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Old 01-08-2015, 04:55 PM   #41
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The first night I had Egbert home, I made a screwdriver and went out to sit inside to celebrate. I set the drink down on the drop-down table which was not fully locked and the whole drink spilled all over the cushion. You never saw anyone run so fast as I did to get that cushion into the bathtub and rinsed. The liquid mostly beaded up and it all came out fine but I'm glad I didn't have white or nearly-white upholstery. And I'm glad it wasn't a bloody Mary or red wine.
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Old 01-08-2015, 05:26 PM   #42
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We thought we would do custom flooring until we looked at a lot of samples.ETI's local supplier was very nice and patient with our many questions. We thought we wanted a uniform pattern like we had in our 17 instead of the faux tile look. Reality is most people throw down rugs anyways. Also from the US it would have cost a LOT to send. No regrets.Would put the money into the installed solar panel from ETI. I think its splitting hairs in time & money to do it later...but I could be wrong.
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:58 PM   #43
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We have white sink & stove, and have no desire for stainless instead. We don't really "do dishes" when camping, and I can't imagine putting one of our cast iron pans in the sink, so that's not a concern. Stove wise, I periodically scrub off the coffee stains that our perk leaves (just like at home) and really don't care otherwise.

We didn't even have the solar pre-wired, but we do have the dual 6V batteries. In the end, we bought a panel & controller from solarwholesaler.ca and ran wiring on the outside of the shell to the batteries, and up into the storage compartment accessed through the outside hatch, where we put the charge controller. No holes in the roof, more charging for the money, and the size & shape of the new panel suited the top of the trailer really well - unlike our old panels that we were originally going to install.
Sounds like a better alternative than the prewire. Can I trouble you for the model of solar panels and controller you got? Also would be curious about how you mounted it maybe I can take a drive out and see it once it warms up in Calgary.
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:00 PM   #44
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We thought we would do custom flooring until we looked at a lot of samples.ETI's local supplier was very nice and patient with our many questions. We thought we wanted a uniform pattern like we had in our 17 instead of the faux tile look. Reality is most people throw down rugs anyways. Also from the US it would have cost a LOT to send. No regrets.Would put the money into the installed solar panel from ETI. I think its splitting hairs in time & money to do it later...but I could be wrong.
I decide on the technical options and my design consultant chooses the decorating options and it seems to work well that way.
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:15 PM   #45
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Sounds like a better alternative than the prewire. Can I trouble you for the model of solar panels and controller you got? Also would be curious about how you mounted it maybe I can take a drive out and see it once it warms up in Calgary.
We can see wires affixed to the outside of the trailer, but it doesn't trouble us. So far, we're quite happy with what we've done, we only finally got the solar system operational in the early fall. The panel is attached to the roof with VHB tape.

You're always welcome to see the trailer. It is stored for the winter in a driveway in Bowness, and you have seen where it spends the summer unless we have it out camping!

I'm not sure exactly which panel it was, something like this kit, maybe:
http://www.solarwholesaler.ca/shop/120-watt-12v-rv-boat-solar-kit-starting-at-316-89/
Their prices are excellent, and they give good service in store.
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