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Old 07-19-2010, 07:09 PM   #1
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Jayco 17Z

The first outing for our Jayco 17Z. Beaverdam Campground, Douthat State Park, VA. A great park created by the CCC.
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Great spot! BTW - how do you pronounce "Douthat"?
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"Dow-thut" or Dow-th-at" would best describe how to pronounce it. We have different accents in Virginia and it varies depending on who you ask and where they are from!
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Nice set-up Boss .... The Van is a great alternative for pulling the lighter RVs. Lots of storage !!
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What kind of gas mileage do you get with that particular van towing/not towing? (thanks for the pronunciation!)
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What kind of gas mileage do you get with that particular van towing/not towing? (thanks for the pronunciation!)
The van is an E-350, V-10 with a 3.73 axle. It averages about 10mpg city and the best of 14 mpg hwy (running light).

Towing on this first trip through rolling terrain and hot temperatures, it seemed to average 10 mpg.
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Nice Rig.
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Very nice rig-- Looks like a great time too!
I wanted a E350-- but wifey said noooo--
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Very nice rig-- Looks like a great time too!
I wanted a E350-- but wifey said noooo--
We wanted bigger than an F-150.... check book said "NO!"
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Very nice rig-- Looks like a great time too!
I wanted a E350-- but wifey said noooo--
Years ago, if anyone had told me that I would own an Econoline van someday I would have told them they were crazy. But here is how it came to be:

A friend of mine bought it to tow a travel trailer. Later he decided to go the motorhome route and he offered me an exceptional deal on the van. I bought it because I was planning to go from a motorhome to a travel trailer. It took me four years before I actually did it!

The E-350 makes a great towing vehicle and provides a lot of space/storage for other stuff. Often these vans are overlooked as tow vehicles. Used examples ( usually off lease or rental units) can be found that offer a substantial savings over comparable used pickups trucks of equal towing capacity.
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Setup looks great , gotta love state parks ,
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