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Old 03-01-2014, 05:18 PM   #11
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Picked up my new 23IKSS two weeks ago. The wife spent a week getting "settled in" so to speak. About 6 years ago we graduated for tent camping to a used popup. Now that we are getting a little older, the 2 am nature call prompted us to take the next logical step. I was hoping to take it out for a little late winter camping this weekend, but there is snow in the forecast for Friday and Sunday. I have never pulled a camper this size any distance, much less in the snow. So, I am kind of bummed and waiting for an improved weather prediction. The cold doesn't bother me, I just don't want to take the risk yet and drive in the snow. Just waiting for winter to have it's one last hurrah (hopefully the last one).

I cannot decide if I wish I had found this forum before I bought the camper or if I am glad I didn't. I may just be glad I went into this totally oblivious. Some of the forum posts would have made me think twice. But, after a couple of years of looking, we didn't see anything we liked as well.
Hello kcmtnbiker. Did you happen to purchase your 23IKSS from Camping World? I tried calling them to take a look at one and they sold there only one a few weeks ago at the RV show. I am interested in this unit as well as the 21SS and 23SS. I also like the 22DSX and S-225T. Are you in Kansas City?
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:36 PM   #12
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JW, it would help if you posted what your tow vehicle is and its specs and how many will be using the trailer, i.e. number of people sleeping in it.

that will help in recommendations.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:26 PM   #13
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JW, it would help if you posted what your tow vehicle is and its specs and how many will be using the trailer, i.e. number of people sleeping in it.

that will help in recommendations.
I have a 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 LS crewcab short bed with a trailing package and anti-sway & a 5.3L V8. I don't have the trailing guide handy, but it was rated over 9,000 pounds. I bought the truck last summer so we could get a camper, then couldn't find what we wanted.

Primarily, it will be my wife, my dog and I using it. We have 5 grandchildren that will be joining us from time to time. Hopefully, not all 5 at once. They ranged from under 2 to almost 15 years old.

I did get a 4 point sway control hitch.
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kc, i meant JWHybrid, not you.
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That's okay. I have a 2004 Toyota 4-Runner 4.7liter V-8 with factory towing pkg. I have not towed behind it since I purchased it last year. I plan on getting a wdh as it was recommended. It will primarily just be my brother and I travelling. I may go with my wife and 7 year old, but they don't like to camp too much. KCMtnbkr. What part of KC are you near?. I would love to check it out next time your getting ready to leave on a trip. I would like to check it out before I order one. Were you able to get a good deal from Camping World? What options did you get with yours?
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Old 03-02-2014, 05:53 AM   #16
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The island kitchen layout is soooooo nice, and spacious. If we had the room for it i'd be in one of those right now, as my wife pretty much fell in love with the functionality, and a couple near us had one on the market. The extra few feet it adds over the 21ss was just a bit too much for the space we have to park it, so we went with the 21ss instead, and plan to use rolling fold-away islands instead. But we're certainly going to miss that layout!!
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Welcome from the other side of the state. You'll be glad you found this forum. Any question you may have, and situation you may run into, someone on here has experienced it and knows the answer and is happy to help.

C'mon, spring!
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