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Old 05-15-2015, 09:37 PM   #51
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Could you share the size of your larger sink? What is the standard size sink? Working on a 21 build sheet and appreciate any help.
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Here is a link to the sink. Home Depot had the best price.
FrankeUSA Top Mount Stainless Steel 19.125x17x8 2-Hole Single Bowl Bar Sink-BMSK802 - The Home Depot

I have lost the drawing of the standard sink that ETI sent me. I'm sure they would be happy to forward you a copy. From my porous memory, I recall the standard sink was an inch or two smaller in all dimensions.

Another poster asked about the support pole. ETI will be the best source of information, of course. But from what I know, they will be reluctant to make changes to the structural design of the trailers. All that furniture has a dual purpose: One is to provide a foundation for the fiberglass shell.

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Old 05-15-2015, 09:53 PM   #52
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ETI will be the best source of information, of course. But from what I know, they will be reluctant to make changes to the structural design of the trailers. All that furniture has a dual purpose: One is to provide a foundation for the fiberglass shell.
That sounds about right to me. As I recall, Chris who did the nice custom interiors in both a 17-foot (New inside mods, Escape 17) and a 5.0TA (2015 5.0 TA Modifications) bought the trailer with just the framework of the kitchen cabinet... but the factory did put in that framework.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:26 PM   #53
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Another poster asked about the support pole. ETI will be the best source of information, of course. But from what I know, they will be reluctant to make changes to the structural design of the trailers. All that furniture has a dual purpose: One is to provide a foundation for the fiberglass shell.
That was me that had a question about it. But, after viewing the 21' this evening, I can see that was a silly question. I thought the overhead cabinets went out farther than they did, but once I saw it, I can see why the pole is where it is.

It's also a good handhold when you wander past the kitchen towards the door!
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Laura, just so you know we affectionally call that support pole... the striper pole

Just trying to help you out for your archive search....
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Old 05-16-2015, 12:01 AM   #55
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Okay, we just got back from viewing the 21'. WOW!

Okay, learned lots of things, of which a few are:

The ceiling and walls are padded! Very nice to the touch and even better if I bang an elbow against the wall while in bed or the dinette. This is mentioned on their site, but I did not understand what it meant.

Lots more room in the bathroom than I thought there would be. Not even sure if I'd need to remove the sink, so that was great to see.

The bed fits!!!! That's a major concern for me and I was very pleased with it. Poor Tom did not quite realize what I meant when I warned him I'd be flopping on the bed. Now he does - it means I'm laying on that bed to see if it fits me. And flopping around from side to side and flinging my feet around to make sure they don't hang over the edge.

I can see the advantage of adding another cabinet on top of the one already there by the foot of the bed. I'm not a "watch TV in bed" sort of person and using my laptop at the dinette would work just fine for my DVDs. But seeing it in person made me realize the advantage of that modification. Spend money on the extra cabinet/shelves/drawers, but save money on not getting any of the TV stuff.

Definitely don't want the range hood.

One thing that did not thrill me in the least and I'm wondering what others have done to overcome this. When you sit in the dinette (standard, not u-shaped), how do you keep from banging your shoulder into the bottom of the curtain holder? Holy Cow - first thing I did was bang my shoulder in it. Not impressed, to put it mildly.

AND - I did not know the dinette table shifts from side to side to make it easier to get in and out!!!! WOW!!!! (Yeah, okay, I have not read all the threads here, but this is something that should be mentioned on their web site - holy cow!!! That was cooler than cool!)

We were there for 2.5 hours so we got a very thorough understanding of the 21' specifically and differences between it and the other sizes we're interested in. On Sunday we're viewing the 19' and 5.0TA. (Don't worry owners, I don't expect to spend that long at each of your trailers.) Gotta charge up the camera battery as one died while we were there this evening.

Tom - many from Dirk and I
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Old 05-16-2015, 12:03 AM   #56
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Laura, just so you know we affectionately call that support pole... the stripper pole

Just trying to help you out for your archive search....
Yes, I was informed of that this evening. Too funny!

Maybe I should spiff up a B*#@ie doll as Stripper B*#@ie (don't want to spell the name out in full and get in trouble) and attach her to it.

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Old 05-16-2015, 01:02 AM   #57
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For me, the most frivolous option is a digital thermostat. I don't find moving the lever on the stock analog unit too onerous. But I assure you that I am in the minority.

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I prefer having the fan running only when the unit is in a heating or cooling cycle compared to roaring constantly whenever heat or cool mode is selected. The digital thermostat is required for that feature.
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Yes, we decided to go with it despite the cost after hearing that it is worth plenty to those who have it. I note that it is apparently now with the A/C as a package for the 2016's so do not know if there is a choice on orders not in yet.
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I prefer having the fan running only when the unit is in a heating or cooling cycle compared to roaring constantly whenever heat or cool mode is selected. The digital thermostat is required for that feature.

Absolutely agree. Love that the AC only runs when it's actively cooling instead of constant. The digital thermostat wasn't frivolous at all.
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Okay, we just got back from viewing the 21'. WOW!
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Definitely don't want the range hood.
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We skipped both the range hood and the A/C. In their place, ordered two Maxx Fans. When needed, we use one on intake and the other on exhaust. This seems very effective so far. They can hardly be heard on the lowest setting and take tiny sips of 12v battery power. The aesthetic improvement in my opinion was worth the potential downside of not visiting hot-humid parts of the country in summer.

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