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Old 09-09-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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First trip out with the 23B!

I love this camper!! Husband drove it down to Watkins Glen Int'l on Friday, and though it was a bit of a bear to get up that big hill to the track, he said it pulled just fine on the whole trip. We had some nasty storms come through on Saturday afternoon, bad enough that track security was coming by to ask tenters to pack up and for others to batten down the hatches. We took 2 minutes (literally) and put in the bunk ends. The storm came howling in and went inside where I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies in the oven and a couple of cups of coffee while the wind blew and the rain poured down. What a great place to ride out a storm! Even with the bunks in, it's still plenty roomy.

Everything worked great - furnace, stove, water tanks, battery was fine with moderately conservative consumption & radio on most of the day Saturday. The dump station was a breeze, even for noobs like us. Showering in an RV is tricky business - I don't think we were level enough or something, because when the faucets in the bathtub were turned on, water wanted to run along the edge of the tub by the cabinet and down onto the floor. I just rolled up an old towel and stuck it there to suck up the water during our showers. Will have to come up with a fix for that, and probably some kind of a 3M shelf to put toiletries on. And I think some heavier weight 3M hooks are in order near the door to hang up a coat or sweatshirt.

What a fun time! I cannot WAIT until our next trip - weekend after next!
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Glad you had a great first experience. That is a very nice unit to start out in.
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Usually the first trip is when you discover the worst thing about camping....that there is never enough time to do it often enough!
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I am glad you enjoyed your 23B. We have been in a few heavy rain storms with ours. The tent ends are noisy in a gully washer. This weekend was the first time we have camped when it has not rained.
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Sounds great Southpaw! I'm glad you ended up having a nice first run. Had to laugh...I thought I was the only one who baked cookies on camping trips!
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Glad you had a great first experience. That is a very nice unit to start out in.
Indeed. Everyone should be lucky enough to start out RVing in what is arguably the best hybrid available today. I've had 2 class C 's and one class A until finally upgrading to an x23b two seasons ago. Congratulations!
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Indeed. Everyone should be lucky enough to start out RVing in what is arguably the best hybrid available today. I've had 2 class C 's and one class A until finally upgrading to an x23b two seasons ago. Congratulations!
Rusty, just askin'...... But what do you like about the X23B over the motor homes?

I'm asking because at my age, retirement is not far off, and I was thinkin' about a motor home of some sort and maybe trading in my X23B.
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I love this camper!! Husband drove it down to Watkins Glen Int'l on Friday, and though it was a bit of a bear to get up that big hill to the track, he said it pulled just fine on the whole trip. We had some nasty storms come through on Saturday afternoon, bad enough that track security was coming by to ask tenters to pack up and for others to batten down the hatches. We took 2 minutes (literally) and put in the bunk ends. The storm came howling in and went inside where I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies in the oven and a couple of cups of coffee while the wind blew and the rain poured down. What a great place to ride out a storm! Even with the bunks in, it's still plenty roomy.

Everything worked great - furnace, stove, water tanks, battery was fine with moderately conservative consumption & radio on most of the day Saturday. The dump station was a breeze, even for noobs like us. Showering in an RV is tricky business - I don't think we were level enough or something, because when the faucets in the bathtub were turned on, water wanted to run along the edge of the tub by the cabinet and down onto the floor. I just rolled up an old towel and stuck it there to suck up the water during our showers. Will have to come up with a fix for that, and probably some kind of a 3M shelf to put toiletries on. And I think some heavier weight 3M hooks are in order near the door to hang up a coat or sweatshirt.

What a fun time! I cannot WAIT until our next trip - weekend after next!
Hey! we too were in Watkins Glen this weekend but stayed at the KOA
we were at the track's garage when the alert came through, I was worried about the dogs left at the campground but thought there was nothing we could do about it and the safest place for us to be where in that garage? hard to say. Came back to Kingston Ontario yesterday, turns out there was a tornado just west of town that flattened a garage.
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Indeed. Everyone should be lucky enough to start out RVing in what is arguably the best hybrid available today. I've had 2 class C 's and one class A until finally upgrading to an x23b two seasons ago. Congratulations!
It's funny you say that, because though we had a pop up for 5 years, we joke that now we are RV'ers - before we were just campers! We almost went with the 26BH, but I'm so glad we chose the hybrid - it's perfect!
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Hey! we too were in Watkins Glen this weekend but stayed at the KOA
we were at the track's garage when the alert came through, I was worried about the dogs left at the campground but thought there was nothing we could do about it and the safest place for us to be where in that garage? hard to say. Came back to Kingston Ontario yesterday, turns out there was a tornado just west of town that flattened a garage.
We were a little worried in the morning when track security was coming by telling tenters to pack up and handing out NWS bulletins! We were camped up by the chicane which I guess was good because we were at the top of the hill for rain, but I was a little nervous about wind and lightning. Luckily we were sandwiched in between a Class A and a 5'er so we had a little protection there. We love to go down for that weekend - my husband grew up not far from the track and loves to go. I think he and his Dad are going to camp there in June for the 6 hour race.
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