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Old 04-05-2015, 08:47 PM   #11
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:15 PM   #12
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Hello! We are also waiting for our x254- we started out wanting the 17z, went up to the 18D, traded our Traverse in for a Suburban, so we have decided on the x254. We have 3 kiddos (dd is 11 and twin boys are 9), so we REALLY like the idea of them each having their own beds.

We are negotiating now bc there are no x254s in our state- they are trying to find one for us (Camping World) that they can trade into their stock. I really want the electric package- did anyone get that or not get that?

They're wanting 23,999.00 for one a state over with everything- covered underbelly, electric, tv, bathtub, not sure about which ac or suspension, but it sounds high compared to what you're talking about... we might have to order one through the dealer, but that will take longer than we're willing to wait.

My husband is a little worried about how long it is since it will limit where we can camp- we have always done state parks, nat'l parks, and once boodocking in Wyoming with the pop-up. Any thoughts on the size being an issue?
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Hello! We are also waiting for our x254- we started out wanting the 17z, went up to the 18D, traded our Traverse in for a Suburban, so we have decided on the x254. We have 3 kiddos (dd is 11 and twin boys are 9), so we REALLY like the idea of them each having their own beds.

We are negotiating now bc there are no x254s in our state- they are trying to find one for us (Camping World) that they can trade into their stock. I really want the electric package- did anyone get that or not get that?

They're wanting 23,999.00 for one a state over with everything- covered underbelly, electric, tv, bathtub, not sure about which ac or suspension, but it sounds high compared to what you're talking about... we might have to order one through the dealer, but that will take longer than we're willing to wait.

My husband is a little worried about how long it is since it will limit where we can camp- we have always done state parks, nat'l parks, and once boodocking in Wyoming with the pop-up. Any thoughts on the size being an issue?
Hi Alexanders2000!

I just created a group for X254 owners if you want to join. Here is the link: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/gr...ltra+lite.html

As far as the length it is 27' with hitch when not extended. I am thinking 30' is what most spots are rated for. We would probably be over that by a couple of feet when extended however when we pull in to campground I doubt they check that our back extends. I think of it as just another slide so as long as the spot itself has a bit of room behind it (doesn't have to be paved) it will be fine. I'm willing to take chance because with 4 kids this was really a great floorplan and I couldn't find any other like it within it's length class. I ordered the electric package. I knew my husband did not want to mess with the cranking of everything.

For price I figured $1.75/mile for shipping out of Indiana and added that to the base price. Then add in prices for options (right on Jayco's website) then deduct 30% and that is your target price for the 2015. For a 2016 Jayco says to add around 3-4% to MSRP from 2015 prices. For big dealers shipping is actually even less than that in shipping because they buy in bulk.

Here is a link to a post I just did in another thread that shows the changes for the 2016 X254 if you are contemplating ordering.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f7...tml#post289942

One more thing, Camping World pads their price by $1500 or so because of their Good Sam membership that is included...
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Country Mouse,

Thanks so much for all the info!!

I think we've decided to go with the one 1 state over- We won't have to wait, and we just can't pay a penny more (paying cash), not even 3-4%. So, we should get it in a couple of weeks! Can't wait to get on the road!

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Awesome! You'll have yours before me so please share how you like it!!

I would work on getting them down in price. Even with their camping world package deducted it would be at $22,499.

I got a 2016 fully loaded (except t.v) for less in CA which have higher prices than almost anywhere.
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Cool

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I'm intrigued... my salesman claims they don't even have the price list for the 2016. I would rather have all the improvements and get it for less- do you have a copy of the price list you could email me? Who did you buy through? I'd love to give them a call!

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Mine didn't have the price list either but just added the 3% I believe. On my P.O. it says that upgraded A/C is $150, Power pckg is $420, Underbelly is $330, mandatory customer value package is $1799. Base price is $24,430 (before options.) I bought through Indiana RV with SoCal pickup. What state are you in?
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We are in Colorado- is it IN RV Connection? Will there be extras like the tanks, batteries, set up fees, etc?
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We are in Colorado- is it IN RV Connection? Will there be extras like the tanks, batteries, set up fees, etc?
Yes, IN RV Connection. Tanks come filled, starter kit included, I *think* it is standard to only come with one battery. Comes with PDI but not hitch work, that is extra.

Get a quote from RV One Superstores online and use that in your negotiations. Someone else told me about them. Cheapest online quotes. They have a few pickup locations. Make sure you know what model year you are getting quoted for though.

We almost moved to Loveland, Colorado. So pretty there.
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Thanks so much for all your information!!!! :-) I feel much more prepared to negotiate! ;-)

Yes, we absolutely love Colorado! We spend all summer in the mountains, and we are so excited to be doing in "luxury" with the x254 this summer!!
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