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Old 06-12-2015, 05:42 PM   #41
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there is a switch on the display that allows you to bypass, but I would never bypass if there is an error code, you can fry your electrical system. The bypass is used when hooked to a generator which has an "open ground" error code, so you know it is safe to bypass then.
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Old 06-19-2015, 05:18 PM   #42
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Hi all! I love the electric option on the water heater, never used the outside shower (but not a bad idea for dishes!) but one thing I wish I had done was rotate the two burners to get more counter space becasue the space behind the burners are kinda wasted. We have a 21ft after having a Casita tow with a RAM Diesel.. G
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:08 PM   #43
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Things I am glad I got

1. Outside storage box - don't know how people do without it
2 . Outside shower - so many uses besides showering
3. Rotate stove - more counter space
4. Outside propane hookup - no annoying little tanks
5. Custom lino, fabric, counters - my lady loves it
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:30 PM   #44
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one thing I could have done without

On an impulse, we got a second antenna outlet for the TV, on the back wall of the fridge. We haven't used it yet, and I doubt we will. Oh well.

On the other hand, there is a post around here from Jon Vermilye suggesting that one get Escape to install a bit of conduit through the fridge compartment so that you can fish wires from the rear of the trailer to the front of the trailer. I wish I had done that. We have a Wilson trucker cell phone antenna, but I forgot to ask Escape to run the antenna wire to the front of the trailer. So I want to figure out a way to get that wire to the front of the trailer where I will install the amplifier, and the inside antenna.
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:26 PM   #45
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On an impulse, we got a second antenna outlet for the TV, on the back wall of the fridge. We haven't used it yet, and I doubt we will. Oh well.

On the other hand, there is a post around here from Jon Vermilye suggesting that one get Escape to install a bit of conduit through the fridge compartment so that you can fish wires from the rear of the trailer to the front of the trailer. I wish I had done that. We have a Wilson trucker cell phone antenna, but I forgot to ask Escape to run the antenna wire to the front of the trailer. So I want to figure out a way to get that wire to the front of the trailer where I will install the amplifier, and the inside antenna.
I'm confused Leon. Are you saying the trucker antenna is currently roof mounted on the back of the trailer and you want to move it to the front? Also, why would you need an inside antenna when you have a roof mounted one?
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:45 PM   #46
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The exterior roof antenna is fixed, where you want the interior cable hook up is not, thus you need to decide where you want the coaxial cable and 12v or 120v outlet to plug your tv inside the trailer. Some have opted for 2 places, front and rear, depending on the trailer model, for tv locations inside.
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The exterior roof antenna is fixed, where you want the interior cable hook up is not, thus you need to decide where you want the coaxial cable and 12v or 120v outlet to plug your tv inside the trailer. Some have opted for 2 places, front and rear, depending on the trailer model, for tv locations inside.
Well yes, of course the TV Antenna is fixed. The part I didn't understand was "We have a Wilson trucker cell phone antenna, but I forgot to ask Escape to run the antenna wire to the front of the trailer."
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:01 PM   #48
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Sorry Bob, I thought you were talking about televisions not cell phones.
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:30 PM   #49
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Well yes, of course the TV Antenna is fixed. The part I didn't understand was "We have a Wilson trucker cell phone antenna, but I forgot to ask Escape to run the antenna wire to the front of the trailer."
The Sleek unit inside the trailer is supposed to be some distance from the outside antenna. We had planned on having the Sleek up front but forgot to have ETI pull the cable through to the front. Turned out the Sleek works fine in the back located under the antenna. Conduit would be a good idea regardless.
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The Sleek unit inside the trailer is supposed to be some distance from the outside antenna. We had planned on having the Sleek up front but forgot to have ETI pull the cable through to the front. Turned out the Sleek works fine in the back located under the antenna. Conduit would be a good idea regardless.
Yeah, ours also works fine in proximity to the antenna.
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