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Old 11-12-2015, 05:39 PM   #1
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Hi everyone : currently own a 19H and am thinking of going to a X20E to gain the floor space with the slide.Anyone out there with a X20E have any thoughts on how they like there's that you could share ? Also I'm noticing that the fresh water fill is on the door side of the unit and most camp grounds I frequent here in Canada the fill hose is piped from the ground on the slide side on approach to the fill station ,how have you dealt with this ? WITH THANKS
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Old 11-13-2015, 08:52 AM   #2
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I love my X20E. The slide adds weight, but makes a HUGE difference when there are 4+ people trying to get around. If I were to buy a new hybrid, I would buy the same floorplan.
My fresh water hose is 25' long so I haven't had any problems running the hose around or under as the case may require. The campgrounds here is AZ typically have fresh water spigots by each outhouse as well as by the RV dump site. I can usually find one of those on the door side of the trailer on the way to my site.

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Old 11-13-2015, 11:15 AM   #3
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Not much to add to DavidAUM. We love our X20E, the slide makes all the difference for room and comfort. I'm also a big fella so the extra wiggle room is huge. I can't even think about another Hybrid that doesn't have the slide. As for Water, I carry enough hose with me to get to any spigot, and if I come up short, I ask neighboring campers if I can borrow a length from them. As you likley know being from TO, most Provincial campgrounds around here have narrow roads in/out of the sites so to stop to fill at a spigot means you block the road. I have zero desire to fill FW from the Spigot located about 20 ft from the Dump station. It's just not right in my mind to do that. You won't regret a Slide. Oh ya, Leafs suck :-) LOL
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Thankyou for the replies.I guess just having a hose extension makes sense and is simple enough. I guess I'll start my search for a X20e and see what I can find. Oh Ya and Dagwood - the Leafs do suck !!!!!!!!! Too sad to LOL
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We now carry two 20 foot hoses, 90 degree elbow.
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Old 11-16-2015, 01:38 PM   #6
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Another happy X20E owner here! And yes the slide makes a world of difference. It only goes out about a foot, but makes the interior very roomy.

The water tank fill on the wrong side is something we were already used to. Our previous hybrid, an '03 Jayco Kiwi 17a also had it on the wrong side. I just connect my hose to the filler hose.

One thing we didn't like about the X20E is the lack of any drawers. I did a mod that took of that issue.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...ect-21938.html

So we just finsished our 3rd season with the X20E and we couldn't be happier. Sadly the X20E is no longer offered by Jayco for 2016.
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Old 11-16-2015, 03:29 PM   #7
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This is supposed to be "quick reply" but...
This is what I posted a few months ago when several members were talking about the x20e: I like that it can sleep 8 but is not palatial if I'm on my own; overhead lights get very hot; there is an electrical outlet near the rear tent but, for people in the front tent, they have to use an outlet that is near the bottom of a dining area wall; there are no overhead lights near the front tent; always have your trailer keys with you as my wife's been locked out twice and we still aren't sure how that happened; the bathroom mirror is placed too high; the front tent mattress when stored juts into the living area; the gray and black tank gauges have not registered correctly but the tanks might just need a good cleaning; we put 3M Command removable hooks on the wall to the left of the entry way for keys, dog leashes, flashlights, etc. and it has come in very handy; opening both tents creates great ventilation; unfortunately, there's very little counter space so we store dirty dishes in the oven until washed at the end of the day (don't forget reminder signs on oven knobs); the dining table is heavy and bulky but can be taken outdoors for use although we leave it at home and bring along a few tv trays and a table much easier to handle; I'm 6'1" and have to stretch to get keys in the locks for the front tent so bring a portable step stool if needed; the rear tent is perfect for those who want more privacy; there's not much room to work on the water heater or fiddle with bypass pipes but that might be the case with all similar RVs; the cap to the fresh water tank inlet is not lockable, inviting mischief; the exterior door to the water heater innards is kept closed with a flimsy metal tab; the air conditioner and water pump are very noisy -- small, portable fans work well and are quieter; windows are well placed for ventilation but some require Herculean muscle to open and close; the manual awning can be handled by one person but really needs 2; the awning needs a protective cover when rolled up because it gets soaked when retracted and needs to air out after every rain; the exterior door swings open fast so hold onto it; there's a lot of plastic that feels "cheap," including the locking piece on the door to the sewer hose storage area, but helps keep mpg up; you might want to remove the divider separating the front passenger-side storage area from the under-seat storage area to the immediate right of the entry door to allow for better storage efficiency; the former owner recommended memory foam mattress pads, and they are more comfortable; the microwave and stereo lose their clock settings when electricity is disconnected so we bring along battery clocks; we use an electric kettle to heat water for washing dishes, making coffee, boiled corn, etc. and then don't have to use the water heater; we have a knock-off version of the "Ninja" cooking system to avoid propane use; that cooking system has been used indoors but with the outdoor electrical outlets we can use it outside also; the former owner added a folding stove top covering but we added cutting boards with rubber feet on top of that for better use; put bubble wrap around the microwave plate to protect it in transit; the microwave is placed almost dangerously high for anyone shorter than 6' because of lifting out hot food/liquid; someone has posted that they're putting shelves in the closet space they have; several cabinets are at ground level and are difficult to put/take things in/out.

Whew!

However, we knew most of these things when we bought, so we adjust. We do enjoy the trailer. Good luck with yours.
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We love our x20e. We got ours in April and have been out 35 nights so far this year. Beach, state parks, mountains, and even weekend tailgating for college football. We've experienced everything from full hookups to dry camping and beautiful sunny days to windy rainy days. We have definitely put it through its paces and we have not regretted our choice one time. I agree with all of the above. Fits us well whether it's just the wife and me or both kids with friends.
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windows are well placed for ventilation but some require Herculean muscle to open and close
Our window behind the couch is a bitch to open/close. I've tried soap in the tracks to make it slide easier to no avail. If any folks have a thought on this, I'd love to hear them. I'd use WD40 but that would just make a mess I think. It's almost like the window itself is too heavy for a slide/track system.
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On our previous trailer I sprayed silicon in the window tracks. Tried that on the X20E and it helped a little, but yea, the window on the slide has always been hard, even after 3 seasons.
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