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Old 07-13-2013, 11:56 PM   #21
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If your lights aren't LED insist they swap them out. If you have to do it you'll pay a lot for the lights. My unit is a 2013 23SS (built in Sept 2012) and didn't have LED. If yours comes with you're ahead of the game.
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:20 AM   #22
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I am considering buying a new Rockwood Roo 23ss and need help from some of you seasoned veterans in choosing the options. I live in southeastern PA and will be towing with a 2010 Ford Explorer 4x4 4.8L engine with the tow package which I believe is rated for 7115lbs.

Here are my questions...

1. Do I really want/ need a power awning vs. a manual awning?2. What aboutaluminum wheels vs. standard wheels?3. Do I really need heated holding tanks?
4. Do I really need a power tongue jack?
5. Should I buy the brake controller and install it myself?
6. Should I buy the Equal-i-zer 4 pt. 1000/10000 myself?


Any other advise is welcome as I am in the research stage of buying.


Thanks for any help.
1-power awning= no
2-?
3-?
4-YES
5-have the dealer/mechanic install it
6-?

My 2 cents
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:54 AM   #23
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1-power awning= no
2-?
3-?
4-YES
5-have the dealer/mechanic install it
6-?

My 2 cents
I wish you luck on towing with explorer. We had similar one and it struggled with a pop up although rated much higher. The transmission is the weak link...
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:10 AM   #24
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I am considering buying a new Rockwood Roo 23ss and need help from some of you seasoned veterans in choosing the options. I live in southeastern PA and will be towing with a 2010 Ford Explorer 4x4 4.8L engine with the tow package which I believe is rated for 7115lbs.

Here are my questions...

1. Do I really want/ need a power awning vs. a manual awning?
  • Yes to power.
2. What aboutaluminum wheels vs. standard wheels?
  • I choose aluminum, due to rust issue and appearance.
3. Do I really need heated holding tanks?
  • only if camping in cold weather. If declined this option.
4. Do I really need a power tongue jack?
  • Absolutley, the best $135 you'll spend.
5. Should I buy the brake controller and install it myself?
  • you can. I negotiated mine, including intallation as part of the purchase
6. Should I buy the Equal-i-zer 4 pt. 1000/10000 myself?
  • See #5 (I opted for an E2)

Any other advise is welcome as I am in the research stage of buying.
  • A second Fantasic fan in the front might be a handy option. Yes, to slide toppers. I opted for the raised panels on the fridge, they look great. I supplied the battery, and bought a group 31, deep cycle.

Thanks for any help.


Have fun and good luck with your buy.
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