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Old 04-21-2012, 08:04 AM   #1
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Van towed the 2011 X17z home!

Hello everyone,

I brought the 2011 X17z home today from the dealer, 200 kms home on the first trip. My TV is a 2005 Pontiac Montana SV6. Weight Distrubution hitch and sway control arm along with a trany cooler installed. It worked well but not the best. Drove about 100kms at around 2800 rpms and watched the gas gauge move quick. The van ran well and I could increase speed if needed but you could definately feel the trailer behind you which I expected. Until i get a new TV we plan on staying around 1-2 hrs from our house anyways but it should be fine.

Thanks for everyones help on this site prior to my purchase and thanks to the Van owners who told me i could do it but it would be stressfull which it was.

first camping trip next weekend

Thanks everyone for your help and comments in my prior posts. Trailer now sits in my driveway!

Mark
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:35 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the new camper. Love the floor plan.
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2010 Jayco 17Z Ex-Port
2004 Ford Explorer V8 with the tow package
2010 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 132 - Nights Camping in My Z 102
2011 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 107
2012 Camping Stats
Nights camping 133 - Nights camping in my Z 128
2013 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 66 Nights
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:46 PM   #3
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Hello everyone,

I brought the 2011 X17z home today from the dealer, 200 kms home on the first trip. My TV is a 2005 Pontiac Montana SV6. Weight Distrubution hitch and sway control arm along with a trany cooler installed. It worked well but not the best. Drove about 100kms at around 2800 rpms and watched the gas gauge move quick. The van ran well and I could increase speed if needed but you could definately feel the trailer behind you which I expected. Until i get a new TV we plan on staying around 1-2 hrs from our house anyways but it should be fine.

Thanks for everyones help on this site prior to my purchase and thanks to the Van owners who told me i could do it but it would be stressfull which it was.

first camping trip next weekend

Thanks everyone for your help and comments in my prior posts. Trailer now sits in my driveway!

Mark
Hahaha. We recently drove our new Hybrid home (2010 17z) with a Grand Caravan. 1200kms! No WD either. It was brutal on hills and the mileage sucked. We have since switched to a Jeep 4door Wrangler and it's been sooo much better. Same tow rating though (3600lbs) 17Z is a sweet trailer and well worth the pain. Have fun!
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:26 PM   #4
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Congratulations on the new 17Z. I love mine. Hope you have a great time in yours.
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2010 Jayco 17Z Ex-Port
2004 Ford Explorer V8 with the tow package
2010 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 132 - Nights Camping in My Z 102
2011 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 107
2012 Camping Stats
Nights camping 133 - Nights camping in my Z 128
2013 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 66 Nights
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