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Old 08-24-2016, 12:21 AM   #441
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New 2017 X213

Hello, everyone. We have had our X213 for just under a month and we've been out twice. Very easy to tow with 2010 Armada. I wanted to say thanks to all the contributors here. It has been very helpful going through all the pages and researching. Looking forward to some great family time with the trailer. Kids love it and are very glad the bikes can come along with us.
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:49 AM   #442
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Does this work for the rain as well or do you not worry about getting water off before you slide it in?
Yes, I put it on high speed to blow most of the water the water, pine needle or leaves off when I am retracting the slide (wife operates the switch for the slide) I still open it back up when I get home to properly dry and wipe the seals
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:03 AM   #443
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On a trip last year at a reserved site at Alice Lake on the Labour Day weekend as I backed into my site, another X213 backed in a site beside me. It was pretty cool. We did a lot of chatting and I helped him with propane issues he was having. We checked each other's rigs and found that he only had a propane water heater and mine is both gas and electric. I showed him my x chocks,levelling blocks and trailer ramp for changing tires. He loved my propane pit too since it was raining most of the time we were there. I had it set up under my awning,
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Old 08-29-2016, 08:29 PM   #444
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Need help with WH bypass

I have a 2017 X213. I want to be ready for winterizing when the temperature starts changing. I removed the back dinette plywood to reveal the water heater tank, however the water line connections do not have a bypass valve in them per all the diagrams I've seen. In fact, the two valve that I assume to be the A and B valve, are right at the "T" of the pipe that joins the two pipes together. Has anyone seen this type of setup? Is the bypass valve in a different location? I can get a photo of it in the morning.
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Old 08-29-2016, 09:25 PM   #445
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I have a 2017 X213. I want to be ready for winterizing when the temperature starts changing. I removed the back dinette plywood to reveal the water heater tank, however the water line connections do not have a bypass valve in them per all the diagrams I've seen. In fact, the two valve that I assume to be the A and B valve, are right at the "T" of the pipe that joins the two pipes together. Has anyone seen this type of setup? Is the bypass valve in a different location? I can get a photo of it in the morning.

You flip those 2 valves; make sure they are both pointing at the hose connecting them and you are in bypass mode.
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Great. Thank you very much!
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I discovered small tear right on the corner of my roof, probably cause by a tree branch. It developed into a small leak which was easily repaired, but the problem is the type of interior paneling/wallpaper Jayco uses. Seriously?? They have to use a product that isn't compatible with water ?? Idiots !! From reading online, the "brains" at Jayco use a glue to bond the wall covering that will crystallize when in contact with moisture that will cause pimpling and delamination between the wood the panel and the covering. Trailers are all built like crap except maybe Airstream, but spending over 100G on one doesn't make any sense in my books.
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Old 09-05-2016, 09:41 AM   #448
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I discovered small tear right on the corner of my roof, probably cause by a tree branch. It developed into a small leak which was easily repaired, but the problem is the type of interior paneling/wallpaper Jayco uses. Seriously?? They have to use a product that isn't compatible with water ?? Idiots !! From reading online, the "brains" at Jayco use a glue to bond the wall covering that will crystallize when in contact with moisture that will cause pimpling and delamination between the wood the panel and the covering. Trailers are all built like crap except maybe Airstream, but spending over 100G on one doesn't make any sense in my books.

We had the same tear. And another X213 owner we met last month appears to have the same problem. Their trailer was purchased less than a year ago. Ours was less than 2 years old. I think it was just jayco's poor caulk job and that they designed it so water pools in the front corners. (Our tear was in the caulk, not the actual roof so maybe different issue than you?)

And yes, the paneling they used in that section sucks. It was MDF backed too and not the Luan they use elsewhere. We replaced it with Luan which is at least a step up from the crap they used.
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And yes, the paneling they used in that section sucks. It was MDF backed too and not the Luan they use elsewhere. We replaced it with Luan which is at least a step up from the crap they used.
My leak was definitely from damage, but for the life of me I don't recall ever scraping against anything. I'm very handy and can fix just about anything, but the problem I have now is where to get matching interior paneling or wallpaper to get an invisible repair. What did you end up covering the Luan in your repair? Thankfully the damage is in a small location, and I could probably just cover it up with a picture of the Mother In Law, but might just have to live with it.
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any x213 owners out there??

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My leak was definitely from damage, but for the life of me I don't recall ever scraping against anything. I'm very handy and can fix just about anything, but the problem I have now is where to get matching interior paneling or wallpaper to get an invisible repair. What did you end up covering the Luan in your repair? Thankfully the damage is in a small location, and I could probably just cover it up with a picture of the Mother In Law, but might just have to live with it.

Thanks for the reply !

I'll get pics for you once we're home. We replaced the entire panel that is visible from the top bunk. Also did the panel underneath that bunk (the ceiling of the bottom bunk) because the dealer didn't give us all our pieces back when we took our trailer home (we left with it in pieces). Lots of work to replace the entire panel but with it as we added more insulation, got rid of any water and dirt from the leak and put the bunks back in more secure than they were before.
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