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Old 10-07-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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Happy owner of a hybrid, refreshing...

Let it be known that our 3rd summer in our 2011 Shamrock 19 - a Roo twin - is coming to an end.

I am sad for owners who have issues with leaks and al, but let me be the voice of a silent majority.

I have had no leaks at all, all amenities and appliances have worked very well. Yes, we did have to make adjustments here & there, but that is to be expected. We have pulled it over 2500 mi this summer.

So I declare wholeheartedly that we are very happy hybrid owners.

On this last weekend of the season, we woke up today in heavy rain and a very cold morning - but oh so greatful for heated mattresses, a warm trailer and a hearty hot breakfast.

I would buy another hybrid, no ifs or buts.
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:50 PM   #2
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Good post!

I got to say 2500+ miles during the summer season is very impressive! Sorry that the camping season is ending as your closing statement is part of the reason many of us love RVing.

Take care.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:37 PM   #3
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Thank you for the positive post! Although I can empathize with those who are having major issues with their hybrid, it's nice to hear a few positive words. We, also, have had a few minor glitches with our camper, but mostly our experience has been positive. Fortunately we live in an area that affords year-round camping (i.e. no need to winterize!!), so although winter will soon descend upon you, we will try to share stories and allow everyone in cold climates a vicarious experience!
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:36 PM   #4
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Yes I wish that we had positive experiences to share as well. If we did I would definitely have been posting them.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:03 PM   #5
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I think people are more likely to post if they experience problems because they are looking for advice or just a sympathetic ear to vent.

If you aren't having any problems then you almost feel bad posting because 1) it sound a little bit like bragging and 2) you don't want to post "Well MINE works FINE" when others ARE having problems.

I will just say that we have had 2 different TT, and both of them were perfect from the dealer, we got a thorough PDI where everything had been tested, and the only issues we've had have been 'user error' or routine maintenance stuff.

I am sad to see the summer go by as well, but looking forward to at least 30 nights of camping next summer already booked, so now it's sit through the winter to dream and plan next summer's trips!
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:46 PM   #6
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i'm also hesitant in posting the fact that in the 6 years i've had my Roo, i've never had more than a tiny amount of water in the hinge area.
enough to dab up with a rag.
nor did we ever have any leaks on the seams.
i, too, don't want to appear to "brag", when others are having such difficulties.

i understand that some aren't as lucky and i wish their experience would have been as positive as mine.

but having been on more than 5 Hybrid forums for over 7 years, i've read many sad stories of frustrated hybrid buyers, from all brands.

i know that FR sells thousands of Roos and Shamrocks each year. can't say what percentage have had problems like some of the recent posters.
but, from the various Hybrid forums i'm on, i don't see a unusual amount of those with issues, anymore than all the previous 7 years i've been reading hybrid posts.

that said, i hope FR works at getting these issues worked out.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:29 PM   #7
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I can see what you both are saying. I wish I could look at my trailer and use it, enjoy it and be happy with it. I truly hope that FR can get these issues with the bunks worked out so more consumers can be happy and enjoy using their Rockwood Roo's.
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So I declare wholeheartedly that we are very happy hybrid owners.
We are, too!

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Old 10-11-2012, 03:07 AM   #9
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Count us in with the silent group. We have been thoroughly enjoying our Roo since we have had it. Like others, only a small dab with a towel takes care of any water we get inside, which is very rare (usually after a highway run through a biblical down pour). Any glitches have been easily handled by me, except for the frame cracking I had last year, but that was covered 50/50 by the dealer and FR. We average 5000 to 6000km a year with our trailer, and considering the horrible condition of the roads here in B.C. it is holding together very well, we are very pleased.
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Count us in with the silent group. We have been thoroughly enjoying our Roo since we have had it. Like others, only a small dab with a towel takes care of any water we get inside, which is very rare (usually after a highway run through a biblical down pour). Any glitches have been easily handled by me, except for the frame cracking I had last year, but that was covered 50/50 by the dealer and FR. We average 5000 to 6000km a year with our trailer, and considering the horrible condition of the roads here in B.C. it is holding together very well, we are very pleased.
Depending on ages having a crew can help. Assigning tasks is a good idea as its a family effort (fun & work).

BTW I like your mission statement.
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