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Old 05-07-2011, 03:33 AM   #1
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any x213 owners out there??

hello. i'm new to this forum. looks like a great site for a lot of good info.

i just ordered a new 2012' x213 and was wondering if anyone has or has had one of these trailers?
just wanted to get your thoughts and remarks on how you liked or like it?

thanks in advance!
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:02 AM   #2
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Hey Azdude! I am not that familiar with your model, but I am sure others here are. I wanted to welcome you to the forums! When you have time, feel free to introduce yourself over in the new member forum. Glad you found us!
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Family AZDude! We don't have that tt, but know what it's like to have to wait for an ordered tt! Exciting!
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We bought a 213 last year upgrading from a hybrid. We got a lot of use out of it and are very happy with it. No problems at all. Only addition was a ladder for my son to get to his top bunk. Enjoy.
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We bought a 213 last year upgrading from a hybrid. We got a lot of use out of it and are very happy with it. No problems at all. Only addition was a ladder for my son to get to his top bunk. Enjoy.

cool glad to hear that. just had a few questions for you since i finally found someone with the same trailer

i'm thinking of adding an additional battery. do you have just the one? if so does it last you more than a few days?(i will be doing mostly dry camping)

how does the thing tow?

how long does the water last you without hook-ups?

if you had any complaints what would they be?

any feedback would be really appreciated as i'm a first time rv'er and this is all new to me. i'm supposed to take delivery of my trailer in june so i'm really anxious and want to learn as much as possible before i get it.

thanks in advance!
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:50 AM   #6
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snip.......i'm thinking of adding an additional battery. do you have just the one? if so does it last you more than a few days?(i will be doing mostly dry camping).........snip........how long does the water last you without hook-ups?........snip
Water consumption as you know is based on how many campers will be drawing from it, and how frugal a boondocker you are. I carry an extra 5 gallon jug of water for miscellaneous use around the camp, and also use the jug for filling the fresh water tank in the event a hand well pump is in the area. I'll bring a couple 2 1/2 gallon jugs of spring water for drinking. I minimize traveling with a full tank of fresh water, and plan ahead to fill the tank close to where I may be boondocking if possible. I avoid traveling with "any" tanks filled for any distance because of the potential impact on my loaded tongue weight.

Adding a second battery, IMO this is a must if the majority of your camping is boondocking/dry camping. The standard 12V Marine/RV battery may provide around 85 amp/hr capacity, where two 6V deep cycle batteries will give 230 amp/hrs capacity. The biggest killer of amp/hrs is the furnace, figure around 7 amp/hr., and don't forget about that electric awning. Normally under "conservative" use one should get a couple of days out of a single 12V battery without discharging it to badly. Again, how many days one gets out of any particular battery bank is dependent on how it used.

Check out some of the forum members mods over in the "Jayco Mods" section of this forum on LED's (great way to save on amp usage). Also, here is a link to my (2) 6V deep cycle battery up-grade thread that I did on my Jayco Eagle in the same "Jayco Mods" section: http://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=2752

If you have any questions on my 6V up-grade, feel free to post it over on my 6V "Jayco Mods" thread.

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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.

1. The slide out clutch engages too soon, and so I have to be outside supporting the slideout for the last 3-4 inches while my wife holds the button.

2. The fresh water tank is small. I believe 26 gallons comes to mind. I bought a blue water tote from Wal-Mart and I will go to the hardware store to buy some 1/2" flexible tubing an do the "siphon" method to keep the tank topped off.

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.

All in all, we really like the floor plan. We also looked at the KZ spree 220ks, which is exactly the same. It has a couple of nicer features, but for the extra $4,000 it wasn't work it to us.

We tow ours with a 2010 Chevy Traverse and it tows it very well. What do you tow with?
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snip......The slide out clutch engages too soon, and so I have to be outside supporting the slideout for the last 3-4 inches while my wife holds the button......snip
I learned something here, that the Jay Feather "Select" models have an electric powered rear slideout (not manual).

The OP needs to also consider the amp/hr draw required to open/close the slideout as well when boondocking.

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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.

1. The slide out clutch engages too soon, and so I have to be outside supporting the slideout for the last 3-4 inches while my wife holds the button.

2. The fresh water tank is small. I believe 26 gallons comes to mind. I bought a blue water tote from Wal-Mart and I will go to the hardware store to buy some 1/2" flexible tubing an do the "siphon" method to keep the tank topped off.

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.

All in all, we really like the floor plan. We also looked at the KZ spree 220ks, which is exactly the same. It has a couple of nicer features, but for the extra $4,000 it wasn't work it to us.

We tow ours with a 2010 Chevy Traverse and it tows it very well. What do you tow with?
what is the auto dump feature?
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When enough water accumulates on the awning, it "automatically" dumps off the sides. usually the one you're standing under
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