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Old 12-18-2014, 07:21 PM   #21
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t-twnbob, We ordered on Nov. 3, with a completion date of July 20, 2015. On Nov. 20 I noticed an open date of April 21 on the production list, called in and got us moved up, there must have been a cancellation and I happened to check at just the right time.
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Good for you, that's awesome! I have have mentioned to ETI a couple of times that we would like to take advantage of a cancellation if able, so we are keeping our fingers crossed. Bob
Actually, I don't think that was a cancellation. My original completion date was March 15, and I emailed Tammy I didn't want to pick up until the first week in June. She called me a couple of days later and said she had an April delivery that wanted it earlier, and wanted to double check with me before pushing my delivery back. So I don't think the open date in April was due to a cancellation, rather it resulted from reshuffling the production schedule. I am not sure that cancellations are common, but maybe you will get lucky!
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Old 12-18-2014, 08:07 PM   #22
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Cancels DO happen. Our date was moved up 6 months and suddenly we had only 2 weeks to finalize the build sheet!
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Old 12-19-2014, 02:27 AM   #23
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Sounds like what happened to me this year. Was scheduled to get mine in November and I got a cancellation opportunity in June. A 3.5 second contemplation and I snapped it up . Then I had 2 weeks to submit my build sheet. Needed to think fast and it boiled down to mostly getting the options that had to be done at the factory.

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Old 12-19-2014, 07:45 AM   #24
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Cancels DO happen. Our date was moved up 6 months and suddenly we had only 2 weeks to finalize the build sheet!
I agree. They do happen. All I'm saying is I wouldn't hold my breath expecting one. If it happens, that's great. Given Charlie's experience and Mark's, it might be a wise idea to put a great deal of time/effort thinking about the build list immediately after placing an order just in case you find the time you expected cut short. Not sure I would want to be rushed. I had two reasons why I requested my delivery date be extended. First, we had a wedding in late May to attend in Oak Ridge, TN, and a 50th Anniversary Party three days later in the Denver area. Coming from Florida, it made sense to combine the trips. Plus, I wanted to minimize the probability of snow when crossing the Rockies, and increase the likelihood of pleasant weather for the trip home from Chilliwack.
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Old 12-19-2014, 07:13 PM   #25
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I second the idea of getting on the build sheet right away. We didn't and wish we had. It took longer than expected to get the fabirc samples from SailRite, what with Customs and such coming to Canada. We probably would have ordered more samples if we'd had time but we had to choose from our first batch due to our build sheet being due.
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Old 12-20-2014, 08:34 AM   #26
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I spent six months working on my build sheet. Sometimes that felt waaay to long because I started second guessing my decisions. At other times, waaay to short. The one thing I wish I would have spent more time considering, is the electrics. Placement of outlets, how many extra, etc. Buy a big bottle of Tums!
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Old 12-20-2014, 09:27 AM   #27
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Can you elaborate. Where would you have put more outlets and why.
Might help me and others make appropriate changes to our build sheets.
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Old 12-20-2014, 09:32 AM   #28
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You can have ETI move the "included" outlets any place during the build. Try to envision you using the camper and what appliances you maybe carrying and where you may want to use them. Definite one or two in kitchen, I had an extra one installed in dinette area(makes 2 back there) and an extra one under the bed for electric mattress/blanket use. I also had an extra one installed for an electric wall heater to use while hooked up. The build pictures are very important in looking at and thinking where you want both 12v and 120v outlets.
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Old 12-20-2014, 09:46 AM   #29
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Carl, I wish I would have thought about running wire in the overhead cabinets for those lights. I had ETI move the outlet and cable connection from the door side to the drivers side (in the loft). After measuring the loft wall for a television (14"), if I put a bigger TV there, it will extend into the stairway and the way the stairs are built.. I may fall off the bottom step going down. I'll figure it out, but that's what happens when putting together a build sheet without measurements.

There may be more, but those two things I remember this early in the morning. I need more coffee!
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:21 AM   #30
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Hi: Donna D... We chose the standard place for the TV connections... but a lower mount for the arm. We never watched from the bed and only for a morning weather report... and there all the same down in Ft. Myers Beach anyway...SUNNY, SUNNY, and SUNNY!!! Alf
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