We have had a heat pump on our last two trailers and would not be without one. It is quieter than furnace and puts out a good heat. Ours will work down to about 38 degrees and then it switches automatically to furnace. Once heat comes up the next day it will switch automatically back to heat pump. Works flawlessly.
It is very easy to change out a manual to electric. Basically 3 bolts and one live wire. Ground is done through the frame once bolted on. Several brands available. In my experience it is cheaper to purchase one at a general automotive suppy or utility trailer dealer rather than RV dealer.
I would disregard the comment on the cable kit. Early ORs had a problem but that seems to be no more. We have had no cable problems in 30 months of ownership. I really like the cable system because of its simplicity and all the moving parts, pulley, motors are inside the trailer not open to the elements.
I use a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 sheet feeder scanner. It is very small, portable and will run off the AC adapter or you can power it from your laptop. I run a small consulting company on the side and it handles everything I can throw at it. Excellent colour and if you have a decent printer you will not be able to tell the difference between the original and scanned photos. One feature I really like is it will take a Pdf. document and turn it into a Word document. Highly recommend it.
We have an electric awning and it works equally as well in the rain or the sun and it dumps the water off. Would never go back to a manual. If the weather gets really unpredictable or a big blow coming just press the button and it retracts in about 30 second. Love it.
If you do not live in the state for the required six months, what else would you put other than NO. If you do not answer the questions truthfully it could result in the coverage being null and void. Why would you give any other answer?