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Old 08-30-2014, 11:46 PM   #1
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We had to take our 2007 17B to Escape for some fiberglass repairs. While it is there, I asked Reace if he could do some minor mods including new led fixtures, sink taps, hot water switch to stay on when lit, and a few other cosmetic things. I'm wondering if any of you have any suggestions of any other things to request while it's there? Thanks.
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Old 08-31-2014, 12:12 AM   #2
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It would be helpful to know what you have already in the unit ?

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Old 08-31-2014, 12:19 AM   #3
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It's a basic 17B I think with outdoor shower. We bought it second hand so don't know what features were standard then, or what would be considered options. I forgot to mention that Reace is also converting the bi-fold screen door into the pullout one. I was wondering if anyone thought it would be worth getting the toilet shut off valve installed that I've seen mentioned on this forum.
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Old 08-31-2014, 12:27 AM   #4
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All I can suggest is that you look over the build lists here and see if there is anything you covet.
A screen room might or might not appeal to you, depending where and how you camp. I added one about five years ago and then only put it up once. If you were to get one, it needs snaps installed by ETI.
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I was thinking the screen door before reading it...you'll love it. Some people paint something on it with artist's paint so you don't run into it! I would have the window caulking checked and re-done if needed, along with any roof items like antennas. If they'll do the shut-off still(only offered now on 21 by ETI) for $25 I would do it for Murphy's Law sake.
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:45 AM   #6
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well, we live in Poco so often take it out for "new additions"

We got the front storage box one year, solar the next, have all the "new style" LED lights now too...We replaced our venetians with the new style blinds---ours are the lighter color (I have since made blackout curtains for the back bed area)

Hmm, to the new screen door idea!!!

We have a screen room that came with our used trailer and used it once--if you wanted it-- you could get the snaps on yours...

We also have the new larger bathroom sink....

I just keep reading the forum and coming up with ideas!!
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We had to take our 2007 17B to Escape for some fiberglass repairs. While it is there, I asked Reace if he could do some minor mods including new led fixtures, sink taps, hot water switch to stay on when lit, and a few other cosmetic things. I'm wondering if any of you have any suggestions of any other things to request while it's there? Thanks.
In reference to the new LED fixtures, could someone please comment on whether there is some advantage to installing these versus retrofitting the "older" incandescent fixtures with LED bulbs.
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In reference to the new LED fixtures, could someone please comment on whether there is some advantage to installing these versus retrofitting the "older" incandescent fixtures with LED bulbs.
The LED's draw significantly less power from the battery and have longer life spans. Though you might want to see which you would prefer bright cool white or warm white. A mix seems to be the popular choice cool white in task areas and warm white in other areas.

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In reference to the new LED fixtures, could someone please comment on whether there is some advantage to installing these versus retrofitting the "older" incandescent fixtures with LED bulbs.
It's my understanding that the fixtures are the same. The only difference is the type of bulb (LED or incandescent) used.
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It's my understanding that the fixtures are the same. The only difference is the type of bulb (LED or incandescent) used.
That is my understanding too. If I had fixtures with incandescent bulbs, I would just figure out which LEDs I needed and buy them online. or replace them as the incandescent bulbs burned out.
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