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Old 12-26-2016, 09:20 AM   #1
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During build/after build mods

Curious to see what comes back on this question - I am always thinking ahead and in putting my build sheet together (17B) I am wondering what I should be thinking about for things Reese should do before I get Thistle Dew II and what mods would be nice but I can do bit by bit after the build... does this make sense I've learned about many things on the forum that I would not have considered just by looking at the build sheet. What "off build sheet" things did you have Reese do?
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Old 12-26-2016, 09:35 AM   #2
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12v drops in various places.

There is a good thread here. Somewhere.
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Old 12-26-2016, 09:43 AM   #3
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ETI can add additional reinforcement to walls (e.g., plywood backing to the lightweight plywood panels used for walls) in you think you'll want to screw something onto them securely later on. I believe they can also add studs where you would have similar, future needs.
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Round table. Raised benches 3". No valances. Four drawers under the counter space. Switched stove to far end counter, turned 90', and sink in centre. Umbra hooks installed. No sink in bathroom. Outside shower installed on passenger side. Solar panel installed on the front of the roof. No 19 on front window, only escape. Two different colours for swirls and lettering.
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Old 12-26-2016, 10:24 AM   #5
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Just so you and others are aware, there are a bunch of custom mods they have done in the past that they won't be doing any more. Some of the ones that seem minor, can really mess up with their production schedule. As production increases, they are realizing the need to streamline procedures to eliminate the potential for mistakes.
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just to let you know as Jim points out, Escape may no longer offer some of these customizations we have become accustomed to because of production limits. So, as I always say, "No harm in asking" to find out what they will and will not do.
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Some things when have thought about that are not listed options.


Move bathroom door up so there is no gap on top you see when you walk in.

Special size counter extentions that are not mounted and can be used later that will match your Formica

Pre-wired solar if your not getting it

Interior light switch at door

Wire outside lists together or add additional switches for them

Amber porch light

Toilet shut off valve

12 volt drops

Reinforce walls

Mattress cover to match cushions

Where your TV connections will be located

Whether to install the table or not

Enlarge a overhead cabinet doors for easier access
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Old 12-26-2016, 10:59 AM   #7
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Pre-wired solar if your not getting it

Interior light switch at door

Toilet shut off valve

12 volt drops

Where your TV connections will be located

Whether to install the table or not
These are some of the items I did deal with.

Reace is going to be using a new setup for solar ready. There will be a connection fitting on the roof that accepts MC4 connectors, plug ans play, well other than mounting the panels and installing a charge controller.


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Enlarge a overhead cabinet doors for easier access
They will not enlarge openings in cabinets. Trust me, I tried. Seeing I am building the doors, it is something I can do later if I really want.
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Old 12-26-2016, 11:17 AM   #8
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Our off sheet extras include:
Toilet shut off valve
Extra bath light (for red night light)
Dual exterior showers
12V drops in all cabinets
Battery monitor wiring
2nd solar roof panel
Solar port for 3rd (portable) panel
Exterior lights on all 4 sides, amber lenses
Switch and wire to front box for later use
Vents in all cabinets and benches
Shelf in microwave cabinet
2 shelves in wardrobe
Matching mattress case
Matching throw pillows
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They will not enlarge openings in cabinets. Trust me, I tried. Seeing I am building the doors, it is something I can do later if I really want.
Oops!! Totally forgot: wider top cabinet opening/door in the back, enclosed top front cabinet with a wider opening/door also .
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These are some of the items I did deal with.

Reace is going to be using a new setup for solar ready. There will be a connection fitting on the roof that accepts MC4 connectors, plug ans play, well other than mounting the panels and installing a charge controller.



They will not enlarge openings in cabinets. Trust me, I tried. Seeing I am building the doors, it is something I can do later if I really want.
I need more info on this. Maybe I need to reconsider the solar ready. I dont know if I want a hole in the roof for the next person that buys the camper.


They will still enlarge the rear cabinet door on the 19. I think they just use a 21 door.
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