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Old 11-09-2014, 11:08 PM   #1
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Best floorplan for Turtling?

We're finalizing our purchase plans and just wanted to collect some thoughts on what makes for a good layout when turtling for a family of 3 (me, DW & DD).

We would probably turtle only when:
1. Staying for a quick night as part of a long trip
2. When the weather is bad enough to want to keep the bunk ends
3. When required to in bear country

We are leaning towards the 23IKSS which has the drawback of requiring us to deploy at least one slide slide to gain access to kitchen and bathroom.

Any other consideration to weigh when thinking about turtling?

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Old 11-09-2014, 11:11 PM   #2
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Turtling?

I think the urban dictionary term for turtling is something different then what talking about

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Old 11-09-2014, 11:33 PM   #3
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Turbs, "turtling" is a term unique to hybrid TT's.
It's when you sleep in a hybrid without deploying the canvas queen bed ends by sleeping on the dinette or sofa.

Personally, a hybrid with a u-dinette and sofa would be the best for turtling, like the 23SS. Its u-dinette is way better for 2 adults, than the 23IKSS' s conventional dinette.
By the way, there aren't that many campgrounds for a hybrid to fit in, that have bear issues. For example, in Yellowstone, only one campground has a permanent ban on soft-sided campers, where you would have to "turtle" to stay there. And Yosemite has no such ban at any of their campgrounds.
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Old 11-10-2014, 01:03 AM   #4
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We have the 233s and turtle in the winter u shape dinette an the longer sofa works great with slide in or out .
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Old 11-10-2014, 01:16 AM   #5
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Thanks folks. It does sound like either the 23Ss or 233SS with the U-shaped dinettes would have an advantage over the 23IKSS - so we just have to weigh the offsetting features.

And Dan, thanks for the info on bear restrictions. I thought Yellowstone had more than just at Fish Camp.

Of course our dream trailer would be the 23IKSS with a U-shaped dinette and the tub style of bathroom/shower offered on a couple of the 21' models. Seems like FR could have taken that extra space in the rear bunk of the 23IKSS and used it to offer a larger shower enclosure. Oh well, can't have everything...
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I think if a bear wants in bad enough the bear will find a way, hard sides or not.
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Turbs, "turtling" is a term unique to hybrid TT's.
It's when you sleep in a hybrid without deploying the canvas queen bed ends by sleeping on the dinette or sofa.

Personally, a hybrid with a u-dinette and sofa would be the best for turtling, like the 23SS. Its u-dinette is way better for 2 adults, than the 23IKSS' s conventional dinette.
By the way, there aren't that many campgrounds for a hybrid to fit in, that have bear issues. For example, in Yellowstone, only one campground has a permanent ban on soft-sided campers, where you would have to "turtle" to stay there. And Yosemite has no such ban at any of their campgrounds.
Thanks!
Why Is this the first time I've heard this term? Lol

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Turtling...sounds like a bear snack! LOL
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Why Is this the first time I've heard this term? Lol

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