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Old 09-12-2013, 12:08 PM   #11
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Gotta have an oven, wife insists. Brownies and fish sticks ( for our picky eater)!!!
We got a 1.2 cuft toaster/convection/rotisserie oven on sale here for $60 just after we got it. Use it to make Pizza, toast, baked potatoes...

That way we get our storage space and our oven all in one. Stash it away when we are not using it.
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:29 PM   #12
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We got our 233S in June and have spent over 20 nights camping in south central PA - overnight temps as low as mid 40s and daytime highs up to the low 90s. We have 2 kids (5 & 8) and occassionally one of their friends. As stated above, my daughter loves the privacy of her 'room in the back'. We do almost all our cooking outside. Just got a set of used PUGs we tried on the last trip. In addition to helping to moderate the temp in the bunk ends, they help cut down on the light which is a bonus for the DW when she wants to sleep in. We tow with an F150 Ecoboost and have had no issues, get about 9-12 mpg. Feel like we've been pretty lucky in terms of any warranty issues. Small leak between the awning and camper body which I'll seal up when I winterize it. Have had a wet bunk twice on the front which I attribute to catching part of the fabric in the seal. Enjoy it!
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:07 PM   #13
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I am from Central Pa and I am in the process of purchasing a 2011 233s next week and I can't wait to get it home, clean it up real good, and hopefully get it out for 1 or 2 nice fall weekends before the weather turns and have to winterize it. I'm sure I'll turn to this forum for some good advice quite often! So if you have any great suggestions on state parks or campgrounds to visit, I would appreciate it.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:14 PM   #14
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Purchased our 2010 233s in June. Had a couple of issues with Bunk leaks but I think I have it solved. My wife and kids enjoy using it in the driveway but we have the first actual trip planned for October. Going to Hickory Run Campground in Pennsylvania .

Let you know how things work out after the first trip. By the way, I'm towing with a 2004 Nissan Armada. Works great!
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Going to Hickory Run Campground in Pennsylvania .
Enjoy! Hickory Run is a great park. Had many good trips there. Boulder Field is a good hike with kids.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:10 AM   #16
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Counter space problem solved in 233s...and got more storage!

The one thing that I REALLY need w/ 4 kids in a camper is counter space! I used to have to prepare meals ON OUR BED in our last hybrid (if we were stuck inside)...not a good idea. With our new 233S and the TON of space inside I found my answer. Wal-mart has a rolling cart! It fits by the dinette to the right side of the fridge when we have the camper in use and when I need prep surface I just roll it where I need it. (We also use it to place a fan on at nt.) It has 2 shelves below for basket organizers and w/ the grip liner stuff the baskets don't slide in route and the wheels lock. This is the best mod(purchase) we have made to our camper...I love it! Best $40 we've spent!
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:03 PM   #17
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Got me one. First season camping with it. It's a major adjustment for us as we camped for 11 years previous in a popup. Originally our thoughts were to upgrade the popup to one with a slide. So when we decided upon a hybrid and the 233s what sold the co-pilot was the dinette on the slide and the extra bed. The space when that slide is out is amazing. Huge.

The three beds are nice when we have more than four people. That extra bed on the side really makes it feel even more wide open when its down. The down side to three beds is that it is three beds. More capacity but more bedding (sleeping bags and mattress topper) on the dinette when we setup and take down (store gear on the dinette). Plenty of storage for us but then we are coming from a popup. The over head storage on three sides is wide open and I wasnt sure I'd be able to capture that into something functional until I found bins that fit perfectly. Now I have 12 bins that match perfectly and fit above the front, side and rear bed. They look like they belong there.

There is limited space to get into the rear bunk. The kids love it as its very "fort" like. We have camped in temps down to 40 and as high as mid 90's and have found that its difficult to cool/heat back there. There are no drawers as other models might have. Some have found that weird but we only had a couple with our popup so the extra storage we have overall far outweighs that. Your experience might be different as you already own a hybrid.

We do like not having to climb over anything to get into our bed also. None of the beds you have to. Our popup you did with the bed we slept on and I see your Jayco you have the dinette in the front to climb over. One final thing....that bed on the side is something we have to consider when getting into a campsite. We have had to put some thought into getting the camper positioned just right to get the bed down and the slide open more than once. Takes a wide campsite when you also consider in the awning. Love our awning btw. Plenty big.

We looked hard at getting the Jayco X23F. We purchased our popup from the local Jayco dealer but would have paid significantly more for the X23F than our Roo. Also, the co-pilot thought the Roo is better built than the Jayco. Just her opinion.
Do you know have pics of the drawers above bunks and where you got em
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:33 PM   #18
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Do you know have pics of the drawers above bunks and where you got em
We purchased two different sizes of bins (drawers) that go above the bunks. Both were purchased from Walmart. They fit really well taking the curve into account. I will take pictures tonight and post as soon as I can.
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Do you know have pics of the drawers above bunks and where you got em
The camper is closed up but I took a few pictures to give you an idea what the bins look like and what bins we use.
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