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Old 02-17-2014, 07:48 PM   #11
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We like our 213 for a couple reasons;

1. We liked the bike door on the drivers side, we flip up the lower bunk and slide in stuff through there.

2. The shorter overall towing length works well with our Chevy Traverse. Gaining the 5 feet when getting to site with the big slide out means no compromises.

3. Units with slideouts "tend" to have higher resale (not always true, but I think more often than not).

Interestingly, Jayco advertises the x213 with a Chevy Traverse. Ours tows very well.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:09 PM   #12
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I looked at the floorplan of the x213 and think the bike storage area is a real plus. The bike storing can be a real headache as many of us have mention on this forum. Jayco must be listening to us.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:17 PM   #13
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I do like the bunk storage area, but does it bother any owners that there is very little "true" outside storage? I'm just thinking there are some things I don't want in my living area. Where do you store your hoses and sewer stuff?
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:14 AM   #14
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Sewer hose goes in the rear bumper and I just put the fresh water hose under the lower bunk. BBQ and hitch stuff go in the small outside locker. More storage would be nice but then I would just bring more stuff.
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:16 AM   #15
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I do like the bunk storage area, but does it bother any owners that there is very little "true" outside storage? I'm just thinking there are some things I don't want in my living area. Where do you store your hoses and sewer stuff?
Aside from the sewer hose going in the bumper, I have 3 Rubbermaid totes: electric, water, sewer. In the electric I have my extension cords, dog bones, pedestal tester, power drill, 30 amp twistlock plug form my generator, and 6' propane hose. In the water bucket I have my flow limiter, 3 x 20' fresh water hose, elbows and 45's. In the sewer bucket I just have the various attachments for the Rhino hose setup I have. All 3 close up nice and tight and will live in the forward storage/bunk area upon travel, and the back of the truck upon arrival at camp.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:14 AM   #16
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For our 228 I also use the 3 Rubbermaid containers, one for fresh water, one for sewer hose/connections and one for electrical. All three stack in the pass through front storage with the Camp chef BBQ and other misc. Items. Ryan
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:44 PM   #17
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The Rubbermaid containers sound like a great idea for both models. Moving up from a pop-up we have a lot to learn. Never dealt with holding tanks or sewer stuff before. We're still undecided but love hearing everyone's ideas. Like I said with them no longer making the 228 I have a feeling we will just have to see what's avail. when we are ready to purchase in a few months. It might end up being a blessing for us as I just can't decided between the two.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:12 PM   #18
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Sorry about all the questions but like I said this is all new to us. What type of towing set up do you all use? I know we need a WDH but what size? Anything else? Thanks!
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One of the things that also sold me on the 228 was the u shaped dinette after sitting in one that wasn't. More leg room for someone sitting on the ends. Mine you there's only the two of us.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:07 PM   #20
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Another good one to look at is...

http://m.jayco.com/php/products/floo...id=2479&id=462

It was our second choice. Murphy bed was cool and you get a couch (although not at the same time) and it has bunks. For us the X213 won for its cheaper price and lighter weight.
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