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Old 10-23-2015, 08:40 PM   #21
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I really think the storage box is a "must have". It is where the chocks, the electrical cable, the water hose, the leveling blocks, etc. go. I would really miss it if I didn't have it.
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:46 PM   #22
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Greg A, with respect to your question on towing, we have not decided. We recently bought a new Prius, but that won't help much. One option is a pre 2013 V6 RAV 4. But am considering both an SUV and P/U. I appreciate comments and recommendations.
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:49 PM   #23
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Gbaglo, thanks...I had not even thought about TP.
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:02 PM   #24
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I really think the storage box is a "must have". It is where the chocks, the electrical cable, the water hose, the leveling blocks, etc. go. I would really miss it if I didn't have it.
Agree. Do the box!

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Old 10-23-2015, 09:14 PM   #25
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I'm slightly panicked about my final build sheet due date of 10 Nov for my 17B.

Please suggest additions or deletions to my current list of options:

Dual 6V batteries Yes, it is nice to be able to be off the grid for a couple days.

Solar Panel If you don't plan to ever be off the grid for more than 3 days, it is not required with dual 6V. If off longer, solar is a good option

Surge Protector Undecided myself.

Window in bathroom (I may delete this) I never had one in my 19, and never missed it. I think I might get one in the 5.0 though.

Thermal windows and extra insulation Definitely, keeps heat in in cold climates, and out in warm climates.

LED brake lights I would. I added them to my 19 for visiblity with bikes on the back.

Air Conditioning Depends where you will camp. I never had it in the 19, but will get it in the 5.0 as I plan to travel to hotter climates.

Microwave For us, a definite no go. So many others ways to cook while camping, and the space saved makes for great storage.

Shelves in closet A no go for us on this too. I mostly wear collared shirts, and ours was always full of hung clothes. I put about 3 shirts on each hangar.

Starter Kit If you don't already have this stuff, it is a good start. Besides, it includes two full propane bottles.

I've never owned or used an RV. Thank you!
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:50 PM   #26
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Old 10-24-2015, 12:11 PM   #27
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Keep window in bathroom. Extra natural light is will be appreciated. Solar is nice but question it vs alternative Solar options. Who wants to park in the sun vs shade if you have a choice. Insulation and thermal, yes. Start kit. No. You'll have to learn to buy toilet paper and fill tanks sooner or later. AC-keep. Shelves, build your own based on your use of space.
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Old 10-24-2015, 12:37 PM   #28
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I'm slightly panicked about my final build sheet due date of 10 Nov for my 17B.

Please suggest additions or deletions to my current list of options:

Dual 6V batteries
Solar Panel
Surge Protector
Window in bathroom (I may delete this)
Thermal windows and extra insulation
LED brake lights
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Shelves in closet
Starter Kit

I've never owned or used an RV. Thank you!
Hi: Steve R... If going solar make sure all available lighting inside and out is LED. Alf
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Old 10-24-2015, 01:54 PM   #29
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I really think the storage box is a "must have". It is where the chocks, the electrical cable, the water hose, the leveling blocks, etc. go. I would really miss it if I didn't have it.
I must agree on this one too. All of your outside accessories start to pile up but everything fits well in the storage box. I think it looks like it belongs on the front of the trailer and an added bonus is rock protection. Loren
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Old 10-24-2015, 02:24 PM   #30
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Not only that, but it frees up under bench storage!
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