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Old 08-06-2018, 09:39 AM   #15
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Thank you Mike!

drpeggau, looking forward to your reviews!!
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:32 AM   #16
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I get a kick out of how the 19' Shorty floor plan is nearly identical to my 20' Avenue Suite (I knew there was something I liked about it ).

As Pahaska mentions, the front bath limits seat travel, although it's fine for me in my Chevy Express-based model and I'm 6'2", but it's a major consideration. I wouldn't order one without being able to sit in it first.

What I don't know is the rear bed length. The extra foot of length in my Avenue gives me a 76" bed which is minimum for my height. If the Shorty doesn't improve over the 72"-74" beds in the similar Agiles & Ascents, that also rule out consideration for anyone over 6' tall.
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:58 PM   #17
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Shorty for a Tall-ee

We’ll see how it fits my 6’4.5” size! I believe that the bed is 72 inches and I am a little over 76 inches but I do not lay straight like a 2 x 4 either so it probably is not an issue. I have slept my whole life with my feet hanging over the foot of the bed and probably could not sleep any other way! We used to have a Volkswagen Euro van and driving that was a bit tight but nothing that I couldn’t deal with. This can’t be any worse! It will be like the Taj Mahal in comparison! Should know within 14 days.
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This can’t be any worse! It will be like the Taj Mahal in comparison! Should know within 14 days.
DRPEGGAU - Will be looking forward to your YouTube of your new AI. This would be a nice unit for anyone not needing the extra room of the EXT
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Old 08-13-2018, 07:12 PM   #19
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Photos of new Interstate 19 are finally starting to show up on dealer web sites.

https://www.rvingplanet.com/product/...e-19-927246-13
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Old 08-13-2018, 07:36 PM   #20
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Look at the size of that refrigerator.

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Old 08-13-2018, 08:05 PM   #21
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Look at the size of that refrigerator.

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I saw that at Alumapalooza and I wondered why they don't offer that instead of the separate refrigerator and freezer in the Gran Tour. It has a nice freezer section and plenty of refrigerator space. I think it is slightly smaller vertically than the separate units which would free up some storage space.
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I would much rather have that refrigerator in a Grand Tour instead of the two pieces. Hopefully, this could be put in a Grand Tour.
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Is it a frig that only runs off the battery or electricity, tho, one that size that will drain a coach battery dry overnight?

I like the layout, it is the same as mine...

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Old 08-13-2018, 08:51 PM   #24
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Hi guys... the latest is that my Interstate 19’ is Held up for unknown reasons before they will release it. I will know more tomorrow but is apparently because of parts. Stay tuned! In terms of the battery, someone asked about the refrigerator and I don’t know for sure. However, we are adding a lithium 525 amp hour battery that should do the trick either way. I do believe it is a propane refrigerator however.
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According to the spec sheet you sent me - that I posted above the refrigerator/freezer is 12VDC, not propane. Look forward to your opinions on this new Interstate.
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According to the spec sheet you sent me - that I posted above the refrigerator/freezer is 12VDC, not propane. Look forward to your opinions on this new Interstate.
I agree. I walked around the Shorty at the plant and I am sure I would have noticed vents if it was a propane burner. That's why I think that refrigerator would be perfect in a Gran Tour in place of the separate units.
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Shorty Specs

Nobody seems to really know what the unit will have. That spec sheet was considered to be just advisory and a rough guesstimate and not completely official. There is even some question as to whether or not it has a 6 gallon hot water tank or if it has the on-demand hot water system. The parts manager thought it might have an “automatic” setting on a switch that you can set for either electric or propane for the refrigerator. The biggest idiotic thing I see in this whole camping/motorhome World is that the units have to be level 5 degrees or better for the refrigerator to work properly. It seems so 1950s! Nonetheless, I still have not heard anything and I am getting a little sad that we may not be able to get out with it for Labor Day. Time will tell and I will certainly let everyone know.
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Just read this article in the RV Business newsletter that the new Interstate 19 along with two large Airstream trailers will use a new CZone digital control system.

http://www.rvbusiness.com/2018/08/3-...tal-switching/

Edit: wanted to add that this might be the end of the FireFly system they now use in other Interstates.
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