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Old 07-31-2011, 12:32 PM   #1
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WOOHOO!! New Owners of 17Z

We are picking up our new baby on Friday. Can you tell we are excited? We started out in a travel trailer, downsized to a pop up and now I think we have the right combination - a hybrid.

My questions to other 17z owners - What are your solutions to storage? Where do you store clothes, towels, food, etc? Pictures of mods woud be great.

Also, what size TV will fit over the refrigerater. We have a 26" that we camp with but I'm worried about it fitting.

Thanks for any suggestions or comments.

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Old 07-31-2011, 03:00 PM   #2
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We don't have a hybrid, but would like to welcome you to the Jayco Owners Forum!

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Old 07-31-2011, 03:04 PM   #3
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Congratulations on the 17Z! We bought ours a little over a year ago after downsizing from a Class A motorhome. The only thing I can say about the move to the Z is We should have done it sooner!

The 17Z is a great unit but you need to watch your weight. About 500lbscargo is tops so we carry alot of our stuff in the tow vehicle. Typically the shower carries towels, and clothes. Our last trip to the beach we bought most of our groceries after we arrived.

As for the TV we use a 19" Magnavox with a built in DVD player. The DVD loads in the top and it just does make it. I'd say 19" is about as big as you can go but get one that loads the DVD on the side.

Some pictures of mine are under my album on this site. You can get there by clicking on my name.

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Old 07-31-2011, 06:22 PM   #4
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zgabay-- Jus t check out the "mods" forum for more storage. I did a rear bumper tool box, and did the same front storage area as "thdoc", that is a great mod. Larry
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:04 PM   #5
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We picked up our new trailer today. The 4Runner towed it just fine. We will be taking her out in the morning. Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:11 AM   #6
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Congrats on the 17Z! We've had ours about a year now. Storage is a bit limited, so you might have to get creative. We ordered ours without the oven so there's an extra cabinet in it's place. Each of us have gym bag for clothes, and the shower is a great place to store sleeping bags. It helped to add some wire shelving in the upper cabinets too.
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:30 AM   #7
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Congratulations on the 17Z! We have the Starcraft version of the 17C (175RK) and have a 23" Visio LED TV (VM230XVT) that just fits above the refrigerator. It has about 3/4" clearance to the roof. The 22" version would fit a little easier. We also pulled ours with a 4Runner Trail Edition and now pull it with an F150 Ecoboost.
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Old 08-06-2011, 03:23 PM   #8
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Enjoy and I hope to join the owners club next years.
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:34 PM   #9
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I have the Starcraft version of your 17Z. My wife and I love it. Upgraded from a PUP and do not think we will ever need to go bigger. For storage we each take a bag for our clothes and then store it on the spare bed in the back. This gives plenty of room for other things in the Cabinets. Bought small covered boxes at Wally world to store small items and utensils in the cabinets. Added some shelves to the cabinet over the sink and over the coach to extend the storage and use the one over the coach for the dishes/cups and glasses. The one over the Table is used for flashlights and other misc stuff including the manuals. Right inside the door is anything needed to set up like electrical adapters and a small tool bag. Hope you enjoy yours as much as we are enjoying our 176RB.

Also added an electric jack to make things easier to hitch. Not faster just easier. Wll worth the 150 we paid for it on sale. Enjoy
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:32 PM   #10
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we have just purchased one, but have not picked it up. Moving from a Coleman popup.
Noticed that there is not any drawers for utensils and wondered if anyone had ever put one in one of the cabinets under the stove. I really like having a drawer and know I will miss it.

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