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Old 05-18-2019, 01:55 PM   #1
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Planning our 17B build

Working on our 17B build and in reading this heading it is clear that reinforcing and wire drops are common. Can anyone tell me:

1. We know we will want the trailer reinforced in the bath wall and the front dinette (for a Lagun table support). Is there anywhere (other than bothering ETI) to find out all the areas that can be reinforced (and maybe even why)?

2. 12v wire drops are quite common and seem to be put all over the place depending upon personal preference. Does anyone know how much ETI charges for each one (at this time)?

3. In looking at the build sheet there is no entry for 'AC ready'. Does this include running the wire to the thermostat in addition to power and structure reinforcement? What did it cost someone who had it done?
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Old 05-18-2019, 03:07 PM   #2
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3. I believe all ETI trailers are AC ready ... double check with the factory
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:58 PM   #3
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Working on our 17B build and in reading this heading it is clear that reinforcing and wire drops are common. Can anyone tell me:

1. We know we will want the trailer reinforced in the bath wall and the front dinette (for a Lagun table support). Is there anywhere (other than bothering ETI) to find out all the areas that can be reinforced (and maybe even why)?

2. 12v wire drops are quite common and seem to be put all over the place depending upon personal preference. Does anyone know how much ETI charges for each one (at this time)?

3. In looking at the build sheet there is no entry for 'AC ready'. Does this include running the wire to the thermostat in addition to power and structure reinforcement? What did it cost someone who had it done?
On my 2017 17B, I have 120V AC wired to the vent for future air. I DO NOT have the control wiring from the thermostat to the vent. So any future air will have to have roof control.

Ask specifically for the cooling control wiring. Better yet, request the digital thermostat option with cooling control prewired.

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Old 05-18-2019, 11:48 PM   #4
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We know we will want the trailer reinforced in the bath wall and the front dinette (for a Lagun table support). Is there anywhere (other than bothering ETI) to find out all the areas that can be reinforced (and maybe even why)?

How do you envision putting a Lagun mount in the front of a 17B? The front dinette is only a two person dinette with no suitable structure to attach something like that except one of the side benches. Forget any idea of a u setup as the space is way too tight.
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:41 AM   #5
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Front dinette of 17B and occupants.
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Old 05-19-2019, 01:18 AM   #6
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I had the refrig/entry wall reinforced because I wanted to put a handhold there to ease entry and exit. I can’t access my build sheet just now but I’m thinking it was about $100. I was advised that it added some weight so there’s that to think about.
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In looking at the build sheet there is no entry for 'AC ready'. Does this include running the wire to the thermostat in addition to power and structure reinforcement? What did it cost someone who had it done?
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On my 2017 17B, I have 120V AC wired to the vent for future air. I DO NOT have the control wiring from the thermostat to the vent. So any future air will have to have roof control.

Ask specifically for the cooling control wiring. Better yet, request the digital thermostat option with cooling control prewired.
All molds can support a rooftop A/C. Here is what I wrote recently regarding “A/C Ready”. It is standard but it doesn’t get you much.
Any alternatives to rooftop air conditioner?
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:48 PM   #8
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Front dinette of 17B and occupants.

gbaglo

Thanks for the photo, appreciate the effort. I really do not have a good concept of how much room there is in a 17B. We have been trying to find one to look at, but ETI says there are none closer than 200 miles. Am still working on it, will even buy dinner!

My concern on the mount is that there seems to be little enough legroom under the table and a Lagun mount would alleviate that somewhat. It had not occurred to me that there might not be room for the Lagun. Could you send me a photo of the underside of the table showing how much room there is, and how intrusive is the stock pedestal mount?

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Old 05-19-2019, 01:32 PM   #9
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Really should tidy up first, but I left objects for scale.
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While it might make it tight for the individual sitting on the passenger side, if I was going to mount a Lagun table mount in the front of a 17B, I'd reinforce the face of the passenger side seat/storage area, add a diagonal support inside the storage area, then mount the Lagun arm as far forward as possible on the passenger side facing of the seat/sgtorage area.

At normal table height, there is a reasonable amount of clearance under the arm. Since I no longer have the 17, I can't be sure I'm not missing something obvious, but other than the limited swing distance to the driver's side, I can't see why it wouldn't work.
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