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Old 02-14-2014, 10:22 AM   #11
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Well, this frame has been in production on the X213 since last spring/summer at least. As its touted as being STRONGER I wouldn't give it much thought. The trend away from rear-slides has been happening for quite some time now; its become a niche product as most folks would want a side slide than a rear one.

The X213 is a great compromise trailer for those of us that don't want to tow a long trailer or a heavy trailer.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:30 AM   #12
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I'm really constrained on payload capacity, so the X213 is the best option for lots of living space with minimum length and weight (as you said ).

I was wondering if the original poster was going to use a WD hitch? A WD hitch will distribute some of the tongue weight back to the trailer axles and off the tow-vehicle hitch.
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I would think it pretty unwise to NOT use a WDH w/ this trailer. Loading it up to 5000 pounds won't be very hard, and at the 10% minimum tongue weight you'll have 500 on the ball. Which is right at the limit of what most standard class IV hitches can take w/o a WDH. Also, 10% is still pretty light for tongue weight; I wouldn't want it that light.
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Old 02-16-2014, 01:53 AM   #14
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Definitely use a WDH.....makes a world of difference. When I have mine loaded it weighs down the back of my truck with out it.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:37 AM   #15
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We was really interested in getting the 2010 model way back then but never did it. I think this is the perfect size for the way we camp. The 2010 model got great reviews from everyone as this was the after the fix of the saging rear slide. The saging would tear up the seats inside the trailer.

Since there was only the two of us I was going to rip out the bunks and modify this area into a short storagae area near the side bicycle door and a l-shaped desk arrangement with upper hutch for our computer/office/radio equipment setup. Would look something like this...


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Old 04-22-2015, 07:04 AM   #16
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So what tongue weight hitch have you guys been using with you X213? E-Trailer suggested the Reese RP66082 that is only rated up to a 600 lbs max tongue weight. I just want to make sure it works as it should and rides great.
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So what tongue weight hitch have you guys been using with you X213? E-Trailer suggested the Reese RP66082 that is only rated up to a 600 lbs max tongue weight. I just want to make sure it works as it should and rides great.
I also have a hitch rated for 600lbs. I bought a tongue weight scale to make sure I don't exceed the 600lbs. As long as I don't put a lot of heavy stuff in the bunk area, I'm right at 600lbs.

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I also have a hitch rated for 600lbs. I bought a tongue weight scale to make sure I don't exceed the 600lbs. As long as I don't put a lot of heavy stuff in the bunk area, I'm right at 600lbs.



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What's your loaded trailer weight? If someone is going to load full at 5500#, that's only 10.9% and I've seen lots of folks say to aim for at least 13%. I know we're around 5K when loaded and that's without water or bikes that we want to add.
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Jayco x213 owners .. what is your average loaded tongue weight?

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So what tongue weight hitch have you guys been using with you X213? E-Trailer suggested the Reese RP66082 that is only rated up to a 600 lbs max tongue weight. I just want to make sure it works as it should and rides great.

Curious, why not just get a higher rated WDH so you leave yourself room to carry up to a 15% tongue of the GVWR of the trailer (825)? That way you won't have much to worry about it as long as your vehicle can take that tongue weight.
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Curious, why not just get a higher rated WDH so you leave yourself room to carry up to a 15% tongue of the GVWR of the trailer (825)? That way you won't have much to worry about it as long as your vehicle can take that tongue weight.
I've read that it's not good on the frame of light weights? Not sure if it's true or not. I would like to get the next one up high is rated at 1000lbs. Thoughts.
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