Good Day All:
My wife and I have ordered a Rockwood Roo 233S and this will be our 3rd camper. We have 3 wonderful kids with our middle child having special needs due to a stroke at birth from meningitis. We are avid outdoors folks and quite honestly prefer to be in a tent or in the backcountry with a backpack, but as a family camping with a disabled child, a camper is the best for all.
Our first camper was Coleman Pop-up, but we soon outgrew it as we often bring along another adult to assist us with our son and so forth. Then we bought a R-Vision 30 foot ultra-light trailer and would still have the trailer, but my wife was blown off the road on I-75 near Valdosta last summer and totalled the camper.
So we looked around and decided to down-size a little and get back that camping feel with a hybrid. Growing up my folks had a jayco popup and we traveled all across the US and Canada with that camper as kids. Loved it and jayco makes a great product. We looked at jayco, but chose the Roo because of the 3 queen beds and it apprears to be a quality build.
Our kids love the outdoors and the water, especially our disabled son who really loves being on the water, so most of our trips involve camping near the ocean or rivers and lakes. We also own a few kayaks and my baby, a Grady White 228 walkaround cuddy cabin coastal fishing boat. We love going to the Florida Keys. Camping offers us an affordable way to see the country and for us to put gas in the boat
Our preferences in camping are state parks, national parks and national forests. I am hoping the economy picks up as a trip outwest to the canyons would be great, although not much water except for Lake Meade.
Thanks for your few minutes of time...cant wait until spring. Our first trip in the Roo is slated for the kid's spring back to our old stomping grounds of Central Florida. We are going to Blue Spring State Park...as an aside I have this goofy guideline where I dont like to camp less than an hour from my house. We lived maybe 3 miles from Blue Springs, now I can camp there since it is like 630 miles from my house lol.