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Old 08-05-2014, 08:14 AM   #1
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Smile New X17Z owners!

We purchased a a 2014 X17Z in May and are loving the upgrade from our popup. I (wife) have been "stalking" the forums for a couple months and have learned so much from all the friendly folks on here.

Our first trip we had a condensation problem on the bottom of bunk but with the information on here about leaving bathroom vent open a couple inches, opening a flap a bit in the bunk area, and using the bunks fans the dealership gifted us with, our second trip in 95 degree humid weather resulted in dry bunks!

So far we have stayed within 90 minutes of home, there are so many wonderful Virginia State Parks to choose from very close by. Our first long tow will be to Myrtle Beach in October.

Happy Camping!
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:51 AM   #2
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We are new as well. Purchased the same unit last Wednesday! Enjoying our first 3 days away checking things out.
We have had condensation as well on day one. Probably because I did the washing up in the camper without taking the drying cloth outside afterwards! NEWB as my kids would say! No problems last night.
We are however getting a funny taste, like a new hose type of taste from the new hose we were given with our startup package. It's the right hose, white for fresh water, but the taste of the hose is coming out of the water. Did I miss something to do with the new hose to take the taste out?

Also, how do you start a new post on here? I'm running on an iPad and can't seem to find how to post.

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Old 08-05-2014, 12:13 PM   #3
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As for any funny taste from the water tap, have you sanitized the fresh water tank and then rinsed? Are you filling the fresh water tank through a water filter? Optionally, under the kitchen sink, there should be a short hose that can be removed and replaced with a quick disconnect water filter.

We double filter the water that we drink from the kitchen water tap. We use an rv "whole-house" type water filter before the water enters the fresh water tank or the city water connection and an undersink water filter as the final filtration from the cold water tap at the kitchen sink. Water tastes great.

As for the hose, I smelled an off-odor for the first several uses - perhaps due to it being new and having manufacturing odors and dirt. Flushing the hose before first use should help.

As standard practice, I couple the ends to keep debris out of the hose while in storage. Before use, I flush the hose with fresh water before connecting to a filter and then flush the filter before filling or connecting.

Also, when connecting to city water, be sure to use an rv water pressure regulator to protect the inside plumbing from high water pressure.

Hope this helps.
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:33 PM   #4
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Thanks Sebring. We are currently using city water so it is just the hose that I have an issue with right now. I will be filing the tank when we get home and draining out the crap for the first time.

I will be using bleach overnight to see if that will clear up the taste part.

See if that helps with everything for now.
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snip....Also, how do you start a new post on here? I'm running on an iPad and can't seem to find how to post. Nick & Sharon
If your referring to starting your own "Thread" do the following: Based on your subject matter click on the appropriate sub-forum (i.e.; Travel Trailers, Tech Talk, Towing and Tow Vehicles, etc.) from the JOF Home page, then click the black "New Thread" tab in the upper left.

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Old 08-05-2014, 08:23 PM   #6
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We had such a great time in myrtle beach this june. Stayed at pirate land and have nothing but positive things to say
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Welcome to the forum and congrats!
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Welcome to the JOF and congratulations on your 17Z. We love ours and also enjoy Virginia State Parks.
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Welcome neighbor! Virginia State Parks are great. Going to check out Lake Anna State Park this weekend.
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