Originally Posted by Dave Lyon
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.