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Old 07-08-2012, 08:47 PM   #11
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Congratulations. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine.
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2010 Jayco 17Z Ex-Port
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2010 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 132 - Nights Camping in My Z 102
2011 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 107
2012 Camping Stats
Nights camping 133 - Nights camping in my Z 128
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Nights Camping 66 Nights
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:14 AM   #12
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hey casinomark, how do you find the Montana's towing capability on the 17Z? I have an 07 uplander and feel I need more power, I seem to spend 50% of the time in lower gears?
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:01 PM   #13
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Great trailer. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy my 2010.
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2010 Jayco 17Z Ex-Port
2004 Ford Explorer V8 with the tow package
2010 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 132 - Nights Camping in My Z 102
2011 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 107
2012 Camping Stats
Nights camping 133 - Nights camping in my Z 128
2013 Camping Stats
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:30 PM   #14
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Congrats, we also love our x17z. :lightning:
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:23 AM   #15
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First trip planned Aug 23 thru 26 at Mission Bay Marina!!
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:32 PM   #16
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I love the idea of the OUTSIDE FOLD DOWN Bed ends. Sure doesn't take away any room inside if you get stuck somewhere and have to sleep on the couch over night..

You do hear a lot of stories on getting leaks from the pull down doors so watch all of that pretty close. Its all in how your treat those things probably...

17-feet to 24-feet is prefect size for us...
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:56 PM   #17
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I tow my 17z with my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (3600lbs limit) and it tows easily. If you love your vehicle a weight dist. kit with sway bars is a must have, however. Watching the Jeep come off its butt when you tighten the bars is a huge relief mentally.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:40 AM   #18
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I love the idea of the OUTSIDE FOLD DOWN Bed ends. Sure doesn't take away any room inside if you get stuck somewhere and have to sleep on the couch over night..

You do hear a lot of stories on getting leaks from the pull down doors so watch all of that pretty close. Its all in how your treat those things probably...

17-feet to 24-feet is prefect size for us...
I read on this board and on RV Net, to fold the tents out and wet them down thoroughly a couple times, let dry completely, and it tightens the stitching and helps avoid the leak problems. We have done this, so hopefully it will have an impact.

For us, the beauty of the tent ends is twofold; 1. It allows us to have that "out in nature" feel that we have really come to enjoy over the years, and 2. It adds considerably to the inside dimensions of the trailer. It's 17' closed up, 23 feet with both tents down. It feels quite spacious and open inside, which is really nice. Our neighbor has a 25 ft Jayco Eagle, and he was blown away when he came inside ours and said "it feels as big as mine inside."
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