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Old 09-09-2017, 03:12 PM   #1
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Thought Build Sheet Ready but....

...I went back and looked at a few things and now have some questions that I am sure can be answered through the collective wisdom of forum members as we finalize our Build Sheet for our 19.

(1) Standard 5cf refrigerator or the optional 6cf refrigerator? We currently have the standard fridge and a microwave above it on the Build Sheet. Now I am thinking - delete the microwave (not sure we would use it much) and get the larger fridge - two doors, one for fridge section and one for freezer section (at least that is what it appears to be). I think the larger freezer section would be useful as well as a bit more space overall. Has anyone with a new style 19 opted for the larger refrigerator? Any photos?

(2) Raised Dinette - we are definitely getting this option after seeing a new 19 without it. Any photos of the standard raised dinette on a 19? I have found some photos of raised benches but not of the ETI standard option.

(3) I added a 12v DC exterior to be located adjacent to the exterior 120v. The location appears to be rear passenger side on ETI's schematic. Is this located in the storage area or actually on the exterior of the trailer. Unfortunately, I did not look for this when we viewed a 19 two months ago.

Thanks in advance for your assistance as we work to finalize our Build Sheet.
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Old 09-09-2017, 03:58 PM   #2
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We deleted the microwave and choose the larger fridge.. I can't tell you if it's a good choice or not (yet).. We werent going to have microwave either way.. so it's either a bigger fridge or another storage..

I do like the separate freezer compartment tho..
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Old 09-09-2017, 04:13 PM   #3
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We deleted the microwave and choose the larger fridge.. I can't tell you if it's a good choice or not (yet).. We werent going to have microwave either way.. so it's either a bigger fridge or another storage..

I do like the separate freezer compartment tho..
Thanks. The photo helps to visualize the larger fridge in a 19. Pretty sure we are going to the larger fridge and no microwave. We have added a drawer under the wardrobe and added two shelves in the wardrobe so the loss of the storage/microwave area is not really a concern. I was certain the Build Sheet was done yesterday and then went through everything again. Glad I did - I think this will be a very worthwhile change.
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Old 09-09-2017, 04:14 PM   #4
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We did not want a microwave as all we do with it is heat coffee at home, and when camping can sit and enjoy while hot. We have as standard the fridge that is optional in the 19 and really like it. As mentioned, the separate freezer door is so much nicer than what we had in our 19.
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Old 09-09-2017, 04:26 PM   #5
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The standard refer is the 5 cubic ft, the optional 2 door is 6 cubic ft. in the 19, since the 21 and 5.0 is larger the is why the bigger unit is standard. with the 19 being smaller space is a premium. Where the microwave goes is a nice pantry for dry goods with the standard size refer. I guess you can always store food in the larger freezer, but for 2 people the 5 foot one is adequate, spoken by one who downgraded from a 21 back to a 19. That's my story and I'm sticking to it......
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Old 09-09-2017, 04:43 PM   #6
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We have the 12v outlet and it's on the exterior of the fibreglass, beside the regular outlet. On ours it is not in the storage area. It's great and well sealed plug/cover.
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Old 09-09-2017, 04:46 PM   #7
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We've been debating whether to get the microwave, also, mainly because a couple of friends are suggesting we get it. Currently I think we are tending not to get it. We've camped for five years in our Casita and never missed having a microwave. I was in a store recently that had a stack of boxed small microwaves and they are heavy! When we were up at ETI recently we noticed the cabinet space that you would lose by adding a microwave is considerable! So... storage space and weight, is leaning us away from adding it to our build sheet.
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Old 09-09-2017, 04:56 PM   #8
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Know what you mean about changing your mind about options cuz we did the same thing. Was dead-sure we wanted the microwave, but after submitting our Build Sheet we requested it be deleted after realizing that we're camping more and more without hookups and could use a "pantry" instead. We're used to a 4.6 cubic foot fridge/freezer and it was very adequate for the two of us so saw no need to go with more than the standard 5.0. Sheesh! Our camping style keeps evolving and it's so hard to anticipate our needs in the future, but time's up! Gotta live with what we've chosen now. It's all good...
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Old 09-09-2017, 05:21 PM   #9
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We got the microwave and never use it. We thought we would use it for pop-corn and to reheat coffee, but as Jim says, we now have time to drink it hot. We may eventually take it out and convert the space to a cupboard, but that's another project for another day. Good luck on your Build Sheet!
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Old 09-09-2017, 05:22 PM   #10
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A refrigerator that's not jammed to the gills is more efficient than one that's completely stuffed. IF traveling when it's hot might be a concern, you want your refer to be as efficient as possible with air space around the food for the "cool" to circulate. These ain't your home refrigerators
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