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Old 05-21-2016, 02:41 AM   #91
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I don't think it's strange for a manufacturer to decline to put retail customers directly in contact with the manufacturer's suppliers. It's great that this worked out well with Duncan in the past, but arrangements with suppliers do change, so that option may no longer exist.

Try asking Ford if they'll let you have different seats made by their seat supplier and installed at the factory in your new truck. Most people would just plan on an aftermarket upgrade, and would be astounded if Ford would give them a credit for the stock seat and let the buyer put the aftermarket seat in at the dealership at delivery.
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Old 05-21-2016, 02:44 AM   #92
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If Ford won't let me choose my own seat foam and upholstery, I'm taking my business elsewhere.
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Old 05-21-2016, 08:44 AM   #93
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Ducan isn't the only mattress manufacturer in the world. Google your home state/city and you'll probably find more than one. I know there's several in Portland. Not being able to get the mattress I want in an ETI build wouldn't be enough to drive me to a different trailer manufacturer. I'd just find a mattress manufacturer that would make me what I want. Casita owners often get their mattresses from Southern Mattress.
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Old 05-21-2016, 09:07 AM   #94
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Casper makes excellent highly rated,supportive multilayer foam mattress that can be delivered right to ETI with free shipping. When we get close to our pick up date I will have Casper deliver it to ETI, and then I will trim off the corner myself.
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Old 05-21-2016, 09:16 AM   #95
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We replaced our 8 year old temperpedic with a Casper mattress and loved it so bought one for our 21. I cut the corner off with an electric knife, now we sleep much more soundly.
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Old 05-21-2016, 10:21 AM   #96
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Ducan isn't the only mattress manufacturer in the world. Google your home state/city and you'll probably find more than one. I know there's several in Portland. Not being able to get the mattress I want in an ETI build wouldn't be enough to drive me to a different trailer manufacturer. I'd just find a mattress manufacturer that would make me what I want. Casita owners often get their mattresses from Southern Mattress.
Tried as many as I could find in western Oregon and Washington. Lots will make you a custom rectangular mattress. None wanted to deal with a missing corner as on the 21.
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Old 05-21-2016, 10:39 AM   #97
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We purchased a wonderful Parklane RV mattress (Oregon) before they stopped making them. BedInABox makes several styles and ships them directly to you - yes, in a box (relatively small). Then when you cut open the vacuum sealed bag, the foam re-fills with air, the gel expands, and in just a few minutes, it becomes a mattress right before your eyes! We ended up getting a BedInABox gel mattress topper for our bed at home and love it.
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Old 05-21-2016, 11:43 AM   #98
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When we get close to our pick up date I will have Casper deliver it to ETI...
From an earlier post (#86) and quoting ETI: "We do not have the ability to store customer mattresses at our facility. If you opt to go with your own mattress you are welcome to bring it with you at the time you pick up your trailer."

It sounds like delivery from another manufacturer is not an option.


Edited: I think it important to remember that what was allowed even a year ago may not be an option today; standard items and customizations can and will change even within a short period of time. ETI is still a relatively small manufacturer and management is probably continually reviewing their policies as to what fits with their production and what does not. We should ever be grateful that they allow the customization that they do.
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:19 PM   #99
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From an earlier post (#86) and quoting ETI: "We do not have the ability to store customer mattresses at our facility. If you opt to go with your own mattress you are welcome to bring it with you at the time you pick up your trailer."

It sounds like delivery from another manufacturer is not an option.
Another thing to know. If you can't have something delivered to ETI for installation at the factory, but you want it to use on your way home, there is another option for you. It's a booming business for border towns and I saw several along the main drag in Sumas. I don't remember their names, but the businesses will receive packages for you, until you pick them up. It's different (I believe) from a place you where need to rent a box from them. The Seattle Times had an article about them in the past year or so. Do a google search and I'm sure a bunch will pop up. They're popular with Canadians that want things that aren't shipped to Canada. Or Escape Trailer owners wanting to pick up stuff that ETI won't hold for them.

I'm sure there's similar businesses for Canadian owners (in Canada), unless you want to cross the border for it and haul it over yourself.
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If you can't have something delivered to ETI for installation at the factory, but you want it to use on your way home, there is another option for you. It's a booming business for border towns and I saw several along the main drag in Sumas. I don't remember their names, but the businesses will receive packages for you, until you pick them up.
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I'm sure there's similar businesses for Canadian owners (in Canada), unless you want to cross the border for it and haul it over yourself.
These are popular with Canadians in border areas mostly to avoid border-crossing fees by couriers, so there's much less reason to have them in Canada. There is still a market for them, and the largest chain is presumably the UPS Store (previously called Mail Boxes Etc). I don't know what their rules are for large packages.
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