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RE: Borrowing our hybrid !!

I'm the OP They did borrow our previous camper, and it always came back with something broken (minor but still)......and both times I had to go get it at their home.....and not cleaned. My DW still thinks it's ok to lend it to them.....Geezzzzzzzz!!!
drenjoey 06/23/16 04:46pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Used HTT Suggestions

Why don't they start with a POPUP !! They would have the feel of sleeping under tents and they are also a lot cheaper! Many on Craigslist for under $3500 and in good shape. If they love that type of camping, they can sell that popup afterward without losing much money and then upgrade to an HTT
drenjoey 06/18/16 04:00am Hybrid Travel Trailers
Borrowing our hybrid !!

Hi Folks, Simple question: Would you let your children borrow your camper for week ends ! We have a new 2016 Roo 23ws and I personally don't agree. My wife on the other hand doesn't mind letting her daughter and her family use it . What do you think !
drenjoey 06/18/16 03:47am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: What are the pitfalls of camping in a Hybrid?

I do agree when you say "to each their own " I guess it all comes down to how you like to sleep / the condensation / outside temperature / interior set up / where you go camping / how long is your camping season / and probably a lot more. Here in Maine, the season is four to five months....and I forgot to mention in my previous post that here in Maine, and since our first hybrid (2007), we used the AC only once (in 9 years)
drenjoey 05/22/16 02:54pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: What are the pitfalls of camping in a Hybrid?

We moved up from a hybrid from a pop-up about 8 years ago. We used our pop up one week a year to camp at the beach. We purchased the hybrid thinking that we would use it more by taking long weekend trips. The first year we used it maybe three time and used it twice two years and then once a year after that like the pop up. I hate the hybrid for short weekend trips. When you arrive, you have to set the beds up, put sheets on the beds, make the beds, etc. We also place tarps over the beds for one, to help keep it cooler, and to keep the ends clean. When you get home, you have to open the beds to air them out if it rained or if the A/C was on due to condensation. We love the hybrid for our week summer vacation, but it is to much for a short trip. We have been talking of getting a new TT. We found a great deal on a used one, so we are looking at purchasing it this weekend to see if we will use it more before purchasing a brand new one. Since you've owned popups and hybrids, you are used to sleep under tents...... You might not like to sleep in a confined area. We're on our third hybrid, and nowadays, 5 minutes is all it takes to make the beds. We used to put sheets on the beds, and found out quickly that sleeping bags is the way to go. As for the tarps over the beds, we never saw the need to install those in Maine. Where we camp, there are no issues that makes us want to install tarps....No condensation and even sap is not an issue at the campgrounds we go to.
drenjoey 05/20/16 04:02am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Can you fold up bunk ends with made beds?

Hybrids are interesting beasts... people either seem to love them or hate them, and you will get a lot of weird, uninformed and even downright ignorant opinions on them from people who don't actually own them, mostly because old HTT's were badly designed, but modern ones are way different. I have heard people say that they are not safe (security and bears), tell that to the grizzlies that have ripped the doors off TT's, 5ers and Motor homes for a meal in Banff. People will tell you that you get too much moisture inside or that the bunk ends are too cold, I've been cold camping below freezing and never had it rain on me inside the bunk or been cold. They will tell you it is a pain to setup and tear down (especially wet), hmmm you must be in a real rush if 2-3 minutes is that big a deal. Or that the tent ends will leak, tear, fail and need to be replaced in 5 years, tell that to my co worker with 20 year old tent ends. What they don't tell you is that my 21' trailer has all the features of a TT and is 3400lbs, can be pulled by a V6, sleeps 7, and when opened up effectively has the square footage of a 31' trailer. Or that with the bunk windows zipped down you get excellent air circulation. Or that sleeping in a bunk end feels like tent camping but in a tent attached to a full featured trailer and no rocks poking in your back. Or that you can Wallydock, you can "turtle" with the bed ends up and still sleep on a jackknife sofa or dinette if in a pinch. Ya HTT's are not for everyone and most people would not want to full time in one, but for recreational camping, their weight vs usable square footage and sleeping space make them a good alternative to a Pop up or small/medium Travel Trailer. Amen to that.....We're on our third hybrid and nowadays they make them so much easier to work with.....especially for me who have COPD. Yes, I can close the tent ends with the mattresses My Roo 23ws has no more velcro or bungy cords on the tent end to tie them down. Open them, throw sleeping bags on them, and you're good to go (Less then 5 minutes) The tent ends handles are lower on new Roos The jack is electric The awning is electric Shower doors in the bathroom I even have a private bedroom with a wardrobe in the back. Everything a TT has, I have, PLUS the benefit of a 30 foot camper.....but 23 foot when traveling. Dre
drenjoey 04/29/16 03:07am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Show your mods!!

That back bunk looks about as hard to get into as in my ROO 233S. Especially if you have any girth to you or aren't very flexible. Once the front slide is opened, there's plenty of room to get there (close to three feet width)
drenjoey 04/24/16 05:34pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Show your mods!!

Love the glass shower. Did you install that or did it come with the camper. I really wanna get rid of my curtain and that looks pretty slick. The glass shower is standard on a Roo 23ws
drenjoey 04/24/16 03:09pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Show your mods!!

Here are a few other mods I did on the Roo 23ws: 1- Installed a garbage can in the front cabinet by the door: http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq213/Drenjoey/23%20WS%20%20Mods/DSCN0528.jpg height=480 http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq213/Drenjoey/23%20WS%20%20Mods/DSCN0526.jpg height=480 Installed a mirror in the rear private room: http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq213/Drenjoey/23%20WS%20%20Mods/DSCN0530.jpg height=480 Installed an Oxygenic shower head: http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq213/Drenjoey/23%20WS%20%20Mods/DSCN0533.jpg height=480 Installed a television bracket on the wall in the rear room: http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq213/Drenjoey/23%20WS%20%20Mods/DSCN0534.jpg height=480 And finally, brought the antenna/cable to the front cabinet http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq213/Drenjoey/23%20WS%20%20Mods/DSCN0535.jpg height=480 Dre
drenjoey 04/24/16 03:32am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Guitar around a campfire !!

I already play a lot of songs you posted, but there are also some that I forgot about and will include them on my list of songs to learn. Great choice folks........Keep them coming! As for ttempleton...keep it up !...........I stopped playing for 40 years, and started playing again eighteen months ago........A great move on my part and a great hobby for when I will retire.
drenjoey 04/16/16 03:55am RV Lifestyle
RE: Guitar around a campfire !!

I never thought of Alice's Restaurant.....Thanks NYCgrrl ! I'll have to check "I'll fly away" and "Dos Gardenias"
drenjoey 04/08/16 02:28am RV Lifestyle
RE: Guitar around a campfire !!

Boy !!! We are way off to what I was asking !!! I wish folks would read the question before posting :(
drenjoey 04/07/16 03:12am RV Lifestyle
Guitar around a campfire !!

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 28820975
drenjoey 04/04/16 03:24pm Around the Campfire
Guitar around a campfire !!

After 40 years, I finally decided to play guitar again (2015).....and it's weird how you still know your chords after all these years. Last summer, I brought my guitar with me and started to play around a campfire. What happened next...... our neighbors asked if they could join us, and we had such a good time. I played some of my songs, they played theirs and everyone was singing..... I'm sure some of you folks play guitar or sing around a campfire and I thought I could share my favorite songs and perhaps some of you have your favorite ones too. Maybe that way we can have more songs to our list. So, here is a list of five songs I love to play: 1- Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett) 2- Brown eyed girl (Van Morrison) 3- The sound of silence (Simon & Garfunkel) 4- California dreamin' (Mamas & Papas) 5- A kind of hush (Herman's Hermits)
drenjoey 04/04/16 03:24pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Wildwood, NJ campgrounds

What's your favorite campground nearest to Wildwood, NJ and why. Looking to stay near by for the Wildwood Half Marathon. If I was you, and since you live only 90 minutes from Wildwood, I would make a day trip and go check out the campgrounds in the area. Most of the campgrounds are on the same road. Take the day, go to the beach, visit the campgrounds, have lunch in Cape May, and go back home.......Great Day !! :)
drenjoey 03/31/16 03:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What are the pitfalls of camping in a Hybrid?

I almost wrote a reply yesterday but not as detailed as Dan. My thought was: You only live once.....so enjoy, and have fun. If you start worrying about any or all of the above, camping life is not for you Dre
drenjoey 03/28/16 02:48am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Hatch Trim

When I had my Travelstar, I used Clorox bleach in spray. Sprayed it on and waited.....then wiped it down ! Another product I use was called Awesome (Family dollar) ....did a good job too !
drenjoey 03/27/16 03:00pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: What are the pitfalls of camping in a Hybrid?

One point about hybrid TTs. The first hybrids were made by R-Vision and debuted in 1998 model year. Other manufacturers started their own, the following year. Those early hybrids had many issues because it was a new design/concept. So dealers got negative about them because of all the warranty issues. So eventually hybrids developed a negative image. But since about 2004, changes in design have dramatically reduced these issues. But the rep is still out there. You are making me want to upgrade to a Roo 233! I guess my R-Vision is the second model year! Other then being a little too small for two adults and three children comfortably, I love it.(except for the tiny tiny bathroom) Make sure you talk to your wife before upgrading.......HAPPY WIFE HAPPY LIFE !!!!:)
drenjoey 03/25/16 05:11pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: What are the pitfalls of camping in a Hybrid?

And nowadays the hybrids are so easy to set up....no more bungie cords or whatever......just bring the doors down, install the poles and you're good to go. In less then 3 minutes, the beds are done.....wow !!!
drenjoey 03/25/16 03:20pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: What are the pitfalls of camping in a Hybrid?

I never had one but my brother in law did, he told me on a windy day it is like standing out side and at night the furnace never shuts off. made me go out and buy a real hard four walled trailer. An hybrid is not for everyone........If on a windy day, it's like standing outside, maybe your brother in law should have zipped up the screen windows !:S
drenjoey 03/24/16 05:15pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
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