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Old 08-07-2014, 09:59 AM   #11
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Thanks for the warm welcome! We are headed to KOA Natural Bridge this weekend and it looks like a very wet weekend. Making sure to pack dvds, books, and card games plus thanks to Google we've found several shops in Lexington and Buena Vista to visit.

We've never been to Lake Anna so I'd love to hear what you think of it. Our favorites are Claytor Lake and Smith Mountain for the State Parks. In two weeks we are headed to James River State Park to try it out. We were not overly thrilled with Douthat or Fairy Stone. A bathhouse will make or break a campground for me and those two need to be remodeled.
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:42 PM   #12
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James River State park outside Amherst is a great place to camp. Great park with lots of trees and they even have a canoe and kayak concession. Or bring your own and they will shuttle you. Tires are good in the river too. Va Parks are some of the best in the nation.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:16 PM   #13
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Welcome. We bought our 17C used a couple years ago and we just love it. The '78 Jaydove is still out back. As far as I'm concerned it is staying there.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:20 AM   #14
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Lake Anna was great. My only complaint is that our site had NO shade at all. Of course we got there on Saturday afternoon and there were only 2 spots to choose from at that time. The sites were decently spread out. There were a couple that were close, but we were not in those. Staff was friendly and helpful. Plenty of Park Police around in case there was any issues. Lake, trails, beach, bath house was all nice IMO. Although it was kind of crowded on Sunday at the lake area, everyone did there thing and had a good time.
Of course we liked Douthat also. Haven't been to a Virginia State Park yet that we didn't like.
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:33 PM   #15
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We also just traded in our 2010 Jayco 1207 pop up for a new 2015 x17z. Don't take delivery till next week however.

Now to begin all the mods etc. Currently trying to find out what model of AC (exact model) is in the trailer but might have to wait till it's delivered. Trying to see if I can run it with my honda 2000.

Looks like the new model comes with all LED lights too, nice upgrade.

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Old 08-15-2014, 07:34 AM   #16
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Congrats on the new camper! We have taken three trips with ours so far and still love it. We came from a Palomino Yearling popup with a slide out so we are loving the easier setup and all extras the hybrid brings. I especially love not having to make that 2am flashlight trip to the bathhouse. The only thing I think is a pain is getting sheets on the beds. With the popup the canvas could be opened on corners to help get sheets on, with the X17Z I am climbing all over the bunk while trying to get sheets on.
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:50 AM   #17
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Congrats on the new camper! We have taken three trips with ours so far and still love it. We came from a Palomino Yearling popup with a slide out so we are loving the easier setup and all extras the hybrid brings. I especially love not having to make that 2am flashlight trip to the bathhouse. The only thing I think is a pain is getting sheets on the beds. With the popup the canvas could be opened on corners to help get sheets on, with the X17Z I am climbing all over the bunk while trying to get sheets on.
The screen unzips on the end I do believe.
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:36 AM   #18
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Looks like everyone is enjoying their traiers this year. We found a hidden Gem in Selkirk Provincial Park. The beach is a bit dodgy however the campground is quiet and the staff are great. We took the trailer there for our first run for 4 days and its been there ever since. We ahve been going up every weekend. It's nice to get away from the daily grind!

Looking around for mods and upgrades! small amounts here and there are adding up! LOL.

My wife aslo likes the ability to stay in the camper at night. That treck to the bathrooms was one reason she was not to happy camping. Now she is the one wanting to go! So to speak!

Anyone have any ideas where we can get a magnetic Knife rack? I know Ikea has them. Wondering about driving with knives stuck on them?
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