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Old 03-05-2016, 02:46 AM   #21
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On the list I see

5. A/C with digital thermostat

On our 2017 21' we will get the AC

do we need to specify digital thermostat?

Thanks.

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Old 03-05-2016, 06:32 AM   #22
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Others have posted that the digital thermostat comes standard now. Best to specify it, in case that's not correct.
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Old 03-05-2016, 07:26 AM   #23
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Others have posted that the digital thermostat comes standard now. Best to specify it, in case that's not correct.
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I'm with Bill! Double check, it's easy enough to do. I have one of those funky standard thermostats. Ya know the kind that nearly breaks your thumb turning it off? I'll be changing it to a digital this spring and I don't even have A/C.
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:27 AM   #24
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Losangeles, Yes, the digital thermostat is 'standard' with the 11,000 btu AC option. Don't hesitate to call and discuss your questions with the ETI office. They are very helpful. As we were going through our decisions, I kept a list of all my questions, and had 2-3 phone conversations during our final days. Until your final date, they simply update your build sheet and e-mail you the new build sheet version. As your final date arrives, you can sign and fax, mail, or echo-sign the final version.
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Old 03-05-2016, 11:03 AM   #25
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On the list I see

5. A/C with digital thermostat

On our 2017 21' we will get the AC

do we need to specify digital thermostat?

Thanks.

:-)
If you don't confirm it with ETI and they don't install it, the fan won't shut down when the temp reaches the set point and will merrily continue to roar..................
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Old 03-05-2016, 11:23 AM   #26
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I'm with Bill! Double check, it's easy enough to do. I have one of those funky standard thermostats. Ya know the kind that nearly breaks your thumb turning it off? I'll be changing it to a digital this spring and I don't even have A/C.

I second Donna on this. I too plan to switch our FUNKY standard thermostat to a digital. It is hard to get the temperature set right with its coarse control.

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Old 03-05-2016, 11:46 AM   #27
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Digital thermo is standard on my July build.

Art, tell me about the stereo upgrade? I'm wanting an XM unit but not finding any willingness from ETI to change the standard one and doing the swap after delivery. You bribing somebody?

Also, they're running some of the wires to the two tv locations but leaving up to me to hook them up.

Let's just say ordering my 19 was a different experience than I'm encountering now...

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Old 03-05-2016, 12:27 PM   #28
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I second Donna on this. I too plan to switch our FUNKY standard thermostat to a digital. It is hard to get the temperature set right with its coarse control.

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Did that mod recently and it is was very easy. To clarify, the digital unit Escape installs for AC is a completely different animal and evidently can only be installed during build.
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and the digital factory install also controls the heater as well as the a/c, can not do this aftermarket.
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Old 03-05-2016, 02:11 PM   #30
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Digital thermo is standard on my July build.

Art, tell me about the stereo upgrade? I'm wanting an XM unit but not finding any willingness from ETI to change the standard one and doing the swap after delivery. You bribing somebody?

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We like the digital thermostat. We don't have anything to add the the good advice above from others.

We enjoy the upgraded stereo unit with standard ETI speakers, which sound good to us.

Our Jensen AWM975 is much bulkier than the ETI standard stereo, which mounts under the cabinets. It fills enough of an overhead cabinet that we lost one cabinet door on our 21'. I don't know why ETI won't install it for you; perhaps the 19' doesn't have the space for it, or perhaps they found it too painful to install for us and a few others.

Also, our unit doesn't doesn't receive XM, which might require a different antenna? We just paid for a second year of Sirius XM with our Jeep Grand Cherokee. If we had known we would do that, we might have asked for XM capability in the trailer.

The CD player and radio have worked well for us. We haven't used the weather radio much, I think because our cell phone weather apps haven't shown reason to worry about the weather on our camping trips so far.

We're also still TV ready, but haven't gotten a TV yet, so we haven't tried the player with DVDs.

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