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Old 01-28-2021, 11:07 AM   #41
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Old 01-28-2021, 02:49 PM   #42
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Old 01-28-2021, 03:02 PM   #43
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I installed a Springfield on my E21 dinette.... I found I need to really tighten the adjustment screws on both clamps when the clamps are in the open position, then make sure the table is level, and lock the clamps, then it pretty much stays put. If I need to lower the table, its a lot easier if I loosen the adjustment knobs a turn or so after unclamping before lowering.

since I only lower the dinette table very occasionally, this is not a problem, and I'm totally happy with my setup.
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Old 01-28-2021, 08:23 PM   #44
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If it was over a rear dinette then it was likely a 21. Was it possible that you met Jake who I did the install for? I think he was down in that area in early 2020 on his way back from Quartzsite.
Rubicon, wow it's a small world for sure. In fact the couple I met were Jake and Li and now that I looked at all the models I can say for sure they have a 21C because we sat on the corner bed during one of the visits. Incredible!! I am truly impressed with your install - it's gorgeous work. Do you know anyone or can think of any reason why that same unit and install would not work on a 5.0TA? Cheers
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Old 01-28-2021, 08:34 PM   #45
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I wish my E21 'classic' did NOT have the the front window hatch, its nearly useless. I wish it DID have the shelf above the bed (which the front window eliminates).
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Old 01-28-2021, 08:52 PM   #46
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Rubicon, wow it's a small world for sure. In fact the couple I met were Jake and Li and now that I looked at all the models I can say for sure they have a 21C because we sat on the corner bed during one of the visits. Incredible!! I am truly impressed with your install - it's gorgeous work. Do you know anyone or can think of any reason why that same unit and install would not work on a 5.0TA? Cheers
Small world indeed. Jake and Li are as nice as they come. Thanks for the compliments on my work. Many hours planning and executing but well worth it in the end. Glad I could make the use of their trailer more enjoyable. Nothing is stopping an install on a 5.0TA. In fact one has already been done by Joel (jphil23462) with a Pioneer unit. Note that his indoor and outdoor unit are bigger than the Fujitsu 9RL2 I used but his is also more efficient. For the indoor unit I was able to mount inside the cabinet where he had to notch his cabinet due to Pioneer size and profile. See his pics in my Custom A/C thread starting at post #483. Direct link:
https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...tml#post343741

...by the way Jake ended up getting rear ended in Georgia on his way north. An empty folded bike rack in the receiver and the extended bumper we had installed to accommodate the condenser helped to save the trailer shell from any damage. Some bent steel but the mini-split still worked with only a small dent and bent mounting foot. My welder friend fixed him right back up.
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Old 01-28-2021, 10:11 PM   #47
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I wish my E21 'classic' did NOT have the the front window hatch, its nearly useless. I wish it DID have the shelf above the bed (which the front window eliminates).
That was the last item to decide for us. Susan wanted it- yet I was aware it was a single pane window that was off-center. Got Tammy on the phone to give the pros & cons. We didn't get it.
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Old 01-29-2021, 12:14 AM   #48
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I wish my E21 'classic' did NOT have the the front window hatch, its nearly useless. I wish it DID have the shelf above the bed (which the front window eliminates).
How interesting. For years we were eyeing the 19 because we thought the 21 was not available with a front window (we like windows on all 4 sides). But then we realized a front window was an option for the 21! So we switched to the 21 and the front window soon became the 1st option on our build sheet! ....So far we could not be happier. We normally open it in the mornings and close it at night and installed reflectix in the rock guard for insulation at night. I added a small bookshelf on the bathroom (reinforced) wall. Works great! Different strokes for different folks! - Bea
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