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Old 08-18-2015, 10:15 AM   #11
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What I think will be helpful are options and approved requests that many of us at this stage often wonder about, at least I do. I have also read many posters that had wished they had known about something they learned right after they place their final order. Seems common.
I well understand what you're asking for, Santiago. I was in the same situation when I first joined. I poured through the list of options on the ETI site and we decided which ones we liked. Then, as I was reading more and more on here, I found mention of other stuff. Holy Cow! So, now I've added more to my spreadsheet of possible options.

I know many are quite happy with what ETI offers as standard, but I also love the fact that I can add to it, if I'm willing to spend the money.

So, just keep reading, asking questions and start/add to your own spreadsheet of options. I've also included mods that some owners have made, plus bookmarking threads that have info I want to refer to later.

I'm keeping that black belly band as I have plans for it!
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:17 AM   #12
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One option we have is recessed supports/holders in the floor for the dining table legs. Instead of kicking the standard, conical supports every time you move your foot, ours are virtually flush with the floor. Rease suggested it to us when we were planning our list. Makes it easier to store things on the floor when traveling too.
We saw this option when Rich and Mary kindly showed us their trailer a few months back. Very nice! We really liked that idea. One less thing to bang your feet in to. Not that I ever do that with my size 11's. Nope, never!
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:49 AM   #13
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Then there is the full length cabinet over the chest of drawers on the 21ft. Was that an easily approved option.
Yes, it was readily approved by ETI. It was Sally P, I believe, who was the originator of this option and so ETI had already worked out the logistics by the time we requested it. We put in three shelves and love the extra storage. And with a fold-up counter we also have the utility of a small table top at that location to hold incidentals.
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:31 PM   #14
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We brought our trailer home a year ago and now some of the options we selected that were NOT on the list at that time are on the list now. And new things keep popping up. So it would be hard for me to answer your question. While we were making up our minds I basically lived on this forum.
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:56 PM   #15
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Donna's name 10Forward inspired us to inquire about adding Warp Drive to our 19. ETI readily agreed as long as we supplied it. Now we won't even need a tow vehicle.
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Old 08-18-2015, 02:06 PM   #16
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What color is the belly band if it isn't white?

Here's the pic of our in-production 21. We didn't ask for a white belly band, yet it looks white to me... so far. Are they going to paint it?
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Old 08-18-2015, 02:17 PM   #17
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Here's the pic of our in-production 21. We didn't ask for a white belly band, yet it looks white to me... so far. Are they going to paint it?
I believe that it's the vinyl insert that goes in the extrusion later that can be either black or white.

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Old 08-18-2015, 02:40 PM   #18
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Ah. Thanks. I do see there are screw heads now that will be covered by the insert.

And I don't care if it's black or white. They both look good to me!
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:37 PM   #19
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Donna's name 10Forward inspired us to inquire about adding Warp Drive to our 19. ETI readily agreed as long as we supplied it. Now we won't even need a tow vehicle.
Ah, Greg, but what they didn't tell you was that you also have to have the impulse drive option for docking, er, backing into the campsite.
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:35 AM   #20
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The question comes up periodically... I'm sure a search would find many threads but here's one.

Options that are not on the list
Thanks Bob for the link to Robert's thread.

I have seen individual posts in Robert's thread while searching for specific factory mods but did not realize it was a jammed packed thread. Newbies you will get a lot of great information on rbryan4's thread.

Aside from unlisted options, I was asking more for build changes ETI approved. Changes dealing with cabinetry, plumbing, electrical and lighting.

Looks like many like these were approved a year ago, hope that will continue with their current schedule. All the lights and switch mods were interesting. What blew my mind was they agreed to install additional wall reinforcements so that one can attach stuff to the wall later. I like that option.
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