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Old 06-07-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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Stopping in to say Hello...

Picked up our 2012 X19H this past Saturday 6/2 from Orlando RV. Grew up camping here and there from a Tent to a 5th Wheel, have not been camping for many years (life gets in the way sometimes), we have 1 Son who is 6 and it was time to get him Camping so took the plunge.

After researching all the manufacturers and looking at late model used I am happy we purchased a new Jayco. I seriously considered a 17Z as I wanted to stay as compact as possible but after looking at the 17 & 19 together and doing a lot of research, including reading this great forum, I decided the low carrying capacity would be an issue in the long run. Anything larger was not something I considered as I wanted to stay compact and as nimble as possible.

Stepping up to the 19H provided us the larger carrying capacity with aproximately a 500 lb increase in dry weight, minimal xtra tongue weight and the xtra axle which itself is a positive plus 2 feet to provide more storage and longer couch. The dealer happened to have a 19H on the lot with the interior we wanted and all the options we would have wanted so was a win win for us. Only option I have I am not excited about is the Power Awning... we will see how that works out.

Wanted to add... as far as the negotiation process, as stated on multiple forums including JOF, 30% off MSRP was a good number and attainable.

I am towing with a 2007 Land Rover LR3 4.4 V8, pulled it with no issues.

Looking forward to participating on the Forum.

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Welcome to Jayco Owners Forum. You are going to like your Jayco and it looks like you did some good research on the one you finally ended up with. Post often.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:59 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard. We too wanted to go light and lean and went with the 17Z. We shift most of our load to the tow vehicle due to the limits on the Z, but it works.

You'll really enjoy the 19H and I'll bet your son will love it.
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Congrats! Be sure to post pics of that little boy enjoying the camping experience!
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congrats on the new tt
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Welcome MIFL19H! We have a new hybrid and our son is 8 so we are kinda in the same boat. Want to make the most of the time and camping is a great way to make memories so far. We upgraded from a tent so this was a big jump for us. Hope you enjoy your TT.
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Welcome from New Brunswick. Our first TT was the 19H. We loved it. Tows like a dream and easy to manoever. Storage wasn't bad either. Unfortunately, we need to separate the kids due to age(and keep the peace, so we moved up to our current trailer or else we'd still have to 19H. Enjoy the summer.
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welcome!

19Hs are fun!
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Welcome from Ontario, Canada! We basically went through the same process as yourself when we found our 19H. It's perfect! Enjoy!!

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