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Old 07-10-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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First indicators of our 5.0, "in the offing"

While September is still a long way away, Tammy emailed us for final approval of our build-sheet and confirmation of the names to go on the title, Hoooo-Rahhh!

We chose the following options:
  • ~Air Conditioner
    ~Additional Window over counter to right of door
    ~Additional Window over sink
    ~Bike Rack Ready
    ~Dual 6V Batteries
    ~Exterior 110V Outlet
    ~Exterior Shower
    ~Exterior Access Hatch
    ~Hitch Lock
    ~TV Ready - combine with stereo AV system & remote
    ~SS Sink & Faucet
    ~12V Outlet (Beside 110V in upper bunk pass side & under dinette)
    ~2 Way Water Heater
    ~Warm White LED Interior Lights (all) & Exterior LED (Amber)
    ~High lift Axle
    ~Our fabric
    ~Matching Formica
    ~Oak T Molding for Tables (darker color to match formica)
    ~Gold Graphics
    ~2 additional Shelves in wardrobe
    ~12V wires in drivers side o/h cabinet at foot of bed (this is for a nice marine 12v fan should we decide we need it later).
    ~Move upper bed lights as close to front as poss.
    ~Exterior light over shower
    ~White belly band
    ~Running lights above back window
    ~Switch for all three exterior lights on the inside of trailer
    ~Extra set of brake lights mounted under belly band
    ~Run wire to rear bench for back up lights (again, should we decide to augment the existing b/u lights, the wires will be there).
    ~All clearance lights LED
    ~The most expensive item we chose was delivery to Memphis, TN. I won't quote the price as it could and would change for each instance, but it was a *POP*

We have had a running discussion over the last several months concerning the drive to pick-up the trailer (we keep going back and forth on names, too). Chilliwack is 2,400 miles from Memphis. Assuming we intended to make our way home leisurely, we would need to haul all the trailer gear to BC and either bring our three dogs along, or leave 1,2 or all 3 at home...all bad options for a four day run up to BC in a Ford Ranger...one dog maybe, three, never. I asked Tammy for a direct delivery quote and, while the number was daunting, it saved us 4-8 days of a grinding drive. With delivery to our door, all we have to do is wash all the delivery grime off the trailer, load 'er up and head out (for a trial run at first, of course).

I'm posting this so others might benefit from information I've gleaned from reading the posts of all you good folks who've been down this path before me.

Dave
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:19 PM   #2
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Re: First indicators of our 5.0, "in the offing"

Getting a bit excited now, are we Dave?
I don't blame you one bit, I was there just over a year ago too.
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:47 PM   #3
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Re: First indicators of our 5.0, "in the offing"

yep..."excited" about describes it
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Re: First indicators of our 5.0, "in the offing"

Well.. you should be excited! But of course you know the big advantage of picking up the trailer is if there's something that needs to be tweaked, you're right there. Most people hang-out in the Chilliwack area just to make sure everything is running smooth.. or in our case we decided to add another 12volt outlet next to the sink..
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:42 PM   #5
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Re: First indicators of our 5.0, "in the offing"

Jeff;
That is the biggest disadvantage, of course. Hopefully, I will communicate with Tammy and Reace enough to take care of those additions; and I have come to trust them to work out any problems. As to other mods, you should have seen our old Casita. I'm pretty handy and not opposed to drilling, cutting or modding even a brand-new trailer.

Deb and are are thinking of naming the new baby Hoo-Rah!

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Re: First indicators of our 5.0, "in the offing"

Instead of a name, how about a number ?....say 25.6. Oh wait, that's a different 5th.
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Instead of a name, how about a number ?....say 25.6. Oh wait, that's a different 5th.
funny, very, very funny...wonder how many cops would stop me and administer a field sobriety test?
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Re: First indicators of our 5.0, "in the offing"

Hi: Garand... Sounds like you have all the bases covered. That's a very impressive list. You still might find a tweak or two...but I bet not.
Just think what the guy that had 2~ 5.0's delivered to England would have paid!!!Alf
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Hi: Garand... Isn't Graceland in Memphis "Garands Graceland" has a melody to it!!! Alf
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:06 AM   #10
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Re: First indicators of our 5.0, "in the offing"

Drat, I forgot to ask Tammy and Reace to carpet the roof of the Escape with shag carpeting and leopard prints! (anyone seen Graceland? OMG!!)

VBG

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