welcome Hockeyboy from a fellow '69 Safari-ite!
I just bumped an Old thread just for US:
add yr name to the list!
one thing quirky 'bout my 69 is that all the appliances are on the streetside...it doesn't seem to affect towing or balance but I could see how better interior weight dist would be a good thing and with your tabula rasa maybe you can consider it... post PICTURES!
23 is a great size, we camp a family of 3 or 4 (w/guest) and love it..
PROPANE rocks! consider a prop 'fridge, save yr batteries..
looking forward to following your progress...