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Old 06-21-2010, 12:21 PM   #11
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Re: What "option" is a must-have?

Just a couple of thought when we had our 17ft (put them in order)

1) Shelves inside wardrobe

1) Extra insulation - just seemed a good idea

2) Outside A/C outlet - used it more than I thought

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Old 06-21-2010, 06:07 PM   #12
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Re: What "option" is a must-have?

Stove cover also a must. Adds extra counter space when closed.
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:51 PM   #13
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Re: What "option" is a must-have?

Here's my operating principle re options-- if in doubt about an item, get it. Better to have it and rarely need it than need it and, even occasionally, not have it. It's worked for us.

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Old 06-21-2010, 11:08 PM   #14
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Re: What "option" is a must-have?

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Stove cover also a must. Adds extra counter space when closed.
We have the stove cover, but I'm happier with a cutting board that fits over the burners. The cutting board provides a flat surface and serves dual purpose. It's also portable. You can pick it up and anything that's on it and move it so you can use the burners or take it outside for prep.
The Epicurean cutting board is light weight and costs about the same as the stove cover option.

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Old 06-21-2010, 11:33 PM   #15
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Wow! You folks are awesome....thanks for all the information. I am going to head down to Escape Industries in the middle of July to see the trailers first-hand....with my list in hand!

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Old 06-22-2010, 09:34 AM   #16
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Re: What "option" is a must-have?

You will love your 17B - we sure do. The extra insulation and thermal windows are great. I really like our stainless steel sink. We rarely use it, but it would be difficult to add an A/C unit later as there is extra reinforcement of the roof to hold its weight. We have an outside access panel in the rear passenger side and I am VERY glad we got that too. The stove cover make for more working space. But my favorites of all are the weight distributing hitch and the dual 6 volt batteries.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:33 PM   #17
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Re: What "option" is a must-have?

The only thing I wished I'd gotten (we ordered most every other thing listed by everyone) is another 12 volt outlet in the galley area. We have a 12V slow cooker, that would ride GREAT in the sink while we travel, and dinner would be ready when we arrived :-)
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Re: What "option" is a must-have?

That's an awesome idea Dan! How about plugging the slow cooker into your car 12V outlet?
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:22 PM   #19
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Re: What "option" is a must-have?

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That's an awesome idea Dan! How about plugging the slow cooker into your car 12V outlet?
It's not a BIG cooker, so I'm thinking it might "overflow" on quick stops or turns. That's why it'd be nice to put it in the sink, just in case. Maybe it wouldn't be a great big deal to add a 12v outlet?
Anyone done it?
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:26 AM   #20
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I'm sure it's doable - as we had Reace put an extra one in after we picked ours up.. I think it took 1/2 hour.. The other thing is you could make an 12v extension cord.. Just go to auto store (or hardware) & pick up the outlet & connector & just wire it up..
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