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Old 04-19-2011, 07:36 PM   #1
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hello fellow campers

hi to all, just bought a 2011 x17z ,pick it up may 6.
haven't had a trailer in 25 years ,now getting back into it.
hope it all comes back to me.
have a 2007 z71 colorado 2 wheel drive as my tow vehicle ,hoping the truck can handle it. they say it can, can't wait for the maiden trip .
looking forward to meeting lots of new friends to be

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Old 04-19-2011, 07:41 PM   #2
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Welcome lobster, we wanna make new friends too! Enjoy your new 17z. -Lee
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:43 PM   #3
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Welcome! Now we have Lobsters and Crab! All we need now is a clam



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Old 04-19-2011, 10:06 PM   #5
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:13 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum lobster and congrats on your 2011 x17z.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:47 PM   #7
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum Dave! Congrats on your new TT! The hardest part is waiting for delivery!
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:36 AM   #8
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Welcome Lobster. We also bought an X17Z this year. We had our maiden trip 2 weeks ago. The only problem we had the 3 days we were out was it got a little cold at night. Instead of using our propane for heat, we chose to use 2 small (ceramic style) space heaters since we were paying for the electricity at the State Park anyway. We kept blowing a circuit breaker when both of the heaters were being used, so we ended up only using one. Otherwise.. the "Maiden trip" was awesome ! You will love this little thing! Let us know how it goes !
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:42 PM   #9
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Welcome Lobsta (that's how it should be pronounced)...
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hi lobster,

welcome to the forum.

i have a similar trailer -- a 2010 Jay Feather 165 (a bit heavier than yours, i believe) and i also have a gmc canyon with the 5 cylinder, 220-hp engine. It pulls the trailer ok on flat surfaces, but strains a bit on steep hills. personally, i would feel more comfortable with a larger truck with a v8 engine, such as a silverado, but for now, the canyon is handling it fairly well.

does your colorado have the new v8 by chances?

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hey ray364 my tv has the 3.7 i get the trailer next week ,hope the truck can do the tow!!.IT.S got the power just have to keep the weight down i guess
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Congrats on your purchase, hopefully you'll enjoy camping as much as my family does.
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hey ray364 my tv has the 3.7 i get the trailer next week ,hope the truck can do the tow!!.IT.S got the power just have to keep the weight down i guess

lobster,

when i purchased my trailer, i had an auxliary transmission cooler installed, which helps keep the tranny temps down when traveling. they're usually a few hundered dollars. might be something to consider.
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We have a GMC Canyon with the 5 cyl engine. We pull a small flat trailer with either two quads on it or a Rhino. I would estimate around 2000 lbs total including the trailer. It struggles to pull it and using OD is totally out of the question.
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new x17z

well got the trailer home last fri and had no problems towing it.
heading out fri to the camp site, now to back it in will be a good laugh!!
love our new baby!!!
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Let us know how the first trip goes.
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Congrats on the new trailer, and welcome to the site. Later Ernie
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Congratulations on the first trip. You should be backing it like a pro with just a few trips.
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Welcome to the forum, and hope you have a great maiden voyage!!!
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