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Old 08-11-2017, 07:31 PM   #11
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Hi Gary. This is unfortunate it happened, since you signed off your build sheet.
ETI takes the build sheets out of their file to go over it a few weeks prior to construction.
In the meantime policies changed. You get a phone call: "not according to policies" from one of ETI's workforce, only doing what was them told to.
In your case: I would pick up the phone, and talk directly with Tammy or Reace. They should have a solution which makes you and them happy.
Good luck with everything!! You will love your trailer! And hopefully the outcome of talking with "the bosses" themselves!
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:12 PM   #12
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I would politely press the issue. It is tougher maybe, but could be done.

Is the issue with the fact these are built in shelves, and not loose shelf on cleats or angles? I know when I dismantled some of the shelves in my 5.0TA to do my custom cabinets, you could see they first fastened in a framework of 3/4x3/4 strips, with one across the middle, then skinned both sides with the panelling, finishing with a front trim. What you could do is ask for some pieces to build this in yourself.

I know your build sheet is in already, but we just have the countertop there, and it is by far the most used piece of real estate in the trailer as we marshal lots of stuff to go outside there, plus it is our charging station for electronics. I highly recommend the counter over closed storage there, but we all have our own needs.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:16 PM   #13
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Agree with the counterspace on top of the cabinet. Cannot imagine not having that space adjacent to the bed in our 21. I know some do a drawer stack there too.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:34 PM   #14
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For us too, that countertop space is invaluable in our 21'.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:17 AM   #15
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Love the counter in our 5TA - would have it if doing it all over again.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:26 AM   #16
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We got the full wardrobe with no counter and love it. Would do the same again. (Well, someone had to say it!)


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Old 08-12-2017, 08:05 AM   #17
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Thank you all for your perspective, and wisdom.

I especially appreciated:

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Is the issue with the fact these are built in shelves, and not loose shelf on cleats or angles? I know when I dismantled some of the shelves in my 5.0TA to do my custom cabinets, you could see they first fastened in a framework of 3/4x3/4 strips, with one across the middle, then skinned both sides with the paneling, finishing with a front trim.
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How's the saying go, don't sweat the small stuff?
We decided to keep the full height cabinet with three shelves, and not worry about it.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:34 AM   #18
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... and not worry about it.
Sounds like an excellent idea!
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:11 AM   #19
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We got the full wardrobe with no counter and love it. Would do the same again. (Well, someone had to say it!
As well as the one we have in our 21. I first saw in a photo on a 5.0 (not yours Nathan) and really liked the idea. Everyone has different needs and for us the full size cabinet works out far better than a countertop.

I can well imagine the frustration/anger/disbelief/whatever of the OP. Been there when ours was getting built as well as when I picked it up and something that I thought was going to get done didn't.

I think you'll be quite happy with a 10" gap between the shelves. I'm not sure what ours are as they didn't give us that sort of restriction.
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