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Old 07-26-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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New Layton Joey 253 owner

In the process of trading for a 2012 Layton Joey 253 and wondering if anyone has one and their experience so far. My 2012 Grey wolf got bombarded by hail and when we looked at the Joey we really liked the floor plan and the fit and finish. Seems a step up from my Grey Wolf. Looking forward to enjoying the site. Safe travels.

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:03 AM   #2
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Here's yours:

The 253 is a "big" Joey. Mine is the little one = 196. Ours is similar layout, but without the slide or the sofa.

We recently completed a 4,000 mile, two week trip dragging the Joey. With a Reese Strait-Line dual-cam hitch, it towed like a dream. Plenty of room for two old folks and two dogs. The main modifications we made before the trip was add a reading light over the head of the bed, and replace the cheap mattress with a Serta EuroTop.
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Grumpy ole man with over 50 years towing experience. Now my heaviest trailer is a 7,000-pound enclosed cargo trailer, RV is a 5,600 pound Skyline Nomad Joey 196S, and my tow vehicle is a 2012 F-150 EcoBoost SuperCrew.
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