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Old 05-02-2013, 05:44 PM   #11
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Just wondering. When I was a kid, my dad had a single cab gmc pickup. My parents, me and my sister and our dog all squished into the front seat, with 3 ATC's in the bed of the truck and popup trailer behind. I don't think my dad worried much about tow/ payload limits.

I'm thinking some kind of hybrid trailer is probably best for your family.

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Old 05-02-2013, 07:07 PM   #12
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Look at TrailManors.

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Old 05-03-2013, 01:39 PM   #13
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I like the floorplan of the Roo 233S. It looks like it would have enough room and just make the limit for towing. Thanks for the ideas!
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:06 AM   #14
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Just a suggestion, but think a bit outta the box. A good, used crew-cab dually could be had reletivly cheap. It seems like false economy to buy a vehicle for once-in-a-while use, but I bet you would lose more on depreciaiton on the 5ver than what you would pay for an older, but dependable truck.

And you get to keep your beloved 5ver in the deal!


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Old 05-07-2013, 11:47 AM   #15
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There are def benefits to the 233S, especially sleeping space. Check out the Roo forum; lots of cool mods to help personalize it for your family. We are curious to see how things go with our Roo during our hot, sticky, rainy summers. Happy hunting !
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X3 on the memory foam is a must! the roo's look nice
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:13 PM   #17
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We have the 233s as room was a big issue for us, lots of family that likes to pop in . When its just the three of us like the extra room of the third bunk. Hope you get what you need good luck
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I have a Mini Lite 2306. Sleeps 6, if needed. My Nissan Armada is rated at 6500# and tows it well. X4 on the memory foam. Wouldn't sleep a wink without it.

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