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Old 11-05-2011, 06:54 AM   #31
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We bought an x213 in September and have been out twice. We really like it. No issues yet. We like the floor plan since the bottom bunk at the front of the trailer folds up and allows us to carry our 2 bikes in that area. Our dog has claimed the sofa as his own. This is our first TT. Used to have a Jayco popup
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:44 AM   #32
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Yes, couch has to go down and table has to be taken down as well.

We use battery operated lighting in the bunk area along with the corded light/fan that Quantum wrote about.

Side note for you or anyone looking into this unit. Pay close attention to the levelness of the bed once fully extended and retracted. I am currently having problems with the bunk being un-level. Jayco's suggested adjustment fix does the trick, but now the rail that the slide runs on digs into the fabric of the couch on the way in. I'm not too happy with this for obvious reasons, it's going to wear a hole in the couch over time not to mention staining the couch if lubrication/dirt etc gets on the rails.
We had the same problem with the rails on the couch cushions. Thankfully I put the cushions down upside down, so the hole is in the vinyl on the back of the cushion. Now I don't put the cushions on the dinette any more I toss them into the slide out.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:53 PM   #33
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I always put the dinette cushons on the slide bed, but I am concerned about the couch cushion because I can't take it off. Very frustrating for me cause it seems that the company is washing their hands of this problem. I have a hard time intentionally damaging one area of the trailer to accomodate another design problem. Not to rant, but a lot of hard earned money was spent on this trailer not to mention 4 months of research and shopping around for what we hoped to be the best TT. Anyway, sorry for the rant.
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:07 PM   #34
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I always put the dinette cushons on the slide bed, but I am concerned about the couch cushion because I can't take it off. Very frustrating for me cause it seems that the company is washing their hands of this problem. I have a hard time intentionally damaging one area of the trailer to accomodate another design problem. Not to rant, but a lot of hard earned money was spent on this trailer not to mention 4 months of research and shopping around for what we hoped to be the best TT. Anyway, sorry for the rant.
Can you post some pics of this problem so others can see it?
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:17 PM   #35
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Next time I go to my parents I will get a picture snapped. Its parked in my dad's shop for the winter.
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I will try and snap a few pics tonight.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:21 PM   #37
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First time posting pictures, so I hope I did it right.

Picture #1 shows the slide out rail rubbing on the sofa cushion.

Picture #2 shows the wooden trim that surrounds the slide out digging into the sofa.

After toying with the unit while taking pictures tonight I found that the wooden trim (pic#2) is going to be my biggest concern. It digs right into the cushion for a good part of the slide out travel. Not only am I concerned about the cushion getting worn out, the actual wooden trim and plastic strip on the trim is going to get damaged over time due to it catching the fabric.

Very frustrating.
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Like they say a picture is worth a thousand words. I had trouble visualizing what you were describing before the pics. I see your reason for concern. Are all the X213`s set up so the couch gets dragged over like that?
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Originally it wasn't getting touched by the slide at all. There is a problem with the slide (master bed) being un-level and the only fix Jayco can come up with is to adjust the slide in such a way that the cushions get rubbed and dug into.

I feel and I have suggested to Jayco that there is a problem with the motor not being strong enough or clutch engaging too early when deploying the slide, but they don't seem to want to take my suggestion serious. Anytime I deployed the slide I would help it out by lifting it slightly in it's last few inches of travel while my wife held the button down and the slide was dead level every time. (previous to the new adjustment)

The dealer I am dealing with says that this seems to be a problem with the X213 and they hope that Jayco will come up with a better fix for it.
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In viewing the floorplan, that looks to be a huge rear slide with a king bed and considerable overhang out the back. I suppose it would take a beefy slide mechanism to extend/retract it and hold it level with that much leverage and weight on the back end.

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