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Old 06-21-2014, 08:30 PM   #21
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This is going to be awesome. you're right Donna -- they've made it a great trailer with no options at all. This ought to serve our needs for years to come -- unless our adult kids decide to weasel in!
That's what tents are for!
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:08 PM   #22
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If you are going to pre-wire for solar, you might as well get the dual 6V batteries now, since there are modifications required to switch from 12V to dual 6V.
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:24 PM   #23
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I've gone dual 6v, pre-wired for solar.. who the heck knows what the future may bring? But (if my remember is right) it costs bucks ($$$) for ETI change from a single 12V battery to the dual 6v. I'm cheap, would rather pay now... then later. Due to inflation, prices never seem to go down..
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:38 PM   #24
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I believe the dual sixes in the 17 requires some minor frame change to relocate both in the rear.
In my unit, the single group 29 battery is located in a dual battery box, very easy to add another 12v battery in the future but with solar I'm fully charged before noon the next day. Do not forget the digital thermostat, makes the inside more comfortable.
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:08 PM   #25
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Water filter: I haven't seen other options discussed on the forum but we just use the disposable inline (outside) ones from Walmart...about $15 US and replace each year. Guess you could use the under sink ones but seems like a hassle. Just Clorox your tank and lines each season. Not sure I would want one attached to the end of my faucet either...would wonder if the bouncing of the trailer would damage it over time.
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Old 06-22-2014, 12:38 AM   #26
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New toto fabric

Lindy and I got our fabric from totofabrics.com. We got a remnant so 6.5 yards of fabric for about $25.00. It was originally more than $25.00 a yard. Good service and they shipped to ETI
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Once again, great advice all. I might switch back to the dual 6v batts, which were on my original build sheet, since I'm prewiring for solar. Also, thanks for the reminder about the digital thermostat. It was on the sheet but I missed it during the copy/paste.
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Old 06-22-2014, 06:58 AM   #28
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When I looked the water filter was the external Camco inline, available at camping world for less, but it's not a big $ item.

I didn't see it mentioned so in case you missed it, you can also get the counter/dinette top changed to whatever. I agree with Donna, the fabrics, floor, counter that ETI use are a good combo. We only changed the counter top, I think it was just because we could.
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I added a Culligan water filter @ the kitchen faucet, mentioned in another post on the forum. Why filter all the water coming into the camper, as opposed to the water you actually drink? The filter does a great job.
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I added a Culligan water filter @ the kitchen faucet, mentioned in another post on the forum. Why filter all the water coming into the camper, as opposed to the water you actually drink? The filter does a great job.
You might prevent early failure of your water heater and or mineral building up on the shower head and other pieces. if all water is filtered.

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