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Old 04-25-2012, 09:33 PM   #11
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trade you water heaters!

The bedroom and bathroom lights are only operable from the light itself in our trailer. A bit too much of a reach for an 8 year old.
When I was looking at mine I specifically asked if that water heater was gas and electric and she said yes. When I went to pick it up I asked where the electric switch was for it. The shop guy said "well this doesn't have that" I went into the office and said that the my sales lady specifically told me it had it. Liberty RV in Missouri almost lost a sale because my sales lady literally threw a 2 year old temper tantrum acting all bitchy and ran to the back room where she was yelling all kinds of crap. Luckily her brother, the manager, checked the lot and they had another one in stock with the gas and electric heater in it. The manager said that she should have never said that without physically checking to see if it had it. Everything worked out, but her temper tantrum and poor manners almost made me not want to give them a single penny. I had been tired of looking and the Grey Wolf had the most features for the money so I went with it. Grey Wolf's aren't cadillacs or the top of the line, but for the money I think they are excellent.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:02 AM   #12
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Unless they've changed, Rockwood Signiture Ultra Lite's have a full aluminum frame (including roof trusses) and 5/8" plywood flooring. The only downside that I've found with my Rockwood is it is poorly insulated.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:27 AM   #13
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we bought ours at a show and didn't ask (or know to ask) some of those questions.
We do have a number of options (rear rack, ducted a/c, bathroom skylight, elec awning are ones I remember).

MY wife's happy with cold water. I don't mind lighting it -once. The pilot blows out too often so I have to light it daily. Camco sells a heating element for $90ish I"ve been considering. Not looking forward to doing the needed wiring. Same for elec start, not that it's easy to find that upgrade. The whole unit can be replaced for a princely sum. Cold water it is.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:49 AM   #14
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we bought ours at a show and didn't ask (or know to ask) some of those questions.
We do have a number of options (rear rack, ducted a/c, bathroom skylight, elec awning are ones I remember).

MY wife's happy with cold water. I don't mind lighting it -once. The pilot blows out too often so I have to light it daily. Camco sells a heating element for $90ish I"ve been considering. Not looking forward to doing the needed wiring. Same for elec start, not that it's easy to find that upgrade. The whole unit can be replaced for a princely sum. Cold water it is.
When you run your hot water heater does it get so hot that water will drip out of the pressure relief valve?
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:19 AM   #15
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can't say I've noticed that.
We just got ours last year and didn'ut use the HW most of the time - I'd turn it on for a shower or to do the dishes.
I do know the hardest thing about the whole camping thing has been getting the anode into the water heater. There's thread here recently with some good tips - maybe I can do it in under an hour this year.
The year we'll be camping for 10 days - will likley experience all sorts of new things -like running out of propane perhaps! LOL

Also may go to a state forest for a long weekend and boondocking. Life without a microwave...does it exist? LOL
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It will take a lot to run out of propane in my opinion. I can go a long long time on the two tanks.
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Thanks for the responses! Just by "listening" to you guys talk, I now started a list of little things to look for while comparing.
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Unless they've changed, Rockwood Signiture Ultra Lite's have a full aluminum frame (including roof trusses) and 5/8" plywood flooring. The only downside that I've found with my Rockwood is it is poorly insulated.
They must have changed the floor after 08,I had to fill in the opening in the floor where they cut,drilled,chainsawed,holes for wires,pipes,mice,ect. The flooring was 3/16 luan, 1-1/2 styrofoam, and 3/16 luan a long way from 5/8 plywood. Youroo!!
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