I was really hoping my first posts would be to introduce myself as a new Shamrock hybrid owner, however yesterday after my PDI experience I felt compelled to come here and search for information & answers, you can read my previous post, but in short, while attempting to pick up a 2016 23IKSS, I discovered daylight in the top corners where the bunk-ends connect to the camper & performed a water hose test with the dealer & like I suspected, it leaked. Unfortunately I didn't feel comfortable it could be fixed in a way I felt would be permanent, so I decided to reject it & left without a camper (talk about a let down). So currently I am waiting on another 23IKSS to arrive from the factory for my inspection & hopefully acceptance.
Naturally this experience has led me to dig deeper into other Roo/Shamrock hybrid owner experiences yesterday evening and today, mainly within this forum. It is really concerning at the amount of water intrusion issues being experienced across many models of Roo/Shamrock hybrids. I get that people come here to look for help when they have issues & when people have positive / no incidences there is no reason to come here to report it.
I am left feeling torn about such a large purchase & feeling it is a "high-risk" design, camping is a major part of our lifestyle & the hybrid works great due to their size vs. interior space you get compared to a TT, also I don't want to pay to store it, so it will be parked in my driveway of which I have 25ft max to play with (talk about a small TT) so I really want this to work out.
Is some level of water intrusion to be expected with the hybrids for their entire life? Any other insight you wish to share?
2013 GMC Sierra Crew Cab 5.3L
2016 Shamrock 23IKSS Hybrid TT (2015 - ??)
2008 Fleetwood Niagara Pop-Up (2010-2015)