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Old 08-24-2015, 09:13 AM   #1
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Hello all! Yesterday, I bought my first Rockwood Roo 23SS. It is my first Forest River product. I had been tent camping for most of my childhood and young adult life. After kids came along we decided to invest in a 35ft toy hauler. It was huge mistake for us. We are not toy hauler people nor are we meant to drive around in such a monstrosity. Stupidly we fell into the trap of buying a new toy and just bought without doing a lot of research. In my own defense though, the internet wasn't as populated back then as it is today and doing extensive research was a little more time consuming. I won't slander the brand by mentioning names but it was built very poorly and we were so happy when we were able to sell it and go back to something smaller. We bought a 2003 Coleman Niagara pop-up, AWESOME!! Worked great for us for many years and we have just about worn it out. We are grandparents now and the pop-up is getting to be a little too much work so we started doing research and went to see many trailers. We discovered the hybrids of the pop-up camping that we love mixed with the trailer that necessity is forcing on us. We decided that we liked Rockwoods. We looked at used and new Rockwoods and while the new trailers are full of wonderful bells and whistles, we were not impressed by what we saw as a little bit of a lack in quality and craftsmanship compared to the older models. Just walking across the floors of the new ones gave me the impression that they just weren't as solid as the older ones. So we went with a used 2006. We will be the third owners of this trailer. It does need some work and attention but I think overall it will be a very nice upgrade for us. We hope to get it all cleaned up and packed and ready to roll by mid September after we do a backyard "practice" trip. I don't want anyone to think I am bashing the newer models. I think I am just old fashioned. My parents took me camping as a baby/kid in an old canvass tent that we had for years and then I bought my own tent, one of those old style with the three "U" shaped bars. After I got married is when we invested in one of those new fangled springy pop tents. The Coleman is also canvass and I just couldn't go to the new vinyl that the new Rockwoods are made with. I was worried that the rain just wouldn't sound the same. Glad to be part of this informative community!!

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Old 08-24-2015, 09:28 AM   #2
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Welcome from another Marylander. Sounds like you have exactly what you want, enjoy it!!

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Old 08-24-2015, 09:33 AM   #3
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Congrats on the 'new to you' camper and welcome to the Forums! Hope you have many fun, memorable and trouble free trips with it! There is a wealth of knowledge here and should you have any questions or issues, I'm sure that someone on the forums has experienced it and will be able to help you.
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:02 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum, from Michigan. Enjoy your "new to you" rig!
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:02 AM   #5
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Welcome. Don't know where you are in Maryland, but a quick trip to Point Lookout SP would be wonderful in September. Green's Loop and Hoffman Loop have power and water available, but have nice bath houses in the center of the loop. Tulip Loop has FHU with water, electric and sewer; but, they have no bath house available.
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:05 AM   #6
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X2 to Point Lookout. We went last year over Labor Day and loved the park but found the flying insects hard to deal with at times. Cooler weather should help with that. Welcome to the forum from south central pa. We enjoy many Maryland state parks as well.

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Old 08-24-2015, 10:48 AM   #7
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Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your new camper Later RJD
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:28 AM   #8
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Welcome from Wisconsin. Enjoy your Roo 23SS.
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Old 08-24-2015, 01:02 PM   #9
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Thank you for all the welcomes!! We have camped at Point Lookout before, it is a nice place. I think we might try one of the local military bases for our first trip. Not too far from home if something happens and then after that we might try for something like Natural Bridge. Never been there and have been wanting to go forever.
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