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Old 03-01-2024, 10:38 AM   #1
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Well, I'm committed....

Well, I'm committed (to the trailer, not an asylum ). Signed off on my build sheet last night for the 21C. Here's what I finally went with:
-- 200 watt solar on the roof with controller (decided to go ahead and let them do it rather than myself)
-- dual 6 volt batteries
-- amber porch light
-- move microwave ready cabinet to below cooktop (includes addition of an outlet in cabinet, no charge for this)
-- add 12v outlet to outside passenger rear
-- 120v outlet on bed corner
-- 120v outlet at head of bed passenger side
-- 120v outlet by door
-- counter extensions by door and off of drawer stack at foot of bed
-- framed window in bathroom
-- framed window above drawer stack (last minute addition, wife would like the extra light in kitchen area on gloomy days, as well as the potential cross breeze it could offer in that area)
-- awning light (seldom use the one we have now, but then again it's too bright, like that this one is dimmable...will help facilitate dinners at the picnic table :-) )
-- removable power cord
-- lowered door handle
-- rear access panel to area below dinette driver side only
-- driver side outside shower
-- sand pads
-- dometic AC (my apologies to the group who pushed hard for the alternatives, but after speaking with my ambassador, who has the dometic, decided that is what I'd stay with...I think the 11k versus 13.5k may be a bit better at removing humidity and it's often quite humid where we camp...our present camper is a large popup with a 15k coleman 15 plus which is also loud; if I change my mind, it's doable :-) )
-- 2 way water heater
-- 2 captains lights in dinette at far rear corners
-- reinforced walls for bed/shower & above drawer stack
-- standard dinette with pedestal mount
-- kitchen backsplash
-- cable tv outlet
-- filler board with cushion (will use this so that the dinette can still be made into a pseudo U dinette...also may use it without the cushion and put the dog's bed there...will have to wait and see how that works out in person, otherwise he can sleep on the floor under the dinette like he does now (but is often on the sofa come morning lol...yes our popup has a sofa and a dinette, as well as a wet bath :-) ).

Vinyl is New Castle Knights armor, fabric Valour chocolate, formica is silver quartzite with cream trim, decal is battleship gray (closest match to my truck and a nice neutral color). The Volour fabric is interesting....tested it by rubbing the sample on the dog (lol) and it's fairly easy to remove the dog hair from and I like the reflective sheen it offers within the pattern).

Looking forward to our delivery...
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Old 03-01-2024, 10:58 AM   #2
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Congratulations on your order, you and yours are going to love it.


Now that the build sheet is done, you guys will start buying different things to go in it once you get it home. I know I did.


Anyway, happy trails.... enjoy the adventure of making memories together.


Cheers to ya...... Happy Trails..... Jack
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Old 03-01-2024, 09:34 PM   #3
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Congratulations! You've made a great choice.
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Old 03-07-2024, 11:28 AM   #4
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Well, I'm committed (to the trailer, not an asylum ). Signed off on my build sheet last night for the 21C. Here's what I finally went with:
-- 200 watt solar on the roof with controller (decided to go ahead and let them do it rather than myself)
-- dual 6 volt batteries
-- amber porch light
-- move microwave ready cabinet to below cooktop (includes addition of an outlet in cabinet, no charge for this)
-- add 12v outlet to outside passenger rear
-- 120v outlet on bed corner
-- 120v outlet at head of bed passenger side
-- 120v outlet by door
-- counter extensions by door and off of drawer stack at foot of bed
-- framed window in bathroom
-- framed window above drawer stack (last minute addition, wife would like the extra light in kitchen area on gloomy days, as well as the potential cross breeze it could offer in that area)
-- awning light (seldom use the one we have now, but then again it's too bright, like that this one is dimmable...will help facilitate dinners at the picnic table :-) )
-- removable power cord
-- lowered door handle
-- rear access panel to area below dinette driver side only
-- driver side outside shower
-- sand pads
-- dometic AC (my apologies to the group who pushed hard for the alternatives, but after speaking with my ambassador, who has the dometic, decided that is what I'd stay with...I think the 11k versus 13.5k may be a bit better at removing humidity and it's often quite humid where we camp...our present camper is a large popup with a 15k coleman 15 plus which is also loud; if I change my mind, it's doable :-) )
-- 2 way water heater
-- 2 captains lights in dinette at far rear corners
-- reinforced walls for bed/shower & above drawer stack
-- standard dinette with pedestal mount
-- kitchen backsplash
-- cable tv outlet
-- filler board with cushion (will use this so that the dinette can still be made into a pseudo U dinette...also may use it without the cushion and put the dog's bed there...will have to wait and see how that works out in person, otherwise he can sleep on the floor under the dinette like he does now (but is often on the sofa come morning lol...yes our popup has a sofa and a dinette, as well as a wet bath :-) ).

Vinyl is New Castle Knights armor, fabric Valour chocolate, formica is silver quartzite with cream trim, decal is battleship gray (closest match to my truck and a nice neutral color). The Volour fabric is interesting....tested it by rubbing the sample on the dog (lol) and it's fairly easy to remove the dog hair from and I like the reflective sheen it offers within the pattern).

Looking forward to our delivery...
Congratulations!! I just committed myself today too! And, like you, not to the insane asylum. I just signed the build sheet for our Excape 19! We went with the Dometic too for A/C. We went for 2 solar panels and 2 lithium batteries w/ the converter as we really like the idea of boon docking.

I see you are opting for delivery. Otherwise, I'd say maybe we'd see you there. We are planning to pick ours up there and drive back across country for our first experience with it! So looking forward to that!! Our completion date is 6/20.
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Old 03-07-2024, 12:12 PM   #5
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Exciting times ahead.

We love our 21C! One of our biggest concern was the narrow size of the bed. We did not want to "climb over" so this was the only choice other than the 5.0. We preferred a bumper pull.

I will say this about the size of the bed. My wife and I complain often about who is hogging the bed in our King Size mattress at home. It is a constant topic of conversation. But because there is a wall on both sides in the 21C this gives us full use of the mattress and we continually laugh about never having to complain about who's hogging the bed.

We'll ya'll see you down the road!
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Old 03-07-2024, 02:02 PM   #6
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Congratulations! I rarely see the lowered door handle but it is one of the best things I did. Now comes the countdown, and as Jack Sparrow said, let the shopping begin!
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Old 03-08-2024, 07:02 AM   #7
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We use a queen size duvet as our top sheet+blanket with the 21c bed. The mattress has a full XL pad plus fitted sheet.
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Old 03-08-2024, 12:52 PM   #8
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I love the advantage of a duvet cover as a replacement sheet/blanket/spread....Easy to wash when needed. Mine is an open LLbean sleeping bag in a double duvet cover for my single bed. So cozy!
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Old 03-10-2024, 02:00 PM   #9
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The big advantage of a duvet in the 21C is I can slide out the bottom of the bed in the middle of the night without completely making a mess of the sheets.
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