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Old 06-13-2014, 10:56 AM   #11
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In the 23b, it's my wife and I , and the baby on the back bunk, and our other 3 young kids on the front bunk. This past weekend, it was rainy and a bit chilly for the tent, so grandma and grandpa were able to sleep on the dinette. All this while Uncle slept on the sofabed. Usually it's just us and the kids, but the versatility to put 9 in the camper is awesome. And there's floor space for a cot if you REALLY need it.

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Old 06-13-2014, 11:19 AM   #12
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Also, take a look at the 23J. I dont think they make the model anymore but there are some used ones out there including one we just bought a few months ago.

The 23J has a similar floorplan to the 23B except the dinette is to the side instead of in front of the bed. It also sits lower too I believe.

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Old 06-13-2014, 11:20 AM   #13
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I'm going to take a look at both layouts in person this weekend. I really think I'm leaning towards the 23b. I need more "entertainment" space if we get 2 days of rain instead of 3 beds. Kitchen counter space is a huge thing for me too. I love the fact that you can remove the dinette table and just have a huge couch and the ushape dinette to hang out and watch TV or whatever. 3rd bed is awesome..but if I can managed in our current x17z with 2 beds...the 23b will be a cake walk.

I had to buy a Eureka Northern Breeze shelter for outside to give us more "entertainment" space aka another room. Works, even in the rain because of the side walls.

NOW to buy a 2015 or 14. Few cosmetic changes for 2015 which I like. More black trim which I think looks great and a new pattern (stone) which is a more of a grey look (modern). Right now I have brick which I like, not a fan of busy patterns at all.
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:23 PM   #14
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When we were in the market back in March, I spoke to Jayco about the differences between 14 & 15 for the 23B. You are correct, only differences were cosmetic, AC shroud, hot water tank side cover, and awning support arms went to black. At that time the price between ordering a 15 or finding a 14 at another dealer was only a couple hundred bucks for us, so we went with the 15. The 15s are on lots now, so you may find a good deal on a new 14 at this point in time.
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:49 PM   #15
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Which one works best for you is very personal. It is a good plan to go to the dealer. Ditch the salesperson once they open them both opened up. Sit in it for about a half an hour. Dig through them. Think about where you can put all your stuff, how you will use it, and where you will use it. For us the 23B is a great fit with one kid and one dog. We have more than enough room. We have had I think up to 6 kids in the back bunk on rainy days. They are all happy playing. Four siblings may not play so nicely together.

We actually turn the dinette table 90 degrees and have it across part of the dinette area and the J-sofa. For us it works nicely. It also makes getting in and out of front bunk easier.

As for sleeping, the J-sofa is a little smaller than you would expect. I think the two older children would not want to sleep there together. But the two youngest sleeping together would have no issues.

I have also wondered about the differences in load carrying capacity. I suspect they are using the same frame, but maybe not. If I recall correctly the load rating on the tires on our 23B are near their (I looked last fall).
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:14 PM   #16
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We just bought a 2014 23f. We love it. It's too big for us now (our girls are only 6 & 5), but it gives us room to grow when they get bigger and want to bring friends. It has a ton more storage than our old pop up. So far it is working out perfect for us!!!
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:55 PM   #17
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In looking at both models, one of the first things my DW picked up on was the X23B seemed to have more storage than the 23F. And you know how women are, gotta be able to have som place to put their clothes!

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