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Old 05-29-2011, 08:28 PM   #1
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Just about to bite the bullet...

Hello, I am new the the forum. My wife and I have been searching high and low for the perfect trailer for us and our two kids (8 and 4 years old). We are not new to the RV scene. We recently sold a 25' toy box and decided to try a "hybrid" trailer. We have space/storage issues, and most of the hybrids will fit on my driveway. We have fallen in love with the 23SS. The dealer we will probably end up buying from had it marked at $22,950. He said that was about as low as he could go. Seems a little high to me! I gave him my offer, and told him to call me if he was make it work.

Before I sign any paperwork or contract, I was hoping for some opinions. We strongly considered the 21SS, but liked some of the features the 23SS offered. Anyone had any problems with the Shamrock hybrids?

I suppose I'm just looking for any last minute considerations before I purchase anything, and being that I just found this forum, I thought I'd ask!

-Nick

One more thing. I am located in southern California, about an hour north of Los Angeles.
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Old 05-29-2011, 08:30 PM   #2
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I dont know either of the models you list...

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I dont know either of the models you list...

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Old 05-29-2011, 09:44 PM   #4
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We paid 20k for ours in Canada. We love our 233s.
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:07 PM   #5
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Hello, I am new the the forum. My wife and I have been searching high and low for the perfect trailer for us and our two kids (8 and 4 years old). We are not new to the RV scene. We recently sold a 25' toy box and decided to try a "hybrid" trailer. We have space/storage issues, and most of the hybrids will fit on my driveway. We have fallen in love with the 23SS. The dealer we will probably end up buying from had it marked at $22,950. He said that was about as low as he could go. Seems a little high to me! I gave him my offer, and told him to call me if he was make it work.

Before I sign any paperwork or contract, I was hoping for some opinions. We strongly considered the 21SS, but liked some of the features the 23SS offered. Anyone had any problems with the Shamrock hybrids?

I suppose I'm just looking for any last minute considerations before I purchase anything, and being that I just found this forum, I thought I'd ask!

-Nick

One more thing. I am located in southern California, about an hour north of Los Angeles.
Regarding the 21SS, it's got huge floor area (dance floor) inside, but we couldn't get over the lack of storage. Once we looked at a 23SS, there was no question which is more practical. We were going to buy a new one, but found a 2006 model in practically mint condition for half the price of new. Couldn't pass it up. I believe the 23SS is one of the best selling of the ROO's. For good reason. The layout, storage space, counter-top space, etc. is really nicely designed.

By the way, you'd pay around 19k for a new 2011 model around here in Wisconsin. The 2012's are a bit more.

Good luck in your seach.


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Old 05-29-2011, 11:33 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot! Yes, the 23SS definately has much more cabinetry, counter space, etc.

Can anyone tell me about the exterior storage compartments? Such as, how large are they? Could I fit a medium/large Tupperware bin in one?
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The outside storage is pretty decent. The BBQ fits in the biggest one.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:47 AM   #8
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Welcome to the forum. I can't help too much with regards to the 23SS but can say that we really like the layout of the 23SS because of the additional counter space (vs the 233s). We're getting the 233S because of the extra bed for the kids.

A few comments for you to consider.

The shamrock and the Roo are exactly alike except for color and graphics. So, you can also read past posts about the Roo 23SS and feel comfortable you are getting good information.

As Dave said, they are much cheaper here in the Midwest. Hybrids seem to be more expensive in CA and the Western US, in general. You could consider buying from RVW, RVD, or a few others that are located in the Midwest. You could save literally thousands but it requires a road trip, which would just be fun of course.

What are you planning to tow it with?
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looking at both floor plans-- can you get into the bathroom on the 23SS when the slide is closed? not sure if that Will be a concern but we use our bathroom when we travel.
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