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Old 05-28-2014, 01:36 PM   #1
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Taking delivery today on a 2014 Roo 233s!!

I'm so excited and nervous!! I have my PDI this afternoon at 4 and I'll be driving it home tonight. My father-in-law & a family friend will be with me during the PDI to speed things up a bit, and the father-in-law will be riding with me while pulling to make sure everything "feels" right in the TV on the way home since I've never towed before. It'll be tricky though, winds are blowing about 18mph with gusts around 30mph. I'm thinking they'll be tailwinds coming home so it shouldn't be too bad, but I keep staring out my window at work and seeing the trees swaying back and forth and it's making me a little nervous lol. The good thing is my dealer is only about 15 miles away so it shouldn't be too long of a white-knuckled drive! Will post pics later this evening or tomorrow!
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:06 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the new Roo. Try to relax when driving you will do fine. Take your time on the PDI make sure everything workd and that you know how to work everything. Happy Camping
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:57 PM   #3
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Congrats. We have the same truck and she will pull just fine. You know she is back there but the truck handles it very well.

If you don't have the extended towing mirrors I recommend getting the cipa slide ons made for the truck. They go on in under a minute and allow you to see further back.

Take is easy and you will be fine. She is a great camper...you will love it
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:41 PM   #4
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Thanks! Good to know Shado. I'm a little worried about how my wdh will handle, but I'm thinking it'll be fine.
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:49 PM   #5
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Just go at your own pace. Like I said, you have more wheelbase than I do and now a lighter TT. You'll be fine.
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Congrats!!! We have camped in ours 3 times now and love it!!!!
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Congrats!!! We love our 233s!!
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So how did it tow? Was everything as you had expected?
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Yes curious to hear how you found towing it home.

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Ok here goes. PDI went well, didn't really find anything wrong with the unit except for the screen door wouldn't open from the inside. No biggie. The trailer is light. GVWR was 6402# so I knew the F150 wouldn't have a problem pulling it. Where I ran into a snag was when I was getting out my WDH & anti-sway bar.

1. I didn't realize I or the dealer would have to drill into the A-frame. For whatever reason, I thought it somehow clamped on. Timewise I wasn't prepared for this and had a friend and my father-in-law with me.

2. My anti-sway bar that my bro-in-law gave me for free was missing the piece that attaches to the trailer. I had the little ball that goes to the hitch but was missing the rear part. I notified the dealer about this, and he said one of the techs would be out to help me find the part so we can get it installed properly.

Well after 30 mins of waiting for someone to come out, I decided to just hook up to the ball and let it rip. I figured I'd be ordering an Andersen WDH anyways, so I didn't want waste any more time. We hooked up the trailer and off I went.

I took it really slow, around 45mph until I got a feel for it then slowly crept up speed. Winds were around 20mph with gusts about 35mph or something like that. It felt weird, but nothing I or the truck couldn't handle. I did feel EVERYTHING that wen by me though. Even a little hatchback honda that passed me gave the rig a bit of a shove. Not sure if this was lack of a wdh or what.

I also noticed a bit of tug of war so to speak between the TT & TV. This is probably due to tailwind, but I really could feel the TT "push" the TV & vice versa. It wasn't anything major, so I wasn't worried. I just figured it was because I didn't have wdh setup.

But everything went smoothly and I made it home and tinkered with everything all night. And now, some pics:

Just made it home, having a cold one with our friend and father-in-law. I forgot to take pics with it hooked up:



Parked and somewhat opened up:



From the other side:



Inside:



DD posing:



DD breaking the dinette in w/some cheese pizza lol:



And my TV:

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