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Old 09-12-2012, 02:02 PM   #1
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Just bought a 2013 Roo!!!!

Were a family of 4 that just bought our first hybrid trailer and looking forward to trying it out thanksgiving weekend here in northern ontario.
We have tons of stuff to buy for it (like everything). Can anyone tell any good spots to buy trailer/Roo accessories near Toronto. Or is it worth the drive to Buffalo's Caming World store (and they stock much?)
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:22 PM   #2
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Welcome and congratulations!

I can't help you with the places to buy near Toronto, but I've always had the best luck with Amazon and a few stores with a large online presence. But, that might not work as well shipping to Canada from what I hear.

What model Roo did you buy?
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:48 PM   #3
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We bought a 2013 Roo 19foot. We are now looking a smaller SUV that will pull it. My Santa FE won't do it, but I can borrow the inlaws F250 for the mean time.
Always looking for suggestions with this trailer

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Welcome and congratulations!

I can't help you with the places to buy near Toronto, but I've always had the best luck with Amazon and a few stores with a large online presence. But, that might not work as well shipping to Canada from what I hear.

What model Roo did you buy?
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:52 PM   #4
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Congrats and welcome to the forum .
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:11 PM   #5
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Is this the one pictured below?

You are right that the 4cyl on that Santa Fe and its suspension won't handle this trailer.

The easiest recommendation for a tow vehicle is to buy a vehicle that can tow 6,000lbs (4770/80% = 5,963lbs) or more. That would more than cover towing this trailer. But, might also be overkill and take you into a larger vehicle than you want.

Are you familiar with towing calculators? Most people use them to verify that their new trailer will work with their existing vehicle or to see if they are overloaded.

You, on the other hand, are in a nice position that you intend to buy a new vehicle to fit your trailering needs. You can play around with one like this to get an idea of what tow ratings you will need.

Assume that the tongue weight will be 550-600lbs and not the 370lbs they list in the brochure.

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try your local Walmart's RV section first.
most basic RV stuff is available there.
then you can move on to more specific RV stuff, like Popup Gizmos, the #1 hybrid and popup mod.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:19 PM   #7
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Yuup,,,, this is the Roo we get next weekend. Love the layout of this hybrid. Anyone else have one?

I am leaning towards ordering a Jeep Liberty with tow package and a rating of around 5000lbs tow capacity. I cannot believe how some people and some dealers are letting people pull these with mini vans....


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Is this the one pictured below?

You are right that the 4cyl on that Santa Fe and its suspension won't handle this trailer.

The easiest recommendation for a tow vehicle is to buy a vehicle that can tow 6,000lbs (4770/80% = 5,963lbs) or more. That would more than cover towing this trailer. But, might also be overkill and take you into a larger vehicle than you want.

Are you familiar with towing calculators? Most people use them to verify that their new trailer will work with their existing vehicle or to see if they are overloaded.

You, on the other hand, are in a nice position that you intend to buy a new vehicle to fit your trailering needs. You can play around with one like this to get an idea of what tow ratings you will need.

Assume that the tongue weight will be 550-600lbs and not the 370lbs they list in the brochure.

Travel Trailer Weight Calculator
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:21 PM   #8
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I did hit the Walmart in Buffalo last week and got a few things, but it seems the Walmart in the Toronto area have very littlw RV stuff. Might make a day trip to Buffalo to hit a Walmart and Camping World

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most basic RV stuff is available there.
then you can move on to more specific RV stuff, like Popup Gizmos, the #1 hybrid and popup mod.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:06 PM   #9
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Hey Realfam, welcome to the forum! I'm an Ontario boy too... Grew up on Georgian Bay, Parry Sound. Georgian Bay is hard to beat IMHO. If you ever get to Manitoulin Island be sure to check out the Providence Bay T&T Park. Lovely park, great unspoiled beach. (but don't tell anyone, I want to get a spot there next time)
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Yuup,,,, this is the Roo we get next weekend. Love the layout of this hybrid. Anyone else have one?

I am leaning towards ordering a Jeep Liberty with tow package and a rating of around 5000lbs tow capacity. I cannot believe how some people and some dealers are letting people pull these with mini vans....
Selecting a tow vehicle is not just following the published ratings. I'd be very skeptical of thinking a short wheel base, v-6 SUV like a Jeep Liberty would handle a 5000 lb trailer satisfactorily. Som people report no problems towing in a situation that everyone thinks is overloaded. Others can't even handle 1/2 of their "ratings" satisfactorily.
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