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Old 03-20-2013, 06:23 PM   #11
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Awsome good luck with your new tt. Looks like you are really enjoying it. Glad to see someone camping. Where is spring already
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:53 PM   #12
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Hi I.Pod,
Not knowing the size of your bass, I would say storing it between performances would work on the lower bunk accessible by the door entry to the lower bunk. Storing it on the bed when slid in to the travel position, should work as well. We raise the lower bunk into the upright position for storage on the floor when traveling. Check out this dealer web site for pictures of the x213 http://www.littledealer.com/rv/jayco...ler/7986/Jayco__ It has a picture of the bunks and the access door, which are twin size. Also visualize the bed in the slide in position accomplished by removing the dining set and lowering the couch. You should have plenty of room on the bed for your bass when traveling. You may want to tie the bass down to be on the safe side, so the bass doesn't get thrown off for some reason. We store stuff on the bed for travel and have never had anything move off the bed - Sue uses bungee cords for several items she has on the bed.

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Old 03-20-2013, 11:59 PM   #13
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Hi Donedroolin,
Thx, we sure love our x213 TT, new last July. Looking forward to late Apr or early May to head south to NM for the start of this years camping.

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:51 PM   #14
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Congrats on your X213......we love ours too. It is an awesome trailer and really tows well. We will be going to Alice Lake the end of May and again the end of June. This park has electricity so it will be nice to try out all the electrical. We mostly drycamp. We will be visiting our regular provincial park starting the 2nd week in April to begin our camping season.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:55 PM   #15
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We love our 213 as well. Ours is the 2010 Model, so it is a 213EXP, but I believe it is identical. The newer ones have a more aerodynamic front than mine. The floor plan works well for our family of 5. Our 5 year old is on the top bunk, 3 year old on the bottom bunk and we have our 1 year old in a playpen on the dining table (folded down). We just toss the dining table cushions on the couch. The king bed is nice too! We bought this because we can tow it with our CUV, which is another plus.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:45 AM   #16
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We really are enjoying our 2010 213EXP also.

For the question about the side door, I don't think you would have any trouble getting the bass in that door and storing it on the bed. Plenty of room. I have never needed to fold up the lower bed and store a folding table and 3 folding chairs on the bed. We wrap the table and chairs in a blanket to keep them from sliding around while on the road. With the bed in the normal flat position it allows us to store the fresh water hose, clean out hose, cable tv wire, rolled up astro-turf carpet and some 2x6 lumber for the jacks to rest on. Lots of usable space.
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[QUOTE=Quantum;123969]We love our 213 as well. Ours is the 2010 Model, so it is a 213EXP, but I believe it is identical. The newer ones have a more aerodynamic front than mine. The floor plan works well for our family of 5. Our 5 year old is on the top bunk, 3 year old on the bottom bunk and we have our 1 year old in a playpen on the dining table (folded down). We just toss the dining table cushions on the couch. The king bed is nice too! We bought this because we can tow it with our CUV, which is another plus

Hello Quantum, we are contemplating getting the 213 model but I am concerned about the weight, north of 4,000+ lbs. I see you are pulling with a Traverse, can I ask what your towing capacity is? I'm pulling with a 2005 GMC Envoy, so I would think our towing capacity is similar. I'm at 5,100 lbs. From your comments, sounds like it pulls nice for you. Appreciate the help.
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5,200lbs is my tow rating. The 6 speed transmission really helps. I used to have a 2005 Silverado 1500 with a 5.3L, and the Traverse actually tows better than the Silverado did. The Silverado did handle the weight better because of its full frame, but the engine/transmission combo compared to the Traverse was lacking power.

I'd love to have an F150 Ecoboost, but my family situation (3 kids) doesn't allow for a pickup, no matter how often I ask my wife!
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My wife has an 09 gmc Acadia but unfortunately does not have the tow package so were stuck pulling with my envoy. Thanks for the response. Based on Jayco brochures looks like the 213 model weight came down in 2012. Haven't seen 2013's yet.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:10 AM   #20
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If you take a look at the acadiaforum.net or Traverseforum.com, there are people who have added the tow package to their vehicles. It will not be warrantied by GM, but your 09 is probably out of warranty soon anyway. Just a thought.
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