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Old 08-19-2013, 12:16 PM   #1
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Towing with Roo 21SS?

Hey all. I have to assume this has already been asked but I did a quick search and didn't see it... I've got a 2007 Roo 21ss and was wondering if anyone with the same has mounted a hitch on it for pulling a trailer? Specifically I'm looking to be able to pull a trailer with an ATV or RZR behind my Roo... Any thoughts/suggestions are much appreciated!
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:42 PM   #2
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Glad you asked. I am assuming you want to weld something on? You can but not recommended. There are many threads on the site as to why its a bad idea to mount a hitch (or even a bike rack) on the back of your trailer, but suffice to say, the ultra-lightweight frame of the Roo/Shamrock is not made for it.

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Old 08-19-2013, 12:58 PM   #3
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Thanks Scott. That was (unfortunately) the answer I expected. Bummer not to be able to haul along toys... I guess that's why you get a "toy hauler"!
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:28 PM   #4
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While not recommend I had a starcraft 23' and jayco 21' hybrid which I bolted a curt 13703 hitch to the frame and pulled a jet ski with no issues. I stayed we'll below gvr of the trailer even with jet ski so figured it could handle it.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:53 AM   #5
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if you had bought the 21SSL, instead of the basic 21SS, you would have gotten your 21SS with a 8' long cargo deck in front, for your toys.
BUT it would have a very heavy tongue weight so you'd need a truck with a very high payload capacity.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:40 PM   #6
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Right. Or get a pickup with a bed large enough for the ATV.
Don't you love how everyone comes up with answers that you didn't ask for?
(sorry).

I agree with the light duty nature of the hybrids. By the time you get enough TW on that rear hitch to prevent sway, you will have removed so much TW from the Roo that IT will be a sway problem.
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Question whats a roo?

Sorry but it's driving me crazy. I think I might be close but am tired of guessing...What's a roo? Thanks a million!
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:09 PM   #8
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...What's a roo? Thanks a million!
Its a brand of hybrid trailers made by Rockwood. Sister to the Flagstaff Shamrock hybrid.
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