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Old 04-14-2018, 09:27 AM   #1
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Finalizing our 19 Build Sheet

Well I have about 10 days to finalize my build sheet. Here is what I am thinking:

2-Way Hot Water Tank
Microwave in cabinet above fridge
Winterizing T Valve
Dual 6V batteries
Removable Power Cord
Air Conditioner
Wireless Back Up Camera
Extra Insulation & Thermal Windows
Opening Window in Kitchen
TV/Cable Ready
Storage Box at front of Trailer
Bench Seat Convert to U Shaped Dinette
Equalizer Hitch

We live in Alberta but don't tend to do much boondocking. Our spring and fall camping would tend to be in warmer climates in the US.

I have seen some posts about issues with the table when the dinette is converted to a U shape. We will mainly use the dinette in the evening (just my wife and me) and wonder about and options to make the small table more flexible and useful.

Happy to receive any expert input! Thanks
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:43 AM   #2
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Foam spray underneath trailer will help the thermal windows work and 2 pop up tables in the dinette area could eliminate the need for a table there, sometimes.
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:15 AM   #3
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I would recommend the surge protector/EMS to protect the electrical system since you are planning to use shore power a lot. I’ve recently noticed some power pedestals that were in poor condition and some that were even blackened by smoke or fire.

Have fun completing your build sheet and options can often be added later.
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Yes we do use shorepower a lot so good suggestion
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:34 AM   #5
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Foam spray underneath trailer will help the thermal windows work and 2 pop up tables in the dinette area could eliminate the need for a table there, sometimes.
What do you mean by pop up tables? Just non-connected tables with folding legs?
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:38 AM   #6
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Well I have about 10 days to finalize my build sheet. Here is what I am thinking:

2-Way Hot Water Tank
Microwave in cabinet above fridge
Winterizing T Valve
Dual 6V batteries
Removable Power Cord
Air Conditioner
Wireless Back Up Camera
Extra Insulation & Thermal Windows
Opening Window in Kitchen
TV/Cable Ready
Storage Box at front of Trailer
Bench Seat Convert to U Shaped Dinette
Equalizer Hitch

We live in Alberta but don't tend to do much boondocking. Our spring and fall camping would tend to be in warmer climates in the US.

I have seen some posts about issues with the table when the dinette is converted to a U shape. We will mainly use the dinette in the evening (just my wife and me) and wonder about and options to make the small table more flexible and useful.

Happy to receive any expert input! Thanks
Another burning question I have is just going to a single 12V battery... I'd expect the most power load we'd have on a battery would be maybe two nights of dry camping with some furnace use (not winter camping though).
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What do you mean by pop up tables? Just non-connected tables with folding legs?
The pop up tables are the ones Escape installs at the kitchen by the sink in the 19, they flip or pop up. Also with dual 6 batteries with solar would be good or no solar and change the dual 6 set up to a group 29 battery which gives you additional power.
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What do you mean by pop up tables? Just non-connected tables with folding legs?
The "pop up tables" in the dinette area are going to be located on the bathroom wall and the divider. That means they will be situated to your side, when sitting.
Would you like to have meals and play games at the table, going only with the "pop up" won't be enough.
There are quite a few options for a table. When not going with the standard table, you can ask ETI to install a table you buy and bring, and have it installed during pick up. You can also go without installing a table at all, and use your own fold up (which you have to pack every time you drive).
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Another burning question I have is just going to a single 12V battery... I'd expect the most power load we'd have on a battery would be maybe two nights of dry camping with some furnace use (not winter camping though).
We have the larger 12V battery that was an option in 2014. Dunno about a 19, but in the 21 ETI put the bigger 12V in the same battery box used for dual 6Vs, so switching to duals would be a simple swap-out. The single 12V has been good for a week of dry camping.
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Definitely yes on the surge protection. It has saved us more than once. And though not mentioned, a pressure regulator if hooked up to “city water”. We had a group 27 12 volt in the 19 and a group 29 in the 21 when we got them but went to dual sixes when we had the solar installed. 12 volts were ok but we could see where they might be marginal if we couldn’t recharge every few days in shoulder season camping where the furnace would run more.
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