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Old 06-06-2012, 04:23 PM   #11
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It's interesting to see the changes between the 2010 and 2012 17Z. I sure like the two access doors and don't understand why they eliminated one of them. There are several other differences...for instance the 2012 has diamond plated front, an outside shower, wallpaper boarder, 4 stab jacks (vs 2 on the 2010 model), and pleated shades instead of mini-blinds.
When I purchased my 17Z in Feb or 2010 I had the dealer install an outside shower and 2 stabilizing jacks, along with several other mods. A friend of mine purchased a 17Z about 6 weeks later. She also had the outside shower and jacks installed. The dealer removed my rectangular jacks and put 4 round jacks on my trailer so they would all match. My friend has my 2 rectangular jacks on her trailer. Some differences between out trailers (both 2010s) are I have a medicine cabinet and she had just a mirror. My bathroom door has molding to make it look like a 6 panel door. My cupboards over the sofa open up, hers open to the side. My trailer is "oak" color, hers is "cherry". My fan and light on the hood over the stove have icons showing the fan and a light. Hers are plain black. My gray water valve was way back under the trailer and the handle pointed down (I replaced it with a wire pull valve, I knew it would get caught on some road junk and damage the camper). My friends trailer has the valve at the side where it should be. Our trailer frames are different.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:01 AM   #12
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Sounds like some were built on Monday & others were built on Friday !!!! Larry
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:17 PM   #13
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We just purchased a 2012 X17Z last week and took it for its maiden voyage this past weekend. While looking at all the features we discovered that there is access to the "outside" storage from inside the camper.

If you lift the sofa, like you are putting it into a bed at about a 45 degree angle of lift, you can reach under and open the sofa skirt. The sofa skirt is on a hinge, but won't open unless the sofa seat is raised slightly. This really helps to get access to the items closest to the stove.

Hope this helps.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:02 PM   #14
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I put "inside" items closer to the inside of the compartment and "outside" items closer to the outside wall. That way I can access the outside from the baggage doors and the inside by lifting the sofa. You can balance the sofa so you don't have to hold it.
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Nights camping 133 - Nights camping in my Z 128
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:04 AM   #15
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mtn bikers-- We took out the valance, removed the fabric, installed a pce of elect tubing accross under the couch, took the valance material & installed on the tubing with "cafe clips"(2- 3 ft pcs), screwed a pce of 1"x 1" to the floor to prevent things from sliding out . Works great. Larry
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:34 AM   #16
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Larry -

We didn't have to remove the sofa valance, it is hinged and opens up. If it didn't, then I was planning to do what you did and change it to a curtain for easiler access.

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Old 06-14-2012, 08:03 AM   #17
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mtn bikers-- Do you have to lift the couch to open up the valance ? Larry
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:29 AM   #18
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Larry - yes, we have to lift it up slightly. I could try to take a picture in the next few days to show how much to lift, but I'd estimate about 4 -6 inches.
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mtn bikers-- To me, that 4-6 inchs lift was a pia , thats why we did the mod that we did. Larry
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