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Old 01-16-2016, 08:40 AM   #31
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Way to go, guys. With any luck, you might have your 21' in time for the next Niagara gathering. We traveled to get our 21' in November 2014 and had to dodge a little snowy weather. Hopefully you'll get yours home with some nice October weather, even coming across the northern states/southern provinces.
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Old 01-16-2016, 09:33 AM   #32
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I am sensing that your tow vehicle might have changed?
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Old 01-16-2016, 11:21 AM   #33
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Very observant, Dave.
I just changed it this morning on the site.
I had high hopes for the Nissan Titan 5 liter Cummins, but when I saw it weighed in at 7500 lbs, and a preliminary test came in with fuel mileage in the teens, not towing, that took it out of the running. Honda Ridgeline is just now being released, and it won't be much stronger than the former one, although it looks great. Ford 3.5 liter Eco-boost is a race car, if you want that, but towing mileage is apparently pretty low. So, here I am with the 3-liter Eco-diesel, crew cab 4wd. First three tanks without towing have been 24, 25 and 28mpg. That's using a calculator and not the truck's computer--although it shows cumulative result on the truck's screen of 25 point something.
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Old 01-16-2016, 12:14 PM   #34
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After watching the exchange rate for a few months, I figured Reese would have to up his price at some point so I went for it, took a guess in my head at how much USD would just about pay it off and sent a wire transfer. Hoping that if it is paid for I might get an earlier completion date if some one backs out.
Last week I got a notice from ETI that a few of the options I wanted had increased in price. U-shaped dinette went up to $400. I forget what the others were. But, once you turn in your build sheet they can't increase your prices, so that's another reason I'm trying to get ours figured out fairly soon, even though it's not due until the end of December.

I'm wondering the same thing about moving up the queue. And I'm also wondering if everyone will get bumped up when they were their new building up and running. Fingers crossed mentally!
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Old 01-16-2016, 12:22 PM   #35
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(snip) Also, seems there are quite a bit of options that need to be added to fill out the unit. When I looked a the options list I think I would probably order almost all of them amounting to almost $9,000. That would bringing the total to about $39k for a 21 foot 5th wheel. Your comments appreciated.
What you should do is look at the build sheets that others have posted. It's a great way to find items that aren't listed on their site as options.

For example, we're getting the stove rotated, which will cost an additional $50 but I think will be worth it.

Additional cabinet on top of the drawer stack (21' trailer) for $350 - yeah, pricey but I really want it - we're not going with the storage cubbies as neither of us like the looks of 'em.

Reinforced walls at $100 each wall (total of 3)

Filler boards for u-shaped dinette - $100 each

Additional door on bed platform - $75

Additional light switches by door - $35 each

None of these are listed as options at their website and yet they're willing to do them for their customers.
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Old 01-16-2016, 12:43 PM   #36
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Doing some math calculations here Reace raising his prices when the Canadian money is declining , is just trying to keep up . I don't think he is raising his prices by 31% . Patand Linda
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Old 01-16-2016, 12:52 PM   #37
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I expect that all of the systems ( fridge, furnace, stove, water heater, etc. etc. ) are imported from the US and are priced in US dollars.
I don't think ETI would have any choice, but to raise prices to cover increased costs.
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Old 01-16-2016, 12:54 PM   #38
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They have to be careful not to out price the Canadian market too.
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Old 01-16-2016, 12:54 PM   #39
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Doing some math calculations here Reace raising his prices when the Canadian money is declining , is just trying to keep up . I don't think he is raising his prices by 31% . Patand Linda
The drop in the Canadian dollar relative to the American dollar has no impact on labour, materials and services originating in Canada (our dollar is still worth a dollar in Canada). The impact of the weak Canadian dollar relative to ETI's business relates to goods that Reace brings in from USA or other countries to use in building his trailers. Anything bought in the USA is now more expensive and would require either raising his prices accordingly, or switching to a domestic product.
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The drop in the Canadian dollar relative to the American dollar has no impact on labour, materials and services originating in Canada (our dollar is still worth a dollar in Canada). The impact of the weak Canadian dollar relative to ETI's business relates to goods that Reace brings in from USA or other countries to use in building his trailers. Anything bought in the USA is now more expensive and would require either raising his prices accordingly, or switching to a domestic product.
That is what I was trying to say . If Reace doesn't raise his prices to make up for the increase in purchasing goods for his trailer , doesn't he start losing on his side ? All this has to be factored in your price of making your trailers . Right ? Cost of doing business ? We just think this situation is going to come around and effect us too eventually . Pat
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