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Old 04-23-2015, 12:35 PM   #31
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would you still unhook and level the unit for the night? Or just climb in and get some sleep?

Once we arrived a day early and our reserved spot was occupied, We backed into an empty site, pulled up on a board for side to side, a few cranks on the jack and leveled with everything still hooked up, and dropped the back bed. the next morning within 5 minutes of the folks leaving, we were moving.
If we plan on turtling on a trip, the table bed would be made up and ready for when we stopped.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:06 AM   #32
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New 21DK

We have a long trip next year and doing overnight stops so I will just keep it connected to my Truck level as best I can with no blocks and put nose Jack down and Dinette and couch slide out on my 23IKSS and just sleep on the sofa couch. Fold up next morning get coffee on the way and just go. I figure a drive down to Florida will have 2 stops for sightseeing besides GF can not drive TV and Roo with her illness so I am the only driver and won't do more than 12 hours in a row too dangerous


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Old 04-24-2015, 07:14 PM   #33
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Once we arrived a day early and our reserved spot was occupied, We backed into an empty site, pulled up on a board for side to side, a few cranks on the jack and leveled with everything still hooked up, and dropped the back bed. the next morning within 5 minutes of the folks leaving, we were moving.
If we plan on turtling on a trip, the table bed would be made up and ready for when we stopped.
Well looks like we decided on the 2015 21 DK !!! I will pick it up on Tuesday. I like the idea of leaving the trailer attached and dropping the rear bed. Is that called turtling in a half shell!
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Awesome! Welcome to the 21dk club (it is a very exclusive group!).

Turtle in the half shell...I like that.


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Old 04-25-2015, 12:44 AM   #35
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I like the idea of leaving the trailer attached and dropping the rear bed. Is that called turtling in a half shell!
I don't know about your TV but we can stay hitched to our Durango, open the front bed, and still open the rear door on the Durango.

We're planning an overnight in a state park this summer as part of a long drive. We reserved a pull-through site for convenience. While we're not going to turtle, we're not going to unhitch, either. Just open the beds, slide-out, and awning.

We'll haul a little water with us, but not a full tank. Unless it's hot and the AC would help us sleep, I probably won't do any hookups, at all.
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Well looks like we decided on the 2015 21 DK !!! I will pick it up on Tuesday. I like the idea of leaving the trailer attached and dropping the rear bed. Is that called turtling in a half shell!
CONGRADS....and love the half shell idea....
we need to start a 21DK discussion thread...
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CONGRADS....and love the half shell idea....

we need to start a 21DK discussion thread.

Thanks it looks like you started that new thread!!
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We have turtled several times in Walmart parking lots with our 21 RS ...left the slide in but unhooked the electric from TV because my understanding is the camper will draw electricity from the TV battery first, thus creating the possibility of depleting the TV battery due to "parasites" and other devices depleting voltage...



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Old 05-16-2015, 05:24 PM   #39
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unhooked the electric from TV because my understanding is the camper will draw electricity from the TV battery first, thus creating the possibility of depleting the TV battery due to "parasites" and other devices depleting voltage...
I installed a relay in the aux power to the trailer, with a switch on the dashboard. I just turn it off; don't have to unhook.
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I don't even have my 21DK yet but I like the option turtling provides. If it is 105 degrees and just the wife and I we can turtle to keep it a little cooler inside. I often go up early in the week to get a better spot and just go to work from the campground and that is another time I could see just leaving it turtled until the family joins me on the weekend.

We are 100% campers and not travelers...I would expect travelers would turtle even more often.


On reason we went for the 23IKSS is when we don't want to put the ends out we can just unfold the couch and sleep on that, so much versatility with just about any model Roo 👍


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