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Old 02-13-2016, 07:38 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by twoballscrewball View Post
Hi all,

I'm pretty much settled on the 23B. Looking for some advice.

2. New is not out of the question. Dealer by me is offering a 2016 X23B for $19,900 plus tax and taqs. Is that a decent deal on a new one?

Responses to the above questions, and any other advice, is more than welcome. Thanks!

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Just noticed you did post the '16 model! Lol So it IS the X23B!! It's still early...

As for the price, while you are a little further away from the factory than I am, but I am going to guess that price is about $2k to high!!! Granted, if you are ordering the trailer it is a little more generally unless you wait for the dealer to place a larger order, but if off the lot to high in my opinion. You should be able to get at least ~30% off msrp, which is about $24,700 before tax, title, delivery...

Check into RV Direct, and RV One I think they are... You will need to travel to pick up the trailer should you buy new through them, but a no obligation online quote will get you in the ballpark of where the price should be. Granted, a good, local dealer will be worth paying a little more, but some have saved thousands going through the online dealers. Hopefully someone will be along soon to verify the two websites for quotes.

Good luck!!!

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Old 02-13-2016, 08:47 AM   #12
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While you may be just under the approved tow rating for your vehicle, I can almost guarantee that you will be disappointed in performance if you try to go to anyplace with higher elevation. I believe those tow ratings are a bit similar to MPG ratings. Ideal conditions. flat ground. If at all possible I would see if I could do a test drive with my tow vehicle and the trailer and take it up some steep hills before I committed.

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Old 02-13-2016, 09:09 AM   #13
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MSRP on this particular 2016 trailer with it's options was over 27K on the window sticker. I remember that.

Looked up the 2006 brochure and the dry weight is 400 pounds lighter than the 2016, at around 3900 pounds. So that might help me out. I very well may ask any sellers who I'm serious about doing a deal with to let me pull it around a bit before we pull the trigger.

Heading out in a bit to go look at a couple used and new ones, as well as of course see what our other options are. Thanks everyone so far!
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Old 02-13-2016, 09:17 AM   #14
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The 23b is a great htt.

In any used tt, I would inspect the roof caulking closely and the exterior caulking too.

The showers are small if the former used the shower. There would be a lot of water on the floor, so check the floor closely.

The bunk doors scare people, as long as the canvas does not get pinched in the seal, they seal up nicely. I would still check the floor in that area.
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Old 02-13-2016, 09:26 AM   #15
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The x23b is a great trailer. If you get a older one plan on replacing the seals for worry free measures. If you are on the bubble on the weight plan on a new tv with in 2 seasons makes towing a lot more enjoyable traveling long distance. Also once you get a new tv then the itch for a 5th wheel comes in. This is where I am at and I love my x23b so much makes it hard for me to want to switch to a 5th wheel this is why I still have my x23b but always got my eye on a newer 5er. You will love the x23b but you will want to upgrade tow vehicle.
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Old 02-13-2016, 05:02 PM   #16
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We dropped a deposit on a 2016 X23B this afternoon. We're just going to have to be responsible when loading up for a trip and make sure we're under the limits of our vehicle. It's a lease, so once it's up we can and will consider a larger TV if we aren't happy with how the Santa Fe does. We will of course have a brake controller and full weight distribution/anti sway on the rig for now. We looked at the 2016 X23B the dealer had on the lot with the darker, vinyl interior (not sure of the color) but the wife and I both loved it. Looked super classy compared to the fabric (don't get me wrong the fabric is nice too) especially with the dark wood accents on the ceiling and slide out frame, and the vinyl as opposed to the fabric will make cleaning up after the 3 year old and his spills that much easier.

By the way, we first stopped and looked at the 2006 23B. There was some obvious water intrusion near the A/C in the roof, interior had some ripples in the inside roof liner. Additionally, and much more serious, it was 20 degrees out, and it made it quite obvious that the entire rear floor (bathroom as well as the floor along the rear bunk) was waterlogged, as we heard the sound of squishy ice crushing under our feet as we walked. It was a shame because other than that it was in good shape, but there were definitely some serious water intrusion issues.

Wish us luck
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Old 02-13-2016, 05:21 PM   #17
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Congrats on the new trailer! The 06 sounds like a real nightmare scenario which is why due diligence is crucial when buying a used RV of ANY kind.

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Old 02-13-2016, 05:29 PM   #18
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Glad you got the new one because it's much more fun doing mods than making repairs . Best of luck with it and the kitchen is a great size.
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Old 02-13-2016, 06:02 PM   #19
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Congratulations! That's great that it's a lease and you have that freedom to upgrade if you don't like the performance.
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Old 02-14-2016, 01:55 PM   #20
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Interesting. RV Direct quoted me almost $2000 less on a 2016 X23B with more options (heated beds, upgraded AC) than the one at my local guy. RV direct has a $0 destination charge while my local guy is showing over $2k so that is the difference. The trailer at RV Direct is about 450 miles from me so I would either have to go pick it up or figure about $800-$1000 for delivery to me. Still less than the local dealer. Would cost me a couple hundred bucks and a day of my life to go pick it up and save close to $2k though.... sounds like maybe we need to try a bit of renegotiation before we pull the trigger.

On a related note, just sold our current trailer, which was a 1998 Pop-up. Buyer just pulled it away. So this just got real.

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