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Old 07-26-2016, 12:00 PM   #1
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Brand new x23b

Hello everyone my family just got a brand new x23b and are getting ready for our first trip in it. I am wondering what I need to retro fit the LP quick disconnect set up to fit on a regular fitting for a LP grill. Also wondering about generators vs. solar. Any other tips from you guys would be great. Thank you.
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Old 07-26-2016, 01:03 PM   #2
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Welcome & congratulations!

Can't help with either question, we cook over the campfire, never use a gas grill camping. And we haven't boon docked since we had a pop-up! Sorry.
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Old 07-26-2016, 07:06 PM   #3
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Conrats! We got ours 2 years ago.

Most likely you will need an inverter/generator because it's so much quieter. I have settled on this one based on weight, being able to run everything on board including the A/C, reviews, etc. I have not purchased it yet but I will soon.

https://www.briggsandstratton.com/na...generator.html

Have fun! I think you will love it!
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Old 07-27-2016, 03:24 PM   #4
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Hello everyone my family just got a brand new x23b and are getting ready for our first trip in it. I am wondering what I need to retro fit the LP quick disconnect set up to fit on a regular fitting for a LP grill. Also wondering about generators vs. solar. Any other tips from you guys would be great. Thank you.
Since your X23B is brand new, keep in mind that the hitch side of the trailer (front outside) is the most important area to keep protected from the sun fading and weather damage. In a perfect world we would always keep it perfectly waxed and protected, of course. But the front as you are towing is catching all the wind, dirt, and grit just eroding whatever protection you have. So, from experience, protect the the whole trailer with a good wax when you can but protect the front even more so with a fast application of spray wax in between the times you wax the whole trailer.
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Old 07-27-2016, 04:06 PM   #5
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Hello everyone my family just got a brand new x23b and are getting ready for our first trip in it. I am wondering what I need to retro fit the LP quick disconnect set up to fit on a regular fitting for a LP grill. Also wondering about generators vs. solar. Any other tips from you guys would be great. Thank you.
This actually works the other way generally. You fit up the grill not the QC. The gas at the QC is already regulated down to low pressure by the main regulator on the TT. Unfortunately most of the travel grills (like the Coleman RoadTrip) are designed with regulators integrated to take full pressure gas from a 1lb bottle or 5lb tank.

There are mods here on the forum to remove the provided regulator from the grill and adapt to the low pressure QC. Lots of threads on this and easy to search. Someone has finally made a retrofit kit that you can purchase for the Coleman line. See post #6 on this thread:
http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...-up-34611.html

But personally, I don't use the QC. I have a T connector at both of my tanks to provide full pressure gas to my RoadTrip Grill and Gladiator Stove. Two 20' hoses provide lots of room to move the grill around. There are pictures of the most of the setup here:

http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...19h-37909.html

First couple of pics in post 3 and post 4 cover the Stove and propane T's.
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:40 AM   #6
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We have had our X23B for about 4 years now. Ours came with a small gas grill that mounts on the side of the camper just behind the tires under the awning. The trailer came with the propane quick attach already in place. When we got it I thought I would never use it, but it turns out I actually use it quite often. The 2015 brochure still list this as a standard feature on the X23B.

We went with two of the Honda EU2000's. You can run them in parallel for 4000 watts. You can also buy an extended run tank system for them. I cant even remember the last time we ran them together. The one EU2000 can run our AC provided we don't also try and run the Micro-Wave at the the same time.

We love our X23B. Have spent as long as 3 months in it at a time. Never felt cramped.
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Old 07-31-2016, 04:56 PM   #7
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First trip bugs

Well we just came back from our first trip and let me tell you I've got some bugs to figure out. First off my brand new battery was dead!!! The second I unhooked from the trailer NOTHING!! No power and the battery was dead. Good thing I had a generator. Fridge wouldn't work on propane only electric when I had the generator working. Tried to trouble shoot it there and couldn't figure it out. I even had some experienced guys there and they couldn't figure it out. But the propane worked for everything else. Then I tried to run the AC off the generator and nothing was coming out. Needless to say I have lots of kinks and bugs to chase
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Old 08-02-2016, 01:40 PM   #8
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Pmskifter,

I think that the fridge requires 12v power to run the propane system.

Make sure that after you get the battery situation fixed that you install a battery disconnect. When you take the unit in for service, the dealer WILL NOT keep it plugged into shore power.

Here are the items I used:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I just surface mounted it to the battery box.
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:56 AM   #9
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Welcome and Congrats....I have an X23B also.....you'll love it
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Old 08-05-2016, 07:10 PM   #10
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Well we just came back from our first trip and let me tell you I've got some bugs to figure out. First off my brand new battery was dead!!! The second I unhooked from the trailer NOTHING!! No power and the battery was dead. Good thing I had a generator. Fridge wouldn't work on propane only electric when I had the generator working. Tried to trouble shoot it there and couldn't figure it out. I even had some experienced guys there and they couldn't figure it out. But the propane worked for everything else. Then I tried to run the AC off the generator and nothing was coming out. Needless to say I have lots of kinks and bugs to chase
Hi: New here as well. We have just camped in our 2017 23B for only the 2nd time. We have had problems with our battery from the get go! This second trip was totally dry camping and our battery life only lasted about 7 hours. We had to run our generator twice a day and we only used the fridge and very very sparingly a light here and there and the water pump here and there. It was ridiculous. As far as the battery being dead, the same thing happened to us (SEVERAL TIMES). We called the dealer and they told us that we blew a fuse when lowering or raising the hitch. So we bought a ton of fuses at walmart. This does not seem logical to me to keep blowing it. The fuse is super easy to replace but boy is this battery "thing a pain in the butt". Good luck
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