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Old 07-26-2016, 03:25 PM   #31
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Just purchased a 2017 Roo 233S with Sapphire and Convenience Packages. Upgraded from a 2008 HW296 pop up. I tow with a 2011 1/2 ton Suburban with tow package (transmission cooler, in dash brake controller etc...) I installed a Husky Centerline WDH and took it to the scale a few times to balance things out appropriately.

It tow's the Roo just fine. I certainly know it's back there and I won't go over 65mph, but a 1/2 truck with tow package should do just fine.

I'd love a 3/4 suburban, but every day driving to towing is about a 17:3 ratio and a 3/4 truck just wouldnt make sense 310+ days a year.

Some people make you believe you need a 1 ton dually to tow a pop up camper on these forums. Others tow a 8K+ trailer with a Honda Odyssey. The truth is somewhere in between! Do the math and be conservative and you'll be just fine.

Remember its more about brakes, wheel base, frame etc vs HP of your engine. The question isn't "can i pull it up this hill?" but more of a question of "can I keep the trailer from pushing me down this hill?!"

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Old 07-26-2016, 04:06 PM   #32
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Bought my Roo 23IKSS in March and just returned from a 4400+ miles trip.
Not a single problem.
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Old 07-26-2016, 11:04 PM   #33
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Remember its more about brakes, wheel base, frame etc vs HP of your engine. The question isn't "can i pull it up this hill?" but more of a question of "can I keep the trailer from pushing me down this hill?!"

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It's also more about payload capacity than anything else, including towing capacity.
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Old 07-27-2016, 12:19 AM   #34
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We picked up our 2017 23IKSS in April. We have had 2 significant issues: 1. The turn signals were switched so they worked opposite the TV. I fixed this on the side of the road on the way home after getting the finger for the second time. The problem was the trailer wiring not the TV. I should have caught this during the PDI.
2. On two different occasions, after hooking up to leave the campground, the trailer brakes would lock with even the slightest touch of the brakes - all or nothing. After several reconnects and retries the problem went away before I left the campground. The first time it happened I assumed it was due to the 7-pin connector shorting brake light to brakes - it had rained the night before and I didn't protect the trailer plug as well as I should have. But it happened again the next camping trip after no rain. The problem has since not repeated, and I haven't done any troubleshooting. It may be the TV or the brake controller I'm not sure, but I just wanted to mention it so you keep it in the back of your mind.

As others as stated, it takes a well equipped half-ton to tow this model. I would stress that you weigh your loaded and ready to camp rig at a CAT scale and adjust your hitch and loading to optimize your weight distribution. Most likely your dealer will not set up your hitch correctly. It makes a big difference in how your truck and trailer handle.

Overall we love our trailer; great floor pan and amenities, good build quality.
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:27 AM   #35
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It's also more about payload capacity than anything else, including towing capacity.
Exactly. Your Chassis, Frame, Suspension and Brakes will affect your payload and towing capacities far more than the HP of your engine.
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:17 AM   #36
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We have had our 23IKSS out five times. Any issues we had were extremely minor. Almost petty, and not related to quality of build. You'll love it.

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Old 08-18-2016, 05:35 PM   #37
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What rating weight distribution hitch did you guys with? The dealer is trying to tell me the equalizer e2 800 tongue 8000 gvwr is plenty but the numbers arnt working in my head. lol
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I use an equalizer e2 with a Ram 1500. Pulls my 2015 23ikss like a dream.
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Do you know if it's a 800hitch 8000 gvwr or 1000 hitch 10000gvrw?
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