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Old 06-30-2016, 06:19 PM   #1
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First TT looking at a 2013 Z1-251BH

Hello all,

My wife and I decided and negotiated for a brand new Jayco when we came across this model on craigslist. I've talked to the owner several times and they are the second owners. It was purchased at Camping World in Chattanooga, TN by a military family for their move to Alaska. The current owners are also military and bought it from the first owners for their move back to the lower 48. They live in an HOA so the camper has to be kept in storage. They told me they're motivated to sell because they want to build a pool. This fits our family of 5 perfectly with room for my mom and mother-in-law. Here is the CL description

2013 Crossroads 28' Travel Trailer with triple bunk bed (model Z1-251-BH) in excellent condition! Light weight and easily towable 4614 lbs. Comes with many accessories including flat screen TV, DVD player, microwave, A/C, furnace, awning, outdoor shower, 30 amp RV extension cord, city water connection hose with pressure regulator, dump hose, diamond shield, deep cycle battery, dual propane tanks, spare tire, scissor jacks, sway bar and weight distribution hitch. Sleeps 9 with dinette, sofa, queen bed in front and triple bunks in the back. Price is negotiable with reasonable offers considered.

So my question at this point is what should I be looking for when we go? They won't be back till July 11th so we have some time to look at others and research this one.


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Old 06-30-2016, 06:22 PM   #2
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Old 06-30-2016, 06:53 PM   #3
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We've had our 2015 Z-1 for 1.5 yrs with ZERO problems. It's a 211RD model, a little smaller than yours. Lots of trips, and lots of miles. But remember, yours has been up and down the Alaskan highway, which can be rough in spots. Search this site for a PDI checklist, and give it a real good inspection. Buying from an individual is like buying anything else. Once the deal is done, they are gone. If you're not well versed in RV suspension, brakes, electrical, plumbing and roof/body/flooring, bring someone who is. If it has original tires, replace them after you buy it. Have the wheels BALANCED!, bearings greased and brakes adjusted. Do that without even looking before your first trip.
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Marty is correct. Take somebody with you that is knowledgeable on RV's, and go over it with a fine tooth comb.
Here is a link for a PDI. Print out a copy to take along so you don't miss something that you will kick yourself for later.
Once you buy it, it's yours. Not that there aren't good used ones out, cause there is. You just have to be careful.

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Old 06-30-2016, 07:44 PM   #5
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Wow I just read that whole PDI. That thing is no joke. Thanks guys.
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Old 07-02-2016, 08:21 AM   #6
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We have a 2012 and are very pleased with it.


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Kantonburg, how did it work out for you? We are looking at buying a 2014 or new - 6K difference and don't know if it is worth to pay the difference. Any thoughts? Used - 18 - new 24K.
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Kantonburg, how did it work out for you? We are looking at buying a 2014 or new - 6K difference and don't know if it is worth to pay the difference. Any thoughts? Used - 18 - new 24K.
The owners won't be back till the 11th. But having time to wait my wife and found a new TT we really like and although it's 4k more I don't have to worry about what kind of care was given and we get a 2 year warranty out of the gate. It's a 2017 Cherokee Grey Wolf Limited 26BH. Dealer ordered with every option available. We got lucky and sold our pup out right in 3 days. We got 1000 more than we paid for it so we're using that to put down on the new one.

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