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Old 08-31-2015, 06:41 PM   #1
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Hi from SF Bay Area, CA

Hi there! We are picking up our 2014 Roo 21SS on Thursday. I am "allergic" to camping, but married to a dirt bike riding guy who likes to rough it here and there. He has turned my daughters to his dark side....Our Roo is going to be how I can enjoy some time outdoors too!
We are TT newbies, so I am excited to learn the tips and tricks we need to know to be successful!
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:43 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your new camper Later RJD
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:28 PM   #3
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Welcome from a fellow Roo owner and former NorCal resident.
Lived in Sonoma and Napa areas.
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Old 09-01-2015, 09:57 AM   #4
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your 2014 Roo 21SS. That's a great floor plan and should help you with your allergy .
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:20 PM   #5
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Hola from NORCAL!!

We just purchased a 2012 230FBS Tracer. It's a one owner in excellent condition. We didn't want to break the bank for a new one first time out.
We have been dirt campers all our lives with one exception. We owned a C-Class back in the 80's but Father time has enticed us to get out of the dirt and become civilized.
One major requirement was that it have an outside kitchen as we can't quit dirt camping, cold turkey.

Any and all comments/advice are welcome.

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Karen, my wife, is a Retired RN, active with our grandchildren and her church.
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Old 09-01-2015, 04:37 PM   #6
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Hi there! We are picking up our 2014 Roo 21SS on Thursday. I am "allergic" to camping, but married to a dirt bike riding guy who likes to rough it here and there. He has turned my daughters to his dark side....Our Roo is going to be how I can enjoy some time outdoors too!
We are TT newbies, so I am excited to learn the tips and tricks we need to know to be successful!
Welcome to the forums from SoCal! I think you are going to enjoy camping in your Roo. I recommend keeping things simple until you learn your camping style. Some things can be brought later on while others are moved to the top of the list. I borrowed some items from the house in the beginning.

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Old 09-01-2015, 04:39 PM   #7
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Some of us are getting together for a few days at Calico Ghost Town in mid October. There's only one pull through site left in the circle but there is another site across from it. Below is the link for more information.

Calico Ghost Town Camp Out - Oct 2015
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Welcome.
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I am "allergic" to camping, but married to a dirt bike riding guy who likes to rough it here and there. He has turned my daughters to his dark side....Our Roo is going to be how I can enjoy some time outdoors too!
since you are the one not crazy about camping, suggest you do some reading in the Roo/Shamrock sub-forum, in the Hybrid section.
you'll find a lot of information on how to make your Roo more comfortable.

first thing: get a set of Popup Gizmos. check their website for info. it's the #1 mod for Hybrids.
second: get some Reflectix for the tent windows. HD and Lowe's carry it.
both of these mods are to help with temp regulation inside. hot or cold.
and the PUGs help with keeping the canvas clean and help darken the tent ends for naps and later risers.
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