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Old 08-16-2013, 11:43 PM   #21
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Love our hybrid! Started with tents, upgraded to a PUP (the one in your profile pic looks a lot like our old PUP), and now going on our 3rd year with our Roo 21SS. I am not saying we will not eventually move up to a larger TT or 5er, but don't see that happening anytime soon. Our Roo is just the right size for us, easy to tow, and easy to store. We have had no major problems yet. The front bunk door of ours likes to leak a little when closed during very heavy rain or driving in rain, so I am just careful about checking it regularly. Not a single leak when the beds are open. Love the openness of the 21SS, love being able to hear the creek through the canvas at night.

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Old 08-17-2013, 12:34 PM   #22
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On our way home from a week long trip now - spouse is driving. Only two trips out so far, but we truly love it!!! We skipped the PUP and went straight from tents to a hybrid. We have the Roo 23 ikss and it is perfect for our family of five. We are so glad that we took the plunge and bought it!

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Old 08-17-2013, 02:54 PM   #23
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Was a tent guy. Then a pop up guy. And now a 2013 Roo 23SS. Love it. Love it. Spacious. Lots of Storage. Easy up and down. No leaks and have been through some incredible down pours. And anyone who complains about temperature issues bought the wrong unit - it's no mystery what will happen temperature wise when you have tent ends. Wish I would have done this long ago. Know what you want. Know what the unit will or won't do. Then decided. I'm very happy.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:06 PM   #24
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I'm ready to upgrade from the HTT to a TT. I would just like easier set up and tear down.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:40 PM   #25
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We just bought our first hybrid travel trailer. And we love it. We have a 2014 palomino solaire 147x. Set up is easy tear down is easy and it is very comfortable. After reading all the reviews on various sites about hybrids we decided to take the plunge and join the hybrid world. We don't regret it at all.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:50 PM   #26
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We just got our new Shamrock 233S in June and have been out about 14 nights since. We lucked out with our PUP and rain. I think we only were out in rain about 4 times in 3 years with about 15-20 nights a year. We have already camped in 2 torrential down pours with the HTT, 90 degree heat and 50 degree nights. We even setup in the rain once already, much better than cranking up the PUP! As much as I laughed about the heated matresses, they are great to keep the cold from coming up through the tip out. I found if I start the AC or heat when the temp starts to change, it is OK. If you wait to long, it may take a while to get the camper back to a comfortable temp.The DW loves it, and will probably go for the PUGs. Everything I've read so far are people who have realistic expectations of what sleeping under canvas means are mostly happy. People who don't like dealing with setting up the beds or what comes through the canvas (noise, heat, cold, etc. tend to wish they got a TT). Happy hunting!!
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:35 PM   #27
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We've only had our new 23ikss out for a quick weekend trip, but I love it so far. Upgraded from a 2008 Quicksilver that we enjoyed for years. Heading out for a 7 day adventure after Labor Day, so I should have a much better idea of how we like it after that trip.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:12 PM   #28
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We have a 2011 - Roo 233S.

We camp in it every weekend that we can (list count)!

We did have some issues but they were all resolved before we took it off the lot or soon there after under warranty

Since then no problems.

2012 Rockwood Roo 233s
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Previous Trailer -> 1996 Jayco 1207
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:01 AM   #29
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If you like apending over 20,000 on a camper that leaks by a hybrid. We bought a new 2014 Roo233s this year and I can tell you it's been nothing but a problem. It seems most of the Roo owners accept the leaks but I will have a new camper by next year and it will not be a hybrid. Even if I take a loss I believe it will be worth it in the long run. I can see this thing beginning to rot in a few years and I want to enjoy my camping a lot longer than that. By the way I had a pop-up for three years and never had a leak.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:30 AM   #30
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We just purchased a 2013 Roo 21SS and after 2 trips in it, I have no complaints. This past weekend while at home, it was sitting out in the rain we have been getting here in FL and not a drop of water anywhere inside. No problems keeping it cool, and set up and tear down aren't bad at all. Planning on getting 10 years out of it, then when my wife and I both retire from the AF we are going big and going to get a 5er.

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Nights camping 2014: 22
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