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Old 05-22-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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As a prospective Redwood owner I have a question to those of you may have looked into this. Some manufacturers are claiming to provide a 'Solar Prep' option which I cannot bseem to find with Redwood. Am I missing soomething?
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:43 PM   #2
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I don't think they have one but if you ask a rep they may pre wire your unit for the solar prep.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:49 PM   #3
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That's one great (unusual) thing about Redwood. If you special order,they don't seem averse to letting you customize your unit. Most other companies won't even consider it.One guy even had them leave outone of the doors, the awning and the ceiling fan! (Hi Bryan).

For a solar array, just remember to have them wire from the panels on the roof through the monitor closet, then back to the batteries. Ideally, you'll want thecharging monitor panel mounted near the coach's panel.

If you skipped the factory generator, you'll have space and weight capacity for banks of 6v Golf Cart batteries. Trojan Battery makes the best. Unscrew the curb-sidebasement wall and you'll find all the 110v circuits and lots of space for the inverter and transfer switches.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:00 AM   #4
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Michael I agree,

That's a good point! We all pick apart the company on the little things we scratch our heads on, wondering why they didn't consider something or go one step further in fixing something. But we also have to remember how obliging the company is in trying to help us with our needs.


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Old 05-23-2012, 07:23 AM   #5
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Part of that may be the fact that we've become a culture of complainers and part could be that we bought these wonderful trailers to enhance our leisure time. When a problem arises, no matter how minute, my first reaction is to complain. I tend to be quick to complain and slow to compliment but have been trying to reverse those two habits.

I should know, and I do, that things are going to go wrong in an RV. How could they not? We have dual electrical systems, gas and water plumbing systems, audio/visual systems, generators, solar panels walls that move in and out...etc...etc. All of this on a trailer that has it's own electrical and braking systems. Parts are going to wear out, stick, break or just plain stop working.
Problems are going to arise, there's no stopping it, no matter well we maintain our rigs, but those problems shouldn't arise shortly after we take ownership and the companies know that. That's why they warranty their products.

Going forward, I'll try to keep my comments, especially my negative ones, fact based and not speculate about the attitudes or practices of Redwood and it's employees. It's too easy for me to read about an issue someone has then pile on or fan the flames.. not a good way to promote the fine products we've decided to buy.

That's all I have for now... sorry if that was a rant.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:35 AM   #6
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Steve you said a mouth full there, like you I was quick to complain but being a business owner myself in the RV industry I quickly found that I was placing blame where it did not belong and have since changed my ways. Don't get me wrongI do have a relapse once in a while (I'm not perfect).

So the point I'm making is that complaining doesn't solve the problemit only makes it worse so the first step to takea deep breath and think out your strategy then execute your plan to get the issue resolved.

it is OK to vent your frustrations but I try to point the frustration at the source of the problem.

As always thats just my opinion.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:38 AM   #7
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It is all good. That is why we are part of the RW family.

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Thats right Mike
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:40 AM   #9
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Steve, I never considered you a complainer. You know we could start a RW group for the 12 step program for complainers though.

We could all park our Redwoods in a circle and then set up picnic tables inside the circle. It would go something like this........Hi I'm Dave and I'm a complainer...HI DAVE! ya I complained about the fuel prices today...AWWWWW poor Dave. ........Then we all have a drink. Then our wives would point out how much we complain in private which would give us all a reason to drink again.


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lol.... that post could generate more discussion than which truck is best for towing.
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