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Old 07-14-2015, 12:57 PM   #41
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Interesting...I like the SS layout quite a bit. When they redesigned the DK they did an amazing job. If they work similar magic on the SS that is already pretty great my head might explode.
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Old 07-14-2015, 01:01 PM   #42
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Well, regardless of how this turns out, I give you two big thumbs up for doing your research. You've probably learned a lot more about this than you ever wanted to know, but in doing so you've gathered a lot of valuable information that will keep you safe and help in making the right decision.
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Old 07-14-2015, 02:55 PM   #43
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We still love our 23SS. We chose it because of the kitchen counterspace and layout. We've never had any regrets and it has been perfect for us.

It has already had a couple of revisions since it came out in the 2006 model year.
In 2008, it went from 7'6" wide, to 8' wide. The kitchen sink plumbing was changed to allow for an outside storage compartment in the slide.
The last revision was going from a booth dinette to a u-dinette.
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Old 07-14-2015, 03:28 PM   #44
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That u-dinette is great in the 23SS. I wish they had figured a way to include that on the IKSS.
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Old 07-14-2015, 07:35 PM   #45
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Here's a hitch for a 2014 LR4 (picked 2014 as I didn't know which model year you had):

2014 Land Rover LR4 Trailer Hitch | etrailer.com

Can't keep your spare if it's full-sized, though.
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Old 07-14-2015, 11:48 PM   #46
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Here's a hitch for a 2014 LR4 (picked 2014 as I didn't know which model year you had):

2014 Land Rover LR4 Trailer Hitch | etrailer.com

Can't keep your spare if it's full-sized, though.
Thanks for looking this up! I pointed this out to my wife as an example of how helpful this forum is! That is the one we would use. Then add on an equalizer just to be on the safe side. The "off road" spare will need to go on my roof rack and I'll get one of the temporary spares to fit back underneath.

Long talk with the Land Rover dealer today. Pretty funny. He "couldn't" tell me, "wink, wink" something that goes against corporate policy. But he happened to mention that a local woman pulls for Clydesdales in a trailer using the OEM hitch gizmo. :roll eyes: That said, I don't really trust the OEM thing for something like this and better to be safe.

And, yes, it looks like this may all work. And even more cool is we might even get one this year - at which time we will flood this forum with newbie questions like, "So where do you hang your paper towels?" and "Does anyone have a list of what we should bring along?"

I am somewhat concerned about the issue people are having with water spray from the tires working its way up under the slides while driving. I'll need to get to the bottom of that before we commit to an IKS.
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Oh, and my wife has decided that it is easier to call this model the KISS rather than the IKSS.
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:57 AM   #48
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Info on ikss and pics

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!


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Old 07-15-2015, 02:02 AM   #49
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The stupid placement of kitchen outlet

And here is my biggest pet peeve with my IKSS.

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Old 07-15-2015, 05:23 AM   #50
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Sewingcybermom, what year is your ikss? We have an early 2015 and the kitchen outlet is on the underside of the overhead cabinet. No pics, unit in storage. Your coffeemaker can sit back against the wall. I did notice on the lower cabinets you have a door and 3 drawers. Nice. We have 6 drawers hidden behind 2 doors. Pain in the rear. I guess they reserve the right to make ongoing changes and improvements? But seriously, that's really the only complaint we have. We've had it for a bit over a year ond only one problem....the water filter canister split .... I removed it and bypassed the filter....everything's good now. Big question is..would we buy it again? You betcha.
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