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Old 06-26-2017, 07:06 PM   #1
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Off-build sheet options

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Hoping to get some ideas on options that you have included on the build sheet that are not listed on the standard build sheet. For example toilet water shut off valve, enclosing upper cabinets that are typically open, larger gauge wiring, etc.

Don't want to kick myself for not adding something later. I know some things can be added after the fact, but thinking it would be easier to get done during the initial build. Apologies if this has been covered
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:38 PM   #2
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We got the extended cabinet above the drawer stack above the furnace vent.

Wanted a full wrap on the dinette cushions, but even though it was confirmed in emails, we didn't get it since it wasn't transferred over to the build sheet

Got the toilet shut-off value

Extra cabinet door added to the bed area (on the 21)

Extra light switch next to the standard switch for the outdoor porch light. It turns on the light in the middle of the trailer, which is handy for when you first come in, especially if it's darker out.

Had them leave off the graphics and got a bit of credit for that

As well as for not getting the stock blinds and valences. We added double cell blackout shades that cost far more than our credit was, but has been well worth it (we ordered and installed them ourselves; they won't do that for ya).

Stove top turned but I think the way it's turned is standard now

Not sure if these are on the build sheet or not as I stopped looking at them after ours was finalized and I really don't remember what was an on or off-list option at this point in time.

We also got heat tape installed (on exposed pipes) but Reace said after ours and another one they weren't doing it any longer. Not sure if that's still the case, but probably is. The heated tank pads is probably still offered.
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:41 PM   #3
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PS, have fun figuring it all out! It helps to read a ton of posts to see what all everyone got and keep notes of stuff that interests you. Look at the photos of the build progress of trailers as that might give you some ideas.

And yeah, be prepared to read lots of posts. And be prepared for ETI to tell ya they don't do something or another any longer as they figure it'll slow down their production time too much.

Like that round table that I think Marry (forgive me if I've misremembered) has. Lovely table. But one you have to make yourself now as ETI doesn't.
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:02 PM   #4
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There are threads on the subject. Escape, however, will likely be less amenable to doing items off of the list than before. Depends entirely on what you want. Just have to ask.

Extra outlets should not be a problem and can possibly be added on the exterior, also. We added exterior lights. Switches inside.
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:14 PM   #5
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PS, have fun figuring it all out! It helps to read a ton of posts to see what all everyone got and keep notes of stuff that interests you. Look at the photos of the build progress of trailers as that might give you some ideas.

And yeah, be prepared to read lots of posts. And be prepared for ETI to tell ya they don't do something or another any longer as they figure it'll slow down their production time too much.

Like that round table that I think Marry (forgive me if I've misremembered) has. Lovely table. But one you have to make yourself now as ETI doesn't.
I've read so much already, and good chance i've learned some of it from your posts. We've added the toilet shut off valve. So far, the only other thing we are requesting is an earlier delivery date. Guess we just have to wait our turn. Thanks for the list.
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:15 PM   #6
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Here's another thread on the subject.
Options that are not on the list
Just keep in mind it's a few years old and some things have changed.
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There are threads on the subject. Escape, however, will likely be less amenable to doing items off of the list than before. Depends entirely on what you want. Just have to ask.

Extra outlets should not be a problem and can possibly be added on the exterior, also. We added exterior lights. Switches inside.
Can find endless build threads, which are super helpful. Wasn't sure if there was a thread dedicated to off-spec sheet items.
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:17 PM   #8
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Here's another thread on the subject.
Options that are not on the list
Just keep in mind it's a few years old and some things have changed.
Beauty, thanks, will take a look.
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:20 PM   #9
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We asked ETI to put an amber lens on the outside light on the passenger side (near entry door). No charge. Still plenty of light but not as stark or glaring at night. Some claim it also helps keep bugs away from the entry door at night. We can't say one way or the other yet.
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:25 PM   #10
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Amber lenses are available quite a few places for anyone who wants to add that themselves. We think it does help. It is also how we tell our Escape when looking for it at night.
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