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Old 09-22-2013, 06:18 PM   #1
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She's Here - 2014 X23B

Hey all,
Picked up my very first camper (ever) yesterday...a 2014 X23B. We are very excited about it and can't wait to squeeze a weekends in before the weather gets too cold here in the Northeast. I'm still getting up to speed on the unit, so I'll have lots more to report later. My new TV (well, new to me) did a fine job getting it home...the dealer gave me a very nice setup as far as hitch, WDH, sway bar, etc. I need to get a better "block" to put the tongue up on, ASAP...working on that. I don't like the tongue jack to be that far extended. I also did a half decent job backing into the driveway for my first effort...not sure how many neighbors were laughing at me from their windows The DW is a good backup assistant. We set it up in the driveway and ate dinner in it tonight...just to get a feel. Looks like it's a winner. Lots more to report later...here are some initial pics.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:23 PM   #2
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Congrats and enjoy!!!

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Old 09-22-2013, 07:26 PM   #3
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Congrats on getting a beautiful RV. As an ex Jay Feather owner, I can tell you that you have a quality unit that will give lots of years of great memories. Your kids are young and will cherish the times spent camping especially when done in comfort.

I also have a short well sloped driveway and can tell you I soldo faced the same concerns about having the tongue jack extended too far. I never died get around to making a crib since the challenge is making the block low enough to allow hitching / unhitching, but the to somehow "rise up" after it is unhitched so that the extension is short. Now I can't even get my new RV on the driveway.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:27 PM   #4
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Enjoy! Don't forget to do a camp driveway to get used to your new home before you take her out.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:34 PM   #5
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We tent camped for 15 years with our kids, then 9 years in popup, before buying our 2013 Jayco X17Z.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:50 PM   #6
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Ours sites in the street and the tongue is all the way up. Here is a picture of out block. The yellow boards are 6x12” plywood. On top of that is a 2x6(I would make this a 2x8) with a 4x4 screwed to that. Then I have a couple pieces of copper sheeting on top of that. I have it setup for two heights.

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Old 09-22-2013, 07:58 PM   #7
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Looks like the little ones are raring to go. Time to make a list of all the things you'll need for a finale checklist. I'm sure you'll have a great first trip.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:37 PM   #8
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That's a great layout in that model. Love the new styling inside as well. Congrats to you and your family - Enjoy!
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:42 PM   #9
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Congrads. It will be our day tomorrow when we pick up our new TT from the dealer. It came in from the factory Saturday night.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:48 PM   #10
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We bought our used 23B last year and love it. You will have many great memories with your family in this unit. Enjoy it!

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