Having spent a couple years in a 13 foot Iowa made Burro
, I have noted a few "quirks" about my Escondido made one that seem odd, given the larger size and pricepoint.
I spent the nite in the McMansion last nite, to shake it down and to notice "things" that only get noticed once you start spending time in it.
The 13 was factory insulated. As is the 17. BUT.. in the 13, you would have to take a magnifying glass around the whole thing to find a single spot the insulation didn't cover between the shells.
In the 17, there are spots that just didn't get covered, and you can see the sun glaring thru the shells, in the wierd translucent glow. At the seams.. in the front. There is a lack right at the joints. Uneven, and even tho it is not that big a deal, it still is wierd. Also, at the kitchen counter, on the side where the fridge
is. A glow came thru that actually woke me up this A.M. Nothing a little reflectix can't cure, it should be easy to get in there, but also, wierd.
Kurt was right, the door sag is annoying. I leveled the trailer yesterday and it actually got worse. I had to pull the strikeplate off to get the door to close, and now there is a lot of light
coming thru the sag. The gasket came off during one of the 100 times I slammed the door to attempt to get it closed and latched.
I had to slam the door on the 13 a couple times when it wasn't level, but thats to be expected. I haven't a clue at where to start to fix this.
Maybe this was a mod the former owner of the 13 did, because when I did the floor in the 13, it butted right up against the furniture.. flush, but the lip at the base of the furniture in the 17 is sticking out into the floor area a couple inches! This will require me to lay down plywood to even it out when I put the new wood floor in. Most annoying.
Things that are better
fixtures are recessed mounted, so I can pull them and have full access to the wiring to tap off of for the LEDs and Cold Cathodes. (Todays project) There is airspace of about 3" between most of the molded furniture and the outside shell, as well as on the inside structures, such as the closet and upper kitchen cabinets. I am sure they did this for thier own ease of manufacture, but it sure will come in handy when adding electronics. I can get my hands in there. This will allow me to hide wiring and switches with ease. I will not have to tap off the existing fixtures switches as I did on the 13.
Do the Iowa built 17s have the same quirks/advantages?