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Old 02-14-2014, 01:53 PM   #1
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Just bought my first RV from Camping World of Buffalo! Bought an 05 Shamrock 23SS, and we couldn't be happier! Been looking at buying an RV for some time now, we had an idea in mind for what we were looking for but had to wait till it was a better time, financially, and we had to get a tow vehicle. Wife had a Ford Edge that we loved, but the problem is that the Edge (even with a tow package) couldn't tow enough for the type of RV we wanted. This summer, we traded the edge in for an 08 Toyota Sequoia. That will tow what we want! I have 2 small children (ages 3 and 1), and we can't wait for all this white crap to go away and things to turn green again!
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Greetings everybody,

Just bought my first RV from Camping World of Buffalo! Bought an 05 Shamrock 23SS, and we couldn't be happier! Been looking at buying an RV for some time now, we had an idea in mind for what we were looking for but had to wait till it was a better time, financially, and we had to get a tow vehicle. Wife had a Ford Edge that we loved, but the problem is that the Edge (even with a tow package) couldn't tow enough for the type of RV we wanted. This summer, we traded the edge in for an 08 Toyota Sequoia. That will tow what we want! I have 2 small children (ages 3 and 1), and we can't wait for all this white crap to go away and things to turn green again!
Congratulations on the Shamrock! Should be a great way to camp with the 2 little ones. That 23SS is a really nice layout, and your new tow vehicle should handle it no problem. We too are waiting for some camping weather. Cleared another foot of snow out of the driveway this morning...
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Welcome and congrats on the new trailer from a fellow Pennsylvanian. Even in the south eastern part of the state, we've also been dumped on by the snow this year. We already have six camping trips planned for this year. Can't wait. Your kids will love it.
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Thanks DisDad. Ever ventured to the western half of the Keystone State?
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Haven't yet, but we are taking our first trip to upstate NY with a daytrip to Niagara Falls. Kids can't wait.
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welcome to FRF and the exclusive 23SS Owner's Club!!!

glad you saw the light regarding using the Edge as a tow vehicle.

i own a 23SS and there's NO way i would've told you that the Edge would be capable. you will have a much better towing experience with the Sequoia.
many newbies are just not aware of the real world needs for a capable tow vehicle. especially for a full-height trailer, vs. something low profile, like a popup or TrailManor trailer.
it takes a much more capable tow vehicle to tow that square frontal area through the air.
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from frozen Minnesota. Can't wait for Spring! Only 6 more months!?!? (Just Kidding----I hope.)
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your '05 Shamrock 23SS! You picked a great floorplan and made a wise choice with the Sequoia. Here's a link to a forum I spent alot of time on when we had our hybrid. Hybrid Explorer
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