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Old 01-18-2013, 03:14 PM   #11
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Twisty, do you fully load up your trailer too? I still might go for it, but you are right, by my calculations, it will be close.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:34 PM   #12
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I have a 2012 Ecoboost and tow a 28' V-Cross. Firewood and cooler in the bed of the truck and the camper loaded. You will be fine. Pulls the camper very well.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:18 PM   #13
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This is what I can't figure out, so please help!!!

I'm now comparing the Roo 233s and the Roo23ss. There is a difference in hitch weight of around 150#'s according to the brochure.

The 233s shows the hitch weight at 585#'s, the 23ss shows the hitch weight at 435#'s. Now looking at the floorplan, the extra 150#'s has to come from the larger slide for the dinette table on the 233s.

Interestingly, the base dry weight is nearly identical - 4372 vs 4322. The cargo capacity is identical at 1833.

Assuming I were to load either trailer to the max:

The 233s would weigh 6205
The 23ss would weigh 6155

If I were to take the total weight of the trailer and project a tongue weight of 13%, I'm still looking at a tongue weight between 800 and 810 lbs.

Why is the tongue weight so different? Would I be better off with the 23ss over the 233s given the listed 150 lbs difference in tongue weight?

We like the 233s floor plan over the 23ss, but only because of the extra bed.

Please help!
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:52 PM   #14
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The 2010 F150 ,5.4 ..3.55 limited slip...4x2.. i had to tow my 5ver last year...towed from Michigan to St.Augustine Florida and back ...just fine. .We now have a F250 diesel for when we go out west
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I have a 2012 233s and a 2011 ford f150 screw with the eco boost but i have the max tow pkg. I have no problems at all and would have to work really hard to max out at my numbers. good luck and enjoy.
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Why is the tongue weight so different? Would I be better off with the 23ss over the 233s given the listed 150 lbs difference in tongue weight?

We like the 233s floor plan over the 23ss, but only because of the extra bed.

Please help!
i would say because the 233S's slideout is forward of both axles, while the 23SS's slide is over both axles.
since the 233S's slideout is so far forward, it puts more weight on the tongue, rather than on the axles.
we have a 23SS and love it. is there a reason you need a third bed? if you have a lot of people sleeping in it, then that's understandable. but if not, a third bed is just another big hole to worry about leaks and issues.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:29 PM   #17
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My TT delivered weight is just over 5300 lbs with an optimal 12% tongue weight would be 636 lbs.
I weighed with 2 full 30 lb propane tanks, 2 batteries, me at 220, Laurel at 118, dogs with crate 50, tool box 30, I added tow mirrors 8?, steps 30?, wood ?, shovel, axe, weighed once with generator once w/o, weighed once with solar setup, 14 foot canoe, seat pads, life vests and rack, WDH w/ Reese dual cam, full fresh water tank, supplies in front pass through...
then we have clothing and food for 2 for a week, different bedding, boots, patio rug, fully stocked kitchen, small shop vac...................
Stuff adds up.
I am 1000 lbs under the GCWR. You can see that I would have to add weight to the TT very carefully now to avoid exceeding the GVW for the truck.
Far all practical purposes we are packed to live on the road right now.
The truck handles the TT very well. I feel confident when driving. I have been able to maintain any speed I desire on the grades we've been on - both up and down. Braking is very good.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:11 PM   #18
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We made the decision - went with the 23ss. In the end, the tongue weight will end up fairly close, but I feel we will save a bit of that given the slide difference as discussed above.

We pick it up on January 31st.
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We made the decision - went with the 23ss. In the end, the tongue weight will end up fairly close, but I feel we will save a bit of that given the slide difference as discussed above.

We pick it up on January 31st.
Awesome! That's exciting isn't it?!
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Very exciting. My wife and I spent our coffee sippin time this morning researching some immediate equipment (various hoses, levelers, chocks) and fun items (awning lights, camping games, etc. ).

11 days!
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