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Old 05-02-2016, 08:56 AM   #51
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I am also a Blinds lover. Are you installing the Bali Blinds yourself or is ETI?
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:43 AM   #52
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Doesn't appear at a glance that it handles 6v batteries
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:46 AM   #53
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Doesn't appear at a glance that it handles 6v batteries
It treats the dual 6 as one battery, you would need two if you wanted individual specs, which is a little $$...
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I am also a Blinds lover. Are you installing the Bali Blinds yourself or is ETI?
We're installing them ourselves. Fortunately we're close enough that I don't have to worry about camping for a bit without any window covers. We plan to bring it home (appx 3 hour drive), install the blinds, the bed (Select Comfort) and other goodies and then head out somewhere to test it all out. Can't wait!

We got a $125 credit for not getting their blinds and an additional $10 credit for each valence we're not getting (5 in the 21). Since there are cabinets over each window, we'll be able to install them to the bottoms of them. I've already picked out different colors for each "room" in the trailer. Now to see the inside of the new 21 and measure the windows and figure out the sizes I'll need. Then I can order those as well. Yay!

Once the 2017 21' model is ready for public viewing, I plan to go up, take wads of photos (of course!), as well as taking up one of our smaller blinds to see how they actually look against the walls.

For anyone else thinking about the Bali blinds, I'll be posting about how they look and operate after we get 'em. With lots of photos, of course. So, if you're kind of leery of the idea, wait for some real time usage report before you decide if you want 'em or not. I've only heard of one other Escape owner that had them in their previous trailer. They did say you need to push the blinds all the way up and make sure they don't get lowered while driving (I plan to use a velcro wrap) or else they get trashed.
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Old 05-13-2016, 03:12 AM   #55
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Okay, some (or most, heck if I know!) of you may know these things already, but I didn't. I thought I'd pass these on so others will know.

In no particular order (and of course any listed prices could change):

..... 2. $50.00 to get the white belly band instead of the standard black

....4. Custom countertops - the customer tells ETI what they want and they order it from Pioneer Building Supplies. They'll pick it up from there. I knew that part, but I wasn't aware that ETI orders (and pays for it). I thought the customer ordered and paid for it, so that was a "savings" for us right there. (However, the customer does have to order and pay for custom flooring from Pioneer and they will pick it up.)

.... 10. $10.00 credit for each window valence that you don't want

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#2 I'm just curious - what is the reason that a white belly band would cost more to ETI? They always seem very fair.... they must have an additional cost.

#4 so if i want a custom countertop(s) i simply pay ETI the $100 (?) CAD fee and I tell ETI what the different color is, and ETI orders it from Pioneer Building Supply...?
Seems very easy and fair.

#10 How silly would a blind look with NO window valence?

Has anyone done this? (no valance) and could they post pics of how the stock blinds look with no valance?



I dont like the pattered fabric look on the valance.... was thinking of black fabric on valances only.... but how does NO valance look? (with the stock ETI blinds)

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Old 05-16-2016, 05:36 PM   #56
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Please keep me informed. I would love to see detail pictures of cabinets handles, medicine cabinet in the bathroom anything really. When do you get your 21 foot?
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:08 PM   #57
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#2 I'm just curious - what is the reason that a white belly band would cost more to ETI? They always seem very fair.... they must have an additional cost.
Perhaps just purchasing a small quantity of something that they normally buy in large quantities, and for which the price per unit length depends on order size. If the purchased quantity is small enough, waste would be an issue, assuming that a single piece is used for the entire trailer. There's also the hassle of special handling for non-standard trailer.
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:20 PM   #58
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There's also the hassle of special handling for non-standard trailer.
And that's a very big deal in a production line. It still amazes me what ETI is willing to do with regard to options.
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Perhaps just purchasing a small quantity of something that they normally buy in large quantities, and for which the price per unit length depends on order size. If the purchased quantity is small enough, waste would be an issue, assuming that a single piece is used for the entire trailer. There's also the hassle of special handling for non-standard trailer.
It is actually 4 pieces as I recall seeing several joints.
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It is actually 4 pieces as I recall seeing several joints.
Thanks - no real issue with material waste, then.
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