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Old 06-22-2014, 12:32 PM   #41
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Anyway, here's the latest build sheet:

Model 17B
2 Burner Stainless Steel Stove & Range hood – install front to back
4.3 cu ft Fridge
Air Conditioner (11,000 BTU)
12V Battery (flip flopped on this one but will go with the 12v)
Dual Propane Package
Equalizer Hitch
2 - Way Hot Water Tank
Microwave (Built-In)
Opening Window in Bathroom
Storage Box
Stainless Steel Sink & Chrome Faucet
Prewire for Stereo
Thermal Windows & Extra Insulation (Windows too because of condensation and sound)
TV Antenna with power amplifier (Includes TV Ready with 120V)
Prewire Solar Panel
Water Filter
“Texas Fan” for Fridge
Digital Thermostat
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Old 06-22-2014, 12:39 PM   #42
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Take your time, you have a long way to go before you need to submit your build sheet. If you keep reading the forum it'll change, many times.
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:08 PM   #43
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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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Filtering all of it would also reduce the amount of undesirable material accumulating in the fresh water tank. I have used a "whole house" style of filter (just a normal unit purchased from Home Depot) in-line in the supply hose, but I don't bother where I know the water is good.

On the other hand, I wouldn't expect such a filter to remove dissolved minerals.
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:42 PM   #44
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Anyway, here's the latest build sheet:

Model 17B
2 Burner Stainless Steel Stove & Range hood – install front to back
4.3 cu ft Fridge
Air Conditioner (11,000 BTU)
12V Battery (flip flopped on this one but will go with the 12v)
Dual Propane Package
Equalizer Hitch
2 - Way Hot Water Tank
Microwave (Built-In)
Opening Window in Bathroom
Storage Box
Stainless Steel Sink & Chrome Faucet
Prewire for Stereo
Thermal Windows & Extra Insulation (Windows too because of condensation and sound)
TV Antenna with power amplifier (Includes TV Ready with 120V)
Prewire Solar Panel
Water Filter
“Texas Fan” for Fridge
Digital Thermostat
One thing I've found handy (but this is from pre-storage box days) is an exterior hatch on the passenger side in back under the large dinette. Welcome and have fun!
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:15 PM   #45
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One thing I've found handy (but this is from pre-storage box days) is an exterior hatch on the passenger side in back under the large dinette. Welcome and have fun!

I had my hatch ( pre-storage box ) installed at the front, passenger side. So, to use it, you have to remove the rock protectors, so you probably leave the rock protectors off.
And, since the dinette at the back is probably left set up as a bed, it's much harder to access than under the front bench.
If I could do it again, my hatch would be at the back ( assuming the awning arms don't get in the way ).
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:37 PM   #46
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Take your time, you have a long way to go before you need to submit your build sheet. If you keep reading the forum it'll change, many times.
I added revision number to the file name for my build sheets - I wound up with 11 revisions in 3 weeks............
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:41 PM   #47
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One thing I've found handy (but this is from pre-storage box days) is an exterior hatch on the passenger side in back under the large dinette. Welcome and have fun!
I'll second (or third) this recommendation. When we had our 17B, I was able to store all out "outside" gear - patio mat, lego blocks, water hoses, charcoal chimney, broom & a bunch of other small stuff in that space. It looked like I was unloading a clown car when I set up .
This might work instead of the front storage box for you, especially if you need to be concerned with tongue weight with your MKX.
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Old 06-22-2014, 04:06 PM   #48
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Ever have water seepage from having an exterior hatch?
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Old 06-22-2014, 05:04 PM   #49
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Have had some, but I think not while the trailer is parked. Not enough to concern myself about. But, if I put the rock guard back...
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:54 PM   #50
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Filtering all of it would also reduce the amount of undesirable material accumulating in the fresh water tank. I have used a "whole house" style of filter (just a normal unit purchased from Home Depot) in-line in the supply hose, but I don't bother where I know the water is good.

On the other hand, I wouldn't expect such a filter to remove dissolved minerals.
Thanks for the great advice. Being new to having a trailer there is so much to learn. Do you also filter when filling your fresh water tank?
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