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Old 08-19-2012, 08:56 PM   #1
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Did Jayco Drop the X23J for 2013?

I don't see the X23J in the 2013 model line-up. Any news?
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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It looks like it.

I have a 2013 brochure and it's not listed.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:36 PM   #3
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I spoke to the local Jayco dealer yesterday to see if he had any and he said no, and they didn't order any since they were not good sellers for them. The 23B apparently are more popular and I see they are still in the brochure. That is a shame because I think I like the J's floorplan better although with the large gaucho in front of the B turtling would be more comfortable.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:11 AM   #4
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Wayne, we really liked the floorplan on the J but would be happy with the B if we go 23'. We see the U-shaped dinette in the B as a blessing and curse based on our PUP experience. On the downside, we don't like climbing over a table to get into bed and see that as a bigger negative as we get older. On the plus side, the layout of the B looks better for indoor conversation and TV watching during inclement weather...the dinette and sofa make somewhat of a wrap-around.
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Yes, having the dinette in front of the front bed is a pain if the bed is being used, and that is why I didn't like the floorplan when I was camping with the kids. Now they are out of the house and it is only my wife and I so we won't be using the front bed. As a result it is no longer an issue.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:13 PM   #6
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I spoke (via email) with Jayco today, and they confirmed that the X23J floor plan has been abandoned.
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Glad I got mine before they discontinued it. We love this floor plan! I know the 23B is similar, but we didn't like the idea of having to climb over the dinette which we had to do in our old pup.
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It seems like with every TT we looked at, it seems you "give up something" to "get something".

The X23J does have a nice floorplan, but for us, it was too heavy. That was a deciding factor and we ended up with the X23B
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Glad I got mine before they discontinued it. We love this floor plan! I know the 23B is similar, but we didn't like the idea of having to climb over the dinette which we had to do in our old pup.
Jdorant - want to sell yours ? The DW fell in love with the X23J last season for the same reason you stated, not having to climb over the dinette as with our PUP, and also the bigger slideout. We just got some tuition bills, and it looks like we'll be putting off the hybrid and new TV purchase awhile, so hopefully Jayco will resurrect the J in a couple of years. If not, we found another brand with a layout almost identical to the J. Hate to leave Jayco, but neither of us wants to climb over a dinette. We really like the HTT idea because it brings some of the openness feeling of a PUP, but may have to reconsider a TT.
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If you check out the Rockwood Roo 23SS you will note that the layout is very similar, and that is a very popular layout. So much so that I am looking at possibly changing to a Roo 23SS if I don't get a non-hybrid as my next RV. At first blush it seems to be better value for money and now having the fllorplan that I prefer makes the decision a little easier. While I like my Jayco, I am certainly not wedded to the brand.

I think that the decision by Jayco is myopic and that the 23J will be back. These RV manufacturers are a joke when it comes to floorplans, options etc, changing things from year to year, bringing in a certain feature in and dropping others based on what feedback? (rhetorical).
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