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Old 01-05-2015, 11:26 AM   #51
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Well I did it again.I grew by 6'-0,from 15a to 21'-0.The 15 was all bare min.,no water,awning,ac.It was built perfectly for my needs.Boondocking 2/20lb propane bot,2 12volt batt,15" tires,raised axle,bike ready.The 21'-0 will be as per spec's,with a few changes,slar ready,2 maxx fans[less pwr] reqd.2 6 volt batt.The water system will be a definite comfort,as apossed to being the 1st guy to get the priveledge of taking the frost of the pit toilet.The shower/awning will be very nice.I am looking forward to this season,longer stays,fewr miles back & forth to motels.to use showers,etc.pick up in late march 15..
Hi Brian , we viewed your trailer before ordering ours . Congratulations that 21 is awesome ,and a very big change ! Enjoy !
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Old 01-05-2015, 10:59 PM   #52
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We have the U-shaped dinette and love it. Ditto for the digital thermostat, opening windows above the sink and bathroom, outside shower and foam insulation under the trailer. We have the large refrigerator and find that we utilize it fully (for it's rather massive look from the outside, it's really not that deep). Have the cot and put it to good use with the grandkids. What I wish we had done -- included an outside light over the storage box and on the driver's side of the trailer (with switches inside to turn them off and on). Not ordered the Captain's lights over the dinette (overkill). Wish I would have had a drawer placed under the closet (it's wasted space without). AND we both regret installing satellite TV. Not only was it an added expense, it added weight to the front of the trailer (the roof had to be reinforced) and even the wispiest of trees blocks the signal. We would have been better off having our trailer "TV ready" so we could hook up to the cable TV at most RV parks. AND I wish we would have known that ETI was going to upgrade the solar from 95W to 160W right before we picked up.
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Old 01-06-2015, 03:19 PM   #53
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You and me both, now I'm thinking of adding a second battery in lieu of second solar to allow running the refer off 12v. If we had gotten that larger panel it would have been nicer.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:49 PM   #54
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After reading the post where a new trailer was being sold because of poor health, a lot of us would probably say we should have gotten the trailer sooner. Loren
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:19 PM   #55
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After reading the post where a new trailer was being sold because of poor health, a lot of us would probably say we should have gotten the trailer sooner. Loren
That's exactly why I took Alf's lead and didn't wait until I retired to buy Ten Forward. Life is short and gets shorter every single day....
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Us too. We have been working to help aging parents over the last year or so... and it helped us to see that life was cruising right along. Pushed us right up over the border to Chilliwack, I guess. Good trip.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:08 PM   #57
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That's exactly why I took Alf's lead and didn't wait until I retired to buy Ten Forward. Life is short and gets shorter every single day....
Hi: Donna D... I've seen to many of my co-workers who never even got to retire!!! Alf
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:10 PM   #58
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I'm just kinda glad I wasn't still-born.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:20 PM   #59
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That's exactly why I took Alf's lead and didn't wait until I retired to buy Ten Forward. Life is short and gets shorter every single day....
Yup, That's our story as well. 48 weeks of work to go (or first bad day, I'm outta there!). Come Sept., we'll pick up our 17, and start practicing in earnest for full time retirement a little over a year after that.
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Old 01-09-2015, 12:25 AM   #60
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Cud have retired 5 years later with lots more money.

so decided to sell the big house instead and retire early.

now in process of specking out our second 5.0 the new ta.
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