The trip to LA was super fun, and Laura at HC-1 answered all of my questions. Generally, I would say that in "person" the HC-1 is very much like the pictures. If anything, it felt bigger inside than I expected. We had 3 adults seated quite comfortable and non-claustrophobically, and there was still an unused row of cubes behind us. Ok, on to the questions.
Water (mainly sink)
Can you hook it up to sewer? - not currently, but you could rig something up
Can you hook it up to city water? - same
Is the grey water tank portable to carry to a dump station? - no grey water tank. You could use a bucket or rig something else up. This makes me wonder about the utility of the sink at all. Maybe just carry a washtub.
What do you have to do to winterize it? Empty the lines.
I see 2 toilet options on the website. What do you think of PETT Cleanwaste system? Not aware of it, but sounds ok.
Have you used one of your tents (back privacy tent, ARC tent) as a toilet tent? The ARC tent is really cool. You can close off the outside tent
Panel and open the hatch to add a room with some climate control.
Can I run all of this at once off solar
, 2 iPhone chargers, fridge
, water pump, fantastic fan, anything else? Yes, that's it. Actually didn't add fridge in my question, so maybe not.
Does anything draw power when idle or is there a battery kill switch? Can't remember answer if I even asked.
How long would a tank last on the propane
heater? We had a friend who said he had a different style that would only last 1 hour. - it has 2 canisters which should last 3-4 days.
What do you think of a ceramic electric heater with thermostat? Ok, but u would have to be on shore power.
Can I use my Coleman 2-burner inside? Yes
Do I need the big kitchenette for the fridge? No. We have decided against fridge.
What do you think of Yeti coolers? Don't have one. They seem cool. (I'm paraphrasing everything here - Laura sounds way nicer than I do)
Do you have a non-rooftop version of the AC unit? No, but new AC unit is smaller and has fan and dehumidifier.
Are the floor panels needed? Yes, but they are very cool. They have the plastic form in the bottom that mates with the floor of the camper. They are easy to remove to hose off, set outside, throw at your friends, etc.
Towing and other external:
Do I need special wiring in car for the brakes
? Yeah, go to UHaul
. They're cheap and fast
Which hitch and how many pins do I need? 2" ball hitch, 7-pin connector
How many years/miles will we get on the tires
? She will get back to me
Does the concession window have a screen? Yes, it snaps in
Can I get a different awning
? smallest Fiamma is 6' - no, it would be loo long
Can I lose 3" to get it in garage (letting air out of tires)? Possibly. Some customers have gotten creative
How is the shell attached to the frame? Is it easy to inspect? Bolted to frame where the D rings are. Yes, easy to see
Do you have a checklist or maintenance log? No, try Dr Google
Why are cats afraid of cucumbers? It looks like a snake-rat.