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Old 05-11-2016, 09:36 PM   #1
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First trips w/233S and 2.5yr old and 1yr old

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share how much we are enjoying our new Roo 233S.

My wife and I are new to camping in a trailer. I grew up camping on Cape Cod beaches in a truck camper.

Well we purchased our new '16 Roo 233S beginning of March and quickly got ourselves set up at a seasonal site in RI (about 40mins from our home in MA). It might as well be 1,000miles away!

Even with rainy weather we enjoyed the last 2 Friday, Saturday and Sundays at our home away from home!!

The trailer has been perfect. With three tent ends and the hard dinette slide we have plenty of room(even with the 2 little boys stuck indoors for a good amount of time).

We'll be back again this weekend and can't wait.

I appreciate this forum and everyone's help, info and insights. Happy camping!!!
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Old 05-11-2016, 10:02 PM   #2
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We're retired now and I can't wait until we can take our little grandson with us. He's only 7 months, but I figure that in about a year, we'll be having just as much fun with our little one. Can't wait.
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Just want to add a few things we found:

1- we used a small electric fireplace heater and it worked great!

2- also the mattress heaters were a big help with the 40 degree nights.

3- we kept the vent fans running to keep airflow and moisture down. It worked.

4- our 2.5year old slept in the rear bunk, my wife and I slept in the side and out 1year old in a pack in play in front of the dinette.

I'm sure we'll come across other things that work (and don't) as we go.


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We're retired now and I can't wait until we can take our little grandson with us. He's only 7 months, but I figure that in about a year, we'll be having just as much fun with our little one. Can't wait.

It's been a blast so far. We are excited that they'll grow up camping.

We tent camped for 9 days last year when our youngest was just 2months!


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That looks like a blast. Congrats on your new trailer
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That looks like a blast. Congrats on your new trailer

Thank you! We are excited to say the least.


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Not sure why, but I always viewed camping as "work". I sure wish I had considered it when my kids were small. The funny thing is that my son and daughter are very outdoors and love camping. So does my 19 y/o hiker/cc running grandson. They now think mom/grandma is "pretty cool" and I'm loving that.
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Just a couple things to think about....
Look into getting PUGS, they work very well on the bunk ends to help control temp and keep the moisture out. Never fun when waking up to rain falling on your head lol.

I read in the manual that if you are going to keep the slide out open for an extended period of time, more than a couple weeks that you will want to stabilize it but putting a jack or something under.

I hope you have fun camping! I know we considered long term spots.
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Not sure why, but I always viewed camping as "work". I sure wish I had considered it when my kids were small. The funny thing is that my son and daughter are very outdoors and love camping. So does my 19 y/o hiker/cc running grandson. They now think mom/grandma is "pretty cool" and I'm loving that.

I completely understand that thought. Thinking back I remember all the things my parents had to do to ensure we had a good trip. Now, being the parents, my wife and I have that responsibility. But the work makes for a sweeter escape once we are on site and set up.


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Just a couple things to think about....

Look into getting PUGS, they work very well on the bunk ends to help control temp and keep the moisture out. Never fun when waking up to rain falling on your head lol.



I read in the manual that if you are going to keep the slide out open for an extended period of time, more than a couple weeks that you will want to stabilize it but putting a jack or something under.



I hope you have fun camping! I know we considered long term spots.

Thank you! I need to look into PUGS for sure. We have stayed dry BUT I've heard they will help keep heat and cold out, protect the ends and keep them clean.

I'll have to investigate more on the slide. Our dealer told us NOT to support it additionally. We plan on closing it up between each visit HOWEVER didn't close it this last time as everything was wet.


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