My wife and I bought a 2008 Shamrock 19 (pretty sure there is no prefix or suffix to the model #) in March of 2013. We love it, it's our first and perfect size for us. We have gone out 4 time since we got it , 2-4 nights and can't wait till the kids are older to go more often. I've been going crazy on Amazon buying stuff for it. Anyway we just recently bought a new Tow vehicle, I was towing it with a 1995 Silverado, and have since upgraded to a 2010 Tahoe. It tows like a DREAM compared to the old truck. But with a new vehicle comes a new tow set up. I did the measurement to get the correct drop hitch, did the math twice and the trailer still sits with its rear low (hitch high). I know it's the rear cargo area that came welded on to the TT that's causing it, but is the correct solution to get a different drop (4" vs. 2") to make the nose sit lower? Even though when it's level on the ground the 2" measures right? I'm pretty sure the Silverados suspension sunk more when hitched up... I making any sense?
Other questions I have -
-There is a heater duct in the bathroom, WHY? It's the only on on the rear of the trailer. Has anyone re routed that to actually heat up the rear of the TT.
-The previous owner "wired" in an inverter to inside where the tv would go. It was a HACK job, I would like to move it, to somewhere more useful (we don't plan on putting a Tv in there). Safe to put under the dinette?
- the kitchen cabinets started to separate from the wall a little, any quick, but permanent fix? Not looking to hack it.
- I see on some of the newer Roos that the bunk ends have supports that attach to the bumpers for additional support, can these be added ? Just for peace of mind.
- recommendations for digital thermostats?
In the picture you can see the rear cargo platform that adds all the weight, and the way the TT sits with a 2" drop. The Tahoe has the HD towing package and additional oil cooler, trans cooler, and other HD stuff I've added.
Thanks for the help!