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Old 08-02-2015, 09:55 PM   #1
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Biggest hybrid

I'm just wondering what the biggest hybrid is right now?
Would it be the 23ikss? Does anyone make a hybrid longer than 23 feet?
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Old 08-02-2015, 11:17 PM   #2
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First, the 23 in the model number is NOT the length of the trailer. Rarely does the number reflect the RV's actual length.
The 23IKSS, 23SS and 233S all have an actual length of 24' 8".
The 19 model is actually 20' 8" long.
Don't have any idea if the 23 models are the biggest currently. Though the 23IKSS's dual slideouts are unique from all the others in opening up floorspace.
Have you looked at other brands?
A few years ago, there were much bigger hybrids, some close to 28' to 30' long.
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:27 AM   #3
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I tend to think if a person is comfortable towing longer than 25 feet they are likely not going to buy a hybrid. I am not saying a 28 foot hybrid wouldn't still be pretty neat with all of that room AND sleeping space, but I would think your market would be almost non-existent. At that length and longer most people will want a hard sided camper if they can tow it.

That whole length vs model number can be so confusing. I remember comparing my 21DK to the 23 model numbers thinking "wow, only 2 feet more!". In reality it was more like 4 feet difference from the 21 to the 23.
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:35 AM   #4
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This would be the biggest hybrid I have seen - but it only has one tent end, so maybe it should be considered a hybrid hybrid...


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Old 08-03-2015, 10:44 AM   #5
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In my unprofessional opinion, the 23ikss is the biggest model Hybrid FR makes. .
But as others have mentioned, there are many other 23 so called foot hybrids. The unique thing about the 23ikss is the center island and the double slide. Which can make the floor plan larger than the others. I close the 233s because the 23ikss was hard to maneuver around in while closed and it weighed a little more.

Anything larger and you will be getting into a regular travel trailer or 5th wheel.
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Old 08-03-2015, 02:51 PM   #6
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This would be the biggest hybrid I have seen - but it only has one tent end, so maybe it should be considered a hybrid hybrid...


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I forgot about that one cause it's a brand new floorplan.
Dutchmen made a similiar V-nose version but it had two canvas bunk ends in the V-nose and the walkaround queen bed in the rear. It only lasted a couple of years before they dropped it.
It was over 30', if I remember correctly.
When quad bunkhouse hybrids were popular, they were all in the 26'+ range.
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Livin Lite has a line of toyhaulers, VRV, that you can customize with up to 4 tip out bunks. So that would make it a three way hybrid. I seriously considered purchasing one of their TTs but could not find a dealer within a 1000 miles that had anything but PUPs. The only advantage they have over everyone else is the entire trailer is made of aluminum with no wood at all.
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