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Old 10-15-2011, 11:08 AM   #1
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2012 shamrock 21ss

Hello all,
New to the forum here and would like to ask about this camper
because we are getting ours on Tuesday.
I have seen reviews on past models and I'm worried about ....

1. Leaks- front bed area when closed- seal? have they addressed this?
2. Slide out motor burning out?
3. beds bowing?
4. Electrical issues?
5. Refridgerator issues?
6. Overall quality (as compared to Jayco, Kodiak, others...)

It looks very nice and We do love the layout because it is so roomy for us and 2 dogs.
Let me know what you think? is it worth $16,400 or should we back out?

Thanks!!
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:41 AM   #2
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Mine is a 233S but it is a 2012 and the construction is the same as your 21SS.
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Hello all,
New to the forum here and would like to ask about this camper
because we are getting ours on Tuesday.
I have seen reviews on past models and I'm worried about ....

1. Leaks- front bed area when closed- seal? have they addressed this? Mine has never leaked. The problems that I have seen or heard described seemed to be on older models or were caused by user-error in closing up the bunk-ends. Sometimes people have found manufacturer errors such as problems with the lights where they leaked water onto the bed or the seals were set improperly. There may be other issues, and it is something to be aware of, but the reasons for wanting our current hybrid far outweighed the risks.
2. Slide out motor burning out? That's a new concern to me. I recall one person with a hybrid having a problem with his. Really, this is a universal potential issue to any slide-out and is not specific to the Roo.
3. beds bowing? Not a concern.
4. Electrical issues? Universal to any trailer. Your best bet is to become very good with 12 volt systems.
5. Refridgerator issues? What have you heard?
6. Overall quality (as compared to Jayco, Kodiak, others...) I looked at everything in my area; especially the Jayco. I did not see any appreciable quality differences between the Jayco and my Shamrock.

It looks very nice and We do love the layout because it is so roomy for us and 2 dogs.
Let me know what you think? is it worth $16,400 or should we back out?

Thanks!!
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:21 PM   #3
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Thanks for responding so quickly!
The fridge issue was that someones was leaking.
You seem very happy with your Shamrock!
I am more confident that we will be too.
Thanks!!
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:48 PM   #4
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Your welcome. We are VERY happy with this trailer!

Forums like FRF, RV.net and hybridexplorer tend to focus on problem solving. You generally don't see too many posts that start out with "Nuthin' wrong with my camper"

You can mitigate issues by becoming very familiar with a few things. Reading through posts (like you are doing) helps a lot.

Become very familiar with how to clean and caulk your roof and learn about 12-volt systems. Those two can be big issues for any trailer-owner.

The only real challenge with hybrids is the bunk ends, but like I said in my first post, we haven't had problems and the tenting was the reason we bought this hybrid.

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Old 10-15-2011, 10:32 PM   #5
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Triguy is right.
Most people come to sites like this, for help with problems.
Those not having issues, which are the majority, don't usually post things like ” We aren't having any problems with our new RV, isn't that great?”
Also the Roo is a twin of the Shamrock and much more common, so you should also read thru the Roo section.
We felt that the Roo was on par with Jayco's quality, along with Starcraft.
Every other brand was a knotch or two below.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:00 AM   #6
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Thanks Bikendan, I have visited the roo section and found it helpfull.
We are going from a pop up to the expandable and just want to make sure it's all good to go.

With the up and down economy, we are going to get this camper!
Hopefully we wont regret it. our 06' pop up is paid for but we just need more room. Plus we got a great deal from what i've seen on the internet.

Can't wait to use it next weekend!!
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:57 PM   #7
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We love our 21ssl. The huge slide gives you so much room. Our friend says we have the biggest lite trailer he's ever seen! N
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:41 PM   #8
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That's Awesome Usnc4!! How does that tow with heavy toys?
We are excited to pick up our new Shamrock tomorrow!!
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:04 PM   #9
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That's Awesome Usnc4!! How does that tow with heavy toys?
We are excited to pick up our new Shamrock tomorrow!!
Tows great! Golf cart or two fourwheelers still tows great!
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:16 AM   #10
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Congrats on the new trailer!
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