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Old 06-11-2015, 08:52 AM   #1
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Just got my X17Z about a week ago and am excited to go on my first trip in 2 weeks. I am currently adding items to make my life easier. Added a 5" pvc fence post for housing my Rhino 15' sewer hose. It is a shame that the storage compartment for the hose is so narrow and only holds a 10' hose. I have a power tongue jack coming today, that will make my life easier. I traded in a Coachmen popup and love the ease of setting up this new TT. I have been browsing through the threads and now have a lot of ideas for extra storage, TV mounting and LED lighting. However, if anyone has any mods for adding some storage capacity to the rear bumper, I am all ears.

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Old 06-11-2015, 11:59 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum! We are relatively new too. We have a 2014 x17z and really like it. As to your question about rear bumper storage, that's where we have a 5" pvc post that holds our sewer hose which sounds like you have too. We've added a power Jack also which is a big help. I also replaced the bath fan with a fantastic fan and vent cover. Big difference in drawing air through! Something minor was adding insect screens to the furnace, fridge, and hot water heater vents on the side of the unit. These were not expensive items but a friend suggested it would be a good idea.
Best of luck and happy camping!
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:10 PM   #3
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Congratulations on the trailer and welcome to the forum.
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:16 PM   #4
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Thanks Tigger1, I am planning on the screens and possible the fantastic fan. I actually mounted a 5' pvc post to the front of the trailer behind the propane tanks. Just big enough to hold the hose.
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Congratulations. We just got a x17z as well. Love it so far...
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:43 AM   #6
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So what brand of power jacks are you all using? I'd like to get one for my 17z but there are so many and the prices are all over the place too!
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:16 PM   #7
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There are lots of good choices. We bought the Barker VIP 3000 and installed it ourselves. It was not difficult but I had to grind the edges down a bit of the round base of the power Jack in order for it to fit snugly into the triangular frame. Not a big deal with a wheel grinder.
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:30 AM   #8
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I bought a Ultra Fab 3500 lb lift. Got a good deal from etrailers. I too, had to cut down the base by about 1/2" to get it to fit around the welded plate on the A-frame.
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:51 AM   #9
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Congrats! Love mine!
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Old 06-14-2015, 01:45 PM   #10
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I ended up buying one at dual king that had the triangle mount. Had to grind just about a 1/4" off the front to fit down on the a frame. Works great! I thought I'd try it for $99. Now we'll see if it holds up. 😜
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