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Old 07-29-2016, 08:21 PM   #1
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FWIW, our 23IKSS has been solid

Figured Forest River deserved to be praised when appropriate.

Our 2016 Shamrock 23IKSS has been 100% ever since we purchased it May of 2015. Over the winter, it sits uncovered next to our driveway, covered in snow. In the summer, we keep it at a campground on the Chesapeake, so it sits fully opened up in rain, wind, hail, and baking heat.

Each weekend we come down and it is waiting for us, in perfect operational condition. No water leaks, no failed AC, no warm fridge.

For a family of 3, the size is ample, the design extremely functional.

It's been a pleasure owning it.

That's all.


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Old 07-29-2016, 08:56 PM   #2
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I am glad to hear, I too have had a good experience so far with my Shamrock, 23ws, I just finished a week running through WV down to North Carolina, we had a nice time and the camper was a bright shining star on the trip, we were in a really shaded spot next to a lake so even though it was 97 degrees a lot of the time the camper stayed nice and cool and all worked well. The only thing i experienced a lot was BUGS!, I killed a horse fly down there that was so big it had a tracking collar! But the mountains and other animal sounds in the evenings were cool! We ate all of our meals, MCds, etc in the camper, coming and going, Nice and cozy and the fridge was cool and full of drinks etc. Can't wait to go out again! Really enjoying all the room in that camper!

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Old 07-29-2016, 09:35 PM   #3
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Great to hear Todd. We love our ikss. Sounds like you are seasonal. Though we've had several problems they were mainly small but annoying. Have you rewired the stereo yet so you actually get stereo in the camper? I'll be out this weekend mounting a TV for the back bunk for the kids. I'm interested in knowing what your leaving procedures are? Like slides in, and water/gas off?
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:42 AM   #4
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We're basically seasonal June-Oct since we keep a boat on the Chesapeake. It's so nice to drive 5 minutes back to the nicely cooled camper after a long day on the water and take a 10 min hot shower (amazed how long hot water lasts in this rig!). We take short camping trips to other locations in early spring and late fall.

Done a handful of mods like anchoring a 30L semi round simple human trash can on end of island, allows people to flow easily around it and clears the outlet with lid down. Added a suction cup Bluetooth speaker outside so kid can watch DVD and dad can listen to music while sipping by the fire. Splash shield between toilet and shower, which should have been factory installed. And a matching cherry shelf for the back bunk where the TV would mount. Anderson levelers work great with a section cut off the slope. Also added memory foam toppers to the mattresses. Favorite upgrade was digital thermostat.

When we leave the camper for the week, we flick off the water supply via an inline valve we use, pull in the awning, and set AC to 80f. Otherwise we leave slides and bunks open. Been bulletproof that way all summer, even with some tremendous storms we've had!

Staying at a seasonal location does mean a bit more human noise than a state park, especially late at night when people are socializing and cutting loose. To be honest, since we have a 1 ton TV, perhaps we will start looking at a hard side travel trailer for next year. We'll see. Either way, we're fans of Forest River!
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