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Old 12-22-2016, 02:18 PM   #1
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Build sheet finally done!!

I finished my build sheet today! Happy to receive complements, criticisms, or advice. This is for a 2017 17b which is due to be completed in March 2017.

2 Burner Stainless Steel Stove with Stove Cover
DELETE RANGEHOOD
4 cuft Fridge
External Fridge Fan
2 - Way Hot Water Tank
DELETE Bathroom Sink
Install Shower Taps as close to exterior wall as possible
DO NOT Install TOILET PAPER Holder Until Orientation
INSTALL CUSTOMER PROVIDED BATTERY ISOLATOR SWITCH
Dual 6V Batteries
Pre-Wire for custom Battery Monitor -terminate in O/H above stove
4- Interior 12V Outlets 1&2) front of the trailer, on the driver side, in the visible upper cabinet face above the upper shelf (forwards of the upper cabinet door), fed by AWG 10 wires 3&4) below the sink, right under the counter lip, on the visible face that is facing the isle, as close to the rear dinette as possible on that visible cabinet face, fed by AWG 10 wires
1- Exterior 12V Outlet installed between the wheel and the door, below the fridge intake vent, fed by AWG 10 wires
160W Solar Panel with Charge Controller - INSTALL CONTROLLER IN D/S DINETTE BENCH
1- Additional 160W Solar Panel
Surge Protector
Removable Power Cord
1- LED Captains Reading Lamps ($40/each) Centered Under Rear overhead Cabinet
Additional Set Rear Upper LED Brake/Signal Lights
Wireless Back - Up Camera Display Monitor with 12V Plug DO NOT WIRE TO CLEARANCE LIGHTS - WIRE TO BACK-UP PIN TO 7-PIN PLUG
Extra Insulation & Frame-less Thermal Windows (Includes Opening Rear Window, Frt. Window with Rock Shield Non-Thermal) - Plan B
Opening Window in Bathroom (Frame-less Thermal) - Plan B
Opening Window in Kitchen (Frame-less Thermal)
Aluminum Rim Package (Includes 3 Aluminum Rims)
Gaucho Bunk
2- Shelves in Wardrobe Closet ($75/each) 1) 10.25" from top cabinet opening to top of shelf 2) 12.25" from bottom cabinet opening to bottom of shelf CUSTOMER NEEDS 9.25" FROM TOP OF BOTTOM SHELF TO BOTTOM OF TOP SHELF
1- Additional Counter Extension ($85/each) Side of Wardrobe beside Entry Door
Exterior Propane Quick Connect with 12' Propane Hose and Adapter
Storage Box (Front of Trailer)
Install customer Provided Horst Probes -black & grey tanks
DO NOT INSTALL TABLE. Install customer supplied table base (I'm getting the Dicor slider and Springfield pedestal)
1- Reinforced Wall W4 (this is the wall between the bathroom and the isle)
Graphic Color: DELETE ALL GRAPHICS
Hitch Wheel
Rhino Sewer Tube Kit
Sand Pads (Set of 4)
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:32 PM   #2
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Impressive list!!
No graphics?: you still keep the black belly band?
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:48 PM   #3
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Looks good. You have 2 solar panels, are you thinking of adding an inverter later?
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:55 PM   #4
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Might see you in March...mine is due then also. Can't wait....
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Old 12-22-2016, 03:07 PM   #5
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Looks good. You have 2 solar panels, are you thinking of adding an inverter later?
I might get a portable 200 watt inverter later if needed that can plug into any 12 volt outlet. Our computers and phones all have 12 volt outlets though, so no need to get that yet.

The dual solar was more about getting enough solar energy in shaded campsites. Here in the Pacific Northwest a lot of campsites are in the trees. Looking into the issue I found that you get about 10% of the maximum rated solar collection in fully shaded scenarios, so 320 watts = 32 watts.
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Old 12-22-2016, 03:10 PM   #6
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Impressive list!!
No graphics?: you still keep the black belly band?
I took out the graphics because I saw somewhere you get a $100 credit. When I got the build sheet back it was no change in the price and I didn't bother to add it back again.
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Old 12-22-2016, 03:37 PM   #7
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I took out the graphics because I saw somewhere you get a $100 credit. When I got the build sheet back it was no change in the price and I didn't bother to add it back again.
I would ask about getting a credit added.


I can see that you have put a great deal of thought into the build sheet. I would not, however, omit anything standard on the trailer such as bath sink or range hood, but you have probably considered why you don't want those. Just for others, that is my opinion that buyers may find later that they wish they had those items, and also for resale. Quite a few people end up selling before they expected. Those resale buyers are often very familiar with Escapes and may want those standard items. But even you may want them. Standard items are there for good reasons.

Sure you saw the recent TP holder mess-up and hope you will pay attention to that!

I would probably not spend that kind of money for two solar panels with shaded sights in mind. Many get a second panel that is portable for those occasions. You may not want to bother with one. Of course, your two panels can come in very handy later for you or the next owners if you decide to get a large inverter and boondock.

Looks like a great list and you are set!
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Old 12-22-2016, 04:24 PM   #8
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1- Additional Counter Extension ($85/each) Side of Wardrobe beside Entry Door
I don't understand this. On the door side, the counter extension would block entry/exit. On the seat side, you can't sit there with extension. Maybe I don't see what you see?
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Old 12-22-2016, 06:36 PM   #9
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Also omitted range hood then 2 days ago tammie called & said oops, range hood cut. Went w range hood rather than a a rebuild.
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:43 PM   #10
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Also omitted range hood then 2 days ago tammie called & said oops, range hood cut. Went w range hood rather than a a rebuild.
In that case, I have something you might want to consider - a SAM-1 Range Hood Fan conversion kit from Fabulous Operating Products. Fan is quiet, moves 10 times as much air, 3 speeds, lever for shutting the vent instead of unlocking the flap from outside, and an LED light strip built in with two light levels. Worth the effort.
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