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Old 08-09-2011, 04:43 PM   #1
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Looking to upgrade from Tent Trailer to Hybrid/Expandable Rockwood Roo

Hello- Current owner of Rockwood Tent Trailer which is great, but looking to move to the next step up but keep it lite weight so can be towed by Nissan Armada (9500 max tow capacity) and not too long in length.

Need at least 1 king bed and either bunkbed or 2nd queen bed for the kids.

The hybrids seem like a good route to go and see lots of Rockwood Roos posted on Craigslist locally.

Any feedback would be appreciated. Are some models better than others? Will be buying used and like the 21ss or 23ss models so far.

thanks!
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:40 PM   #2
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Love my 2304

While not a hybrid, I love my 2304, I kept it simple with no slides to malfunction and no canvas to leak. It has a great bathroom and Queen size murphy bed folds up and makes for a surprising amount of room in a small trailer. I just love it. Good luck on your search.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:48 AM   #3
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Love our 233 watch for leaking bunks and delamintion on the bunk doors
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:01 AM   #4
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We have a 2000 model M-18 and it was the best decision we made. Like you, we also upgraded from a tent trailer to this...a little more convenience, room, and still get to enjoy the outdoor feeling of sleeping out on the bunks. Ours has 2 queens (one in front and the dinette area makes into one) and a double in the back. So far, nobody has complained of sleeping in the back bunk area, even couples. It's easy to tow and fits in most of the places that our popup did. If we had to do it again, I think that we would probably try for the 21ss...that slide out is a really nice feature and gives a bit more room in it for walking around, especially for more than one at a time. The only issues we have had with ours (knock on wood) is replacing the hot water tank (got the electric/gas model with auto ignite) and replacing the 13" wheels and tires with 14". Good luck on finding your new rig!

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Old 08-10-2011, 10:10 AM   #5
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Hello- Current owner of Rockwood Tent Trailer which is great, but looking to move to the next step up but keep it lite weight so can be towed by Nissan Armada (9500 max tow capacity) and not too long in length.

Need at least 1 king bed and either bunkbed or 2nd queen bed for the kids.

The hybrids seem like a good route to go and see lots of Rockwood Roos posted on Craigslist locally.

Any feedback would be appreciated. Are some models better than others? Will be buying used and like the 21ss or 23ss models so far.



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Is 9200 lbs your gross combined weight rating?
Meaning your tow vehicle and pulled trailer combined
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:13 PM   #6
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We have the Shamrock 21ss (same as Roo 21ss). We love it. The slide out really gives a open dimmension to the floor plan.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:39 PM   #7
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A really nice option if you can get it is the heated mattresses for the bunks. This keeps the bunks from getting damp,
And we love using it on cold nights.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:03 PM   #8
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Is 9200 lbs your gross combined weight rating?
Meaning your tow vehicle and pulled trailer combined
The 2009 Nissan Towing Guide shows the GCVWR as between ~12K & ~15K lbs depending on towing options. Other model years are similar.
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Our 21SS has the heated mattress's...Have not used them yet though...
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21SS is a really good all around trailer. You'd love it. We do.
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