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Old 09-28-2012, 03:41 AM   #1
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Hello from VA just started looking at the Roo's to buy in the spring. Have a '08 Nissan Pathfinder V8. We really like the 21ss just not sure if the SUV could handle it.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:43 AM   #2
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from another Virginian!
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:51 AM   #3
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The link below may help you make some decisions. Also you will need to find out the different weights of the roo you are looking at.

http://www.nissanusa.com/pdf/techpub...owingGuide.pdf
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Welcome to the forum !
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:17 AM   #5
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The link below may help you make some decisions. Also you will need to find out the different weights of the roo you are looking at.

http://www.nissanusa.com/pdf/techpub...owingGuide.pdf
your problem will be tongue weight/payload.

the 700lbs. tongue capacity is calculated with only a driver in the Nissan. you have to subtract the weights of passengers, cargo and WDH from that.

the 21SS has a very heavy hitch weight for its size. dry is 570lbs. my 23SS has a dry hitch weight of 458lbs. and it is actually around 600lbs. loaded. so, the 21SS has the potential to easily be over the 700lbs.

the 23SS is actually more within the Nissan's specs, than the 21SS is.

SUVs tend to have much lower tongue capacities due to their softer suspension.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:26 AM   #6
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Hello from VA just started looking at the Roo's to buy in the spring. Have a '08 Nissan Pathfinder V8. We really like the 21ss just not sure if the SUV could handle it.
A big hello! from another Virginian I can not answer your question but I'm sure you will get someone that can help. I live in Southside Va, in a Town called Clarksville. We have great COE camping here around the lake and on the lake shore line with great fishing to boot. Good luck in your choice of TT. Hope to see you sometime here at the lake !!!!!...:
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to the fourms! Good idea to do a bit of research on the unit you are considering. The Roo seems to be pretty popular units.

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These Forrest River products are great. We bought ours this year from Coastal RV in Carrolton Va. They were super awsome to deal with and the camper is great. I tried to find our VCROSS 32vfks cheaper at other dealers and could not.

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Old 10-01-2012, 09:58 AM   #9
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Just traded up to a Windjammer 2809 and love it. Traded in a 2007 Keystone Passport Lite (5,600 lbs) to the Rockwood at 6,800 lbs..... towing with a Ram 1500 5.7 4X4 Quad Cab rated at 8,000 lbs. Equalizer makes all the difference....... and the 2809 tows like the Passport, funny thing is it got better mpg. I believe it had to do with the "V" noise on the trailer.

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Previous weekend with the trailer in front of our home. Working on the equalizer bars to ensure the correct height on the truck and the trailer. Awesome trailer.
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Good luck in your search. My wife and I are picking up our new Cherokee Grey Wolf from Dodd RV in Yorktown on Friday. We are really looking forward to it. We are in the process of planning our first trip with it for the following weekend up to Lancaster County in PA.
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