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Old 08-07-2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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X213 vs. 23m

Looking to trade in our 17z for either the x213 or the 23m. Anybody have any issues with ventilation to the front bunks in the x213 when camping without electricity? Any other opinions on one vs. the other? Appreciate all the input!

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Old 08-11-2013, 08:06 PM   #2
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Hello campdds. I purchased the 23m in January this year. We love the room that the slide gives in the rig and the Murphy bed. Gives even more room during the day when folded up if we need to retreat to the inside ! Which being a Florida camper happens frequently ! We love in and would highly recommend ! Pretty similar rigs as we looked at both but decided on the 23m ! Fire away with questions if you have them
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:09 PM   #3
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We love our 213. It would have been nice if they would have included a small ventilation window on the outside wall of the top bunk. The bottom bunk is pretty roomy and if the curtan isn't pulled across, seems to have pretty good ventilation. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:27 PM   #4
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We leave the curtain 1/2 way open and they ventilate fairly well. I would have liked to see a small window in the top bunk as well.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:41 AM   #5
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I liked the floor layout of the X213 when we was looking. There is only the two of us and we was thinking real hard at making the bunk room area in a OFFICE/COMPUTER/RADIO room... Even went as far as drawing up plans hehe... Never did it however - still running the roads in the off-road POPUP setup...



There was also alot of bad reports for the very heavy slide-out bed area not maintaining level. This was probably more for the models prior to 2010. The side-out motors also got replaced after 2010 with bigger motors... Some reports were say when it got out of level alignment it would tear up the tops of the cushions in the couch and table seats. I'm sure those are all old bad reports by now... I loved the concept of the large bedroom slide out. I also liked the idea of being able to safelt pull this trailer with my 2010 F150 truck...

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Old 08-27-2013, 07:45 AM   #6
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Thanks for the input about the ventilation not being an issue! We ended up ordering a 2014 213. Wasn't sure if I was Ok with the 800 lb weight increase of the 23m, and needing to get a new TV in the process. The living room slide would have been nice, but you can't have it all! Thanks again!
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:15 AM   #7
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MATT - We use a couple of these 10-inch AC/DC/Battery O-2COOL fans from WALMART/LOWES. They are the greatest...

Runs from all modes of power including D-CELLS...

I'm sure you can move some good cool air around your X213 with these. I think you will really fall in love with your purchase. To me the 24-26 foot trailers are the best of all evils... Know a few X213 owners around here and they just love it. We came that " " close to getting one ourself...



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Old 08-27-2013, 02:33 PM   #8
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We looked at the 23M first but went with X213 for the lighter weight, cheaper price and it takes up less room in the driveway but seems roomier inside with the rear slide out. I would have been happy with either though.
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