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Old 04-22-2015, 10:07 AM   #21
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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.

It definitely sounds plausible. The hitch we have is an entirely different beast due it not having bars, so it wasn't an issue I needed to worry about when purchasing it.
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I'm getting a little scared here. Just bought a brand new 2014 X213 from the dealer. Told them I wanted the smoothest ride possible and they installed an Equal-i-zer #92-00-0600 rated 600lb max. tongue weight and 6000lb max. loaded trailer. Should I call the dealer and have them change it for an 800lb max. tongue weight?
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I'm getting a little scared here. Just bought a brand new 2014 X213 from the dealer. Told them I wanted the smoothest ride possible and they installed an Equal-i-zer #92-00-0600 rated 600lb max. tongue weight and 6000lb max. loaded trailer. Should I call the dealer and have them change it for an 800lb max. tongue weight?

I would. Here's a thread I have grumbling about the tongue weight and someone recently posted theirs was 750 loaded. https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=26403
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Old 04-24-2015, 02:07 AM   #24
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Can any other X213 Owners chime in on your loaded tongue weight. It seems to me that most people just oversize hitches, and never check their loaded hitch weight. Because you also are supposed to add any weight that will be loaded behind the tow vehicles rear axel. I would like to get a discount on a hitch when I sign for my trailer today, but don't know what size hitch to get. Lol
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Jayco x213 owners .. what is your average loaded tongue weight?

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Can any other X213 Owners chime in on your loaded tongue weight. It seems to me that most people just oversize hitches, and never check their loaded hitch weight. Because you also are supposed to add any weight that will be loaded behind the tow vehicles rear axel. I would like to get a discount on a hitch when I sign for my trailer today, but don't know what size hitch to get. Lol

Have you looked into the Andersen at all? It would totally save you the grief of worrying about size. It's not oversized. It's designed differently.

We've weighed ours when we left the dealer, again two days later when we went home with a small bit of cargo, then when we were home with more cargo, and another time after attempting to lighten the tongue, then again after we bought our replacement tow vehicle. The tongue has been weighed more times than the trailer has been out camping.

Remember there is not an easy way to load cargo behind the axles. You have under the dinette and under the sofa and the small hallway in between. We jam our Weber Q220 under the dinette and there's barely room for anything else. In between the dinette and couch we shove a 5 gallon bottle of drinking water. Under the couch holds beach mats as it's an awkward space; large items just can't fit in. We don't have anything heavier to stuff back there.

You can't have more than 200# in the slide when travelling (weight rating much lower when moving). We've got clothing for 4 people loaded in the cabinets above the bed which is as rearmost as you can get. Loading stuff on the bed is difficult as it bounces around and falls off (ask me how I know this). There isn't anyway to get more load in the rear unless water helps. But your pic shows it is directly above the axles so not sure it's much help.

We'll be testing water as soon as we bring it home. We normally don't need to take any so we didn't test last summer. We've got a long drive and a quick overnight stay this summer so water on hand will be useful.
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iplumb, did you actually buy it today?
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Jayco x213 owners .. what is your average loaded tongue weight?

Well today's fri. now. So the plan is to stop in today and sign the paper work to hold it. But we won't be getting it until the 1st week in May. I would've yesterday but the salesman that's been putting up with me had the day off.
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And I will look into the Anderson. Thx
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Well today's fri. now. So the plan is to stop in today and sign the paper work to hold it. But we won't be getting it until the 1st week in May. I would've yesterday but the salesman that's been putting up with me had the day off.

Awesome! Coming to a close soon! What colour interior?

And you are correct, most people don't check their loaded hitch weight. Most people don't check any weights. I've shocked at least 4 families that they are over weight and/or payload. The dealers don't tell you that; they just sell you what they can.
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Stone interior Wife's choice. Those Anderson hitches look pretty slick! I've been watching videos. I'll have to look into them more. Would you go that route again? Hard to hook up and Remove? Does you truck set pretty straight loaded? Thanks again.
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