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Old 04-16-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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Start of the Season Goodies

We purchased our 2013 X23B last year and bought a few essentials (good sewer hose and connectors), but decided to limit buying stuff till we really knew what we needed. So at the start of our second season, I splurged on some new gear.

Last year, I used scrap wood for leveling blocks and pads for the jack and stabilizers
This year, I bought Lynx blocks. Lighter and easier to work with.

Last year, used wood chocks and built a set of between tire chocks
This year, plastic chocks on the wheels and a set of X-Chocks (lighter, easier and more stable)

Last year, moved the dining table outside
This year, bought a table just for the outside to go along

Last year, slept on standard mattress
This year, we have a memory foam topper

Last year, hung awing lights every trip
This year, bought some LEDs to attach to awning (don't have to take down when moving in awning)

Last year, used cheap outdoor carpet for patio mat
This year, bought a nice outdoor mat where sand and rain go through

I also had a plan for mods this year if I have time. I suggest to all new campers to figure out what you need before you buy stuff. We made due with what we had last year.

Also, Amazon offers the best prices around!
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:01 AM   #2
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That great! I like the idea of the LED's that you don't have to take down.
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LEDs that you don't have to take down...Interesting. Where would I find something like this.
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LEDs that you don't have to take down...Interesting. Where would I find something like this.

"Ask and Ye Shall Receive".......

Look Here.........

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...wning-Lighting

Hey Kinckers....

Last Year.... Used the crank on the X23B
This Year.... Got a Barker Power Jack, no more cranking!! Priceless....

Last Year.... Kept the batroom vent closed while in storage
This Year.... Installed a MaxxAir Vent, now I can keep the vent open all the time
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"Ask and Ye Shall Receive".......

Last Year.... Used the crank on the X23B
This Year.... Got a Barker Power Jack, no more cranking!! Priceless....

Last Year.... Kept the batroom vent closed while in storage
This Year.... Installed a MaxxAir Vent, now I can keep the vent open all the time
Power jack was a first requirement for me (especially with equalizer hitch).
I have been thinking about MaxxAir Vent, but I am going to wait till later this year. Did you install the vent yourself? I am trying to figure out how hard it would be.
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I think the MaxxAir Vent is our next install too (I think the MaxxAir II is what we're looking at). I ordered pop up gizmos last week for the bunk ends. Gotta keep that brand new canvas clean!

Knickerbocker - tell me more about the extra table you bought to take along. That might be handy as I like a two table setup when cooking outside. I like to use one as my "kitchen" but don't want one of those camp kitchens.

Does anyone have a stove cover? I looked them last year - a little pricey for me at $60 and wondered if it would be useful to have or not.

We also need to upgrade our sewer hose. My upgrade last year was to buy my husband some nice heavy duty gloves to use when dumping. Ha!
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I installed a Maxxair II on my 24FBS. It was very easy.

Here's a video of the Maxxair install
[video=youtube;bZY3JCxAg0k]
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....and since I was only allowed to put 1 video in my last message....


here's the Maxxair II install video. I like the Maxxair II because it's "hinged" design will let me get in there and do some cleaning when needed.
[video=youtube;O3_E1XidfGQ]
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Wow, that's so easy I could do it without waiting around for my husband to do it. The poor guy has a long enough list from me as it is. Except I probably would have an issue reaching the spot on the roof. He's got the advantage of being tall with long arms. Thanks for the video!
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No problem! On our 24FBS, the vent is really close to the rear of the trailer. Had I put a little more brain cells to work on it, it would have been much easier for me to install using an extension ladder. I climbed up and had to stretch around the vent to get the nuts and bolts though. It's one of those things where as soon as you climb back down you realize there was an easier way to do it! :hihi:
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