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Old 12-10-2021, 10:52 AM   #1
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Let's see those Roos!

DW and I went camping for thanksgiving this year, and managed a spot on a lake. Lovely view, and more appreciation for these great hybrids. Comfortable and convenience, with all the amenities of a larger, more lux trailer. In the bunk ends, we had nature sounds all around us and plenty of comfort, despite 28° nights (and LOTS of rain overnight one evening). Love this Roo!
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Old 12-10-2021, 12:05 PM   #2
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That appears to be a large trailer for the TV.
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Old 12-10-2021, 02:19 PM   #3
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Well within tolerances, Capacitor, but a lot of folks say that (see my signature). TV is rated to tow 7,700# with a payload of 1,900#. TT is just under 6k lbs fully loaded. Tongue weight is btw 10 and 15%, with gear loaded appropriately/forward of the axles. Also, I don't travel with full tanks. Got just over 3,100 miles on the rig as it sits (admittedly, a lot of flatlanding... but also includes a 10-day trip to the Rockies over the summer), very happy with it.
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Old 12-10-2021, 06:28 PM   #4
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When we had our 23IKLSS (2013 model) we towed it with a Dodge Durango. It towed it well, hardly knew it was there. We bought the Roo new and at the time it was the largest one they made. We loved the Roo but after 4 years we moved up to a travel trailer. Miss a lot of the things about the Roo but had to move on.
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Old 12-11-2021, 09:41 PM   #5
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Good memories and fun times in our Roo 21BDClick image for larger version

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Old 12-12-2021, 03:02 PM   #6
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Well within tolerances, Capacitor, but a lot of folks say that (see my signature). TV is rated to tow 7,700# with a payload of 1,900#. TT is just under 6k lbs fully loaded. Tongue weight is btw 10 and 15%, with gear loaded appropriately/forward of the axles. Also, I don't travel with full tanks. Got just over 3,100 miles on the rig as it sits (admittedly, a lot of flatlanding... but also includes a 10-day trip to the Rockies over the summer), very happy with it.

What’s your door sticker have for payload? I have a really hard time believing it’s anywhere near 1900 lbs. Also, the max tongue weight on that vehicle is 770 lbs, and based on experience with this TT, I’m guessing you’re over that even after trying to load the rear heavier.

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Old 12-12-2021, 09:36 PM   #7
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This is our 23IKSS Shamrock
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Old 12-14-2021, 10:39 AM   #8
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Love this camper - pictures from a trip in Northern Arizona out of the heat
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Old 12-15-2021, 10:24 PM   #9
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Love the hybrid

We camped from Maine all the way down to Florida this year. In our first year with the new hybrid. We are extremely happy with it. And cannot wait for many more years of memories.
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Old 12-16-2021, 06:57 AM   #10
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Only have my order form for the 235S we ordered beginning of November to share right now. Looking forward to April or May!
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Old 12-16-2021, 11:23 AM   #11
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I had a hybrid, and looked at Roos which are well designed.
But I finally gave up on hybrids for being too hot, too cold and too loud.
How do you avoid these problems and limitations with Roos?
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Old 12-16-2021, 12:17 PM   #12
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Too hot, too cold, too loud

We boondock a lot, have recently started to stay at RV parks when the weather is too cold to be in the mountains.

If we are plugged in, we can use the A/C but honestly living in Phoenix, anywhere is generally cooler than home. Open the tent ends, the roof vents and keep the air flowing does a good job to keep things cool.

I built full panels (sides and roof) from reflectix and use a large emergency blanket attached for my own version of pop-up gizmos. So far have been pretty comfortable in temps down into the low 30s.

As far as noise, I have used ear plugs from time to time but honestly, if I am not in a RV park, we only really hear the animals (coyotes, elk).
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Old 12-17-2021, 10:56 AM   #13
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Thanks to blangan for a good answer.
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Old 12-23-2021, 07:17 PM   #14
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This is ours

Last trip before storage this year
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Old 12-23-2021, 07:43 PM   #15
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Nice camper but leak prone

Have a 2013 shamrock 23ikss. Love the camper but lots of issues with bunk ends delaminating and leaking. Probably not going hybrid next time...
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Old 12-23-2021, 07:58 PM   #16
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Roo 24WS

My sister and I have the 24WS and we love it! Here are some pics. I’m sorry the pics are on their side, couldn’t figure out how to stand them up
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Old 12-23-2021, 08:06 PM   #17
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Re: too hot, too cold, too loud

After 5 years we traded in our 2017 Roo 185 this fall for a 2022 Rockwood ultralight 2706ws.
We had many great adventures in our Roo, but I agree they are too loud and it is hard to regulated the bunks when it gets hot and cold (above 85 and below 50). Its pretty much like sleeping in a tent.

When it gets too hot during the day, we would close up the rear 2 bunks and crank on the AC. When it got cold at night we wrapped up in blankets and my wife and I would each sleep with one of our 2 kids.

It was nice enjoying nature at peaceful sites, but hard to ignore noisy ones (like the Wisconsin Dells Jellystone freeway noise). There were a few times at various camp grounds when we had to listen to late partiers, in nearby sites, as they sat around and cussing and/or debating politics.

as 'blangan" said there are some extreme ways around the temperature and noise issues, but when you purchase a fully enclosed camper you can still open the windows to enjoy the great outdoors. All-in-all we grateful for our Roo memories and looking forward to our adventures to come in our new Rockwood 2706!
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Old 12-23-2021, 11:25 PM   #18
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Nice 24 WS

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Love this camper - pictures from a trip in Northern Arizona out of the heat
We have the same camper, and ours is a 2019. Same camper just different colors. We got the last 2019 our dealer had, and they didnt even get any 2020's before they were discontinued.

Love the layout and the interior storage space.
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Old 12-23-2021, 11:29 PM   #19
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I had a hybrid, and looked at Roos which are well designed.
But I finally gave up on hybrids for being too hot, too cold and too loud.
How do you avoid these problems and limitations with Roos?

Heat when cold, AC when hot, and we ae ok with the sounds. All joking aside, we moved up from a Rockwood popup so we were used to what you can hear. We camp almost exclusively in MN State Parks, which are typically quite after 10pm.
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Old 12-24-2021, 02:54 PM   #20
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We traded in our 233s for Flagstaff 27bhws tt this year no regrets much cooler in the summer and warmer in the fall
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