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Old 10-31-2015, 11:40 PM   #51
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Congrats on your 19' order!
We mostly use an oven for bread and don't want to take the time on the road. There is the alternative of taking some kind of little toaster oven which a few people do.

We have the spray foam and it makes the trailer warmer. Can tell the difference from our last Escape.

Neither of us wanted the foot flush.

Would not do without the 2-way water heater. When plugged in, you are paying for electric so might as well use it. Your propane can be saved for the furnace. Some people use their propane on everything that takes it and that is what they are used to. This is one of the situations where the answers you get are based on whether people are mostly boondockers or mostly at campgrounds with hookups. We expect to boondock more but have not yet, so we are used to using the electric when we have it.

I really like the 6.7 refrigerator. It is so much nicer than the last refrigerator and works better. The amount of propane used for it is not great and, of course, it is on electric if we are plugged in.



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We are choosing the options for our 19 footer. Our delivery date is Feb. 28th 2016 and we are excited to hit the road.
Thanks Wolfnjan for posting your build list.
I would like to hear from other owners about the following options (pro/cons):
  • Oven,
  • Spray Foam Insulation,
  • Foot Flush Toilet,
  • 2-way Hot Water Tank,
  • 6.7 cu ft Fridge
Where do you put your microwave if you choose the 6.7 fridge?

We're looking forward to hearing from you experienced travelers
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Old 11-01-2015, 01:07 PM   #52
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"Once we pick up the trailer, we'll head due south into California. We understand the weather in Washington and Oregon will be quite mild (upper 40's by day, upper 30's by night)."
Wolf and Jan

While the WEST side of Washington and Oregon (I-5 corridor and coastal highways) should be relatively mild in January and February, keep in mind that Portland's record cold is-3 degrees F or -19 C. It would be advisable to stay on top of the weather forecast. We are scheduled to pick up our 19' January 29; however, will probably let the weather dictate our plans for driving from Bend.

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Old 11-01-2015, 01:19 PM   #53
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While the WEST side of Washington and Oregon (I-5 corridor and coastal highways) should be relatively mild in January and February,

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Hope so, we'll be heading for Quartzite and Mexico mid January. We've had a bit of snow in the passes previously but as many have said, it's a matter of watching the weather and being prepared to sit out a day of two if some really nasty stuff comes through.

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Old 11-01-2015, 02:30 PM   #54
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Foot flush toilet; only "regret" in option choice. Wish I'd gotten it.
I am curious to learn your, and others, reasons behind preferring this over the hand flush. I have never used one, and fail to see the advantage of it.
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It is just one of those personal preference items. It is also one of those things where someone might be used to one thing and does not see any good reason to switch as either way works fine.
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Old 11-01-2015, 02:54 PM   #56
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Hope so, we'll be heading for Mexico
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Hey Ron, just curious if you were caravanning or going it alone? Where abouts are you headed?
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Old 11-01-2015, 02:55 PM   #57
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I don't have a foot flush in my sticks 'n bricks home. Leaning slightly over the bowl (with the lid down!) isn't a big deal for me. YMMV
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Old 11-01-2015, 04:41 PM   #58
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I am curious to learn your, and others, reasons behind preferring this over the hand flush. I have never used one, and fail to see the advantage of it.
Jim,

All I can tell you is that Lindy loves the foot flush. So much so that she insisted we retrofit the trailer with a foot flush toilet, regardless of the cost. She says "It is just so easy." I have now used them both and I don't find them all that different. I would say that it must be a girl thing, but the two people that recommended a foot flush to Lindy were both guys.

I am sure if we tried hard enough, we could have a very spirited discussion on whether it is better to push the pedal or pull the lever. But I think it is strictly a matter of personal preference. However, I would recommend that you make your decision prior to sending in your build sheet....
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I like to keep both feet on the ground.
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Old 11-01-2015, 04:57 PM   #60
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I am curious to learn your, and others, reasons behind preferring this over the hand flush. I have never used one, and fail to see the advantage of it.
I've had the foot flush in RV's we've delivered. Prefer it to bending over, with face close to toilet bowl, to move the lever to flush.

Mexico; plan is to do the Baja and see how it goes. If it goes well then we're contemplating doing the Caribbean coast at a later date. Yes, we know everyone's read all the horror stories about Mexico but, for Baja at least, thousands of people have been visiting it, some for many years without incident.

Caravan's just aren't for us. We've traveled the world on our own and we want to set our own pace, see what we want to see and move on when we want to move on.

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