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Old 08-18-2013, 10:41 AM   #1
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Looking at 23b

We are looking at a 23B hybrid some of the smaller bunkhouses, we plan on thanking our grand kids with us once in awhile and would like them to have their own bed, Want to make sure we make the right choice, any thoughts from anyone on if a travel trailer makes more sense, the 23B has a lot of space and my thoughts are if its just the wife and myself we could keep one end closed if we wanted, any input or thoughts would be appreciated.

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I think you'd be pleased with the 23B it offers a lot of storage and plenty of seating area to stretch out. Two things I don't care for in the Jayco hybrids: non-ducted air and no shower surrounds. If I were buying a hybrid, it's be a Rockwood Roo 23SS, thicker roof, ducted AC, full shower surround and a true super slide. Jmho.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:46 PM   #3
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We are looking at a 23B hybrid some of the smaller bunkhouses, we plan on thanking our grand kids with us once in awhile and would like them to have their own bed, Want to make sure we make the right choice, any thoughts from anyone on if a travel trailer makes more sense, the 23B has a lot of space and my thoughts are if its just the wife and myself we could keep one end closed if we wanted, any input or thoughts would be appreciated.

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We love our 23B, plenty of cabinet space and counter space. The ducted air and shower surround wasn't an issue for us.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:50 PM   #4
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Get the X23B...... You won't regret it!

We have had ours for a year now and we really like it. There is only my wife and myself and occassionally our grand-son will sleep over. I can tell you the wife will really like the extra counter space the X23B offers where as the Roo has prctically none at all! This was big selling point for her........ and you know what they say! Gotta keep Momma happy!!
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I think you'd be pleased with the 23B it offers a lot of storage and plenty of seating area to stretch out. Two things I don't care for in the Jayco hybrids: non-ducted air and no shower surrounds. If I were buying a hybrid, it's be a Rockwood Roo 23SS, thicker roof, ducted AC, full shower surround and a true super slide. Jmho.
Um...my 19h has a surround.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:59 PM   #6
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We love our 23B. I do not think there is anything we truly do not like it, but we have made many improvements. We have just one kid and he absolutely loves the back bunk. He closes it off the curtain and plays and plays. When we have gone cross country we have been able to sleep on the dinette and the sofa without having to open when we stopped at a Walmart for an overnight.

My recommendation is to go to your local dealer, sit in the trailer, and ditch the salesperson. Dig through every cabinet, cargo hold, etc, and think about how you are going to use the trailer, where you are going to place your stuff. We did this to about 6 TTs and we know the 23B would fit our needs for the next 10 years.
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We've had ours for close to 2 yrs now and fully enjoy it. For us the rear bunk is the "owner's stateroom". We have had a few outings with our son, DIL and GS. They get the fore bunk and the GS gets the sofa. As noted above, an enclosed shower would be nice but it's not that big a deal. Our biggest complaint is the A/C which is just plain noisy (the rear bunk seems to block some of that tho). If you are in warmer climates get the "Popup Gizmos".
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I'm going to echo the other responses - we absolutely love our 23B, which we bought a year ago. I wish the shower tub was deeper (mostly so my husband doesn't have to hunch in the shower as he's 6'2"), but really that's it. We've had no issues with the non-ducted air. We have the bunk end fan/light combos to help air circulation when needed, and the a/c does a pretty great job making the place nice and cold. We recently spent a week camping where it was 95+ every single day and our 23B was a veritable oasis. As for the bunks, we have two daughters (almost 7 and 9) and they share the back bunk with no problems. The storage space is amazing. I keep their duffle bags right in the cabinet next to their bunk, and the sleeping bags travel there when not in use. Also I second the pop up gizmos. They cut down on a LOT of heat, keep the canvas clean, keep the bunk ends darker in the am, and eliminate that drippy condensation that you can sometimes get in the morning with canvas bunkends. And the super high wind versions are so easy to put on and take off - they take my husband and I about 5 minutes.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:17 PM   #9
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Just to add in, we just got a 23b for us and our 3yr old son. He gets the back space so that we can put him to bed, close off the bunk, and keep staying in the camper. It works great and I'd hate to have to put down a couch/bed at 8pm and find somewhere else to spend the rest of our evening.

That said, the tent ends have a couple of downsides. We spent this past weekend on a campsite near a busy road. The road noise drove my wife and I crazy. I can't speak for how it would have been different in an enclosed trailer, but it's something to be aware of.

Temp-wise, the AC works really well, especially if you close off the curtains to the bunk ends. To help get the air to the back bunk we use the bunk fans you can get. They actually do an ok job of pulling air around at the cost of extra noise.

In the end though, you can't beat the amount of bed space in that size of a trailer. Storage is amazing. My in-laws have an older 30' jayco and I'd take our trailer over it any day.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:09 PM   #10
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We have a 23b and love it. You say you have grand kids, so I am not sure how old you are, but climbing in and out of the bunk is kind of a hassle. Also, the beds are more comfortable in a BH. We added a foam topper to ours. 23B is great for us, but our next trailer will be a BH.
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