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Old 07-21-2014, 09:06 PM   #1
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OK. So if you were ordering a new trailer, what standard features would you ask ETI not to install in your new trailer, and why. For example, I have read a thread where some members indicated they would tell ETI not to install the power vent in the bathroom. I also got the impression that several owners have had problems with the outside shower. So what options or standard features would you avoid if you were starting over?
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:16 PM   #2
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I eliminated the stove hood as it's visually intrusive and the Maxx fan is more than adequate to handle the elimination of food odors. Others, of course, will disagree.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:29 PM   #3
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Others, of course, will disagree.
True. Like the range hood.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:26 PM   #4
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If ordering a new Escape, I would have the two burner stove eliminated, but would want to keep the line, capped off, near where the stove would be installed for future owners. I use a Coleman two burner outside. It would be better to have more counter space than duplicate appliances. A canopy set up outside will provide cover for any inclement weather during meal prep.
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You mean you have to get out of bed to make coffee in the morning?
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If ordering a new Escape, I would have the two burner stove eliminated, but would want to keep the line, capped off, near where the stove would be installed for future owners. I use a Coleman two burner outside. It would be better to have more counter space than duplicate appliances. A canopy set up outside will provide cover for any inclement weather during meal prep.
On other discussions, leaving a capped line is not something I believe ETI can or will do. I believe there are legal and safety issues.
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OK. So if you were ordering a new trailer, what standard features would you ask ETI not to install in your new trailer, and why.
You will get as many answers as there are members here.

One thing we have used many 5 times, and would likely eliminate, is the sink in the bathroom. I see no need for that. It is too small to wash up in, and the kitchen sink works fine. We mostly do our dishes outside in a wash basin, so the kitchen is is usually free. Teeth are usually brushed outside.

One option we got that we would not do again, is a built-in stereo, as there are tons of great portable units that give you more flexibility.
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I eliminated the stove hood as it's visually intrusive and the Maxx fan is more than adequate to handle the elimination of food odors. Others, of course, will disagree.
I too like to have the hood fan right over the range for when it is needed. It stops the Maxx Fan from getting all gunked up.
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If ordering a new Escape, I would have the two burner stove eliminated, but would want to keep the line, capped off, near where the stove would be installed for future owners. I use a Coleman two burner outside. It would be better to have more counter space than duplicate appliances. A canopy set up outside will provide cover for any inclement weather during meal prep.
Though the vast majority of the cooking is done outside, it is still nice to have the stove inside. We really like our stove and sink with the flush fitting lids, when closed they are literally flush with the counter, and provide lots of space if needed.
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You mean you have to get out of bed to make coffee in the morning?
Absolutely, the best place to enjoy that first cuppa Joe is outside with mother nature, and maybe any other campers that get up as early as I do.
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On other discussions, leaving a capped line is not something I believe ETI can or will do. I believe there are legal and safety issues.
I can see it being a problem. as long as the line is capped off properly, it should be no issue. This would effectively be no different that being hooked to an appliance. We do it all the time in homes, though can't be positive about RVs.
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We chose (on a 21) no privacy curtain, no cubbies next to the entry door, and no exterior bubble levels (much more visible ones available.)
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Charlie, did you get anything to replace the cubbies? Or is it just plain wall next to the door?
Also I am interested in what custom things rvwidgetworks will make for 21s. Thanks
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