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Old 01-18-2014, 12:51 PM   #1
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Another 19er is born

Just received first set of pics from Tammy. A heart-felt "Thank you" to all who have contributed opinions, insights, and lessons learned over year. You helped us navigate the great unknown that first-timers face.

The only non-standard modification was to raise the dinette area four inches. This in response to comments about not being able to comfortably see out the windows while seated. We did not see the need for the bunk option, so raising the dinette area four inches should give us better visibility and indirectly increase the under-bench storage area. Will have to report back after we try it.

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Old 01-18-2014, 01:08 PM   #2
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Isn't it cool to get pictures of your trailer in process?
I have a dozen or so friends I share them with (besides here) and they look forward to Friday too.
The lady I sit next to at work asked me "do you have new pictures" when I arrived at the office at 6:00 am yesterday .
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Old 01-18-2014, 01:10 PM   #3
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The only non-standard modification was to raise the dinette area four inches. This in response to comments about not being able to comfortably see out the windows while seated.
It looks great!

I'm curious about these front windows. In looking at the ETI website, I note that the windows on all the models are correctly aligned at the top (much like one would hang pictures that way) but the front windows in the 19 are noticeably shorter thus hindering the view somewhat. There must be a reason for this?
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:22 PM   #4
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As I've said many times, I love looking at folks build pictures and can only imagine how the excitment must be building for the owners.

THANKS for sharing Greg!
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Old 01-18-2014, 06:05 PM   #5
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It looks great!

I'm curious about these front windows. In looking at the ETI website, I note that the windows on all the models are correctly aligned at the top (much like one would hang pictures that way) but the front windows in the 19 are noticeably shorter thus hindering the view somewhat. There must be a reason for this?
Karen, we wondered about that when we first started looking at the 19. We learned that because of the cot option offered in the 19, in order to make room for the cot, the front windows needed to be placed up higher.
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Aha...I knew there must be a reason. Thank you. But if one chooses not to get the cot, why can't they install a larger window (I don't think the current one should be lowered)? Inventory control is possibly a factor.
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I think they'd have to build a separate mold.
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Aha...I knew there must be a reason. Thank you. But if one chooses not to get the cot, why can't they install a larger window (I don't think the current one should be lowered)? Inventory control is possibly a factor.
The mold doesn't allow for bigger window unfortunately.
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The mold doesn't allow for bigger window unfortunately.
Stupid question: Why not? I thought the windows and doors were cut out after the unit is taken out of the mold.
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Stupid question: Why not? I thought the windows and doors were cut out after the unit is taken out of the mold.
If you look close at build pictures, you can usually just make out the flat area on the mold where they cut out the windows. Karen, not a stupid question we asked ETI the same question months earlier.
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