Originally Posted by RollTideinWA
Hope you get the deal sealed soon! We bought an in-stock X20e back in late 2012 so we didn't order ours. We moved up from a Jayco pop-up and overall we have no regrets. In fact, we go to the Seattle RV show every year and I've not yet found another camper that we'd rather have.
If I were buying today I'd go with:
* Enclosed underbelly- without any cold-weather protection we end up winterizing and dry camping more than we'd prefer. Wish we had done this. Would definitely order this if you plan to camp in cool climates
* Suspension lift kit (2")- we haven't encountered any issues so far, but this seems like a no-brainer given the low ground clearance on the jayco ul trailers
* Tent end bed mat heaters- having a warm wife and kids is important to me. it's easy enough to use heated mattress pads or electric blankets, but I would do this if you plan camp in cool areas
I could go either way with:
* Power Package: Electric awning with LED light and electric tongue jack- I don't have this and I'm not sure I would have ordered them. The manual awning is easy as is the tongue jack, since I tend to camp with no power hookups the power usage might be a concern for me.
Personally, I would not order these:
* Outside grill- had an outside stove on my Jayco pop-up and I was always concerned with cooking that close to the wall of my camper. Plus, it seems that other portable grills are better for less cost
* 22" HDTV- I installed my own TV with mount for a fraction of the cost. The install was very easy.
I appreciate the info, it always helps to talk with people with real life experience rather than a dealer trying to increase their bottom line.
Lift Kit - I have a Diesel Dually which sits fairly high, so the 2" lift is a must. Dealer reported that this cannot be retrofitted afterwards afterwards using factory parts, it's actually a completely different axle set-up?
Mattress Heaters - My wife and daughter are both in great support! We live in WV and often camp in the mountains where the extra warmth would come in handy during spring and fall. We started out tent camping, owned/sold two pop-ups and never used mattress heaters, so it sounds awesome to have both the tent ends and a warm bed!
Power Package - The power awning and hitch are both features we have on the Laredo we're trading in, love them both and have had no problems with either. This is something we'll order
Outside Grill - Dealer price is $140, we had the outside RVQ on a pop-up we had several years ago and we used it frequently. The grill was somewhat of a mess, but it was nice to cook burgers and hot dogs outside. still undecided, not a must, but it was handy to have.
22" TV - A must with my 3 year old! Not sure if we're going to include it or buy our own. The dealer did say that the TV came with the mounting bracket and a package, price is $275, sounds like I can do better on the open market?
Enclosed underbelly - Not convinced this would add much insulation to anything, but it is nice to have it all buttoned up. Our current TT has the covered underbelly, not much more than 1/4 inch black plastic.
Called another dealer who had a New 2014 on his lot prior to looking into ordering a 2015 from the dealer I have always used, amazing how prices drop when there's competition! The 2014 dropped $2500 in the course of an hour!
Chime in if I'm off on my thinking, need to pull the trigger by Friday to get it hear by mid April