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Old 01-17-2016, 04:20 PM   #1
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Just bought our first Jayco - X213!

Greetings everyone!

We just purchased a (new to us) 2015 X213 and we are excited to start a hopefully symbiotic relationship with it. We bought it off-season and got a GREAT deal on it! We have 3 kids and feel this floor plan will work well for us. The under 25' length was important. The unit is in storage but I'm enjoying combing through numerous threads and learning a lot.

Much of the 'gear' we had in our previous pop-up will go directly in this new one, however I know we will need the following...

1. wheel chocks (X-Chocks?)
2. better sewer hose (brand, length?)
3. leveling system... always used boards but I like the Andersen system
4. shelf for outdoor grill... either it's missing or never came with one
5. weight distribution hitch

Also, I feel like I'm missing out not having a Dealership walk-through. The Owner's Manual feels fairly generic. Would anyone have a video of their walk-through or possibly some notes. I'm also assuming that the warranty is transferable?

Any recommendations? Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2016, 04:28 PM   #2
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Greetings everyone!

We just purchased a (new to us) 2015 X213 ...................................

Also, I feel like I'm missing out not having a Dealership walk-through. The Owner's Manual feels fairly generic. Would anyone have a video of their walk-through or possibly some notes. I'm also assuming that the warranty is transferable?

Any recommendations? Thanks!
Congratulations. There is a sticky around here with the PDI file that will help you with all the things that should be checked.

May also want to think about a tire pressure monitoring system and a electrical management system\surge protector.

Post pictures please. We like pictures. A video walk through is even better.

Good luck. This site is a great resource.
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Congratulations and welcome!

As far as sewer hose, I have the Rhino Flex and have been happy with it. Rhino Flex kits are available at Walmart. The Anderson levelers look like a great product, that I thought about, but they are pricey. I've used the Lynx blocks for the past couple of years and been happy with them. They're also a lot lighter than boards.

My recommendation for WDH is either Equal-I-zer or Reese Dual Cam. We had the Reese and were very happy with it.
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Yes.. There is some good PDI (pre-delivery-inspection) info here if you search.
There are also some videos on youtube regarding inspections.

I believe the 2 year warranty is exclusive to the original owner and is NOT transferable. Although maybe the rules/laws are different in Canada.
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
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I think the JOF Gremlins ate my earlier response....

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Greetings everyone!

We just purchased a (new to us) 2015 X213 and we are excited to start a hopefully symbiotic relationship with it. We bought it off-season and got a GREAT deal on it! We have 3 kids and feel this floor plan will work well for us. The under 25' length was important. The unit is in storage but I'm enjoying combing through numerous threads and learning a lot.

Much of the 'gear' we had in our previous pop-up will go directly in this new one, however I know we will need the following...
We use...
1. wheel chocks (X-Chocks?) Camco brand x-chocks
2. better sewer hose (brand, length?) Camco Rhino both 15' and 10' and the clear 45deg elbow
3. leveling system... always used boards but I like the Andersen system Camco blocks
4. shelf for outdoor grill... either it's missing or never came with one got nothin'
5. weight distribution hitch Equalizer brand

Also, I feel like I'm missing out not having a Dealership walk-through. The Owner's Manual feels fairly generic. Would anyone have a video of their walk-through or possibly some notes. I'm also assuming that the warranty is transferable?

Any recommendations? Thanks!
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Thanks everyone! I sure hope the warranty is transferable. The fact that there was remainder of warranty offered some piece of mind buying off-season. It was -30 when we looked at it so I wasn't able to test much. The deal was too good to pass up.
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My understanding is the warranty is first owner only.
What will you be towing with?
And, congrats on your new TT!
Hurry up, spring.
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Welcome and congrats on the new rig!!!

Concerning x-chocks, you should still use regular wheel chocks to secure the trailer from moving. Set the regular chocks after leveling side to side, unhitch the tv (tow vehicle), level the trailer front to rear, then set the x-chocks after setting the scissor jacks. The x-chocks will help take the wiggle out once set up. You may need to firm the x-chocks up after the tires cool down.

I carry 2x10/12's for leveling under the tires for side to side. Place a 2x8 (or 10- can't recall) with a 4x6 on top under the scissor jacks.

Bought a sewer hose kit from Walmart. Not the rhino, but still a medium duty one with an elbow and "doughnut". Some hoses will not fit in the bumper storage, so members mount a 5" vinyl fence post sleeve somewhere on/under the trailer for the sewer hose storage. Check my signature mods link for ours. I keep hot dog forks in the bumper on one side, fire poker and tongs on the other.

No idea about a grill "shelf". Look into an aluminum roll top table. Couple different sizes available, store just like a bag chair, nice and compact!!! We have 2 ourselves. Sometimes only use one, but great to have!!!

As mentioned, Equal-I-Zer 4 way system or the Reese Dual Cam or Reese SC system. All three are excellent models. The Reese hitch head (same for both models) does offer a little more fine tuning of the angle adjustment over the Equal-I-Zer system, but can't go wrong with either!!! Just make sure to get the correct rated wd bars for your loaded trailer. The Dual Cam is a little more finicky to set up, or if the tw (tongue weight) changes a lot: If the fresh tank is up front- full vs empty may need to adjust the cam seating.

Make sure you have a good brake controller as well. An inertia based model like a Prodigy is a good choice if you don't have a factory controller.

Also consider extra water hoses (various lengths), water pressure regulator, a 30amp extension cord(s), etc. I have a brass 90* elbow at the trailer to eliminate strain in the hose. Also- watch where the furnace exhaust is!!! Our new trailer it is right by the fresh water inlet, and never considered to make sure the Jose was clear of the exhaust!!!! Have a burn mark now on a hose, but still works!!! Old trailers furnace exhaust was no where near the hose inlet on either one.

Have fun!!!!
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