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Old 04-22-2016, 01:04 PM   #11
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Not sure which side they are offering the rear hatch. Perhaps both, but the driver side has the power access and resulting coiled cord, the furnace is now gone but the electrical panel still remains. I do not have surge and power protection but that could be located here? Maybe more room now that the furnace has been relocated but still of questionable value.

Something very subtle, but because of the design of the support walls and location of the refrigerator the curb side storage box is easier to get to from the inside. Now, that may be just my imagination but I gravitate to using the curb side bench storage.
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Not sure which side they are offering the rear hatch. Perhaps both, but the driver side has the power access and resulting coiled cord, the furnace is now gone but the electrical panel still remains. I do not have surge and power protection but that could be located here? Maybe more room now that the furnace has been relocated but still of questionable value.

Something very subtle, but because of the design of the support walls and location of the refrigerator the curb side storage box is easier to get to from the inside. Now, that may be just my imagination but I gravitate to using the curb side bench storage.
The 21' 2017 build sheet clearly says "Rear Driver Side" for the optional $150 hatch. That is why I said Driver side.
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The 21' 2017 build sheet clearly says "Rear Driver Side" for the optional $150 hatch. That is why I said Driver side.
I wonder if that is an error, as the photo attached to that option is clearly on the curb side, where it would be a lot more usable.
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Looks like you're not getting a U Dinette.
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Looks like you're not getting a U Dinette.
I missed that tidbit.
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I wonder if that is an error, as the photo attached to that option is clearly on the curb side, where it would be a lot more usable.
I just had a nice chat with my sales rep at ETI.... and they looked at the website, and admitted that yes, that photo is misleading and incorrect, and they'd pass that along...

and yes the optional rear hatch on a 21' is on the drivers side.

the batteries are on the curb side dinette bench on the 21'

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I just had a nice chat with my sales rep at ETI.... and they looked at the website, and admitted that yes, that photo is misleading and incorrect, and they'd pass that along...

and yes the optional rear hatch on a 21' is on the drivers side.

the batteries are on the curb side dinette bench on the 21'

Good job on clarifying. I keep forgetting that the 21 has the water heater under the bed, whereas the 19 and 5.0 have it in that spot, so could not have a hatch there. I am unsure of where the water heater is in the 17.
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I think that the shower on the curb side will have to be where the kitchen is located because there is an interior protrusion plus there is a water source there. The mentioned bathroom wall may not allow the install.
As fas as the lift up table I had 3 installed, 2 in dinette area and one on the nightstand side, did not do the door side as there is plenty of counter space for drying dishes.
Just had a nice chat with my sales rep at ETI

and they said that on the 21' .... if i want to go passenger (curb) side with my outdoor shower (I do, without question) then it would NORMALLY go just over the rear wheel.... so it protrudes back into where the stove is.

It cant go further back, as that is where the batteries are, and there isn't the same access to water back there.

She said that MAYBE it could go outside the bathroom, if there is maybe space between the bathroom space and the bathroom framing.....

but now that I think about that.... any repairs / service would make me very nervous if the outdoor shower was into a spot that was far less accessible

...than behind the sink.

yes? make sense?
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Quote from fudge_brownie: "The front storage box is a much more viable area to carry light weight items and I believe precludes the need for a rear hatch on the 21."

We each do things a little differently. We love the front hatch on our 21 for larger roll-up items like the under-awning carpet, folding chairs (but the hatch is too short for any but the fold-to-cylinder type), wheel chocks, Andersen levelers, ...

We also love the rear, driver's side, hatch. The limited space under the dinette bench has plenty of room for our 30 A power cord with a few adaptors, and our drinking water hose, filter, and regulator. This is closest hatch to where we will connect these items, and since we keep only these few things there, there is not much to sort through to find what we want. Mostly we boondock, which makes this storage location rarely used, but even more convenient when we do use it to find items that otherwise would be hopelessly buried behind and under other stuff.

The bulkier items: dual 6 V batteries and ETI-installed solar controller are under the passenger side dinette bench. The driver's side bench has the water pump and fuse box towards the front (if my aging memory is right? ). The rear driver's side bench, by the hatch, has most of its space available, and it is very convenient for the items listed above.
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We each do things a little differently. We love the front hatch on our 21 for larger roll-up items like the under-awning carpet, folding chairs (but the hatch is too short for any but the fold-to-cylinder type), wheel chocks, Andersen levelers, ...

We also love the rear, driver's side, hatch. The limited space under the dinette bench has plenty of room for our 30 A power cord with a few adaptors, and our drinking water hose, filter, and regulator. This is closest hatch to where we will connect these items, and since we keep only these few things there, there is not much to sort through to find what we want. Mostly we boondock, which makes this storage location rarely used, but even more convenient when we do use it to find items that otherwise would be hopelessly buried behind and under other stuff.

The bulkier items: dual 6 V batteries and ETI-installed solar controller are under the passenger side dinette bench. The driver's side bench has the water pump and fuse box towards the front (if my aging memory is right? ). The rear driver's side bench, by the hatch, has most of its space available, and it is very convenient for the items listed above.


this is very very useful to me Art.... I was on the fence, but your excellent info has made me decide to get the rear hatch. Great idea. Yeah.... I'll have enough (light) junk in the optional front cargo bin to make me wish i had the rear drivers side hatch into the dinette.

arriving at 11 pm, very tired, in 100 F. heat at a campsite not long ago reminds me.... whatever I can do to make setup easier is pure gold.

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