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Old 06-23-2014, 11:09 PM   #61
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Light beer.
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:23 AM   #62
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That's all light beer is good for!
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Old 06-24-2014, 02:17 PM   #63
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Decisions, decisions!

Almost forgot a very important question - well, not to me, but to my "boss": Custom fabric. I've noticed that some of the posts mention a fabric number, like it came from a certain supplier. I was told by Kim they have only one fabric, and if you want custom you have to supply it. So, where do those of you who've changed the fabric usually get it?
My wife did not like the regular fabric or counter top material normally offered -- too dark. We selected and purchased fabric from Jo-Ann's Fabric in the US near where we live and took to ETI. Jo-Ann's has store locations in Texas too. They will ship to Canada. For the counter top we went into a building supply store, selected the laminate we wanted and gave the brand and number to ETI and they did the rest. We have had our trailer for more than four years now and are very happy with the choices -- they also seem to make the trailer much brighter inside. Cost was quite reasonable for these changes.
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Old 06-24-2014, 02:21 PM   #64
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Brian,

I like the lighter look of the trailer. very nice. What is the switch next to the water heater switch?
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Old 06-24-2014, 02:22 PM   #65
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Brian,

I like the lighter look of the trailer. very nice. What is the switch next to the water heater switch?
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Old 06-24-2014, 02:26 PM   #66
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That is the water pump switch.
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Old 06-24-2014, 02:45 PM   #67
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Old 06-24-2014, 03:34 PM   #68
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ETI wanted our fabric ASAP after placing our order - probably to ship it over to their cushions supplier.
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:06 PM   #69
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My wife did not like the regular fabric or counter top material normally offered -- too dark. We selected and purchased fabric from Jo-Ann's Fabric in the US near where we live and took to ETI. Jo-Ann's has store locations in Texas too. They will ship to Canada. For the counter top we went into a building supply store, selected the laminate we wanted and gave the brand and number to ETI and they did the rest. We have had our trailer for more than four years now and are very happy with the choices -- they also seem to make the trailer much brighter inside. Cost was quite reasonable for these changes.
We also purchased our own fabric and flooring. My wife, an ever vigilant retired buyer/purchasing department person, wondered why we were paying double. She argued that since the original price included fabric and flooring which we were purchasing already (at least on paper) we should see a credit.

The EI answer was understandable but not entirely satisfactory - especially since we were paying a handling fee to pay for items two times. One was the extra fuss in arranging delivery, ect. The other reason, as least as I interpreted the answer, had to do with risk. If errors are made on EI's part I.e. The wrong item put in. EI would have to make things right.

So when we changed the fabric/flooring we basically paid for those items 2x plus paid a total of 300 in extra EI fees for the privilege. Not a deal breaker. Sometimes I wish Liz wasn't such a careful shopper.

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I purchased and had shipped my upholstery from Hawaii. Quit-your-bitchin' . Honestly, how can we put (really) a dollar price on something that's one-of-a-kind and as you mentioned ETI has all the risk... wrong stuff, damage, etc.

I haven't seen my finished trailer yet. But, it's gonna be a one-of-a-kind, not one of many. AND THAT makes me happy because it's ME, not THEM.
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