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Old 03-21-2014, 06:06 AM   #11
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Congrats on the X213 purchase. We were avid tent campers in the 50s and 60s in the high country around Arizona back then. Our love was taking our trusty old jeep pulling a util trailer full of our camping tent and supplies usually running with other Jeep guys.

Photo from google search

In 2008 finally got into the OFF-ROAD POPUP world and still having fun pulling this with our F150 truck all over the East Coast, Golf States, and as far West as OKLA and TEXAS. Our love here is the Natl Forest areas camping off the power grids.

Camp Doris - Wichita Mtns Widldlife Refuge, Medicine Park, OKLA

We really was wanting to get something with hard sides that I could pull with the F150 truck and the X213 fit that bill just fine. Did alot of research and almost got one haha... My pick was 2010 models as the prior earlier models did have some issues with the large and heavy rear bed slide. Reports of leaks with the large seal was one issue and a even bigger issue was with the large bed slide not maintaining level creating torn couch and dinette cushions when closing up. All of those issues were cleared up with the 2010 model. They also had weak slide motors on the older models.

The 2010 models was the first with the side windows on the large bed slide.

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There is only the two of us with maybe an occasional grandkid on the trips. With this in mind was seriously thinking of re-doing the bunk area and making that room into a smaller storage just inside the bicycle door and the rest of the area into an office/computer/ham radio setup with a L-SHAPED Desk with hutch. Plenty of room there for printer and DUAL computer screens including all of my Ham Radio items using the hutch side. The 12-inch deep long raised area along the front wall would be used for all of my beefup items for converters/charger/controllers etc supporting larger batteries mounted on the trailer frames.

My mods for this bunk room area would look something like this floorplan drawing shown in BLUE.

In the end we are still running the roads with our OFF-ROAD POPUP but the X213 was my pick of the mid sized Trailers...

Roy Ken

Roy and Carolyn
I claim Horse Creek Country in Southern Ill - Momabear is from North Texas
We live in King George VA

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2008 STARCRAFT 14RT OFF-ROAD POPUP with PD9260C and three 85AH 12VDC batteries
2010 F150 FX4 5.4 GAS with 3.73 gears - Super Cab - Towing Package - 2KW Honda EU2000i Gen
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