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Old 11-01-2010, 04:43 PM   #1
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Cool Roo23ss vs 234T

We've been looking at both the Roo 23SS or the Surveyor 234T. We like the 234T at this point. Anyone have an opinion on either one, or a unit you more highly recommend? (We do like the two entry doors as well.)
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:38 PM   #2
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How about the SP280? Having just traded up from a popup, we wanted a hard wall as we were tired of having to worry about the weather when we broke camp. Waiting for the tenting to dry is no fun......
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:21 AM   #3
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How about the SP280? Having just traded up from a popup, we wanted a hard wall as we were tired of having to worry about the weather when we broke camp. Waiting for the tenting to dry is no fun......

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That's why we skipped the hybrids and went to the 235RKS. It's a great setup if you have kids and want lots of space, but still need the agility of a smaller trailer to fit into tighter camp sites (you can still follow along even if your friends have popups). The 235RKS are also quite similar in price to the hybrids as well, but they are a tad bit heavier so you need to make sure your TV can handle it.
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It's all about compromise....so we're going to keep the tent portion.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:26 PM   #5
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We've been looking at both the Roo 23SS or the Surveyor 234T. We like the 234T at this point. Anyone have an opinion on either one, or a unit you more highly recommend? (We do like the two entry doors as well.)

Well as far as which I would recommend, it really depends on what you are after. The Roo is a very good trailer with a majority of the features a family would need (simple side by side comparison of each will be helpful for you). The Surveyor takes basically the same floor plan and bumps the fit and finish to a higher level. Having looked at Roos prior to buying our Surveyor, I`m very glad we went that route, but YMMV.
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Thanks for the input, Mtl4.
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That's why we skipped the hybrids and went to the 235RKS. It's a great setup if you have kids and want lots of space, but still need the agility of a smaller trailer to fit into tighter camp sites (you can still follow along even if your friends have popups). The 235RKS are also quite similar in price to the hybrids as well, but they are a tad bit heavier so you need to make sure your TV can handle it.
X2. We love the 235RKS. Hard side advantages; more insulation so warmer when cold and cooler when hot, quieter, no worries about wet canvas, more secure (if you camp where there are bears)

The 23SS will have significantly more floor space though; a real factor when you have kids I think. You might look at the 264 too. Not much bigger than the 235 and more floor space.
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X2. We love the 235RKS. Hard side advantages; more insulation so warmer when cold and cooler when hot, quieter, no worries about wet canvas, more secure (if you camp where there are bears)

The 23SS will have significantly more floor space though; a real factor when you have kids I think. You might look at the 264 too. Not much bigger than the 235 and more floor space.

We looked at the same issues when buying ours....

Theft - Someone could easily come in through the side popout
Animals - Popout area is a weak against moose or bears
Condensation - Big issue on cooler nights (water dripping, etc)
Packing - Not as easy to set up or leave when it's raining
Mold - Big problems if you don't dry it properly (more maintenance)
Leaks - Popout seams can leak (many hybrid owners we knew had issues)

Hard side trailers are not perfect either but it's something to consider when looking at spending money on a new trailer. The floor space was less of a factor for us even with kids since 99% of the time the kids stay outside except to sleep.......isn't that the whole idea of camping?!
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