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Old 03-18-2014, 12:16 PM   #21
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I think it had pretty much every option on it except for the outdoor grill. It sure looks nice sitting in my driveway. I get home from work and go sit in. Did you mean Ventura??? I have only pulled a pop up also, however it was on the bigger side (2006 Fleetwood Niagara highwall). Towing the 23B home went well and it didn't seem much different than the Niagara.
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:01 PM   #22
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Opps, yes Ventura Koa.....I heard the optional BBQ's are really cheap so probably best to invest in something better. I did not purchase with options either....we were stretching already and not planning to $pend as much as we did. We were looking at a 2013 closeout of a Dutchman Kodiak HTT, but did not like the quality of the unit. Ended up in a Jayco and could really see a big difference in the quality, especially in the fabrics, cushions and layout ! I am a little worried about the weight as I will be pulling with a Ford Expedition smaller V8, its the 4.6......what are your thoughts?
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:44 PM   #23
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I have a Dodge Ram 1500 with the 4.7l V8 and like I said it wasn't much different. I am pretty sure I won't win any races up the grapevine but that is fine with me. We were looking at the Roo's also, but the wife liked the counter space in the 23B. You know the saying happy wife happy life. Please let me know how the Ventura KOA is as we have been looking at going there also. I just bought a little portable webber bbq today to use when I am not cooking over the fire.
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Dmkerns, sent you a private message. TTYL
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:27 AM   #25
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We have a new 23B too, and also go sit in it in the evening! Have not actually gone camping yet because of our schedules, but plan to make our first trip in April. Can't wait to hear how your first trip with yours is. Have fun!
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I have a Dodge Ram 1500 with the 4.7l V8 and like I said it wasn't much different. I am pretty sure I won't win any races up the grapevine but that is fine with me. We were looking at the Roo's also, but the wife liked the counter space in the 23B. You know the saying happy wife happy life. Please let me know how the Ventura KOA is as we have been looking at going there also. I just bought a little portable webber bbq today to use when I am not cooking over the fire.
I have a 4.7 ram also with the 3:55 gears and it handles the X23B very well.
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:14 PM   #27
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We have a new 23B too, and also go sit in it in the evening! Have not actually gone camping yet because of our schedules, but plan to make our first trip in April. Can't wait to hear how your first trip with yours is. Have fun!
Congrats Rebecca!! Where are you headed on your first trip out?! How far from home?
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:26 PM   #28
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I have mine for 3 years now and we love it...Just watch the Locks on the outside of the bunk-ends....I had to replace my front end due to a faulty lock and locking handles. May have been a freak thing but you never know, just f.y.i., best of luck and happy camping!!!
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I have a Dodge Ram 1500 with the 4.7l V8 and like I said it wasn't much different. I am pretty sure I won't win any races up the grapevine but that is fine with me.
We have that same setup in our Dakota with the 4x4 option. Don't remember the gear ratios any more. Pulls the 23b quite nicely.
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Love your choice of the smaller trailers... the 23B is a perfect size for getting in and out of most camp grounds including the natl forest sites. A great candidate for camping off the power grid sites.

The HTT idea of dropping down the tent bed from the outside sure gives you lots of room inside not having the bed to walk around. This will work great for you when you have to pull off for a quick over night somewhere. You probably can sleep overnight using the couch and floor for the kids or setting one bed end....

The only drawbacks I read about are the large drop tent bed doors being large like they are are prone to slight warping which may allow some leaking around the seals. Deserves close attention...

We see alot of this trailer design everywhere we go. A very popular trailer.

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