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Old 02-29-2016, 03:10 PM   #11
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We moved up to a Roo 19 three years ago form a popup. No comparison in the comfort level. We moved up again to a Roo 23IKSS last fall. Try to learn as much as you can from this forum an the internet prior to the PDI. There are some good PDI videos out there. Also, download the PDI checklist from the library section.
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Old 03-02-2016, 01:03 PM   #12
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My Roo 19 had water heater bypass valves like these. If you have them, be prepared to replace them. They are junk.

Yikes? Nope I have the newer white PVC ones that came on the 2015 Roo


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Old 03-05-2016, 06:00 PM   #13
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We had our PDI this morning and everything went well. We used the PDI checklist and it made everything so much easier. The only problem that came up was one of the locks for the front bunk end was frozen and would not lock. The dealer did a quick change out and it works fine now. Finance and paperwork went smoothly. Of course there was the obligatory attempt to up-sell us to purchase an extended warrenty and some other stuff I didn't want, but it wasn't over the top and once I made it clear that we were not interested, he moved on to the paperwork. We spent about two hours with the PDI and no more than 30min with the paperwork so it didn't seem too bad.


My daughters are excited to do camp driveway tonight (ok, I am a little excited too). My wife really enjoyed seeing how easy everything is going to be compared to our popup.

I was a little worried about towing (and more worried about getting in our narrow driveway when I got home), but my fears were unfounded. With the WDH it tows much nicer than our old popup. I was worried it might be too much for our Tacoma, but it did fine and was not nearly as bumpy as the popup was. I did know it was back there and I am sure I won't win any races when I am climbing, but overall I felt there was sufficient power for what we intend to use it for. Besides, I have a long history of owning underpowered vehicles so I don't think I would know what to do if I had more than I needed.

I will try to get some pictures up tonight or tomorrow. Now it's time to start moving some things into the trailer.
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Old 03-05-2016, 06:08 PM   #14
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Congrats on becoming a Cali Hybrid TT owner!
We owned ours for 9 years, in Cali, before retiring to Washington.

IMHO, hybrids are perfect for Cali camping, where you can camp year-round if you want.

Still can't figure out why they aren't more popular there.
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AWESOME!! We are making a similar jump, but to a 233S. Congrats and enjoy!!
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Old 03-05-2016, 07:30 PM   #16
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Congrats on your new camper! You are going to love camping in a hybrid! I am planning trips already of mine! Send us a driveway pic! Would love to see it!

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Old 03-05-2016, 07:36 PM   #17
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Congratulations, coming from a popup you will be amazed how comfortable it is. As a former Roo 19 owner it is a great camper. Enjoy driveway camping and future camping trips.


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Old 03-05-2016, 07:50 PM   #18
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If you're not aware, you can purchase second year warranty directly from FR for $150. That's a great value.
I towed my old Shamrock 183 with a Tacoma 2.7 L 4 cylinder. Won't lie, wasn't ideal, but it did the job for the first few years.
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If you're not aware, you can purchase second year warranty directly from FR for $150. That's a great value.
I towed my old Shamrock 183 with a Tacoma 2.7 L 4 cylinder. Won't lie, wasn't ideal, but it did the job for the first few years.
Congratulations.

We are definitely going to purchase the second year warranty. These Tacomas are tough trucks. I wouldn't want to tow any more, but it definitely handled the Roo.


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