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Old 08-14-2014, 12:32 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by stugilmour View Post
Did you find the new design more awkward?

We take our table outside to make more floor space inside and have a place to set things on under the awning. That new design was a real pain to get through the door. Very bulky and clunky. And it wasn't as stable as the standard folding legs.

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Old 08-14-2014, 09:53 PM   #22
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You know what?

We have the older style legs in our X23B and I thought I wanted the newer style table base. But after reading comments about it, I think I'll stay with what we have.

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Old 08-15-2014, 08:54 AM   #23
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We have an '05 23B and absolutely love it. The table comes out in ours so we usually set it aside or fold it up completely and put it elsewhere (up against rear bunk). We have not had any issues stepping up on the dinette to get into bed.

We were pulling the X23B with an '02 GMC Envoy and it did a good job for the most part but limited us on where we could go. I felt comfortable climbing a 6% grade and made it to the top traveling about 35 MPH...... but there is no way I would dare take this to the mountains and try to climb a 9% grade with the Envoy. I've upgraded my tow vehicle since then and can't wait to get to the mountains!
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:26 PM   #24
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Questions for X23B owners

We have a 2014 X23B and tow it with a 2013 F-150 EcoBoost engine, and it has no problem towing it up hills and mountains. We were originally planned to tow it with a 2002 Expedition V8 4.6L, however we decided truck would be less limiting.

The DW and I sleep on the front bunk, our kids sleep in the back, however we have the option to separate the and one child sleeps on the pull out. We also put down the table and put the cushions on top for movie nights.

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Old 08-18-2014, 11:54 PM   #25
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I move our table by the sofa a nite. I love the u-shape and would never want a four top table. We have had 8 diners by pulling up the ottoman to sit on. The bench seat becomes a kneel/step. We only have someone sleep at the table bed rarely, and they've all been related to me so no worriers if I step on them! We do like to set up that "bed" for movie nights. The kids take the back bunk, "the cozy corner". We pull their curtain at night to give us privacy so we can play cards or watch tv., and they can sleep without our lights, same with coffee in the AM. Win win all around!
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:11 AM   #26
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We tow our 23B with a 2001 tahoe and have no real issue. Some of the hills in pennsylvania can be a challenge (hill after hill) but as long as you're taking care of the car you won't have a problem. I agree that climbing over the dinette isn't the best situation but there are many more reasons to own a 23B then not to.
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:39 PM   #27
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My mother-in-law joined us on our camping trip to Lancaster, PA this weekend. She stayed on the front bunk. All we did was turn the table sideways and she had not issues getting into an out of the bed during the night.

This is our second trip in the X23B and we love it! This is one great trailer and we are certainly happy we made this purchase!

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Old 08-25-2014, 01:55 PM   #28
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Thanks everyone for the input on the 23B.

I think I've concluded that the U-shaped dinette in the 1007 PUP is a bigger pain than that of the X23B.

With the PUP, the table in front of the U-shaped dinette is a pedestal table where a 3' long post with swaged ends is used to connect the base on the floor to the table's underside. It can't be simply slid out of the way at bedtime like a folding table.

Leaning strongly toward a full-sized SUV or 1/2-ton truck if we go the X23B route. Maybe a Dodge Durango but that would be the lightest I'd try.
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:54 PM   #29
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Have you considered the x23f? No dinette to crawl over, 3 bunks instead of two as well as the slide. We looked at the 23b and that was our biggest hang up plus we wanted an additional bed.
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Old 08-31-2014, 07:59 PM   #30
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Thanks. I know my user name raising4daughters would lead on to believe we'd benefit from a 3rd bed, but our girls are 21, 20, 16, and 7. We bought our PUP just prior to the 2010 season, so we only had all 4 of them for a season or two. The two oldest are too busy with college, jobs, boyfriends, etc. to camp with us. This season, we took 3 trips....had the 16 y/o and friend twice with the 7 y/o and one trip with just the 7 y/o.

We'd much prefer the closet space the 23B offers to the 3rd bed of a 23F.

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