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Old 07-02-2014, 10:24 PM   #1
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Hi. I am currently a flagstaff pop-up owner looking to move to a hybrid. I don't have access to either of the hybrids I am looking at so I have been relying on pictures online, however they only go so far. I have looked at many hybrids and have narrowed my choice to a jayco x23b or the 23ss. One thing about the 23ss that has me wondering about it is the sink being very close to the couch. How much of a problem is it with splashing water from the sink on to the couch?
Another question is how much space is there between the kitchen and the dinning table? To me it looks like if someone is working in the kitchen they would always have to move to let someone by? Is that the case?
Leaning strongly to the x23b but the cargo capacity seems so low vs the 23ss. The 23ss seems to lack the openness of the x23b. I also have a kennel for a large dog(standard poodle) to fit in there somewhere. The x23b however has a much shorter awning 13 vs 19 feet which is a lot of potential bug free space to give up. Of course I would have to add a screen room. Any information to help me make a decision would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:37 PM   #2
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After I cleaned the sediment out of my sink filter, I no longer get any splash.

As far as the dining table to the kitchen, me and some friends went camping-we set up a cot next to the kitchen and still had enough room to walk by.

I don't think you'd have to worry about being in someone's way if they are working in the kitchen and you want to get by.

Mine is a 2008 23ss.

If I can find some mobile pics, I'll post them.


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Old 07-02-2014, 10:58 PM   #5
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We haven not had any issues with water splashing on the couch even though it looks close. Ditto.... After we cleaned the faucet filter out of some packing material water flowed better and wasn't splashing on the counter. We do not have any space issues when someone is using the kitchen and someone else needs to get by.

This must be a tough decision for you since you cannot see them in person. I personally like the 23ss over the Jayco model. Also do a search on bunk end reliability and water intrusion issues. I've had water penetrate my seals when the doors are closed and have a second service visit set up. I know we hear this is a potential problem with all hybrids. I'm just saying see if one door design is better than the other. It would be nice if the door closed on my 23ss in a way that it was recessed or they put gutters on like the older Roo's to help that seal keep the water out.

Check out those video reviews that people have done to get a since of the size and layout.


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Old 07-03-2014, 01:37 AM   #6
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Sink splashing on to couch - never happened. Not an issue.

Space between dinette table and stove - lots of room. Me and my brother are both over 6'1' and 220 lbs. we have no problems.

Storage space - amazing amount.

Dog space - just inside the door in front of the bunk - chocolate lab (80 lbs) no problem.

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i can tell you that i've been in a 23B and i own a 23SS and the 23SS is WAY more open than the 23B. the slide out on the 23SS is 12' long, while the 23B's slide out is much shorter, at most half as long.

and have you thought about having to climb over the u-dinette to get in the front bed? many don't consider this and end up hating having to climb over the 23B's dinette to get in bed.

we also had our 70lbs. golden retriever camp with us until she passed. plenty of room for her and she loved sleeping right under the front bunk, where we slept.
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Thanks so much for the replies, they have been super helpful.
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We love our 23ss Roo 2013 lots of room but we have a smaller dog no cage. No problem with water on sofa. Plenty of room to get by . One thing we liked about this model is that when the slide is in you can still get to back of camper to get something you forgot. Rockwood is the best we did a lot of research , quality is by far better. Good luck 🎏


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