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Old 01-24-2011, 08:46 PM   #1
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Hello from Manassas, VA!

We just signed the papers on our first RV - a 2011 Roo 233S. We borrowed our neighbor's PUP last year and got the camping bug! After about 8 months of researching, we decided that a 3-bunk hybrid was the best bet for the family (we have 3 boys: a 5-yr old and 4-yr old twins).

A good friend of ours is the sales manager at a relatively local dealer and gave us a great deal on the Roo at a recent show in the area. We take possession next month. We plan to start breaking in the camper, and us, this spring with nearby trips first, then graduating to longer-distance adventures.

We're almost as green as you can get so I'm sure we'll be reaching out to you good folks often for tips and advice, especially camping w/ small kids. I see that there aren't very many 233S owners in the forum as of yet, but I look forwarding to sharing our collective experiences.

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Chris and Karen
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:00 PM   #2
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Greetings and Welcome...I found this forum a few days ago. We ordered a 2011 Roo 233S about two weeks ago and have learned some interesting things about the camper in just a few short days. This is our 3rd camper, but have been camping since I was 5 years old and have not stopped...you are in pretty country up there in VA. Enjoy and it is great to take the kids camping...some of my best memories as kid were camping with my parents and now some of the most wonderful times as a parent are camping with my kids...

Enjoy your new Roo...we look forward to getting ours in March!
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:05 PM   #3
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Welcome to the "Roo Kroo"!!

be sure to post on the Expandable section here at FRF. seems like we're getting more 233S owners lately.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:15 PM   #4
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Congrats to both of you, allards5 and Smokyroo. to the forum

I hope both of you and your families have a great time with your new tt's this summer.

Oh yeah. It's MANDATORY on FRF's that you post pics when you get a new tt!

Good luck and happy camping!
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:27 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum from another Virginian !!!

I am probably only 60 miles from you as the buzzard flies.
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:33 PM   #6
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Thanks Mtnguy!

Do you have any recommendations for Virginia campgrounds?
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grhodes, I guess that means I get to get a new digital camera...lol.

Allards, I have always wanted to camp in the Shenandoah, but I have camped across the state line in West Virginia in the Monongahelia at Seneca Rocks Campground...absolutely gorgeous there and highly recommend a trip there...
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Thanks Mtnguy!

Do you have any recommendations for Virginia campgrounds?
For dry camping, you can beat Shenandoah National Park or the National Forest campgrounds in the Shenandoah Mountains. For campgrounds with hookups, check out the Virginia State Park System (Park Locations)....we especially like 1st Landing State Park in Va. Beach.
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