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Old 05-17-2024, 10:21 AM   #1
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Jayco X213 Weight increase over the years

Hi Everyone,

I am interested in an x213 because of the floorplan - but does anyone know why the weight increase has been do drastic over the years?

I see the 2012 Model comes in at 3,880Lbs emptyand a 2021 comes in at 4,625 empty. That is a difference of 745 pounds over the years. Are the older ones lacking some key structural changes or something? Is it the difference in finishes or other accessories?

I've done as much research as I can but can't find much an explenation. One older one had a vague note about the floors being bouncy as the floor supports were more spread out - and that is kind of a troublesome note. The tanks on the older ones appear to be larger than the newer ones so that doesn't explain it?
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The 2012 has an ultra light frame that is full of holes to lighten it up, it also has torsion axles. The newer ones have a more traditional frame and leaf springs.

My 2012 23B has the same frame design, absolutely love the torsion axles. My floor is absolutely rock solid, it is a composite, OSB-Foam-OSB(??).

I suspect weight change has mostly to due with the frame change.

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Old 05-17-2024, 02:39 PM   #3
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The 2012 has an ultra light frame that is full of holes to lighten it up, it also has torsion axles. The newer ones have a more traditional frame and leaf springs.

My 2012 23B has the same frame design, absolutely love the torsion axles. My floor is absolutely rock solid, it is a composite, OSB-Foam-OSB(??).

I suspect weight change has mostly to due with the frame change.

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I love it. I have a 1990 Jayco tent trailer with a torsion axle. I'm down to buy another trailer with one but they're extremely hard to find!

Do you know when they stopped the ultralight frame and torsion axles?
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I don't recall the exact year any more. I want to say around 2016/2017
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