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Old 07-18-2015, 10:24 PM   #11
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Is not covered for full replacement unless it was installed at the factory for our policy. They will replace with a trailer only as it was built.

Right, but you're still reimbursed for the expense of the add ons as long as you add them to the policy. Falls under the content coverage.
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:41 PM   #12
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The article in Trailer Life magazine on the Escape said the foot flush toilet is a must have. We ordered it but don't know what to expect. Another option that would be expensive to change later. Loren
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Right, but you're still reimbursed for the expense of the add ons as long as you add them to the policy. Falls under the content coverage.
Every company is different. We have a limit of $1000 for such add-ons. We also have personal effects for much more but doubt they would say an electric jack comes under that. .

We paid a certain amount per thousand for personal effects. With Good Sam's NGI, for instance, they include $3000 for personal effects. Depends on the company.
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:56 PM   #14
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Thank you all for your input. You were pretty unanimous so we'll be shipping the antenna (Wilson as recommended elsewhere on this forum) and the probes. I'll ask about wiring only for the backup camera and the power tongue jack as we're not sure we'll need either. As for the brake controller, we'll be borrowing a Ford F250 (which has a brake controller) to start with, then purchasing a truck or SUV once we figure out what we want for a tow vehicle. So we just need to be sure our new vehicle has it. I'm such a newbie - I wasn't sure if the controller was installed in the trailer or the TV! Of course once I thought about it, it has to be in the TV!!!.
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... I wasn't sure if the controller was installed in the trailer or the TV! Of course once I thought about it, it has to be in the TV!!!
Well, actually there are at least two brands of controller which are mounted on the trailer, with just a small radio-linked box in the cab... but yes, something needs to be in the cab if you want to adjust the braking or apply the brakes manually, and conventional controllers are a single box mounted in the cab.
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The article in Trailer Life magazine on the Escape said the foot flush toilet is a must have. We ordered it but don't know what to expect. Another option that would be expensive to change later. Loren
That would be the opinion of the article's author. I would personally not classify the foot flush option as a "must." It depends on your personal preferences. I would say the digital thermostat is a must; others would probably disagree. But I love the temperature control it provides and not having to listen to the Fan on the A/C run when the compressor is not running.
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That would be the opinion of the article's author. I would personally not classify the foot flush option as a "must." It depends on your personal preferences. I would say the digital thermostat is a must; others would probably disagree. But I love the temperature control it provides and not having to listen to the Fan on the A/C run when the compressor is not running.
We didn't want the foot flush either but also wanted the thermostat, same reason.
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That would be the opinion of the article's author. I would personally not classify the foot flush option as a "must." It depends on your personal preferences. I would say the digital thermostat is a must; others would probably disagree. But I love the temperature control it provides and not having to listen to the Fan on the A/C run when the compressor is not running.
Totally agree. If you're getting AC, the digital thermostat should be on your build. A foot flush toilet is just a 'nice to have'.
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Not having our trailer yet, but from reading about the foot flush toilet in another thread, I wouldn't want to reach down close to the toilet to flush it. The foot flush is a must for me! YMMV
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Since all public rest rooms are hand flush, other than those battery operated models,it seems that is why one washes their hands before exiting the area, among other reasons. I had a foot flush in one of my trailers and the grandkids thought it was a play thing, lasted about 3 months before it broke, whether from them or some adult putting too much down pressure. These issues don't plague the hand flush.
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