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Old 07-03-2014, 04:44 PM   #11
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Yup with my slide closed on the 2008, you even have room for 3 kids bikes or maybe a couple of adult bikes. You can easily get to the back with the slide closed. I like that.


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Old 07-03-2014, 05:01 PM   #12
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I like the curtain there in front of the bathroom. Nice Idea.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:31 PM   #13
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As most have said there is plenty of room and no splash on the couch, unless the dish washer is sloppy . We had looked at the Passport 235EXP ( they no longer make it) and the Jayco x23J (they no longer make that either) one of the reasons we didn't go with the X23B was that you have to climb over the dinette to get into the bed. The rear bunk (depending on your age and agility) is harder to get in and out of with only a approx. 2 to 2-1/2 foot gap. A feature that I'm not a fan of, is on the Hybrid designs the bunks that are easiest to get in and out of are in the front which is also closest to the road when camping and doesn't afford as much privacy. When we had our pop up we always slept in the rear bunk and it was more private. Just some thoughts. Due to lack of dealerships in Maine we also had to purchase without going into one locally but where able to go to one the year before at an RV show. There is similarity in floorplans but make sure pay attention to things like height of the ceiling if you are tall, and how far that ac unit comes down. We found the Roo to offer the best ceiling height. If you are short (under 5ft)light switches are on the lights on the ceiling and could be a challenge. Have fun and good luck in your search.
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:00 PM   #14
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Thanks for the pictures and input. We have decided to go with the 23ss. The 23ss should suit our needs just fine. I like the layout, and with the larger slide it should feel plenty open. The awning is alse 6 feet larger than the x23b which will give plenty of bug free space to relax in then camping. Also with the large cargo capacity no need to worry about what the wife wants to bring camping.
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Thanks for the pictures and input. We have decided to go with the 23ss. The 23ss should suit our needs just fine. I like the layout, and with the larger slide it should feel plenty open. The awning is alse 6 feet larger than the x23b which will give plenty of bug free space to relax in then camping. Also with the large cargo capacity no need to worry about what the wife wants to bring camping.
I'll bet you're not disappointed. We love the 23SS, an all around good floorplan.
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I'll bet you're not disappointed. We love the 23SS, an all around good floorplan.
I really like my 23ss as well. Lots of space when closed. I used our sink last weekend and no splash as long as I wasn't sloppy. Lots of space to move around when open. I always have enough room to get to the back and load it when closed. I did put one adult bike and one kids bike in the trailer on our last trip. I was pleased with that.


Just curious. What do you think it's(23ss) advantages are over the 23ikss or 233s.
I walked by a 23ikss today and peaked in the window (at the dealer's lot) and it looks like more open floor space.
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I really like my 23ss as well. Lots of space when closed. I used our sink last weekend and no splash as long as I wasn't sloppy. Lots of space to move around when open. I always have enough room to get to the back and load it when closed. I did put one adult bike and one kids bike in the trailer on our last trip. I was pleased with that.


Just curious. What do you think it's(23ss) advantages are over the 23ikss or 233s.
I walked by a 23ikss today and peaked in the window (at the dealer's lot) and it looks like more open floor space.
When we purchased our 23SS our kids were 18 and 16 and jobs were preventing them from camping with us as often so there was no need for a 3 bunk trailer (233S). I think this is a great trailer for a family that has two young kids and will use the three bunks for many years.

The 23IKSS was not available when we we purchased. I believe it came out in 2013. Had it been available, I would have considered it. I like the air bed option and the overall floor plan. I like the deep curbside slide out, it gives lots of floor space. I might have concerns with the kitcken slide out taking away from the awning area, but, not sure.
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The 23IKSS was not available when we we purchased. I believe it came out in 2013. Had it been available, I would have considered it. I like the air bed option and the overall floor plan. I like the deep curbside slide out, it gives lots of floor space. I might have concerns with the kitcken slide out taking away from the awning area, but, not sure.
We were all set to buy the 23SS (or the Palomino version of that floorplan) when we saw the 23IKSS at the RV show. The show was the last week in Feb 2013 and the date stamped on the frame was 2/13/13 - so this one was fresh out of the factory...

DW said we were done looking. The kitchen space was the real advantage to us. That, and a ton of storage space. Before that, the 23SS really had about the best kitchen layout.

I was worried about the kitchen slide taking up too much awning space, but it hasn't really been an issue. Its a little tight if you want to pull the cg picnic table under the awning, but compared to the size of our old popup camper's awning, its still huge!

The U-shaped dinette is a big plus on the 23SS. And if you need 3 beds, the 233S is the way to go. The air matress on the IKSS can give you a third bed, but you have to pull it out every night.
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cool thanks.
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It's a personal preference but IIRC you have to open one of the slides to get to the rear of the 23IKSS. We looked at all of them but chose the storage of the 23ss and no longer needed the three bunks. They are all a big step up from a popup. Just the abilty to open the door and load up at a moments notice is huge for us. Good luck in your search.
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