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Old 05-26-2013, 12:41 AM   #1
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Goodbye Tent! Hello X17z!

There really are no words on how excited I am to not be tent camping with my three kids anymore! We spent a long time researching and finally went a looked at some models and the 17z was the perfect fit for us, though it wasn't even on our initial look list. It was like trying on my wedding dress, I just knew once I stepped in that it was th one for me. We get to do our walk through on Thursday then get to bring it home!

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Old 05-26-2013, 03:43 AM   #2
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You can never give up your tent days... We have been avid tent campers from the 50s... Only slept on the ground when I was by myself in smaller tents. Always had the raised beds where you slipped in an air mattress into it.

My pride and joy was a tent like this three room tent...

We migrated to this five years ago.... Thought we would get into a trailer with hard sides but still running the roads in my OFF-ROAD POPUP all over the high country in VA-TN-NC-SC-GA-AL, coastal areas around the couth, and as far west as OKLA and TEXAS.

This is at Wichita Mountains WildLife Refuge in Medicine Park, OKLA

Always loved camping off the power grid way back in the woods somewhere near a mountain stream...

Roy and Carolyn

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Old 05-26-2013, 05:14 AM   #3
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Congrats, you will never regret the decision. We just got our first RV this year after giving up on tent camping in 2009. Just could not take the NY rainy weather any more. We have been out once so far and it was so nice to spend half the time setting up and breaking down camp and much more time sitting and enjoying the company and the fire.

Have fun!
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:54 AM   #4
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Enjoy the new TT...welcome to the Jayco family!
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:15 AM   #5
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Welcome to the JOF and congrats on the new TT! We're glad you're here, and we like pictures. Show off that new rig!
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:15 AM   #6
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Glad you made the jump. Tenting was never an option for my wife it was trailer (mobile hotel room) or nothing for us.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:43 AM   #7
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My final straw was camping over Labor Day weekend last year up by Mt.Rainer and during the day it was 85 and night was 20 degrees. We were miserable! Ended up sleeping with my kids in the back of my Honda Pilot. Talk about comfortable, wink wink. By the fourth day so much condensation had built up inside our air mattresses between the extreme temperature changes that when I went to pack up my mattress split and crack from being frozen. I AM DONE TENT CAMPING!!!!!! But I can't wait for my kids to get older and be able to throw them outside in a tent.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:35 AM   #8
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This is why we wanted to get a TT over tenting Click image for larger version

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And we love it! Congrats!
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:20 PM   #9
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The 17Z is a great unit. You'll love it!
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:08 PM   #10
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Hi i have x17z also youwill love it might pay more for fuel but it is worth it

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