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Old 03-17-2013, 03:12 PM   #1
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Considering a 21DK

We are in the market for a TT and are looking at several Roo models but our dealer only had a 23ss and a 231ikss in stock. Both seem nice but we have a 3 year old and a 5 month old and we like the idea of having a tub and the layout of the 21dk also looks like we could use the bathroom at the side of the road without ext a slide unlike the 231ikss and maybe the 23ss.

However I have noticed that there are basically no posts from owners on the forum with a 21dk and our closest dealer (Topper RV) has never even seen one of them according to the salesman. Is there something wrong with this floor plan that we are not noticing? Does anyone have one that can share their thoughts?
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:36 PM   #2
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We are in the market for a TT and are looking at several Roo models but our dealer only had a 23ss and a 231ikss in stock. Both seem nice but we have a 3 year old and a 5 month old and we like the idea of having a tub and the layout of the 21dk also looks like we could use the bathroom at the side of the road without ext a slide unlike the 231ikss and maybe the 23ss.

However I have noticed that there are basically no posts from owners on the forum with a 21dk and our closest dealer (Topper RV) has never even seen one of them according to the salesman. Is there something wrong with this floor plan that we are not noticing? Does anyone have one that can share their thoughts?
We looked at that one. We didn't like it because u have to climb over the dinette to get to the bed. We bought the 233s roo last year. It gives us 3 tip out beds and the slide out dinette. We love it. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:35 PM   #3
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well, just found out that FR has re-designed the 21DK. it now has a kitchen slideout.
i think the previous design wasn't that attractive with the u-dinette in front and no slideout. that may be why it didn't sell well and why FR has totally changed it. it's only been out for a year and yet FR has decided to get rid of the old layout.

the new 21DK is impressive and i think it'll be a much better seller and it still has the tub.

previous 21DK:
http://www.specialtyrvsales.com/inve...Roo-21DK.aspx#

new 21DK:
http://www.chesacorv.com/web/new/For...yland/5783186/
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:17 PM   #4
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Welcome from a Spring member. We bought are Roo from Topper an had the best experience in the purchase. We ended up going with a 23SS and love everything about it. When I was at Topper 3 weeks ago they had about 15 Hybrids in stock. If I can help you with anything please feel free to ask.
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I'm another Spring resident and I too purchased a Roo 23ss from Toppers RV. Had I only known Keven earlier perhaps we could have been offered big time offer .

We went with the 23ss over the 233s for a few reasons - the first is we only have one child. The second is that we liked the extra counter space and storage that the 23ss has. Third, I wanted a bit lighter tongue weight if that really exists.

We are absolutely addicted to camping. 100% all in.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:04 PM   #6
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thanks guys, the salesman at Topper seemed decent enough and was not at all pushy which was nice.

My wife is actually in Colorado visiting some family and the local RV dealer has a 21DK in stock so she is going to try and take a look at it tomorrow and see what she thinks. Topper said they can get one if that is really what we decide we want but I have no idea on time line to do so.

They had a two 23SS models and one 231IKSS in stock when I was there but nothing else. Both seemed nice but my wife really liked the idea of having a tub with the kiddos. and being able to get to the bathroom if needed with the slide closed. The 233S is out because we don't need the third bed as our kids are small and they can share one bunk for at least the next 3-5 years.

A few questions on your 23SS's:

Can you get to the bathroom in the 23SS if the slide is in?

I noticed they had very few if any outside storage compartments in the 23SS vs the 23 IKSS, do you find you have plenty of room for storage?
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Oh and Topper is not exactly around the corner for me either at roughly an hour's drive. After checking around a bit on line Topper's prices definitely seem to be more expensive than other places so we are toying with the idea of buying somewhere further afield as the price differential seems substantial.

How was your experience with them and have you had to do anything under warranty or deal with them for any after sale service?
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All of Toppers 23SS are fully load, if you notice the cheaper places aren't fully loaded atleast when I was looking. If you buy a Roo someplace else Topper has to warranty it but not in a timely manner.. They will take care of there customers that bought from them before somebody who bought else where.

Now I have had warranty work done the ac went out on the 3rd trip, the electric jack was hitting the front bed and spare tire cover was hitting rear bed. It was in two separate times and the longest Topper had it was 2 weeks and that was because they where waiting for a complete new ac unit.

I understand an hr is pretty long to drive but to me it's worth it.. I also don't know what part of Spring your in but from my house its pretty much a straight shot and the drive doesn't seem long anymore.

Not a lot of outside storage 2 compartments but the inside storage makes up for it all.
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As keven mentioned Toppers seems to stock fully loaded Roo's. I priced the wholesale rv places and even out in San Antonio for kicks. In the end the extra price I paid for wasn't that big a deal to me. If I were to have built out the Roo exactly as I purchased, then paid to have it delivered to me, it wasn't that large a difference. I also liked being able to take the Roo to Toppers for warranty work.

I have a small punch list going and will drop it off at some point to get the small items taken care of (back right burner doesn't light well, rear bed hits spare tire, and my external hot water access door hinge broke).

Yes, we can access the bathroom with the slide in, but I have found that we use the restroom facilities at the gas station. If I had little ones, that may be a different story. I have an 8 year old son, so our passageway is usually blocked by a bicycle!

There are only two outside storage access doors, but that hasn't slowed me down. I keep my black tank rhino stuff in a large plastic tub that I throw in the back of my truck. My city water hose, basic tools, electric supplies, levelers, chocks, etc all fit with plenty of room to spare in the storage compartments. I'm a newbie so perhaps I don't have everything, but I buy as I feel I need something.

The inside has plenty of storage. Matter of fact we are still figuring out where to put what!

I know the ikss model does not allow bathroom access with the slides in. As to your tub issue, that could be the deciding factor I suppose. Standing at 6'3" the shower is quite cozy , but it works.
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As keven mentioned Toppers seems to stock fully loaded Roo's. I priced the wholesale rv places and even out in San Antonio for kicks. In the end the extra price I paid for wasn't that big a deal to me. If I were to have built out the Roo exactly as I purchased, then paid to have it delivered to me, it wasn't that large a difference. I also liked being able to take the Roo to Toppers for warranty work.

I have a small punch list going and will drop it off at some point to get the small items taken care of (back right burner doesn't light well, rear bed hits spare tire, and my external hot water access door hinge broke).

Yes, we can access the bathroom with the slide in, but I have found that we use the restroom facilities at the gas station. If I had little ones, that may be a different story. I have an 8 year old son, so our passageway is usually blocked by a bicycle!

There are only two outside storage access doors, but that hasn't slowed me down. I keep my black tank rhino stuff in a large plastic tub that I throw in the back of my truck. My city water hose, basic tools, electric supplies, levelers, chocks, etc all fit with plenty of room to spare in the storage compartments. I'm a newbie so perhaps I don't have everything, but I buy as I feel I need something.

The inside has plenty of storage. Matter of fact we are still figuring out where to put what!

I know the ikss model does not allow bathroom access with the slides in. As to your tub issue, that could be the deciding factor I suppose. Standing at 6'3" the shower is quite cozy , but it works.
thanks for the info, I think the 23IKSS will be a no go due to the bathroom issue as well, our tow vehicle will probably be my wife's Expedition EL and with the two kids, two 60lb dogs, and all the other assorted paraphernalia I imagine we will need every inch of storage space we can get!!
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