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Old 06-04-2012, 10:03 PM   #1
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X17Z Single Storage Door Under Couch?

Why is it that out X17Z only has a single outside access door to get to the storage under the couch. Older models have two doors as well as a skylight over the shower.

Are those features an option or are they not offered on the newer models? For what it's worth, when i see the dual storage doors and skylight then the bunk ends have blue trim. We have gray trim.
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In 2009 I saw my first 17Z at the RV show in Hershey PA. It had the 2 doors, but it did not have the skylight. Mine has both. I don't think I would have bought it, if it did not have the skylight. Too dark in the bathroom and not enough head room. Not sure why they eliminated the skylight. Is the access door longer than the trailers with 2 doors? I know they change things, hopefully improve them over time, but getting rid of the skylight is not an improvement.
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In 2009 I saw my first 17Z at the RV show in Hershey PA. It had the 2 doors, but it did not have the skylight. Mine has both. I don't think I would have bought it, if it did not have the skylight. Too dark in the bathroom and not enough head room. Not sure why they eliminated the skylight. Is the access door longer than the trailers with 2 doors? I know they change things, hopefully improve them over time, but getting rid of the skylight is not an improvement.


Neither is getting rid of the dual doors. It's very hard to reach anything under the couch by the stove.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:08 PM   #4
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I wonder if they are trying to limit the amount of cargo, due to the low ccc?
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Our 17 has a single door.. as far as sky light in the bathroom, we have a vent that can be opened.... is that where you're referring too? or was there another skylight on older models?

Ya, getting into the storage around is a *****.
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Our 17 has a single door.. as far as sky light in the bathroom, we have a vent that can be opened.... is that where you're referring too? or was there another skylight on older models?

Ya, getting into the storage around is a *****.
No, we also have the vent/fan over the toilet. The skylight actually is directly over the shower. I don't know what it looks like from the inside but from the outside it just looks like a white plastic dome.
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No, we also have the vent/fan over the toilet. The skylight actually is directly over the shower. I don't know what it looks like from the inside but from the outside it just looks like a white plastic dome.
That would be awesome, we're a short family but as you know, headroom is not great, I think I'll have one installed lol
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I have a 2011. It has the skylight and the double door. I don't remember this being an option, it was just how they were equipped. Its odd how they change things up. The starcraft version of the 17z has outside speakers and if I remember correctly access doors inside the trailer to more storage.
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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.
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The 2011 also has the 4 stab jacks, and outside shower, diamond plated front, and pleated shades for the two big windows.
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