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Old 05-22-2012, 11:09 AM   #11
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Re: What would you change.....

We got the high axle lift and it wasn't needed.. other than that we we're happy with all our options..
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:07 PM   #12
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I would opt out of the factory cd/dvd system (TouchAudio) and, while we added an extra window over the sink, I wish I'd known to ask for that window to be an "openable" window.

I'm glad I got a single switch for all the outside lights, and wish I'd gotten a similar switch for the "bedroom" lights on the 5.0. In addition, I'd opt for the existing lights to be placed at the extreme head-end of the bed to act more as reading lights.

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Old 05-22-2012, 12:12 PM   #13
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Dave, I added reading specific lights at the head of the bed for reading. These have a narrower beam, which is good if the other person is sleeping.

Adding the stereo is something I would not likely do as well in retrospect, and instead do something myself. We do use and enjoy it, but as technology improves, it will soon become dated.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:07 PM   #14
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Jim;
I'm looking at running a strip of LEDs (similar to those I put under the awning) on the trim strip across the head of the bed. I may opt for reading specific lights instead.

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Old 05-22-2012, 05:50 PM   #15
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Dave, your bed would look like a party room if you did that. But hey, maybe it will help set a mood (I would buy the coloured ones).
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:23 PM   #16
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I would not get the window over the sink as little time is ever spent at the sink. I would not get the fan with the hood over the range, the trailer comes with a larger more efficient fan. These 2 things would reduce holes in the shell. I use the outside shower all of the time, would not be without it. Where I often camp the high lift axle is a must. I would not bother with the electric option with the hot water heater, I never camp where there is a place to plug in. I would not get the thermal package again as I do not believe it makes a noticable difference.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:29 PM   #17
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I'm still trying to get the disco ball to retract so we don't bump our heads.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:37 AM   #18
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Re: What would you change.....

You guys are great! Incredable amount of info. on this forum. Now it's just a matter of trying to retain it.
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:38 AM   #19
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I would not get the thermal package again as I do not believe it makes a noticable difference.
We had a previous trailer (Casita) without the thermal package...and it's a world of difference!
The outside shower is great for washing dishes outside.
Big thing I would do different is get a smaller A/C. The 13,500 is too large. We were in Evansville, IN over the 4th, temps in the 100's, near the Ohio River (nice humidity)...and you have to keep the unit on low...froze up one time : - ( Only thing I'd change!
I added full extension drawers for storage....if I was to get another one, I'd have them build them in.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:08 AM   #20
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I would not get the thermal package again as I do not believe it makes a noticable difference.
We had a previous trailer (Casita) without the thermal package...and it's a world of difference!
The outside shower is great for washing dishes outside.
Big thing I would do different is get a smaller A/C. The 13,500 is too large. We were in Evansville, IN over the 4th, temps in the 100's, near the Ohio River (nice humidity)...and you have to keep the unit on low...froze up one time : - ( Only thing I'd change!
I added full extension drawers for storage....if I was to get another one, I'd have them build them in.
There's a reason for that. Their is a number of things it could be. No experience in an RV but when a home unit is icing up it could be anything from low on refrigerant (often referred to as Freon, but that's just a brand name), too much refrigerant, dirty filter, dirty coils, reversing valve sticking on and on. How long was it running before it iced up? Was the door continueiously being opened and closed (coming and going)?

Also, home units come from the factory pre-charged with refrigerant now. But in a few cases, we've got them with to little or to much refrigerant......so it can happen on a new unit.

Hoakie, where did you add the full extension drawers in your 5.0? And you feel like additional drawers were really needed?
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