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Old 05-26-2014, 06:50 PM   #31
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I guess it am not done venting.

My point was that even before these things are listed as an option they could be discussed with the customer. If Reace is already installing the option then Tammy and Kim probably know about this. I don't think you should have to rely on an Internet forum to get all the facts about a custom build.
Glenn, I don't think an optional blender is a good analogy. Heating and AC are key components of a travel trailer.
Ok, now I am done venting. . maybe .....
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:47 PM   #32
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I had requested the digital thermostat back in my 2012 Quahog build and believe there was some discussion back then. RV heating, refrigeration and air conditioning, like computers and other electronic are constantly changing and improving. Reace was having some issues getting Dometic refrigerators and contemplated changing suppliers. Then Dometic came out with some new models. I believe I may have been the first one with the polar cub, why, because I asked. With the polar cub I requested the digital thermostat. It turns out ETI could not matchup the polar cub and the Dometic thermostat, but my 2012 had the digital thermostat for the furnace. Again something I asked for. when ordering my 2014 last year, I knew that the polar cub was no longer being offered and Reace said yes the digital can now do both the a/c and furnace, something I asked for.
I am a member over on FRRV and have owned 7 trailers in 6 years, the last 4 with digital thermostats, some I installed, some were factory. Being active on the forums and reading other posts can give you an insight as to what to ask for and what you can do your self. Again if you had asked for the digital or read about it in my posts or on other threads, the answer was there. These forums are a great source of information, but they also take a great deal of time to read and post. Donna has over 18,000 posts over on FGRV and Jim B and myself are in the 3,000 here and I have over 5,000 over there. It is a learning experience and you can not learn everything in one year, time will grant you that.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:30 PM   #33
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In the interest of prospective buyers it would be advantageous to sticky a list of options that ETI has done or is currently willing to do.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:50 PM   #34
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I'm good with a listing of basic options; customization will always require interaction with the customer as trying to list every possible option will result in a bunch of conflicting possibilities. Part of the fun is figuring out what you really really want vs a punch list.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:27 PM   #35
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In the interest of prospective buyers it would be advantageous to sticky a list of options that ETI has done or is currently willing to do.
I think this list is something that Reace would have to do up, and it would be a list that is constantly changing.

There are things he did for my trailer, and likely others, he is no longer willing to do, and have no doubt decisions made for the right reasons. Just as with new things that come along, if he can do them and stand behind the work, I would bet he would incorporate them.

Doing custom work myself, I fully understand the situation he is in. There is no way he can keep up to every possible new component, or process, used in building RVs, nor could he possibly list all that he could or would do. I think it is best that folks ask whether or not he would do something, and have faith in the fact that if he says no, it is likely not the best way to go.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:28 PM   #36
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I'm good with a listing of basic options; customization will always require interaction with the customer as trying to list every possible option will result in a bunch of conflicting possibilities. Part of the fun is figuring out what you really really want vs a punch list.
Yeah, this is what I was trying to say.
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I think this list is something that Reace would have to do up, and it would be a list that is constantly changing.

There are things he did for my trailer, and likely others, he is no longer willing to do, and have no doubt decisions made for the right reasons. Just as with new things that come along, if he can do them and stand behind the work, I would bet he would incorporate them.

Doing custom work myself, I fully understand the situation he is in. There is no way he can keep up to every possible new component, or process, used in building RVs, nor could he possibly list all that he could or would do. I think it is best that folks ask whether or not he would do something, and have faith in the fact that if he says no, it is likely not the best way to go.
A good example is the locating of batteries inside the front dinette in the 19'. When I bought my 19', this practice was still done. New 19' trailers now must have the batteries in the front storage box or on the front frame if no box is present.

By the way, the option list on the Escape website is about twice as long now as it was a year ago when we bought ours. Escape is definitely updating things on a regular basis.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:39 PM   #38
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We may be missing a very important fact, the fact the ETI offers a custom option list, in a way spoils us. Very few, if any other rv manufacturers offer an option list. Airstreams do not, Casita nor Scamp do. You take what they build, nothing else. No additional 12v or 120 outlets, no movement of outlets, no adding shelves, no deleting a/c, no adding windows, nothing, -0- can be changed, even on a $80,000 Airstream.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:40 PM   #39
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:52 AM   #40
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CP's right: Ranting's fun but lets get real. If I'm managing a company, selling an admitted great product I conceived of, developed and have risked building, in a volatile, continuously expanding and contracting economy, where untamed productions costs could bog down a smoothly running operation, I've got better things to do than sit down and make a dumb list of all the modifications I have ever agreed to.

My only obligation to a potential customer is agreeing to changes that meld seamlessly with production. All other things would make me smile at Mister Hairbrain and think, kiss my---oh, never mind... ranting again.
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