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Old 01-23-2015, 07:45 PM   #21
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I like the kitchen window to open. And I only got 4 aluminum rims, on the premise that I'd always have a cover for the spare tire.
We went with the 5th aluminum wheel on the premise that it could be part of the tire rotation and wear evenly with the other 4, and prevent dry rot.
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Old 01-23-2015, 07:48 PM   #22
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I had a yellow "bug" light. I found it provided enough light that I was able to locate the light itself, and that's about all. Bugs seemed to find it too.
I switched it out for regular lamp, but I don't use the porch light much at all - usually just briefly to see the lock on the door.
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:09 PM   #23
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I had a yellow "bug" light. I found it provided enough light that I was able to locate the light itself, and that's about all. Bugs seemed to find it too.
I switched it out for regular lamp, but I don't use the porch light much at all - usually just briefly to see the lock on the door.
Time for glasses Glenn, or at least take off the shades.
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I am trying to finalize my build for a 19' escape. Below is an image with my selected options. Please review and let me know if there are other options I should consider.

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Its a nice build sheet Linda. I'd suggest that the kitchen window opens -- it helps create a nice breeze and with the awning deployed you can do so in the rain. Also convenient to talk through to someone outside. If you want to use AC power when dry camping I would also suggest the inverter. We added an AC outlet on the kitchen cabinet face in case we want to power a small appliance. We also added an extra drawer under the wardrobe - that's unused dead space without it. And, a cabinet door on the end of the dinette bench toward the entry door. Steve and Cynthia recommended it as very handy and we took their advice. We prewired for stereo in all 4 corner overhead cabinets, but I don't know if you plan to add a stereo later or not. Lastly, many folks love the shelf over the front of the trailer but we asked them to make it an overhead cabinet. We like the idea of cabinets all the way around. Just a style thing.
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I understand LEDs don't attract bugs. I ordered all LEDs on the exterior. I'm hoping my understanding is correct because the porch light is a clear lens LED.
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Sorry Donna.
Correction: LED Lights Do Attract Bugs. | Energy Circle
Not saying LED do or don't, but I think bugs are attracted to humans, and I don't see a work-around.
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Glenn, I'll find out when the weather is less wet and windy. Last weekend I got even with sticky campers across from me who left their amber porch light on all night, for several nights. The last night I was camping, I left my CLEAR LED porch light on... looked like an airport landing strip. Hope the light shined in their eyes.

(I really dislike it when folks leave porch lights on all night.. like REALLY?)
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I like the kitchen window to open. And I only got 4 aluminum rims, on the premise that I'd always have a cover for the spare tire. Reace told me I couldn't get a shut-off valve for the toilet on a 19...maybe it's because you've got the foot pedal model?
You cannot get a toilet shut-off in a 19' but I had them install a cold water shut-off to the bathroom (which essentially does the same thing) the shut off is installed under the bed area (I think but not sure since we have not picked ours up yet)

We also got the 5 aluminum wheels for rotation purposes.
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I would think you have to put on a lot of miles ( or kilometers ) to make rotating tires worthwhile. I've got lots of tread and no wear patterns on my original tires ( 2008 ), but they are ready to age out. I plan to replace the two tires I run on, but not the spare. I'm hoping it is aging gracefully, under the cover, in this temperate BC climate.
If not, I have BCAA.
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i really dislike it when folks leave porch lights on all night.. Like really?
Me, too (shouting)...
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