I'm in IKss owner, and love it! We tow with a Ram 1500 Laramie Hemi, so no problems there. The floor plan is awesome, love the island, and we have the airbed couch. Yep, it has arms. And just so you know, the jacknife couch has a door compartment under it, and the airbed has a HUGE pull out drawer, where we keep our clothes. No need for duffels, bags and "where do we put them" conversations. We keep linens and stuff in the back wardrobe because we just don't need to get to them that often. The bathroom has a large mirrored wardrobe that we keep towels and toiletries in. We actually have NOTHING in the cabinets over the couch and dinette. There are so many cabinets in there, we won't ever fill them up. The island holds all of our pots and pans, and the floor space in the island holds a small dirt devil vacuum. There is tons of room in this camper, it is so well arranged, I can't think of anything I'd change..well...I'd like a king bed on one end, but there aren't too many hybrids, if any that have that. Probably has something to do with the length of the door that has to fold up. The awning does tilt downward the same as any other, and you can tip one side for water drainage if you need to, without worrying about the slide damaging it. The edges of the slide top are quite smooth, so there is no worries there. Put some pool noodles up there if it worries you. Another place for some noodle corners would be the bunk end corners when the bunks are in use. They are at the perfect height to poke you eye out! We haven't done this, but probably will. We are both pretty clumsy. Thoughts about things I would re-do? Well..here's my pet peeve. The outlet that serves the counter space next to the stove is just in the most bizarre place imaginable. I sometimes wonder if anyone actually tries to cook in these campers before the final design. If you plug in your coffee maker, it has to sit on the edge of the counter, right near the stove. The toaster with the coffee maker..right next to it. Making the beautiful big counter space virtually unusable because it's blocked by the appliances that will be very close to the flames of your stove. Duuuhhhh...how about you put the outlet in the wall in the BACK of the counter, or above, in the bottom of the cabinet. Having cords hanging over the counter is just asking for a "holy ****...there goes the coffee maker" moment. Just my opinion, but I'm a foodie, so this outlet really has me a bit peeved. We are working on a solution to it as I speak. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know.
We've added some small things to make storing stuff easier. I hate stuff laying around the camper, on counters etc. OCD I think. So some cubbies near the door, key hooks above them near the door, toilet paper holder inside the bathroom cabinet door so it isn't sticking out in your way. The bathroom is small, but doesn't bother us too much. (if you shut the door, and turn on your roof fan, it sucks the shower curtain out into a nice pouf so it's not touching you while you shower) Oh..the shower itself sucks. Invest in a oxygenics shower head, you won't regret it. And if you want it to be even better, take out the restrictors from both the shower head and handle assembly. Better than my house now. Planning on using the oven? get a travertine 12x12 tile and place it right under the bottom rack on the metal shelf. It may crack, but still works well. Even heating and no bottom burning on your food. I've made biscuits, cookies, pizza, and a coffee cake beautifully. I hate the vinyl floor pattern. I think it's supposed to look rustic and be great for disguising dirt. Well it does that for sure..cuz it just looks like it's dirty. The grill sucks. good for burgers and dogs, but not much else. 12,000 btu's. Can't cook a great steak on it for the life of me. Looking for a replacement, not necessarily for the bumper hook up, as it is awkward and too close to the camper in my opinion.
Now, having told you what I don't like, there are very few reasons NOT to buy this model. It has lots of room, a great set up, there is plenty of space under the awning. we stumbled upon this camper from Craigslist, but had seen it at a camper show a couple of years ago and liked it then. Got an unbelievable deal. If we didn't love it, no deal would have sold me. But we LOVE it. Absolutely love it. We were 23 year pop up owners, towing is still a learning experience, but we're getting better every trip.
I'll answer any questions you may have...good luck in your decision! I'll post a few pictures of some of the things we've done to keep it organized.
Oh...the awesome shower curtain I made
last couple are to show you just how much room there is under the awning with the slide out. I can just about get my whole BMW under there if I park it a little closer. Enjoy!