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Old 01-11-2016, 06:57 PM   #41
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Coming from a popup and not wanting to tow a lot of weight, we went to a Roo 183. I can sleep up to 7 in a neat little package, and I tow with my Ford Explorer. We had a Rockwood Freedom, the quality in the old 2003 camper was amazing. I did look at a few other makes, but the Roos and Shamrocks are so much nicer. I am still learning on this trailer, and as I figure it all out, we love it more and more. Can't wait for next summer!


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Old 01-12-2016, 01:14 PM   #42
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We went from canvas wall tent to Forest River Freedom 282 TXR popup with front toy deck, next was a Carson Titian toy hauler, & now our 21SSL Shamrock/Roo also has the front deck for our 2 CAN-AM's. The Shamrock build & quality is 2nd to none. We love boondocking and being able to hear all the birds & animals during a nap or at night. No regrets here. The slide-out adds an enormous amount of living space. Holds up great in wind, rain, snow......& sun lol. Here a a few pics of them.


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Old 01-21-2016, 10:54 PM   #43
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Only regret was not buying ours local... We had a lot of warranty related issues w ours when we first got it and it was a nightmare to try and find someone to work on it
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Old 01-22-2016, 05:35 AM   #44
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Fairly common comment on the forum. Some people have gotton along well by buying out of area while others have had no end of problems. Always a gamble.
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we had no problems buying out of our area.
saved over $4500 and never had any warranty repair issues.

but it takes contacting FR to find local dealers willing to do the warranty work.
or you can take it to an independent RV shop to do it, as long as you get pre-approval from FR and are willing to be reimbursed.
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I guess it depends on what market your in (and time of year to have service work done). I'm in Tampa, fl - it had been a challenge getting anyone local to not bump us 4 months out for warranty work.
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Coming from a popup and not wanting to tow a lot of weight, we went to a Roo 183. I can sleep up to 7 in a neat little package, and I tow with my Ford Explorer. We had a Rockwood Freedom, the quality in the old 2003 camper was amazing. I did look at a few other makes, but the Roos and Shamrocks are so much nicer. I am still learning on this trailer, and as I figure it all out, we love it more and more. Can't wait for next summer!


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Which explorer do you use to tow? I have a 2013 XLT 4WD w/ tow package and am considering a 2007 Roo 19.

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Old 04-19-2016, 10:18 PM   #48
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I am on my 2nd leased Explorer. When this lease is up next year, I will look into buying a 'sport'. Right now the car can tow the camper fine for where we camp within a state or two, but works a little harder on steep hills, and I would feel better with the eco boost feature. I have a really good equalizer hitch which helps a lot. I want to do some long distance trips eventually, and would visit my sister in the panhandle in Fla. I use the car for work commutes and shopping most of the year, not camping, so I don't want to bop around all the time in a big tow vehicle.


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Old 04-19-2016, 10:24 PM   #49
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For me the camper is the constant, the 183 is perfect for us. I would change the TV not the RV. Most people are debating which camper to move up to next, not me.


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For me the camper is the constant, the 183 is perfect for us. I would change the TV not the RV. Most people are debating which camper to move up to next, not me.


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