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Old 03-23-2014, 08:10 PM   #11
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First, what do you plan to tow with? You'll need something with a v-8. Unless it's an Ecoboost truck.

Second, nearly all hybrids allow accessto fridge & bathroom. The 23IKSS is the exception.

Third, trading in is a loser's deal.
Best to sell yourself.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:15 PM   #12
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Well, phooey. I really didn't think about the access to the bathroom and fridge. I love the floorplan, but am not too happy about that situation. Thanks for the opinion.

We have a 2007 Toyota Tundra Crewcab Limited.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:23 PM   #13
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Is it a 2007 or 2010 Tundra?
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:30 PM   #14
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Oops!! It's an '07...correcting now.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:33 PM   #15
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We were deciding between the 233, ikss and the 23ss in February, 2013. it was a very difficult decision as all of the floor plans had pros/cons when comparing. We personally didn't like the potential for loss of outdoor living space under the awning outside due to the kitchen slide (might not be a big deal in hindsight) and the potential to utilize the fridge or bathroom when traveling.

That said, we ended up going with the 23ss - guess what? We store our bikes (only 3 of us) inside our 23ss - so we don't access the bathroom/fridge now!

We stayed away from the 233 as a poster or two here said if you don't need the extra bed don't volunteer to have an additional hole on the side of the trailer to worry about .

All things considered we LOVE the added counter space in the 23 vs the 233 but I'm sure the added storage in the ikss and additional counter space is an added plus for those owners.

Now that we've had the 23 for a year I have to admit I wouldn't mind owning the 233 either. Can't have it all, but we are very pleased with our Roo.

Yep - I'm rambling so ill close now....

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Old 03-23-2014, 08:34 PM   #16
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We had a Roo for a while ~ I love the IKSS floorplan and think I would have kept it had it been the IKSS. Our biggest issue was going from a hard side tt to a hybrid (Noise issue when sleeping) but with you coming from a popup I'm thinking you'll love it
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We love ours. To answer your question:

Pros:
1) tons of space with slides out (we even have space for the pack and play with room to spare)

2) tons of storage (island adds to it)

3) back bunk has tons of privacy

4) counter space

5) 1 slide is protected by awning so You don't have to add the cover for it

Cons:

1) no access to fridge or bathroom (it literally takes 2 seconds to slide out kitchen)

2) shower is small

3) its a heavy trailer with 2 slides

4) limited floor space for packing with both slides in

5) I wish we would have gotten the tri fold sofa instead of jack knife (don't know if they even offer it)


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Well, phooey. I really didn't think about the access to the bathroom and fridge. I love the floorplan, but am not too happy about that situation. Thanks for the opinion.

We have a 2007 Toyota Tundra Crewcab Limited.
This issue seems to get a lot of attention, but we didn't find it to be a big deal. The kitchen slide isn't deep - you can open it anywhere. We've put it out at rest stops, parking lots, on the street. It takes less than 30 seconds to push the button and you have access to everything in the kitchen and the bathroom. We always use the kitchen to make lunch when on the road, and sometimes use the bathroom on short stops. To us, that issue isn't even a consideration.

You do loose a little bit of awning space when setup, but its still about 3X more space under the awning than we had with the popup, so that trade off for the huge interior was worth it to us.
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I bought my 23ikss last april and we love it! The small loss of awning space is not an issue, the slide takes 10 seconds to oppen if you need to use the restroom or the kitchen. The space is great , I have not seen any other hybrids with this amount of storage space. We do not dry camp so the shower being small is not an issue as we use the campgrounds showers. I think we got lucky because ours is a 2014 and we got it last year. We still have the outside access to the kitchen and we have the airbed option for the sofa which is very comfortable (My son Loves It) When cooking the counter space is nice and the oven works great (we put a pizza stone in the bottom for even heat) It tows nice with our 2006 Avalanche.
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:49 PM   #20
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Oh my gosh, this is great advice. I don't think we'll find a problem with getting to the fridge or bathroom if the kitchen slide is so easy to use.

I called our dealer and he's already sold 2 - 2015. I didn't even know they were out there. He said we could make our down payment to get the new camper in May or June. I guess they're offering either Cherry or Hickory. Decisions, decisions!

Thank you ALL for your help. A wealth of knowledge is here and I sure do appreciate it. I'll keep you guys informed!!
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