2015 FC23FB - picked up in May. Really like Glimmer. It's just the right size for our travel style. No issue with the fan, but wife is too short to reach the switch. Would have been nice to have it wall mounted. Also, it's a one way switch. Some models have a two way switch or you can retrofit them. One fan pulling in while the other pushes out helps. Otherwise you need a window or vent open to allow air flow.
Do not cook the batteries. The standard charger does not have a trickle charge capability. You can retrofit a multiphase or live with it by switching to store mode after about 2 hours on shore power. Keep an eye on the water level in the batteries,
The 23 has 14 in tires. Not a good selection of LT tires in 14 inch. The stock GYMs are STs. Do not exceed 65 mph, keep them properly inflated and replace them every 2 years in hot travel conditions or every 3 years in colder environments. There are other choices - study up on it, if you have not had the chance.
The thermostat takes a bit of practice to understand. Have the tech who walks you through look over your shoulder while you adjust it for each mode. Do not simply let him do it for you while you watch. It's time well spent.
The hot water heater bypass is behind the street side drawers. Have them show you that too. Also the access to the fresh water 12 volt
pump. It's under the Curb side closet floor but not easy to see how you pull it up to access.
The tank levels are a bit odd. They show fill levels in steps. The grey water tank can fill quickly while washing dishes, so watch it. Also, the grey and black tank dump valve assembly is very low and not protected. If you go over a curb drop off or into a deep hole, you will crush them. The 15in tire upgrade helps this problem by increasing the standard clearance.
The 23 tows well, turns in a small space, backs well, and will fit in a site that bigger trailers have to pass up.
We have found the drawers on the floor a few times, so load them lightly and make sure the catches are set correctly. The fridge should be hard to pop open but be sure the lock snaps in place when you close it. The microwave can pop open, so pack the glass rotation plate in a safe place while traveling.
We felt the mattress was a bit soft and replaced it after the shakedown trip. Adds a bit of weight to the tongue. Note the tongue weight gets to 600 quick and is hard to keep below that. We run less water in the fresh tank to help manage the weight.
We have heard that folks are not happy with the dinette cushion firmness. We do not sleep on it so for us it has not been a problem, but is likely a future upgrade. The coverings are fantastic. The table shift mechanism is a bit flexible. Thought we might remove it and make the mounting solid, but used it shifted out this weekend and found the feature useful.
The storage cubby is a tight fit. We measured and purchased a specific boating style grill that would fit through the door. Requires removal of a couple of bolts on the grill to allow the lid to nest lower. Works, but would be nicer to have more external storage. Those with trucks don't have this problem. Given the need for a generator, we would likely purchase a propane powered unit and store it under the bed for travel.
The curved storage bins are somewhat difficult to fit your kit into them. We have found that a plastic box twice as high as the front lip can be used as a longitudnal divider with some in the box and some behind. The pantry is a bit flexible. Immediately tie wrap the shelves in place. Takes about ten minutes and keeps the shelve in place while traveling.
Really like the roll up/down blinds. No tinkle tinkle from aluminum blinds like the older models have. Probably would have these retrofitted if they were not standard. There is a bit of a gap at the bottom/sides and you might want to cover it with a towel in the bathroom.
The shower was a surprise. Expected to never use it. Tried it and found that I would rather use it than trudge up the camp showers. Does not take much grey water tank capacity either.
The aisle is tight when someone is cooking. Configuration promotes a bit of teamwork with one standing and one sitting. The fridge conflicts with the dinette cushion if you are siting there. Use a bit of care and it works.
Again, we like it. We like the smiles it puts on peoples faces. As older folks, it's nice to have a clean comfortable bathroom that only we use, so the larger rear configuration is our preference even without the fan.
Hope you like yours. Safe travels, Pat