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Old 05-21-2011, 10:25 PM   #11
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Hello AZDude, I'm also an AZ dude and picked up a 2009 213 EXP about 1 month back. We have made our maiden voyage already and looking forward to memorial day weekend somewhere.

So far we love our trailer. Just right for our family with 2 children.
It tows great with my vehicle, which is an older 2004 Toyota Tundra DC 4x4. A little more power would be nice, but its fine for now.

The one we found used came with a nice dual 6V battery setup and solar chargers on the top, so we are already set there - seems to do a good job of keeping the batteries topped off.

No real complaints at all thus far, we are very happy.

We are complete newbie's to RV'ing so we are learning as we go.

What is the ETA for when you will get your's?

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Old 05-21-2011, 10:50 PM   #12
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum Chip! Congrats on your new tt! You guys, make sure you post pics in the "Pics of Your Jayco" forum! Any mods planned?
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:20 AM   #13
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Hello AZDude, I'm also an AZ dude and picked up a 2009 213 EXP about 1 month back. We have made our maiden voyage already and looking forward to memorial day weekend somewhere.

So far we love our trailer. Just right for our family with 2 children.
It tows great with my vehicle, which is an older 2004 Toyota Tundra DC 4x4. A little more power would be nice, but its fine for now.

The one we found used came with a nice dual 6V battery setup and solar chargers on the top, so we are already set there - seems to do a good job of keeping the batteries topped off.

No real complaints at all thus far, we are very happy.

We are complete newbie's to RV'ing so we are learning as we go.

What is the ETA for when you will get your's?

-Chip
Chandler, AZ


i'm schuduled to get mine only after memorial day weekend. it would have been nice to get out somewhere for the holiday weekend for our fisrt trip, but that's not gonna happen.
that solar thing sounds like a really good idea. you have any clue as to how much that would cost? i would be really interested in that.
you have any really nice places that you would recommend to go camping? i'm always looking for new places around the state.
thanks for your input!
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:15 AM   #14
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We bought our 213 last year, its a 2010 model.

We love it so far. Only a couple of comments/complaints.

3. Flat pitch awning. My awning is not pitch adjustable, so it doesn't do much for blocking the sun. Not a big deal, but its also a water collector. I'm not a huge fan of the "auto dump" feature.
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We do not like our flat-pitch awning either. We practiced the dump feature one day when the tt and awning was professionally washed. We watched as the dump feature did it's thing. However, a pool of water still remained in the middle.

Owner of our dealership suggested we add a SunBlocker type shade to the awning and wouldn't void warranty. It slides right in and can be rolled up with the awning so you don't have to take it down and put it back up
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:22 PM   #15
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We also just purchased our 213 in the fall...we used it in May and are currently getting it ready for the 4th of July weekend....the slide out worked fine in May now we are finding it doesn't quite fully extend ....did you ever contact the dealer and what did you find out?
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I ended up lubing up the ball bearings, (under the bed, from the inside) and that fixed my slideout. I guess mine was just binding up a bit.
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CHLINTHI - We are seriuosly looking at getting one next spring. Your 2009 has the smaller bed I think and the rear window... How is sleeping in that model... I have been loooking at the 2009 models up... I think i would like the side bed windows to get a good breeze going across us at night maybe.

Other the rear window I think they are about the same.

There is only two of us camping so I am thinking about making the bunkbed room into a radio/computer/office area... I will be using a 2010 F150 5.4 gas engine - 3.73 gears to tow it with...

Really been looking at all them all over the place...
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Got another question about the X213 Rear Bed Slide-out. I know it is electric operated but curious if there is also a MANUAL CRANK for the slide operations. If so where is that located.. Maybe the same tool as the crank down stablizers ??? I'm still gathering info on the X213 hoping to pick one up this coming spring in 2012... I guess I am rulling out the 2009 model since that bed slide has the rear window. The 2010 and up models have the two side windows which I hope opens up for a good cross section breeze when sleeping.
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There is a manual crank "dock" located on the motor under a skirt at the foot of the bed. You use a tool very similar to the one for deploying the stabilizers. I keep the tool stored in the front outside compartment. The manual bed crank tool has a longer shaft so its easier to reach under the bed when you crank it in and out. I used it only once as a trial just to see how it worked.

My 2011 X213 has the two windows on the sides of the bed that allows a nice cross breeze for sleeping.
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I'm still amazed how that bed slide works. It sure looks like it has more sticking out past the wall than would be safe hehe... I guess it must have a track on top near the ceiling as well to hold it up when extended. Someone also said there was a note on the wall inside not to place anything on the bed over 120LBS or something like that when retracted. Then I hear everyone saysing they sleep in the bed when retracted when at overnite places like Walmart... I guess it would be wise to put something under the retracted bed end??? You wouldn't think it makes any difference which side of the motor rack you was putting weight on.
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