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Old 11-17-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
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Pinnacle 31 RLTS

We are considering buying the 31 RLTS floor plan. The trailer has the rear living room recliners and the tv seems to be fixed and not on a swivel. Can the tv be seen from the closest recliner. One other question, I see that a heat pump is not a option for the trailer. Do you have to worry about propane use in mild cold weather? Any other comments welcomed.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:20 PM   #2
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If you have the electric fireplace option it will help keep the chill off the living area.
In the winter we always use a couple of small Ceramic heaters to supplement the propane heat and save on the cost of propane.
If it gets below freezing outside you want the propane heat to run some and keep the basement storage area and tanks warm.
Of course once it gets too cold outside the Heat Pump units will not work anyway and units that have heatpumps will switch over to propane heat when it gets too cold for the heatpumps to work.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:58 PM   #3
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We have the 321RLTS with the rear 40" TV.i had no problem seeing from the recliners in the slide but we now just move them out in front of the tv if camped for awhile.
ceramic heater with a blower set in the living room keeps the whole 5er warm into the upper 30's,have the extra insulation.we have a 2nd heater just in case cause I am cheap,paid for the electricity so I'm using it.
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:11 PM   #4
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We are considering buying the 31 RLTS floor plan. The trailer has the rear living room recliners and the tv seems to be fixed and not on a swivel. Can the tv be seen from the closest recliner. One other question, I see that a heat pump is not a option for the trailer. Do you have to worry about propane use in mild cold weather? Any other comments welcomed.
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We just purchased a 2012 Designer 31RLTS with a delivery date the end of February!! (See https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=4743).

The TV does have a swivel which allows easier viewing from the closest recliner. There is a pull release for the swivel to function. The swivel then locks the TV back flush to the wall for towing, etc.

And as mentioned in another reply, if you got the electric fireplace, it should provide warmth during colder outside temps let alone for the ambience it provides if you are on shore power or have the genny running.

Good luck with your decision.
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:46 PM   #5
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I really appreciate all of the replies. The dealer just called me and told me that the tv does swivel. I had emailed the factory several days ago and just got the email response. The factory said the tv does not swivel. Go figure. Looks like the absence of the heat pump is not a problem.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:36 PM   #6
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We have the 351RLTS. We have no problem viewing the 40in. from the closest recliners. Our tv does not swivel.
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We have the 351RLTS. We have no problem viewing the 40in. from the closest recliners. Our RCA tv does not swivel.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:10 PM   #8
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And whatever you buy, make sure it has the factory artic package. It saves on both heating and cooling side. Not only do you have better basement heat and safe cold weather tanks, but you have more attic insulation which helps imensely in hot summer climates.

By the way, that 31 RLTS is a very nice floorplan. You will love it.
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We have the 321 RLTS. We do not have the fire place, however there is a separate circuit with its own breaker in place for it. The outlet is inside of one of the rear cabinets. A portable electric ceramic heater, stored in the rear cabinet and taken out as needed puts out the same amount of heat as the fireplace albeit without the ambiance. Our trailer also has a separate circuit with its own breaker in the front closet for the washer/dryer, which we do not have. The perfect place to plug in and store a second 15 amp heater. There is no shortage of AC circuits in our trailer. When using portable heaters we use the ceiling fan in winter mode (blowing toward the ceiling) to keep the heat circulated and even.
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:36 AM   #10
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I would like to throw out one more question about the Pinnacle. I would like to install a Winegard Traveler SK3005 sat dish on top of the trailer. Has anyone done this and is the roof strong enough for the dish? I saw in the brochure that the roof is 1/4 plywood.
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