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Old 03-31-2011, 06:09 PM   #11
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Congratulations!

We got our 17 Z last year and it really took the experience up a notch from the pop up.

I know you will enjoy it. We can't wait to get ours back on the road next month. Heading down to Topsail Park in FL.

http://www.floridastateparks.org/topsailhill/

Good luck with it.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:39 PM   #12
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Thumbs up Congrats

I too have a new 17Z. Just love it. There are a couple of mods posted on the forum you may want to consider, one increases storage. Enjoy your weekend.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:53 AM   #13
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Love our 17Z!!

We also have a 17Z, we bought last May. Its a great little camper, especially if your used to a pop up, it an easy transition.
Love to hear 'bout the maiden trip....keep us posted!!

Can't wait for first trip this year...C'mon spring!!!!!
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:29 PM   #14
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Another 17Z here too.

We downsized from a Class A motorhome and love it.
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:57 PM   #15
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Update from our trip this past weekend.
We went to one of our local state parks. We got the 17Z to the site and setup was a breeze. We got the tents setup very quickly and the water and electric connections were quick and easy. The park we stayed at only had water and electric service. We got to try out the dump station when we left Sunday LOL!! The bad thing was the water spigot at the dump station didn't work, but we did OK.
The temperature Friday night got down to 36 and we only brought one blanket for each bed. We were pretty cold even with the furnace running all night long. We did better Saturday night. We got a few more blankets from the house during the day. The park had fire pits at each site, several grills around the camping area, and a nice fishing pod about a 100 yards from our site. Most importantly our kids had a great time and we already want to go on another trip. We are planning on taking another trip next week.
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:44 PM   #16
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Eric,

Sounds like it went well. We are going to pick up our trailer in a week and a half. We are a little nervous with the whole dump station process but it sounds like its not so bad. Enjoy all the great memories you are creating.

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Update from our trip this past weekend.
We went to one of our local state parks. We got the 17Z to the site and setup was a breeze. We got the tents setup very quickly and the water and electric connections were quick and easy. The park we stayed at only had water and electric service. We got to try out the dump station when we left Sunday LOL!! The bad thing was the water spigot at the dump station didn't work, but we did OK.
The temperature Friday night got down to 36 and we only brought one blanket for each bed. We were pretty cold even with the furnace running all night long. We did better Saturday night. We got a few more blankets from the house during the day. The park had fire pits at each site, several grills around the camping area, and a nice fishing pod about a 100 yards from our site. Most importantly our kids had a great time and we already want to go on another trip. We are planning on taking another trip next week.
You may want to try adding a small electric space heater to supplement your furnace for those cold nights in that hybrid. 1500 watt should do nicely. I have a buddy who owns a hybrid and the electric heater is a big help on those cold nights. -Lee
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Eric,

Sounds like it went well. We are going to pick up our trailer in a week and a half. We are a little nervous with the whole dump station process but it sounds like its not so bad. Enjoy all the great memories you are creating.

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No need to be nervous about dumping. I had reservations about it at first as well, but believe me there`s nothing to it. You`ll be a dump pro after your first time!
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:44 PM   #19
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Hi Eric009, congratulations on the 17Z. We bought a 17Z last year and are really enjoying it. One tip I have for you, and I know it's too late for the dealer to show you, but when it comes to winterizing the water system the Jayco manual is just about useless. Unless it has been changed the manual does not telly you that the hose for sucking the antifreeze into the system is under the booth seat closest to the fridge. I spent hours trying to follow the Jayco instructions for sucking the antifreeze from the city water connection (outside) which does nothing. Finally I hit the Jayco forum and got some tips and found everything I needed under that seat.
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We also use an electric heater in our 23J but if it gets real cold we run the furnace.
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