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Old 03-10-2014, 02:09 PM   #11
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I seem to remember the reason was the batteries are best on the tounge for weight.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:46 PM   #12
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I have a few build questions and I'm hoping that you can help out.
I hope you don't mind if I pipe up, I am also creating a build list, but have a few thoughts based on what I read or what we are deciding to do. It is amazing how many hours we spent creating a build list and it is great how you can get so many ideas reading these forums.


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I'm not sure about radio and tv connections.
We, too, are omitting it. The technology is changing and we already are more device watchers than TV watchers.

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What is the function of the stove cover? Do you need it to protect the adjoining wall surfaces?... Do you like the rotated stove two burner stove? How many extra inches of counter do you get?
We are omitting the cover and rotating the burners. I think if the cover was up I would find the space more limiting and there would be less counter space available (totally couldn't use the space behind). If I had the cover and the cover was down, I wouldn't use it (other than to plop things on it). I think I would be more inclined to use the actual counter rather than on the stove top for food prep. Someone on here made a nice wood cutting-board cover that doubled as a tray and I am hoping we will make the same for ours. We are also rotating the stove. I will post a pic that someone else posted (I can't remember who and I hope it is okay for me to post their pic of the stove rotated). Hard to see the measuring tape, but it looks like it is 14-15" between sink and rotated stove. I believe the standard distance between sink and stove is about 11".

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Do the cabinets across the front of the trailer come standard with doors or is it just a shelf?
It's a shelf.
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:04 PM   #13
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IMHO if you're getting the 19' with a two burner stove... rotate it! You want as much counter space as you can get. Gotta put that Mr. Coffee someplace!
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would LOVE extra counter space; however, rotating stove is not for me.

IMHO, rotating stove effectively makes stove a 1 burner unit. using back burner and front burner simultaneously creates an awkward, if not dangerous, situation of reaching rear burner over top of front burner. And I am prepared to be in the miniscule minority with this opinion. YMMV.
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Cargofool, that's why I didn't rotate.
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:16 PM   #16
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And that's exactly why we have CHOICES! Isn't it grand
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:23 PM   #17
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Gbaglo: I really want the the hardwired inverter, just because its cool. Want/need
For sure you need it. Otherwise you'll have stuff on the counter and wires all over the place.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:40 PM   #18
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KarenH: thanks, that kind of solar info is helpful, especially since you share the same clouds, weather, and of course the Bellingham Costco


Gbaglo: I really want the the hardwired inverter, just because its cool. Want/need


escape artist: I think all of the options are better installed during the build, that's the problem.


Jamman: I thought that the vinyl liner would melt without the cover and flaps


dbailey: thanks, I wouldn't have thought you could get that kind of voltage drop from one end of the trailer to the other.


Donna D: hope your build goes well. Those 5ers sure look nice.


Dave macrae, Ice-Breaker: I'm not going to get the box so I'd just as soon have the batteries on the tongue. Is it for appearance that you wanted them inside?


Roobarb: the cutting board over the stove is a good idea for us. We need a place to wield sharp utensils for surgery after we incur 3rd degree burns reaching across the stove. Seriously, I like the cutting board idea.



Cargofool, Ruthe: I too was wondering if the stove rotation was an opportunity for self sacrifice



Gbaglo: wow, you grabbed a sliver of my post before I could delete and edit—but not that part, I really do want it, just looking for closure
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I'm confused.
You should get it.
Advantage is that you don't have an inverter sitting on the counter and wires running to stuff you need to charge.
You'll have enough stuff sitting on counters if you don't get the installed audio/video.
I'd have it if I'd thought about it and was willing to spend the money.
Now that I'm retired, I'm even less inclined to spend money, although I'd love to have the aluminum rims. I do need new tires.
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I'm confused.
You should get it.
Advantage is that you don't have an inverter sitting on the counter and wires running to stuff you need to charge.
You'll have enough stuff sitting on counters if you don't get the installed audio/video.
I'd have it if I'd thought about it and was willing to spend the money.
Now that I'm retired, I'm even less inclined to spend money, although I'd love to have the aluminum rims. I do need new tires.

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