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Old 06-01-2014, 04:18 PM   #141
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I just got a X213 this weekend. Love it. We used to have a 31' keystone but it was just too much trailer and could not store it at home. Last year we got a jayco baja, but missed the bathroom and room. Took it in for a warranty issue this week, walked into a X213 and knew it was perfect for the family, made a deal right there. I am sure i will have questions iin the next year for experienced owners of this trailer.
Congrats on your new x213. They are a great trailer, had mine for 2 years. It was the only TT that appealed to me when we were at the Early bird RV show in 2012.
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Old 06-13-2014, 03:30 PM   #142
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decision help

Hi all,

I posted on RV.net as well... We are finally ready to purchase our 1st travel trailer and are stuck on a decision I hope you can advise on: purchase an '09 or '14 Jayco x213? We are pretty much sold on this layout, the question is are the tradeoffs of used worth the price break? A few more details about the two trailers:

09 jayco: pros $8k less than the new one, cons: I am tall and the slide out bed (which goes side to side across the trailer) is borderline long enough for me, the tanks FW- 30g/ GW- 30g/ BW- 22g, the top bunk is 10" narrower than on the new one, and various small item things that will need to be fixed (e.g. door strut $25). otherwise the unit is in really good shape, it has been stored outside, but has been used very little.

14 jayco: pros- tanks FW 46g/GW 30g/BW 30g, 2 year warranty, wider top bunk, slide out bed is a king sized and goes long wise down the trailer so as not to confine me with a wall... cons: price is +$8k, insurance and tax will be more as well.

We are not rolling in money but we can afford both units. The question is as an RV newbie I really don't know how much those pros/cons will matter: can you advise? My kids are small now, but I plan on having this trailer for long enough for them to get big (~10years). I should also add most of our camping will be done at places with none to minimal hooks ups- e.g. state parks.

I have heard from those in the know and seen on this thread and others problems with the slide, and cautioned about the older roof material vs the new material- any thoughts on this as well?

hoping to buy soon
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:38 PM   #143
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I like the newer style rear bed slide with the side windows vs the rear window. Airflow across the bed is much nicer. I have an 2012 that I bought new and have no regrets. I think that you will like the new one with the comfort of the warranty if you can afford it.
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Thanks BC. For those that bought new, do you get warranty work done at the dealer you bought from?

Are there other differences between an 09 and 14 that I should factor in?

Thanks for the insight!
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Thanks BC. For those that bought new, do you get warranty work done at the dealer you bought from?

Are there other differences between an 09 and 14 that I should factor in?

Thanks for the insight!
I only had it in once at the same dealer for a loose trim above the bed slide inside and the replacement of the original power jack that failed. The 2014 also has a skylight above the tub for extra headroom. Not sure if the 2009 has the LED TV and DVD player stereo and outside speakers mad I believe the tanks are larger too.
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:12 AM   #146
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took the plunge and put a down payment on the '14 x213! super excited, somewhat overwhelmed by all the things I need to buy and learn, a little intimidated by my first drive with it (~500 miles including through Los Angeles), and hoping it all goes the way I have been dreaming of

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You won't regret it, i had a 31' keystone before, then moved back to a pop up jayco and now i am back in the x213. my 31' was way too big, could a lot of national parks here and did not enjoy it pop up was nice, but missed the hard side trailer. the x213 i am in love with and fits my family with 3 kids perfect. you will love it, i know i do
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Thats awesome Dan, congrats!
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Congrats Dan! When do you pick her up?
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took the plunge and put a down payment on the '14 x213! super excited, somewhat overwhelmed by all the things I need to buy and learn, a little intimidated by my first drive with it (~500 miles including through Los Angeles), and hoping it all goes the way I have been dreaming of

thanks for the advice!
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Congrats, you are going to love it, it tows great, we bought the trailer ramp for changing a flat, just remember to disconnect the battery when stored or the propane detector will kill it. Do not ever allow the battery to stay discharged or it will sulphate or your battery will meet an early demise. When I open the slide and awning, I leave it connected to my running truck so it doesn't use up valuable battery charge when I dry camp. I also carry a small 6" level that I put on the floor inside to level the trailer. Buy yourself some levelling blocks to put under the low side tires so that you are level side to side before levelling front to back. You do all of this before opening the slide. I bought color matching carpet runners for the front of the couch and a entry mat. We also have a sweep mat at the bottom of the steps. We have a rv mat that we put under the awning along with a propane fire pit that we can put under the awning for those rainy days...I could help you spend more money....lol
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