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Old 10-17-2016, 11:58 PM   #41
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Make sure your 4 six volt batteries are true deep cycle golf cart batteries and not those RV/marine 'deep cycle'. I use Trojans with over 210 amp hours. That gives my Inverter/Residential fridge 24 hours run time drawing no more than 50%. In practice it draws less than that.

With solar you should be able to replace about 15-20 amp hours per panel which suggests you need 4 or 5 panels minimum.

With 4 six volt batteries and solar you should be able to go 3-4 days if you get plenty of sun. You can carry a small inexpensive inverter generator as backup and for running your microwave, hair dryer, etc.

I have the gas/electric water heater. Staying in parks mostly we hardly use any gas and when we don't have hookups still can use gas. With 10 gallons never had an issue of running out or having to do navy showers. After over 80 days we still haven't emptied even one propane tank ( only used heater once).
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:07 AM   #42
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I should have considered a road side awning on mine, keep the sun off from it.
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:28 AM   #43
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We got two awnings, but didn't order them! Go figure. So we got lucky! By all means order it! With both awnings out it gives shade all down the entire camper. If you don't want to deploy it at times, don't.

Get awning toppers though.
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Anyone know if the standard 18cu ft refrigerator has ice maker



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Old 10-20-2016, 07:30 PM   #45
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The standard for 2017 is a 19 cu ft and yes, it does have an ice maker.
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What is a good price on a 2017 34RL2, loaded, three 15k Air conditioners with power management system ?
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:14 PM   #47
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What is a good price on a 2017 34RL2, loaded, three 15k Air conditioners with power management system ?
Go here, scroll down a bit and choose the options you want. Then fill out info on the right and click "Get The Price". You will get an instant auto email with their lowest price which beats most other dealers. Your local dealer may not be able to match that price, primarily due to higher shipping costs, but gives you an idea. Most have said to take about 30% off MSRP and if your dealer wont do that then walk. Your experience may vary

Is 3 A/C's a bit overkill for that floor plan? I figured 2 would suffice.
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3 is a lot, but here in Texas it gets soooo hot! I have a 32 ft trailer with 2 units and it works to keep it comfortable during the dog days.
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3 is a lot, but here in Texas it gets soooo hot! I have a 32 ft trailer with 2 units and it works to keep it comfortable during the dog days.
Cedar Creeks are "suppose" to be insulated very well which can make all the difference in the world.
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Off trailer topic: So I'm kind of a computer geek and in fact build my own PC's instead of buying. I frequent a couple of computer forums and one of the things people do, especially 1st time builders, is to post on the forum their proposed build project with all the parts listed so that experienced builders can look it over and point out any potential problems or just general advice.

Back on topic: So I thought why not do that here before I order my 34RL2 since I'm on the fence about a few options. Any advice is greatly appreciated. The options that I have questions about, or just unsure of, will have a description of my concern in red, but feel to comment on any option that I picked.

2017 Cedar Creek 34RL2

Standard Exterior
-Sandstone
-Automatic 6 Point "Level-Up" Hydraulic Leveling System
-Bike Rack Hitch Receiver, 1-1/4"
-King Dish Satellite System
|-->On roof dish in a dome. Not sure if I should just get my own system like one of those dish on a tripod things I see so much
-Self Regulating Bedroom Wall Heater
-TrailAir Air Ride Hitch Coupler
|-->would rather have a Mor/Ryde pin box but not an option on the order form. Wondering if FR would pun on a Mor/Ryde is buyer requests it?
-Wireless Rear Camera System
-Battery Upgrade (four 6v insteat of two 12v)
-15,000 BTU Ducted Air Conditioner, Second
-200W Solar Panel
|-->200w doesn't seem much. Not sure if it would be easy to add more solar panels in the future. Would it be cheaper to get the solar prep and then add panels later?
-50A Cord Reel
-Air Conditioner Heat Pump Upgrade
-Slide Room Awning Toppers
-Hanford Luxury King Mattress
-Matching Ottoman w/Interior Storage
-Matching Theater Seating
|-->was thinking of getting the electric theater seating but seems like it's just another thing that could break thus not be able to recline in it. Not sure on this one yet
-Baltimore Creme Furniture Package
-30" Stainless Steel Convection Oven/Microwave
-Congoleum Flooring in Living Room
-Refrigerator, Side x Side Gas/Elec.
|-->I was first leaning towards the residential fridge but I was concerned about it running down the batteries if we boondocked a couple of days. What are your experiences with a electric only resi fridge?

Did not choose dual pane windows since we won't be doing a whole lot winter camping. But mainly because I've heard that it's not if your dual pane windows will leak out the gas and cause bad fogging, but rather when.

Any suggestions, changes and/or advice would be greatly appreciated.
1) Get full paint if u can
2) auto level a must
3) a tailgator or the like can be moved around were as fixed system will screw u under trees
4) backup camera-a plus
5) yes to the 6v batteries
6) 2nd ac also needed plus heat pump is nice
7) some luv the slide toppers, some hate them - I don't like them
8) I luv our luxury king mattress
9) convention oven and we deleted regular oven and cabinet is pot and pan storage
10) get the residential fridge, RV fridges are crap, (generator or solar can power you as needed)
11) get the dual pane as they will help in summer too
12) cord reel-manual or powered are nice

I did not comment on some things that I didn't care about or have strong feelings towards.
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