I just purchased a 2012 230FBS in excellent condition and the outside kitchen was a must as most of our time is spent camping. As long time dirt campers and first time TT owner we on a very steep learning curve.
The first thing I did was purchase and installed a eaz-lift weight distribution and sway control hitch system. Towing it from Utah where we purchased it, across Nevada to California in heavy crosswinds made me a believer in this system. However, the wind took a toll on my fuel mileage on my F-250 V-10.
Today I learned how to use the stabilizers and realized right away an upgrade is a must if we are to continue dry camping. They are cheaply made, flex easily and any weight on them will cause the jacking rod to unscrew unless it is at least 75% extended.
The bumper mounted spare tire and bracket will be removed and replaced with a hitch mounted platform for my generator.
We haven't even slept in it yet but my wife has already purchased a foam mattress topper for the bed.
We bought this from RV's of America in America Fork, UT. sight unseen except for a video and we are very happy with our choice.