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Old 11-28-2011, 08:53 PM   #11
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Thanks for the helpful info. I noticed that issue with the dinette, sofa when we looked at one. So the sewer hose for black water dump stores outside in the rear bumper- that is good to know.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:15 PM   #12
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Thanks for the helpful info. I noticed that issue with the dinette, sofa when we looked at one. So the sewer hose for black water dump stores outside in the rear bumper- that is good to know.

Might want to make sure the end caps stays in place during travel. I lost both bumper caps before I got it home from the dealership. There are several types to select from including a push-in snug fitting cap to a locking cap.

Also watch out for rough edges around the bumper when inserting the hose inside. Don't want to alarm you because it's not a big deal but wanted to give you the heads up.
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:03 PM   #13
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the generic FR manual is for all types of RVs, not just TTs, and that propane reference is probably related to Motorhomes with internal tanks.
no reason on TTs not to exchange if you want, it's just way more expensive than having them filled at a propane fill station.
exchange places like Blue Rhino, rip off the consumer because their tanks aren't full.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:46 AM   #14
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I saw your question in my post, so wanted to answer you and maybe give others looking at the Roo 19 the info to consider too. My Tow Vehicle is a 2011 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X CC, 5-spd Auto, 6100-lb tow rating. I will use an Equalizer Hitch and Prodigy P2 Brake Controller. Disclaimer - These weights are all theorhetical since I don't actually have the trailer in hand to weigh. Also I may be forgeting some things but I believe some of my listed weights are on the high side.

Weight of Fuel (21 gal tank full) = 175-lbs
Weight of Passengers = 325-lbs (wife, 2 kids, 2 dogs)
Weight of Personal Gear = 300-lbs (clothes, bikes, toys, DVD's, etc)
Weight of Stored Items = 100-lbs (TP, paper towels, dish soap, camp chairs, etc)
Weight of Food = 100-lb
Weight of 1/2 Tank Water = 150-lbs
Weight of (2) Full 20# Propane Tanks = 80-lbs
Weight of Firewood (weeknd trip) = 100-lbs
Weight of Equalizer Hitch = 60-lbs (approx)
Dry Weight of Roo 19 (estimated factory build) = 3650-lbs


Overall Load for Trip = 5040-lbs
This is 82.75% of my tow rating

Hope this makes sense.
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:50 PM   #15
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that makes sense which has me concerned about my vehicle.
It is a 97 Chevy G1500 van with 5.0L and 3.42 axle ratio. it is listed at 5000# capacity. This is why I am looking at the hybrids, to keep the weight down. The only trips I plan until getting a new TV would be kept to flat Indiana.
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