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Old 01-19-2013, 10:14 PM   #21
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I'm curious about you statement about "We went for the all electric..."

While I do understand the "looking for LP" can be somewhat is a minor burden, do you do much boon-docking?

What was/were the decision criterion that moved you to all electric?
Not having to stop for Propane was one big consideration. Not having open flames (while cooking) was another. Having the true induction stove that can be boiling water in 1 minute is very nice, yet is virtually IMPOSSIBLE to get burnt on is an advantage, Having a cooktop that is super easy to clean instead of a stove with burners that stuff drops into and then you have to remove grates to clean it is really nice. We don't do much boon docking; having said that though the aquahot unit in an all electric can either use the generator or sip from the 150 gallon diesel tank to have continuously hot water. In the future (once we are full timers) we'll be doing more.

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Old 01-19-2013, 10:16 PM   #22
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Though we haven't finalized the deal yet, we are choosing all electric because we don't want multiple fuel sources on board. Our boat was all electric so it's what we're used to. Boondocking for us will be infrequent and the AGM's and gen will fill our needs for what little we will do. I've never been a fan of propane but that's just me.
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Two more things about all-electric 1. It is less expensive than a propane rig - they don't have to install a propane tank and the plumbing (gas lines) for it. 2. You get an extra storage bay in the basement because one doesn't have a propane tank in it.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:42 PM   #24
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we just got back from Tom Johnson RV and after driving the 42QD, WOW for the way it handles. it was like floating on air, even the DW agreed. especially compared to my Journey. everytime time we look at another mfgs model, we keep coming back to the Tour. if we go with it we will probably order one so we can get it loaded with what we want on it. I am having them check to see if Winnebago would change the interior lights to all LEDs and for how much. they thought they were going to offer them in 2014 anyway.

as fas as the "all electric" at first i was not sold on it at all, but after some thinking, i think that is the future way to go. my negatives would be losing the propane hookup for the grill, and where campgrounds meter you for your electric usage, that could add up.

they did tell me that Winnebago will be having their limited edition coming out soon, it will be all "Black", to include body paint and wheels. this will be intersting to see how that sells.

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Old 01-21-2013, 12:20 AM   #25
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Our decision was based on what Jim said. I agree with his reasoning for the all electric coach. We rarely go places that we don't have power and that's why we have a generator! It's cleaner cooking and faster heating for sure. And we don't have to stop and get clearance from anyone when we go through the tunnels here in VA. When we go to GNR in July we will get to see the 2014 models. I can't imagine what else they can add! We ordered ours so we could have some changes made to suit us and we wanted the Black Garnet and the interior is the same as the one in their brochure and on line. My DH has driven all of our coaches with hand controls and he says this one handles like a dream.
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I asked the facory rep at the show about LED's. He said no however the dealer said they would......my guess at big $$$. Lots of folks have done the conversions themselves.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:30 AM   #27
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I'm curious about you statement about "We went for the all electric..."

While I do understand the "looking for LP" can be somewhat is a minor burden, do you do much boon-docking?

What was/were the decision criterion that moved you to all electric?
Concerning the question about boon-docking, the unit we bought had one solar panel on it. We had two more installed as part of the initial negotiation. I'm hoping this will help us when we do more boon-docking.

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I also asked about the LED's. They said NO. I also really liked the Propane/Gas Grill port on the side of the Coach. But, I like not having to fill the Propane tank and also not having flames in the Coach. So we went with all Electric and love it. You do gain an extra storage space without the Propane tank, so we put the second Refer/Freezer in that space. Saves having to go inside for your liquid refreshment.
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Jim/Irene,

how many watts were the solar panel. i know standard they have about a 10W trickle charge solar panel, which is really nothing. i saw an factory option at the dealer the other day that included a 100W panel for about $700 retail. which i belive you still probably need about 600W or more if you would do any boondocking.

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they did tell me that Winnebago will be having their limited edition coming out soon, it will be all "Black", to include body paint and wheels. this will be intersting to see how that sells.bob
Just returned from Lazydays and they had the all black unit and it sold within two days after hitting the lot. It had been originally ordered as a show unit, but sold before the show. It was a show stopper with the black wheel wells and black exterior. The inside was light colored and the whole rig looked extra sharp and drew a crowd.
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Jim/Irene,

how many watts were the solar panel. i know standard they have about a 10W trickle charge solar panel, which is really nothing. i saw an factory option at the dealer the other day that included a 100W panel for about $700 retail. which i belive you still probably need about 600W or more if you would do any boondocking.

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Each of the panels is 100w for a total of 300 watts
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