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Old 08-21-2015, 11:37 PM   #1
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Build Sheet Signed

Finally got the build sheet done and signed off today. Thanks to all the posts here that helped us with that process.
We went with custom formica, fabric, and flooring so it was a large number of samples spread out over our dining room table over the last three months.

The other highlights, some of which were added due to the 10% jump in the exchange rate since we ordered in April.
2-burner stainless stove rotated 90
SS Sink n faucet
6.7 cu fridge
Dual 6v batteries
Solar
Surge protector
Removable power cord
add window over sink
add window in bathroom
Thermal package
Vertical brake lights
4 captains lights
A/C with digital thermostat
Bike ready
Jack TV Antenna
Cabinet door at bench
Drawer under closet
2 shelves in closet
Exterior Shower (for washing feet at the beach)
Propane Quick connect
Microwave
U dinette
Filler cushion/board
2-extension tables
Power tongue jack
Foot flush

Items considered that got cut:
1500 Inverter
Storage Box
Upgraded Rims
Spray foam

We decided we're not going to pull the sheet out any more and look at it so we don't second guess anything.
Now we wait....
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:59 PM   #2
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Rethink the storage box. Wet stuff, muddy power cord, the outdoor 6x12 mat, a box of tools, the chocks, water filter, water hose, crank for the stabilizers, and a few other items needed for setup when you get to the site.
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Old 08-22-2015, 12:16 AM   #3
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Rethink the storage box.
I agree, it is worth it.

(The power jack is meh to me, I need the exercise. The cranking is not hard at all and I think I can beat the speed of the power jack.)
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Old 08-22-2015, 12:52 AM   #4
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Very well thought out build sheet. Another vote though for the storage box.
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:09 AM   #5
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Nice build, but as others mention, get the front box, you will use it more than the electric tongue jack....
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:33 AM   #6
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I'm not one to criticize or question anyone's choice of anything, but after seeing the front box on my trailer I have to agree with the others on reconsidering it. It's one of the best additions you can get! Extremely functional and super well made.
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Old 08-22-2015, 08:10 AM   #7
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We decided we're not going to pull the sheet out any more and look at it so we don't second guess anything.

Now we wait....
Umm, the OP has been a member since 2013 and has, presumably, read almost every post on this forum, including the pros and cons of the storage box. It seems to me that an informed decision has already been made. BTW, although I have it and love it on my 15, if I were to buy a 19, I wouldn't get it either.
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Old 08-22-2015, 08:55 AM   #8
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Five yea's, one nay.....there you have it
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Old 08-22-2015, 08:59 AM   #9
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Old 08-22-2015, 09:04 AM   #10
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So I guess y'all are going to chip in to pay for it??
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Old 08-22-2015, 09:33 AM   #11
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Question. Has anyone ever purchased the box and regretted it? Or is just the folks that have never had one that think it's not needed? As is said, you can't miss what you've never had.

I have no opinion since it's not an option for me.
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Old 08-22-2015, 10:11 AM   #12
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Umm, the OP has been a member since 2013 and has, presumably, read almost every post on this forum, including the pros and cons of the storage box. It seems to me that an informed decision has already been made.
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Old 08-22-2015, 10:27 AM   #13
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Lol, well storage box actually was one of the first cuts made, but we appreciate the feedback. We've pulled molded glass trailers for over a decade and have our camping style pretty set. We migrated to a PU truck tow vehicle years ago and always outfit it with a bak-flip cover which is the most elaborate storage setup going. If I pulled with a SUV the storage box would make more sense, but would just be way overkill with our setup.
Karen was dialed in on her post above.
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But you will probably not be able to open your tailgate while hooked up so you will have to reach in over the sides.
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:02 AM   #15
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If it is similar to the 17B we just sold tailgate opens fine. We downsized recently to a Nissan Frontier so this old fella could reach in from the sides of each section of the bak flip with no effort.
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But you will probably not be able to open your tailgate while hooked up so you will have to reach in over the sides.

If you are at the Osoyoos rally next year Jim, we should suss out why you and I have different set ups to open tailgate fully. Mine opens fine but just rests on the crank handle.
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:45 AM   #17
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Alot of that depends on the truck. we can't open the tailgate all the way on our F150 either when we're hooked up. That's part of the reason why the storage box has been so handy. We're just giving opinions here, and in the end, you do what feels right for you.
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Personally I was just expressing my opinion, my feelings won't be hurt either way.i know you will enjoy your trailer with or without it!
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Old 08-22-2015, 12:46 PM   #19
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I ordered the storage box to be a rock protection shield for the front of the trailer. The storage is an added bonus. But it's what works for you. Loren
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What do you use to protect the storage box? After all, it's not cheap.
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