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Old 12-20-2015, 10:22 PM   #1
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Build sheet - completed (I think!)

As I mentioned elsewhere, I pretty much figured out my build sheet some time ago and I've been fine tuning it since I was able to snag a trailer spot that just opened up for Dec 2016.

I know some of what I've picked won't appeal to others, but they do to us. If anyone has any comments or suggestions, please post. I added an exterior 12V outlet so a fan could be set up to scare away the buggies, due to a recent post that mentioned that. There may be a few other tips I've missed out on reading.

Yes, I don't need to turn it in for a long time, but the sooner I get it done the better as we'll know exactly how much this trailer will cost and we know our savings goal.

Thanks!

Some comments:
1. I've left off the hitch as I'm going to have to educate myself on that.
2. We're getting a $100 credit for going with a bare-naked trailer. I plan to put on my own graphics (any guesses there?)
3. $150 credit for not getting the bed mattress as I'm putting in a long twin mattress from SelectComfort - a lot of thought has gone into the bed decision; I need some comfortable sleep!
4. Crystal is checking to see if they can install an elongated toilet instead of the regular shape
5. We're going to supply our own kitchen sink and faucet, showerhead and a single lever faucet for the bathroom (not getting the sink in there)
6. Note the switch by the door for the inside lights is included; someone had posted earlier they weren't doing that any longer, but Crystal gave me a price of $35 for that option. Yay!


2 burner stainless steel stove w/o hood
2 way hot water tank
additional exterior LED light, by storage box
air conditioner
aluminum rims, 4
captains reading lights, 4
custom fabric
custom flooring
custom formica
extended cabinet above drawer stack
exterior 12V outlet, by door/kitchen area
exterior hatch
extra insulation & thermal windows
filler boards w/cushion, 2
flip up counter in kitchen at end of counter
flip up counters in dinette, 2
foot flush toilet

Group 29 12V battery (126 amp hours)
inverter
maxx fan w/remote, smoke grey
microwave
opening window in bathroom
power jack
propane tanks, filled, 2
reinforce walls, min 3
shelves in closet, 4
shut off valve for toilet
spray foam underneath
storage box
surge protector
switch at door for inside light
u-shaped dinette
winterizing t-valve
wireless back up camera
wiring for solar panel in future
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Old 12-20-2015, 10:46 PM   #2
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If anyone has any comments or suggestions, please post.
If the "extended cabinet above drawer stack" doesn't interfere, a small window and/or overhead light will brighten up what we determined was the darkest corner.

Photo shows the window, the led light was added later.

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Looks like you probably won't have any use for a safe.
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:00 PM   #4
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Hey Alan, that's a great place to put a window!

We decided we want the extended cabinet there as we're not going to have a video displaying device there and I can always use the storage space.

Dang - just realized I should put one of the flip up counters there, below the outlets so they can be used for charging stuff or whatever. Whew! Glad I remembered that.
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:01 PM   #5
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Looks like you probably won't have any use for a safe.
Huh!??!?!

Are you talking about one of those hidden spaces that was in a thread I read long time ago? If not, heck if I know what you mean.
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:13 PM   #6
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As I mentioned elsewhere, I pretty much figured out my build sheet some time ago and I've been fine tuning it since I was able to snag a trailer spot that just opened up for Dec 2016.
Good for you. That build sheet can be a hair puller! I can only tell you why my build sheet was a bit different than yours and my thinking at the time (STILL very much pleased)


Custom flooring. I actually like the standard. It doesn't show dirt/grime. Besides all but a few inches along the sides doesn't show because I use throw rugs. If/when I decide I don't like the vinyl, I can change it to something else.


Foot flush toilet. I don't have one (or three) in my sticks 'n bricks... the standard works just the same. I flush at the "tank" at home....


Spray foam. I live/camp where it's more wet than cold. No one get mad... but I think it's FUGLY and I'm all about the visual. I'd rather wear insulated boots inside my trailer than have that foam. Obviously YMMV.


Rearview camera. Can't do a dang thing about what's going on behind me during travel. Roads I travel are twisty enough that I can see when I need to pull over at the next opportunity. If it was an option, I would prefer a periscope to see what is happening in FRONT of me (road debris, etc.) And, I never want to rely on a camera to help me back up.... G.O.A.L.


Fan w/remote. I can't keep track of my reading glasses... a remote? For me I'd always be looking for it. Granted if I remembered to put it in a cubie at bed time and needed to turn it up/down during sleeping time, that would be good. The rest of the time a bit of exercise has never hurt me.


I didn't get the mattress either, not because I'd heard it wasn't comfortable... but I wanted a twin and I can sleep on a brick!


But, in the end this is your trailer being built to your wants/needs. I hope you get exactly what you want and make a ton of memories!
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:29 PM   #7
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Huh!??!?!

Are you talking about one of those hidden spaces that was in a thread I read long time ago? If not, heck if I know what you mean.
Baglo's sense of humor is like fine wine, it's an acquired taste.

I took his joke as "the way you're adding extras, you won't be having extra cash"

Wish I'd have deleted the factory mattress and gone with foam instead. Good build list, now the waiting really begins.

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As I mentioned elsewhere, I pretty much figured out my build sheet some time ago and I've been fine tuning it since I was able to snag a trailer spot that just opened up for Dec 2016.

I know some of what I've picked won't appeal to others, but they do to us. If anyone has any comments or suggestions, please post. I added an exterior 12V outlet so a fan could be set up to scare away the buggies, due to a recent post that mentioned that. There may be a few other tips I've missed out on reading.

Yes, I don't need to turn it in for a long time, but the sooner I get it done the better as we'll know exactly how much this trailer will cost and we know our savings goal.

Thanks!

Some comments:
1. I've left off the hitch as I'm going to have to educate myself on that.
2. We're getting a $100 credit for going with a bare-naked trailer. I plan to put on my own graphics (any guesses there?)
3. $150 credit for not getting the bed mattress as I'm putting in a long twin mattress from SelectComfort - a lot of thought has gone into the bed decision; I need some comfortable sleep!
4. Crystal is checking to see if they can install an elongated toilet instead of the regular shape
5. We're going to supply our own kitchen sink and faucet, showerhead and a single lever faucet for the bathroom (not getting the sink in there)
6. Note the switch by the door for the inside lights is included; someone had posted earlier they weren't doing that any longer, but Crystal gave me a price of $35 for that option. Yay!


2 burner stainless steel stove w/o hood
2 way hot water tank
additional exterior LED light, by storage box
air conditioner
aluminum rims, 4
captains reading lights, 4
custom fabric
custom flooring
custom formica
extended cabinet above drawer stack
exterior 12V outlet, by door/kitchen area
exterior hatch
extra insulation & thermal windows
filler boards w/cushion, 2
flip up counter in kitchen at end of counter
flip up counters in dinette, 2
foot flush toilet

Group 29 12V battery (126 amp hours)
inverter
maxx fan w/remote, smoke grey
microwave
opening window in bathroom
power jack
propane tanks, filled, 2
reinforce walls, min 3
shelves in closet, 4
shut off valve for toilet
spray foam underneath
storage box
surge protector
switch at door for inside light
u-shaped dinette
winterizing t-valve
wireless back up camera
wiring for solar panel in future
Good your deleting the mattress . We didn't ,gave it a good try and ended up selling it and now have air and latex . Should of known better we have select comfort at home and can't do springs even with a latex topper . Also just did 4 fancy wheels , no point covering up a fancy wheel which may never use . If I got a flat I would fix it asp anyway . Your list looks good . Pat
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Old 12-21-2015, 12:37 AM   #9
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Laura,
Some personal thoughts on the build sheet. Ignore at will:
Wish we'd deleted the mattress and gone with the 8" foam one we had in the 17B.
No use personally for the rearview camera. Got enough to distract me in the cab already.
Not sure how much you'll be off the grid, but the twin 6v batteries were never an option for us. Already saved our rear behind Cracker Barrel in 12 degrees on the way home from Chilliwack running the furnace hard all night.
No twin 6v and no solar, not sure why the inverter? If I was going to put the expense out for the inverter, I'd put the twin 6v first, solar second, well before I spent the $$ on the inverter.
Best time to get custom flooring, fabric and formica. Cost was peanuts with the conversion rate compared to what it would cost later with no conversion rate.
Not sure the reason on 2 filler boards and 2 extra cushions. Confused on that one.
Just happy for you that you got the slot! Time is gonna fly by and we'll be reading about your pickup trip....
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Old 12-21-2015, 12:49 AM   #10
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I second keeping your eyes on the road ahead, well ahead. If you do you won't have to slam on the brakes and the guy tailgating will have plenty of time to realize you are slowing as you take your foot off the gas.
Remember, trailers must be passed, so keep an eye on your mirrors and what's ahead.
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