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Old 03-02-2014, 09:54 PM   #1
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hey everyone!

Hi! Just stopping in to say hello!
After 6 months of research and shows and dealers and LOTS of reading online, we are finally ready to put an offer on our first camper!!! I'm still learning the lingo since I've never done any camping ever in my life but I'm really pumped!

I have 2 boys 8 and 5 and I am really looking forward to making family memories!

We have 2 dealers about 10 miles from us in opposite directions. One sells the roo and one sells the shamrock. We have settled on (I think!) the 233s.

So wish us luck as we start the negotiating! So far everything I've read here has taught me a lot!
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:12 PM   #2
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Welcome from Wisconsin and good luck with your negotiations process!
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:15 PM   #3
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:16 PM   #4
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Thanks! So hard not to just say "gimme it I want it!" stressful hoping not to get too bamboozled by the dealer as a newbie!
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hockeyfam, welcome to FRF!

since you don't have your location listed, i suggest you get quotes from RVW and RVDirect, who both sell the Roo line.
many of us use their quotes to shop with local dealers.

since this is your first camper and that you've never done any camping, i urge you to really think hard about buying a hybrid.
most of us hybrid owners are former popup owners and are willing to deal with the few negatives that come with the canvas tent ends, because we love the tent end experience.

many newbies to the hybrid world, don't really think about these things and end up selling theirs after only one year. and you've never camped in your life.
i just hate to see you make an expensive decision, only to regret it after only one season.

if you're not in love with the idea of sleeping in canvas tent ends, DON'T get a hybrid. get a bunkhouse TT.
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I don't know why my location isn't listed, I'm in central MA. Life is about compromise, my husband tent camped since he was a kid and he had been looking at pop-ups for years. This was the compromise. In all honesty, with the boys' sports, camping will probably primarily be a July and August activity with a random spring and fall trip. Boy the choices are overwhelming! I've read so much about people's hybrid experience, and not all positive. I hope I enjoy it too, but if I don't try I will never know! I appreciate any feedback anyone can offer!
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Hello from a northern neighbor!! Good luck with your negotiations!
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