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Old 12-29-2017, 03:44 PM   #449
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So, here's a post from a member who went from a 25FB to a 23FB and then, after a year, back to another 25FB. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...ml#post1653634
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Old 12-29-2017, 04:36 PM   #450
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-- snip -- Maybe we should merge with the 23D -- snip --
Had no original desire for two threads. The 23D folks threw us out by starting this thread. So, no desire to merge. It is quite comfortable here. Pat
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Old 12-29-2017, 05:12 PM   #451
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So -- snip -- back to another 25FB. -- snip --
Roc, old story. Standard twoftitis pitch. "It's only two feet more. Go big or go home. You will be sorry." Except that the 23 fits where the 25 does not. The question is, do you fit the 23? If you do it's great. If you don't, then keep what you got, because this AS thing is all about you being happy and enjoying your RV lifestyle. Pat
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:24 PM   #452
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Excellent point, Pat. It's not about who has the biggest trailer, it's about who's the most comfortable in the trailer they have.

Still mulling the 23FB vs our existing trailer. Some day, we'll decide what to do. Meanwhile, for folks that fit comfortably into a 23FB, it's a great layout and a real winner for the reasons you've mentioned.
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:56 PM   #453
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Merge or not to merge. Either is okay with me. They are close enough that I enjoy reading the 23FB thread and learn here as well, even though I have the. 23D Bunk.
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:24 PM   #454
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Merge or not to merge. Either is okay with me. They are close enough that I enjoy reading the 23FB thread and learn here as well, even though I have the. 23D Bunk.
I read both also. Many of the posts are pretty exclusive to the different styles. So merged or not, I'll still keep up with all the posts.
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Old 12-30-2017, 05:03 PM   #455
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I thought that we had already dealt with this question. While essentially the same length, the 23FB and 23D (23CB) are quite different... Different enough for each to have its own thread. Leave it the way it is...
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Agreed. Do not merge. The reason I checked this this thread for my favorites, was because it was very specific to the 23fb and which I agree is absolutely different than the 23D.
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I took the table top off the base, turned it 90 degrees, screwed it back on. Then, I put a small storage box on the seat to hold up the end on the seat. We can still slide it back, turn it 90 degrees, push it down to make the bed. This way we have enough room to sit at the table without being jammed up against the table.
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:18 AM   #458
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I thought that we had already dealt with this question. While essentially the same length, the 23FB and 23D (23CB) are quite different... Different enough for each to have its own thread. Leave it the way it is...
Ditto and well said IMO.
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Great forum, folks. Nice to have a 23FB-specific fourm.
Expecting to take delivery of our 2018 23FB in March.
Previous travel trailer was a Casita 17' Spirit Deluxe. About 2800# loaded. Needed a little more space and creature comforts, so the 23FB seemed like it would fit the bill.
Tow vehicle is a 2014 Ford F150 SuperCab 4x4, 5.0L V8 engine with tow package.

Question 1: We used an Andersen weight distribution hitch on the Casita. Our Airstream dealer provides the Equal-i-zer. What WDH are you using on your 23BFB?

Question 2: The tailgate on our 2014 F150 will hit the trailer jack when the Airstream is hitched to the F150, so tailgate will not open fully. Had this issue with the Casita, too, so installed the Jack-E-Up so the jack could be removed when the Casita was hitched to the F150 and tailgate would open fully. What do you do to enable your pickup tailgate to open fully when hitched to your Airstream?

Thanks for your help.
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Regarding item 2: Depending on the type of jack, it may be possible to rotate the jack motor 90 degrees on the jack to avoid interfering with the tailgate. If not, then perhaps rotate the entire jack? We rotated the jack motor head on our trailer, and that has worked well.
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Previous travel trailer was a Casita 17' Spirit Deluxe. About 2800# loaded. Needed a little more space and creature comforts, so the 23FB seemed like it would fit the bill.
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Thanks for your help.
Earthdog! Soul brother!

We, too, are refugees from Casita World... just like you, we fantasized over a bit more room and 'luxuries' until our twenty-three footer followed us home. I'm sure you will love yours as much as we love ours... it's a great size.

We were (actually still are) 'Rob and Linda' over on the Casita Forum... I wonder if we crossed paths there.

All the very best!

Rob

This is kind of a hi-jack, isn't it... sorry 'bout that.
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Rocinante - Thanks for your reply.
Attached is a pic from a 23FB on the dealer lot. Ignore the Minute Maid can - that was an experiment. This is a 4000# jack. Not sure if rotating it would do the trick. Looks like the tailgate will hit the jack head and jack stem.
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