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Old 09-10-2015, 08:19 AM   #11
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I live in NM, so condensation isn't an issue. I struggled with the bunks the first few times trying to get the fabric to stay inside the camper. Then I got a 6' piece of electrical metal conduit (lightweight pipe) and it catches on a snap and lifts the bunk just enough to tuck all of the material inside where it goes. It takes just a couple of minutes, and I can do it by myself.

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Old 09-11-2015, 07:10 AM   #12
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I moved down from a larger toy hauler to a hybrid. I find the setup just about the same. The tear down is a little more with the hybrid.

I did my move because I wanted to be closer to the outside and I wanted a smaller, compact unit for easy towing and parking. It accomplished both of these goals very well.

Quality/fit and finish are about the same and comfort is about the same. You will lose a little sound isolation and the flexibility of screen ends is both awesome but also requires a little more from you.

I love my hybrid, but I would only recommend one to a person wanting a closer connection to the outside or one with tow length limitations. It is a unique group of people that prefer them, but a very special group if the amount of forum activity is any indication.

Hybrids will be more involved and require more from you, not less.

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Old 09-28-2015, 06:47 PM   #13
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And I have my 183 because I want to sleep as many adult sized people as I can, and still tow with my explorer. Till I retire I am only camping in the summer, and I don't want to drive and insure a larger TV all year round. We are coming from a popup, where everything had to packed down low to close the camper. So the Roo is great!

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Old 10-02-2015, 11:39 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by rienzo View Post
Hi Everyone,

Hope you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend camping.

Looking for your thoughts and ideas; I currently have a 5er (~36') and now want to purchase a smaller RV for traveling. Too old to want the hassles of traveling with and setting up my current RV (leveling, etc.)

Looking for something easy to tow and set up. So, I am thinking of purchasing a hybrid RV (versus pop-up). My only drawback in the vinyl (bed pull outs) sweating on hot/humid days or will air conditioning take care of my concerns.

Please share your thoughts with me.

I went from a 28' Travel Trailer to a Rockwook Roo23IKSS, so much easier to tow and setup, tons of interior and sleeping room, and much better then the Pop Up Rockwood 296 we were looking at. I like this one for the simple reason if I pull into a campground and it is raining, I can just leave it attached, hook up sewer, water, electric and put slides out and use it.

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