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Old 04-22-2015, 10:40 PM   #41
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With you being an experienced camper, you may not need much advice, but my favorite accessory is the 1500W inverter wired to all our house receptacles. We have inverters in all our cars, and would have added one to our 21' if ETI didn't offer one. I love the flexibility it offers. Microwave and toaster do fine on it, one at a time of course. And then there is the TV or radio that some don't care for, but I do.
This is probably a minority view, but I love having one.
We will be glad to be in the minority. Definitely will have the inverter.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:03 PM   #42
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Not what I heard from Hehr when I had thw rusty window screws problem. I basically quoted the rep who had 30 years in the business. Hehr was one of the last to get into thermal windows in the rv biz and was primarily due to competition. They dont add any significant r-value over the single pane.

I guess all of us that have sealed units in our homes just wasted our money then.

Here is some good information on windows, skip down and read "about window glass"
http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/...installation-0

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Old 04-23-2015, 01:06 AM   #43
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While the principles of double-pane windows are the same whether the windows are in a house or an RV, there are lots of differences in how the various brands and models are built. An example we discussed earlier is the lack of thermal break in typical RV windows, although the principle is well understood and routinely used for buildings and would be particularly useful to avoid condensation in an RV in cold weather.

While building a window with two panes of glass stacked directly against each other would make no sense to me, a window could be built with a very small space, seals might not be great, and there may be no fancy coatings (although RV windows are typically tinted).
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:10 AM   #44
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Cheryl, we did not look closely at your cubbies. Is that all open area behind the dividers we see or is the useable area only within the white spaces we are seeing? Your cubbies looked so great!
Hi! The open areas are individual areas with dividers in between just like the cubbies next to the door.

Cathy, did you decide on the location of your flip-up tables? I haven't yet gotten those pictures to you! Will try to get that done today.
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:01 PM   #45
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Thanks for info on this, build should start soon for me and I was expecting table to slide front to back. Contacted ETI today to put in my preference for this option.
Update - table slide is side to side only. Back to front is not available on 19.

One can always modify it later as Robert did.
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The front to rear/side to side choices are only with the "U" dinette option. in the 21' model or the 5.0 TA model. The 19' stock table in the standard set up is always side to side. The 19 does not have the "U" dinette in the front, if it did then there may be a choice.
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The front to rear/side to side choices are only with the "U" dinette option. in the 21' model or the 5.0 TA model. The 19' stock table in the standard set up is always side to side. The 19 does not have the "U" dinette in the front, if it did then there may be a choice.
Our 19 has the U-shaped dinette. Reace informed me that it was a side to side slide because of the depth dimensions of the table. Not deep enough for a front to back slide. I modified it however without any problems.
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The front to rear/side to side choices are only with the "U" dinette option. in the 21' model or the 5.0 TA model. The 19' stock table in the standard set up is always side to side. The 19 does not have the "U" dinette in the front, if it did then there may be a choice.
That is interesting because someone called Crystal today who contacted Reace. He said she could only have side to side for her 21' in the works because there is not enough access back there for the seating. Maybe he thought she has a 19'.
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Old 04-24-2015, 11:00 AM   #49
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It seems to me that side to side is safer while travelling. Our table on the 17B slid off onto a dinette cushion on I-40 north of Kingman I believe while going over a section under repair that was both rough and with a quick severe detour turn. Turns out a stop screw hadn't been installed. It ripped the plastic track but otherwise inside was OK.

With a front to back that table could potentially go flying forward during a hard stop. Went to the hardware store and bought some parts for a back-up stop. The female part hammers into the plywood (used some glue) then a screw with a flare(like a key)at the top goes through a hole I drilled in the sliding platform.
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Old 04-24-2015, 11:28 AM   #50
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I just put a bungee strap around the leg to the top to hold it in place while in transit.
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