for ETI, but I can't help but wonder if at some point they may loose customers because the wait is just too long.
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Congrats on the order. The production schedule of the 5.0TA is now October 1st and the 13th, it makes our August 4th date look not as bad! This is great news for ETI, but I can't help but wonder if at some point they may loose customers because the wait is just too long.
Hi: t-twnbob... Long wait times have been and continue to be perplexing. Which is better...rush the production of trailers or continue the slow, tried and true method, and lengthen the wait time. There's always someone who wants "Instant Gratification".
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Old 01-12-2015, 07:19 AM   #16
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..... I can't help but wonder if at some point they may loose customers because the wait is just too long.
Probably, but as long as they're producing enough trailers to be happy with their business model, they probably won't worry. It happens with all the manufacturers of all molded towables. Most certainly not out as far as ETIs delivery dates, but folks who want to purchase a Scamp or Casita don't seem to mind not being able to purchase "today."
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I also have the Trimetric monitor (although the older 2025) and have been pleased with it. A much better indicator of your battery's state of charge than the lights on the built in panel or the GoPower % reading.

Since the toilet valve is more complicated than the rest of the valves in the water system, having a shut off can save the day if you have a failure.
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Old 01-12-2015, 11:29 AM   #18
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Last I heard, ETI is not offering the awning LED strip, as far as anything else you can think of, ask them, they try to please. Also check out post #122 re alternate to Trimetric battery monitor, plug and play with your Iphone---

Upgrading your battery system....
My trailer was built in Dec., ETI actually suggested the anwing LED strip to me. So far as I know, its available.
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Probably, but as long as they're producing enough trailers to be happy with their business model, they probably won't worry. It happens with all the manufacturers of all molded towables. Most certainly not out as far as ETIs delivery dates, but folks who want to purchase a Scamp or Casita don't seem to mind not being able to purchase "today."
Yep. Good things come to those who wait. We (well just 'I' actually) were pretty antsy waiting, but now that the build is here and almost complete, we are thinking "where did the time go?"
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The LED lighting strip is still available from ETI, I was just discussing it with Crystal and she was kind enough to send me this picture.

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