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Old 07-10-2015, 10:36 AM   #1
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Calling all 16XRB owners!

The 16XRB model is narrower by one foot then the sister model X17Z.

My Jayco dealer have both open side by side on the show floor,
I don't know why but I really like that model more then the X17Z.
(maybe it's the big window at the dinette, simple interior, small hybrid that can fit anywhere...)

16XRB owners,
- Are you happy with your unit?
- Have you ever had buyer remorse for any reason?
- How many people camping with you?
- Is any of you have ever towed that model with a V6
(Van or SUV at ~3500lb max towing capacity)

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Old 07-11-2015, 08:24 AM   #2
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we have one, there are certain things that my old fun finder had that this doesnt that i miss-outside water and speakers and storage on both sides, front stablizer jacks, electric hot water ignition, bathroom fan , quiet a/c. i would have gotten the 17z but we were to close on weight and it was more expensive. i do tow it sometimes with my wrangler that has a 3500lb tow rating and it gets the job done but its not ideal, i think your better off having a larger tow vehicle than you really need. i just had to put a new tranny in the wrangler, i dont think it was towing related as the planatary gear broke but you never know, i do run a aux tranny cooler and have lower gears in axles along with a programmer for the motor/tranny, my jeep is a very underpowered v6.
we have 2 adults and 2 kids camping and there is enough room, even when other kids come over they have enough room to play in the bunks.
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Old 07-13-2015, 05:50 AM   #3
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I've owned a 16XRB for right at a year now. Very happy with it. It's size is perfect for just the wife and myself.
I initially towed this TT with a 2000 Ford Ranger 4x4 with the 3.0 V6; it did the job, but labored a bit on hills. I recently purchased a 2007 F150 with a 4.6 V8, and it's absolutely no problems with this truck. We are very happy with the layout of the 16XRB, along with the ease of it's setup; drop the bedsides down, connect the sewer hose, water hose, power, and cable (if you watch TV), and lower the stabilizers, and your done.
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:08 AM   #4
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We love our 16xrb, we started with a 154bh, it was nice but absolutely no room to do anything with the dinette made into a bed. I personally like towing the 7 wide 16xrb, no huge mirrors needed and easy to back into the spots. We pull ours with a 2004 Ranger with the 4.0 L 6 cylinder, plenty of power. I did add two stabilizer jacks to the front, made a world of difference at the campsites. Bought those from ClassACustoms in Elkhart, IN I picked up the pair for 32.00, exact match as on the rear. Took about 20 min to install. This trailer is just for the wife and I, but have had the grandkids with no problems, plenty of room. Good luck on your decision, I have heard the 2016 models will have outside shower and power awning.
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we have one, there are certain things that my old fun finder had that this doesnt that i miss-outside water and speakers and storage on both sides, front stablizer jacks, electric hot water ignition, bathroom fan , quiet a/c. i would have gotten the 17z but we were to close on weight and it was more expensive. i do tow it sometimes with my wrangler that has a 3500lb tow rating and it gets the job done but its not ideal, i think your better off having a larger tow vehicle than you really need. i just had to put a new tranny in the wrangler, i dont think it was towing related as the planatary gear broke but you never know, i do run a aux tranny cooler and have lower gears in axles along with a programmer for the motor/tranny, my jeep is a very underpowered v6.
we have 2 adults and 2 kids camping and there is enough room, even when other kids come over they have enough room to play in the bunks.
feel free to ask anything else
I have the same Jeep as yours (2010 Rubicon unlimited) and it is currently my only vehicle (we will get F-150 when the rise of a second vehicle will come in the far future)
I want to here more on your towing experience with the Jeep: how many times, distance and terrain.
Thank you for your post.
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I towed our x17z with a 2003 Jeep Liberty, 3.7 v6, 4x4 and did not have any trouble with it. We recently traded the Jeep for a Dodge Durango and still have no problems. The Jeep was rated for 5000# towing. I looked at the 16xrb but liked the extra width of the 17z, a little easier to walk past each other and I prefer the roof mounted air conditioner. We normally just travel with ourselves and our dog, but have brought children and grand-kids along sometimes and the back bunk is great for them. Either way, have fun with your trailer.
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Old 07-13-2015, 03:50 PM   #7
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Dream Girl , is your jeep stock? that will make a big difference, i just did a 100 mile on way trip this weekend, does fine on flat land but struggles on hills. my jeep does have alot of weight added on it (bumper, winch, full steel skid plates the entire length of jeep, ect) now it also has lower gears installed, comes with 4.11's and i had them changed to 4.88's i should have gotten 5.13's with the size tire i run but didnt. is yours a auto or stick? imo the auto that comes in the 07-11 wranglers is horrible. if you have a auto have a aux tranny cooler installed and get a trans temp gauge. I have the superchips trail dash which is a power programmer and can show actuall coolant temp and tranny temp among a bunch of other things, it also helps the horrible tranny shifting. i dont use a WD hitch, but i have after market rock krawler springs so i dont get to much sag and very little sway, i do use a WD hitch when i tow with grand cherokee but that has 1.5" performance lowering springs and needs it. I prob would use the WD hitch on wrangler but the shank doesnt go low enough for the height of my jeep
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Dream Girl , is your Jeep stock? ...
Mostly yes. my Jeep is Auto with the 4.10 gears (stock 32" Rubi tires)
I do have front steal bumper (LOD) and 1.5 Teraflex spring lift but that's it.
My Jeep is my DD and drive like a dream.

If I will ever buy a Hybrid for my Jeep I will get aux tranny cooler installed (I am aware that it's a must) and also get a good WD hitch.

I really like this small Hybrid model, but I don't want to find myself getting a F-150 because of poor Jeep towing performance and then kicking myself for not getting a bigger Hybrid now with the F-150...

I really don't want a truck, and I'm trying to avoid it if possible.
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I towed our x17z with a 2003 Jeep Liberty, 3.7 v6, 4x4 and did not have any trouble with it. We recently traded the Jeep for a Dodge Durango and still have no problems. The Jeep was rated for 5000# towing. I looked at the 16xrb but liked the extra width of the 17z, a little easier to walk past each other and I prefer the roof mounted air conditioner. We normally just travel with ourselves and our dog, but have brought children and grand-kids along sometimes and the back bunk is great for them. Either way, have fun with your trailer.
Our 2014 16XRB has the roof mounted air conditioner.
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yeah mine has the roof mounted a/c also, they had both versions on the lot when we got ours.
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