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Old 11-16-2013, 12:37 AM   #91
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What it comes down to though is camping style, and the amount of electrical draw your style requires.

One thing in our favour though, is we do not use a converter for anything...
Jim, since you're tslking about draw on the battery, did you mean inverter (rather than converter)?
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:56 AM   #92
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Jim, since you're tslking about draw on the battery, did you mean inverter (rather than converter)?
Of course I did, silly. I was just testing y'all.
(plus, I was very tired from a couple long, hard days work when I posted)
And, it is true, I don't use my converter while boondocking.

How's that for a load of BS excuses? LOL
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:48 AM   #93
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Of course I did, silly. I was just testing y'all.
(plus, I was very tired from a couple long, hard days work when I posted)
And, it is true, I don't use my converter while boondocking.

How's that for a load of BS excuses? LOL
Well said.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:40 PM   #94
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If you are ever in the future going with solar and you would want to roof-mount the panel(s) is is best to have Escape make the roof penetration and install the controller and a panel when you buy it new. Adding a second panel only requires installing a second roof mount with the second panel and then plugging it into the first panel; no roof penetration or anything else needed.
Is Escape now making the mounts with roof penetration bolts? In the past, I thought I read the solar mounts were installed with epoxy, thanks.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:52 PM   #95
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Escape use a 2 part epoxy for the roof mounts. No screws or bolts. The roof penetration I mentioned is regarding the wire run into the trailer.

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Is Escape now making the mounts with roof penetration bolts? In the past, I thought I read the solar mounts were installed with epoxy, thanks.
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:12 PM   #96
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I am revising an older thread on twin 6 volt batteries. I happened to be looking at the costs of a 2014 15 B vs. mine from one year ago. Many items have gone up but choosing 2 6V batteries now costs $50 as opposed to $200 a year ago. Anyone know why this one item would drop significantly while almost every other item has increased? Has everyone noted that custom formica and custom fabric is now $100 each as opposed to $40 a year ago?

But back to the batteries… any idea why the significant drop??
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:40 PM   #97
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Tim, my build sheet for my 5er states the upcharge for the 2 6v batteries is (still) $200. I don't know about the upholstery or formica, other than it is what it is and I WANT IT! However, it could be that ETI is trying to discourage that customization or there are bigger increases to them (for the Formica) when buying in small quantities. It seems every single custom trailer is choosing a different Formica. Me too! All products every where are going up in price. When was the last time you went to Lowes and priced a product you looked at six months ago. YEOW.
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I noticed that about the batteries also and was very surprised. I suspect that the increase in custom laminate and fabric charges reflect inventory issues. Just ordering (in the case of the laminate), storing, and handling custom items for a specific trailer has got to be very time consuming in the manufacturing process.

Addendum: It seems that it's only been in the last year or so that custom fabrics and laminate have become so much more popular; perhaps ETI is just now realizing how very expensive it is to process these orders.
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I am revising an older thread on twin 6 volt batteries. I happened to be looking at the costs of a 2014 15 B vs. mine from one year ago. Many items have gone up but choosing 2 6V batteries now costs $50 as opposed to $200 a year ago. Anyone know why this one item would drop significantly while almost every other item has increased? Has everyone noted that custom formica and custom fabric is now $100 each as opposed to $40 a year ago?

But back to the batteries… any idea why the significant drop??
It looks like its a mistake - option price for a group 29 battery is $50, dual 6 volts is $200 on the 21' price list.
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