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Old 01-23-2015, 06:45 PM   #21
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I like the kitchen window to open. And I only got 4 aluminum rims, on the premise that I'd always have a cover for the spare tire.
We went with the 5th aluminum wheel on the premise that it could be part of the tire rotation and wear evenly with the other 4, and prevent dry rot.
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I had a yellow "bug" light. I found it provided enough light that I was able to locate the light itself, and that's about all. Bugs seemed to find it too.
I switched it out for regular lamp, but I don't use the porch light much at all - usually just briefly to see the lock on the door.
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Old 01-23-2015, 07:09 PM   #23
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I had a yellow "bug" light. I found it provided enough light that I was able to locate the light itself, and that's about all. Bugs seemed to find it too.
I switched it out for regular lamp, but I don't use the porch light much at all - usually just briefly to see the lock on the door.
Time for glasses Glenn, or at least take off the shades.
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Old 01-23-2015, 07:56 PM   #24
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I am trying to finalize my build for a 19' escape. Below is an image with my selected options. Please review and let me know if there are other options I should consider.

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Its a nice build sheet Linda. I'd suggest that the kitchen window opens -- it helps create a nice breeze and with the awning deployed you can do so in the rain. Also convenient to talk through to someone outside. If you want to use AC power when dry camping I would also suggest the inverter. We added an AC outlet on the kitchen cabinet face in case we want to power a small appliance. We also added an extra drawer under the wardrobe - that's unused dead space without it. And, a cabinet door on the end of the dinette bench toward the entry door. Steve and Cynthia recommended it as very handy and we took their advice. We prewired for stereo in all 4 corner overhead cabinets, but I don't know if you plan to add a stereo later or not. Lastly, many folks love the shelf over the front of the trailer but we asked them to make it an overhead cabinet. We like the idea of cabinets all the way around. Just a style thing.
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:11 PM   #25
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I understand LEDs don't attract bugs. I ordered all LEDs on the exterior. I'm hoping my understanding is correct because the porch light is a clear lens LED.
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Sorry Donna.
Correction: LED Lights Do Attract Bugs. | Energy Circle
Not saying LED do or don't, but I think bugs are attracted to humans, and I don't see a work-around.
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:25 PM   #27
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Glenn, I'll find out when the weather is less wet and windy. Last weekend I got even with sticky campers across from me who left their amber porch light on all night, for several nights. The last night I was camping, I left my CLEAR LED porch light on... looked like an airport landing strip. Hope the light shined in their eyes.

(I really dislike it when folks leave porch lights on all night.. like REALLY?)
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:44 PM   #28
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I like the kitchen window to open. And I only got 4 aluminum rims, on the premise that I'd always have a cover for the spare tire. Reace told me I couldn't get a shut-off valve for the toilet on a 19...maybe it's because you've got the foot pedal model?
You cannot get a toilet shut-off in a 19' but I had them install a cold water shut-off to the bathroom (which essentially does the same thing) the shut off is installed under the bed area (I think but not sure since we have not picked ours up yet)

We also got the 5 aluminum wheels for rotation purposes.
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I would think you have to put on a lot of miles ( or kilometers ) to make rotating tires worthwhile. I've got lots of tread and no wear patterns on my original tires ( 2008 ), but they are ready to age out. I plan to replace the two tires I run on, but not the spare. I'm hoping it is aging gracefully, under the cover, in this temperate BC climate.
If not, I have BCAA.
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i really dislike it when folks leave porch lights on all night.. Like really?
Me, too (shouting)...
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You cannot get a toilet shut-off in a 19' but I had them install a cold water shut-off to the bathroom (which essentially does the same thing) the shut off is installed under the bed area (I think but not sure since we have not picked ours up yet)

We also got the 5 aluminum wheels for rotation purposes.
That's been changed Ian. They do now install a toilet shut off valve on the 19. Its under the driver side dinette bench directly behind the toilet. When I asked to have the cold water shutoff installed similar to yours, I was informed they could do a shutoff just for the toilet in the new location.
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:21 PM   #32
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I had light switches for the drivers side exterior light and 1 interior overhead light added at the door. Also went with an amber lens on the exterior light at the door.
In addition, I added a clear light over the storage box tied into the drivers side exterior light, controlled by the same switch. Handy for hookup or digging around in the box at night.
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:25 PM   #33
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That's been changed Ian. They do now install a toilet shut off valve on the 19. Its under the driver side dinette bench directly behind the toilet. When I asked to have the cold water shutoff installed similar to yours, I was informed they could do a shutoff just for the toilet in the new location.
Cool, guess I have to wait to see what mine has
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I have a light on the drivers side to aid with nighttime hookups and exterior showers. That is in addition to the front light for getting hitched in the dark, and the standard street side light. All can be switched on/off from a switch inside the trailer.
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:42 PM   #35
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Top switch turns the light inside on the ceiling right inside the door. Middle switch turns on the porch light. Bottom switch turns on all the other outside lights (under loft, drivers side, back (added option). Hitting the middle switch and bottom switch turns on all lights all the way around Ten Forward (landing strip!). As a single traveler, I consider the exterior lighting to be a matter of safety. YMMV
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Top switch turns the light inside on the ceiling right inside the door. Middle switch turns on the porch light. Bottom switch turns on all the other outside lights (under loft, drivers side, back (added option). Hitting the middle switch and bottom switch turns on all lights all the way around Ten Forward (landing strip!). As a single traveler, I consider the exterior lighting to be a matter of safety. YMMV
Is this the standard configuration for switches?
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LED Awning light?

Escape will instal a dimable, remote controlled LED string of lights under the awning that you may want to consider.

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Old 01-23-2015, 11:25 PM   #38
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Is this the standard configuration for switches?
No. I asked for these as an option. Kim... now Crystal helped me during the "build sheet" days. Someplace there's got to be a "three switch at the door" template at ETI. If you're interested, ask ETI for it... if they don't know what you're talking about... just say you want the same switch configuration at the door that Donna D. got Just make certain you have all exterior LEDs and got that extra lamp at the rear of the trailer.
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So glad we have those 3 switches; thank you Donna! The other non listed options we're so glad we have are the electric tongue jack, the led hot water heater light, toilet shut-off valve, foot-flush toilet, and front & rear outside lights.
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Standard switch config on mine was just the one for the outside porch light. There's a notation and charge on my build sheet for the interior light switch and the one for the drivers side light switch. I believe the primary purpose of the one on the drivers side is for working with the utilities, hooking up the electric, dumping holding tanks and so forth.
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