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Old 05-15-2014, 06:01 PM   #21
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I tend to agree with bikendan. If you need the third bunk regularly, the 233S (Roo or Shamrock) is a great floor plan. But if you might need it only occasionally I would stick with the 2 bunk ends to reduce the risk of problems with the bed door seals by a third.
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:25 PM   #22
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We love our 23ikss because of storage and counter space.
The slide under the awning only extends 2 foot, and we didn't even notice it on our first trip sitting under the awning.
We always have people with us and the air bed is awesome for extra guests.
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:43 PM   #23
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We have a 2011 23SS. We love it and the storage is unbelievable. We haul 2 10 foot 4 inch Kayaks in it when we camp.
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:38 AM   #24
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We also went with the 23ss for the storage capacity and the ability to use fridge and bathroom while traveling.

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Old 05-16-2014, 10:13 AM   #25
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We have the 21SS. Plenty of room for the 4 of us. Our girls didn't want to sleep together and instead of getting the 233SS we opted for sofa with the air mattress. My oldest sleeps there and loves it. That might be a good way to have another bed for possible guests.

I have an F150 too and I carry the bikes in the bed. I made a bike rack to go back there and it works great. We carry lots of stuff in the camper but still have room for stuff in the bed of the truck even with the bikes.
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:25 AM   #26
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Question for Roo with slide-out owners

Grege, I see you've got a bakflip (as I do on my f150). Have you had any trouble riding with the bakflip open for an extended period of time?

I secure mine and for short trips, I've not witnessed any issue - just curious.

My issue is that I bring along my 25 gallon tote n stor (should have opted for the 15 gallon which takes up considerable room in the back of the truck. I am getting a bit tired of loading our three bikes in the Roo, but I'm not wanting to drag the tote n stor in the Roo! Just looking for options.
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Old 05-16-2014, 12:49 PM   #27
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Love my bakflip. Never had a problem with riding with it open for an extended period. We drove from Louisville to Destin FL last summer pulling that camper and with bikes in the back of the truck. I just flip it all the way up and use the bars to secure it. I have it settle in going down the road and one of the support bars disengage. Since I now know that, I make sure to get it in a position where it shouldn't move but still check it when we stop.

I did figure out not to drive with it just partially flipped (not while pulling the camper). I tried that when having something else in the bed of the truck and not needing it all the way open and then wind got it and flipped it closed. It's not a gentle flip doing that either. Got a few dings where it hit my cargo but it's on the inside so all is good.

As you can see from my picture I opted to push the bikes tight together and out to the side to gain some storage space in the middle. I offset the mounts so I could do that without the handle bars causing a problem. I saw where others put the mounts on at an angle to help with the handle bars but I didn't like how the bikes wanted to lean that way. I would think you could put all 3 bikes tight to one side and still have enough space for your tote n stor. You might even be able to turn it on the side and strap it to the side of the bed since you have to have the cover up anyway. I don't have one so don't know this for certain.
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:39 PM   #28
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Thanks everyone. We had numbers run on these htts but the quoted monthly didn't sit well with us. Dealer wouldn't budge either. We're starting to look into regular travel trailers that are cheaper in price with a monthly that's more comfortable. I don't feel comfortable towing over the rockies or sierras so going midwest to get a trailer is not an option (I'm completely new to towing). We're looking at a few Wildwood TTs instead now.
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