getting very excited about our 2017 21’ that we have on order.
I have a few random questions about couple build sheet details
(I have a pretty good handle on the options, and am getting way more than the ones listed below, FWIIW)
note - we are NOT getting the u-shaped dinette. (see below)
and the dinette will nightly change into the bed for our 3rd camper.
one: we are going to get the outdoor shower. will use it for a variety of things. shower tent when boon docking. doing dishes. sandy feet.
we want it passenger side, for sure.
is just outside the bathroom a good place?
dont want to be down by the (dirty) wheels
two: going to get solar + Dual 6v.
NOT getting the u-shaped dinette
ETI said that the big battery box that holds the dual 6v would allow the batteries to be side by side, or end to end.
I didn’t quite understand this.
what are the advantages and disadvantages of side by side or end to end? I can’t even guess.
three: the ETI installed $170 CAD LED awning light strip (dimmable) does not change color.
some other 3rd party ones do change colors …. doing RED would be nice for preserving night vision when star gazing. Orange doesn’t attract bugs the same way as white….
should I maybe ask ETI to pre-wire, and just install 3rd party myself? I’m not so confident about drilling holes in the hull.
four: any suggestions on 3rd party light changing LED exterior light strips that would work under the awning?
five: ETI offers for $150 “Exterior Access Hatch - REAR drivers side” …. so that goes into the space under the bench seat there, correct?
Why on earth would I want that there? as opposed to just walking into the trailer and lifting there seat up. (?)
six: we are going to get a Counter extension just to the left of the sink…. (partially blocks door when up) - i am told it is great for when washing dishes.
Is the other logical place for another one just to the right of the stove (kitchen area) jutting into the curb side bench dinette area? When that area is a bed, might that make a nice small night table?
Note - no u-shaped dinette.
seven: going to go with NO graphics, and white belly band. Any downsides?
eight: going to go with E2 sway & WDH. Installed by ETI
ETI says it is best with the bigger trailers, and yes, I DO want a WDH & sway
Any downsides to that particular model?
nine: ETI sells a Water Pressure Regulator for $35 CAD, yet a basic one on Amazon is $9. Isn’t that basic brass Camco one enough?
ten: going to add two additional 12v/dual USB interior outlets. I am thinking locations of 1) adjacent to stock 120v outlet, rear passenger side bench. 2) adjacent to stock 120v drivers side, above fixed bed, in overhead cabinet.
any better or worse places? I’d use them for charging USB headlamps / phones / etc.