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Old 05-14-2016, 11:56 PM   #11
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Congrats on the Roo! This is our 2nd camping season with ours & we're so excited. Love our Roo 💝
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Old 05-15-2016, 01:41 AM   #12
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Congrats on the Roo! This is our 2nd camping season with ours & we're so excited. Love our Roo 💝
Great to hear that you love it! We can't wait to get moving. Packing up all the goodies we collected over the past couple of weeks tomorrow. Memorial day weekend will be our official camp date, but I'll be testing and familiarizing myself with all systems in the driveway over the next two weeks. Once the loading and testing is done, we'll be hitting the road. Have a great summer all!
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:57 PM   #13
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Enjoy it! I picked up our '16 Roo 223S back in March.

We are also totally new to hybrid/TT camping. We've spent 3 weekends in it so far. It's on a seasonal site approximately 45mins from our house.
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:02 PM   #14
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Enjoy it! I picked up our '16 Roo 223S back in March.

We are also totally new to hybrid/TT camping. We've spent 3 weekends in it so far. It's on a seasonal site approximately 45mins from our house.
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We are looking into a seasonal site here in NY for next year, do you close up your unit every time you go home and not use it?


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Old 05-16-2016, 08:07 PM   #16
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We are looking into a seasonal site here in NY for next year, do you close up your unit every time you go home and not use it?


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We have every other time. We couldn't close it one weekend due to weather being to rainy. We will close it up more often than not.


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Old 05-16-2016, 09:10 PM   #17
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Enjoy it! I picked up our '16 Roo 223S back in March.

We are also totally new to hybrid/TT camping. We've spent 3 weekends in it so far. It's on a seasonal site approximately 45mins from our house.
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We are thinking about upgrading to a newer Explorer. How does yours pull your Roo? We currently have a 2003 Mountaineer and it does fine but she's seen her day!
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Old 05-16-2016, 09:31 PM   #18
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We are thinking about upgrading to a newer Explorer. How does yours pull your Roo? We currently have a 2003 Mountaineer and it does fine but she's seen her day!
the 233S has a 660 lb hitch weight and at 4786 lbs empty is almost at the 5000 lb towing capacity for the newer explorers. Not sure that is a good match for frequent towing. the V8 explorers prior to 2011 could do it.

You may want to consider the V8 Durango or Jeep Grand Cherokee - these have 7200 lbs tow capacity with a hitch rating of 750 lbs.
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We are thinking about upgrading to a newer Explorer. How does yours pull your Roo? We currently have a 2003 Mountaineer and it does fine but she's seen her day!

I love both my Explorer and 233S BUT I would not want to tow with this combo for long distances.

I've only towed the trailer a total of 40miles. I felt the vehicle was adequate but strained.


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Congrats! It looks great. We pick our 2016 233S on Saturday at 9am!
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