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Old 07-26-2017, 12:17 PM   #1
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Build Sheet deadline is Oct 31st for our 21.

Husband doesn't think he needs an electric tongue jack. If down the road we decide we need one, can we easily install it later?

Any opinion on the maxx air upgrade with remote?

Also the new style awning light?

Should I get rid of the shelf above the bed? What is it good for?

Did not get oven (toaster oven or grill will do the job)
Cancelled Inverter and got more 12v added in and outside
Changed my mind about adding tall second cabinet.

Thanks in Advance!
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:20 PM   #2
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I did not think I needed one either. It took just one trip in the August heat to realize how terribly wrong I was. There is a whole lot of manual jacking involved, especially if you are using a WDH. The good news is that replacing with an electric jack is very easy. In fact, I finally did it a couple of weeks ago. Took me about 30 minutes. I will say that I have the 19, so my batteries are on the front tongue, so getting to that was easy.
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:23 PM   #3
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Build Sheet deadline is July 21st for our 21.
I hope you meant August 21st... otherwise you're LATE.
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:31 PM   #4
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Think I'm over thinking? Just edited, thank you very much!
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We like the shelf above the bed for reading glasses, books, phone, ipad, TV remote, etc. We had two extra 12V outlets installed on either side of the cabinet door above the bed which makes the shelf a convenient place to plug in your phones or ipads just before you go to sleep. We were concerned it may discourage reading in bed but it doesn't seem be in the way at all.

And....... we've discovered that its a nice place to put your adult beverage while you pause a movie to hit the restroom!
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Old 07-26-2017, 01:10 PM   #6
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I knew that shelf had to be good for something :-)
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X2 on the greatness that is an electric jack. My cheapo cost C$110 on super sale. Easy to replace with some youtube help.


Gas oven if a) you bake a ton at home or b) will mostly boondock. In fact, most build questions eventually boil down to the boondock versus power bush camping modes.


Love my bed shelf, but then I'm a side sleeper.

Have the upgraded Maxx, don't really use the remote much. Fan at 10% outflow is mostly where I set it anyways.
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Shelf is also good for Kleenex box. I picked up 12V from the bed up behind the corner padding to the shelf and put a dual USB outlet up there so wifey can charge her phone and Kindle overnight.
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Old 07-26-2017, 02:49 PM   #9
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Build Sheet deadline is Oct 31st for our 21.
Husband doesn't think he needs an electric tongue jack. If down the road we decide we need one, can we easily install it later?
Any opinion on the maxx air upgrade with remote?
Also the new style awning light?
Should I get rid of the shelf above the bed? What is it good for?
Did not get oven (toaster oven or grill will do the job)
Cancelled Inverter and got more 12v added in and outside
Changed my mind about adding tall second cabinet.
Thanks in Advance!
Whew! Almost done!
Debby, My opinion, FWIW. In order of above:
1) Since the battery(ies) on the 21' are in the rear, if you decide to not get the electric tongue jack now, at least ask ETI to pre-wire for it.
2) We like having the remote for our MaxxFan because the control buttons are more logical and you can look down comfortably at the remote wherever you are rather than having to go to one place and crane your neck looking up.
3) From photos, it seemed the awning cord light was way too bright for our camping style. We even opted for the amber lens over the entry door light to tone things down a bit.
4) My wife loves the shelf above the bed for reasons noted already by others. A very convenient place to put her glasses, Kindle, TV remote, etc., etc.
5) We don't plan to cook much inside the trailer. We either cook outside or just microwave leftovers. So we just stuck with the base 2-burner cook top (which will be adequate for us if we have to cook a meal or two inside during bad weather) and had it turned 90 degrees to free up more counter top space between it and the sink.
6) I thought I added plenty of 12V DC outlets, and now I wish I had added about three more inside and 1 more outside - mostly to minimize unsightly and cumbersome power cords stringing across and down from one place to another. So don't be stingy on those.
7) We like having the standard drawer stack with counter top at the foot of the bed. When the galley and dinette are in use for meal preparation, etc., it's a great place for other projects and to just set stuff aside for later.
I hope that helps some.... Dale
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Plus the kitchen counter extension. IMHO it should be standard.
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