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RE: Help us pick!!

First, we too are from Maine. We are now on our third hybrid, and we don't see the day when we will upgrade. That salesman will point out everything wrong with an hybrid for the simple reason he's not educated on what the HTT look like today, and he wants to make a sale.....period! Hybrids nowadays are so much easier to setup. Open those front and back doors and install the poles inside, and that is all.....no more poles to support the doors, or velcro to attach the tents. We have a 2016 Rockwood Roo 23WS, and that model has a private bedroom in the back with a wardrobe.......simply beautiful hybrid. Another Thing.....Only Popups and Hybrids have two queen size beds. Those are all the reasons why we love our HTT, but like many are mentioning: it is not for everyone. All the Best Dre
drenjoey 06/13/17 02:52pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: LOVE...... RV.NET

Gee, Dren, so who do you want to post replies to your posts? JUST hybrid owners? No common issues? Hmmmm I don't care if the answer comes from an owner of a popup, HTT, TT etc etc, but it should be related to the question. Dre
drenjoey 06/10/17 03:32am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: LOVE...... RV.NET

Someone on FR forum asked about a SPECIFIC bicycle attachment system for the rear bumper. He had the part name and a link to a video about the product. His question was "if anyone has tried that product He got 2 answers related to the question and 14 unrelated to that attachment. :h Is it wrong to feel the way I feel ?
drenjoey 06/10/17 03:26am Hybrid Travel Trailers
LOVE...... RV.NET

I just left Forest River Forum. This is really not a great forum. When on that site you post a thread in the Hybrid forum, you get answers from owners of Class A, Class C, Fifth Wheel etc etc, that has nothing to do with the OP question. I feel they just write something to get a higher answer score......Sad, real sad !!! Dre
drenjoey 06/09/17 05:44pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Clothes Storage ideas

We used to bring a tent with us......installed it beside the camper, and store the extras in there, including clothes in bins This is the best idea yet. Genius! That came after years of camping and finding a way to accommodate everyone. We used to have a popup and our kids were bringing friends with them . We knew at the time, they wouldn't feel comfortable dressing up in the popup. That's when the idea came of getting a tent so they could have their privacy to get ready in the morning or getting ready to go out at night.
drenjoey 06/06/17 05:08pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Clothes Storage ideas

We used to bring a tent with us......installed it beside the camper, and store the extras in there, including clothes in bins
drenjoey 06/06/17 04:01am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Considering a HTT- Family of 4-Please Share your Pros/Cons

I don't believe temperature is a problem unless it is extreme. Most hot places cool down at night to a fairly comfortable level. Plus, even without AC, you can unzip your canvas and go full screen which will allow for a cross breeze. My hybrid has three queen size bunks. Who can compete with that? Plus a deep slide dinette. Huge interior. Cold can be a problem but how many of us really camp when it is cold anyway? And if you do you probably can already deal with it. Heated mattresses make a big difference assuming you have power. I find noise to be a bigger problem than weather. Not a common occurrence but when it happens (trains, loud neighbors, etc) it can be a problem. I like the shorter length for storage. I can keep it at my house. I couldn't do that with a longer box. The bunk ends are no problem at all. All three can be set up in well under 10 minutes. Easiest part of setup, IMO. We don't use sheets or blankets; we use sleeping bags. X2
drenjoey 05/27/17 05:05pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Considering a HTT- Family of 4-Please Share your Pros/Cons

I had a hybrid for years and it was easy to use. Just thinking out loud, you state the wife and autistic child. I'm suggesting you get a travel trailerwith push button slides, push button awning, push button stabilizers. Hybrids are work, open doors, make beds, and setup the site. Not much more work than a TT.......Like a TT, you can have the push button accessories (awning, slides, etc) if you ask for them. You also have the advantage of having two queen size beds, and if you do like me, we use sleeping bags....so no sheets and no blankets.
drenjoey 05/26/17 03:48am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Considering a HTT- Family of 4-Please Share your Pros/Cons

We're on our third hybrid, and don't see the day we will get something different. The new breed of hybrids are so easy to open up and shut.......no velcro and no setup poles under the camper. Just open the door and install the shepherd poles inside and you're done.
drenjoey 05/25/17 02:41pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Maine Campground with Teens

Thanks to all for your help. OOB is a good idea. We've camped there before at Hid'n Pines but that campground was a little too quiet for this trip. I'll look into Bayley's and Paradise Point. Sebago is also high on the list.. Check Sebago, but I'm not sure your grandchildren will find the action they're looking for. We camp at Hid'n Pines the first week of July every year, but Powder Horn which is owned by the same family (the Ahearn) has a lot more to offer to teens.......
drenjoey 05/14/17 08:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Maine Campground with Teens

We stayed at Mt Desert Narrows and found that there was a shuttle that stopped at most of the campgrounds and would take campers (for free) into Bar Harbor. The ages of kids you are talking about are way beyond "playground" stuff. This age of kids congregate around the wifi hotspot. This may sound cynical BUT (in this day and age) the place I saw most teens was at the closest wifi access with their faces in their phones. SERIOUSLY Where ever you end up going, if you want a teen to enjoy themselves make sure there is wifi/Data access! In Old Orchard Beach, Bayley campground or Powder Horn campground have wifi and television cable.and both have at least two pools. I forgot to mention in my earlier post that both campgrounds have shuttle bus that brings you to the beach.(I think the cost is a dollar) Mt Desert Narrows is situated near Acadia National Park. If your grandchildren are into biking or hiking, this is the place to go....if not, they might not like the area.
drenjoey 05/14/17 08:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Maine Campground with Teens

As a Mainer, I can tell you the only place where teens will have fun is Old Orchard Beach. Beside the seven mile beach, you'll find an amusement park and an Arcade in town, and within five minute drive, two water parks and Ziplines and High Ropes Adventure. Plenty of stores and restaurants in the area. As for campgrounds there are Bayley's and Powder Horn which are what they call resorts. Word of advice......Reserve soon, as Old Orchard Beach is a very vibrant place in the summer.
drenjoey 05/13/17 04:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Registration......Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!

Not in Maine. We pay excise tax every year on our travel trailer ($486.00), my wife's car is a 2015 Honda CRV ($478.00) and my truck is a 2005 Dodge Ram (around $250.00 this year). Excise tax cost goes down as the vehicles age.....It is not a property tax. http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/registration/ Your excise tax is a property tax. From the website The payment of municipal excise (property) taxes is a prerequisite for all motor vehicle registrations. Mike In other states, they might call it property tax, but here in Maine, they call it excise tax
drenjoey 04/26/17 03:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Registration......Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!

We have a 2016 Rockwood Roo 23ws (this is an hybrid). Every year we have to register the camper and pay the excise tax.Excise taxes are only paid when you purchase something. You seem to be talking about a property tax. Not in Maine. We pay excise tax every year on our travel trailer ($486.00), my wife's car is a 2015 Honda CRV ($478.00) and my truck is a 2005 Dodge Ram (around $250.00 this year). Excise tax cost goes down as the vehicles age.....It is not a property tax. http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/registration/
drenjoey 04/26/17 03:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Registration......Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!

:M:M:M:M We have a 2016 Rockwood Roo 23ws (this is an hybrid). Every year we have to register the camper and pay the excise tax. Last year, it cost me over $600.00 and this year $486.00. (Price is according to the value of the camper) Wow, your millage rate must be really high. When we owned our Hybrid, it was a 2006 model, bought in 2005. The first year we registered and paid the excise tax it was about $125. When we sold it in 2010, it had dropped to about $85. When we bought our motorhome, brand new, we didn't pay $600 the first year for excise tax. I think it was $535. GA doesn't base their excise tax on the value of the motorhome, just the value of the chassis. Any vehicle bought new in GA does not pay an excise tax anymore, it's taxed at the time of purchase and then we just pay the $20/year tag fee. -Michael It's a trailer.....no motor, no mileage. When you go at the DMV office in Maine, they charge the excise tax by the MSRP of the travel trailer
drenjoey 04/23/17 06:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Registration......Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!

Why can't we buy a registration just like a motorcycle for six months. They won't let you do that for a travel trailer. This is a little different issue than your original post. I can understand the motorcycle part year license. And I agree that it would be nice to do the same for a travel trailer. But, your original post was about what it costs vs how many times you used it. Winter aside, you could use it every day if that helps lower the per trip registration cost. Or take it to Florida and use it all year. I am certainly not supporting Maine's logic nor the ridiculous cost per year. Maybe that is why so many full timers use South Dakota, Texas, or Florida for their vehicle registrations, licenses, and residency regardless where they really live most of the year. My post is not really price vs how many time I use it.....It's more like why do I have to pay the same price as a motor vehicle when it is actually a trailer. Someone who owns a utility trailer and pulls his boat on it, will pay a flat rate on the trailer and the boat which are under $100.00. Why is my camper not consider a trailer......and my license plate says "trailer"
drenjoey 04/23/17 05:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Registration......Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!

We have a 2016 Rockwood Roo 23ws (this is an hybrid). Every year we have to register the camper and pay the excise tax. Last year, it cost me over $600.00 and this year $486.00. (Price is according to the value of the camper) When I think that our camping season is 5 to 6 months, and knowing that each time we go camping we're on the road one day to get there and one day to come back......this is a rip off ! About 12 days on the road each year, and we have to pay as much as a car we use all year long ! I know it's my choice, but I still don't think it's fair! Typically the registration price/cost is not determined on how many times you use your RV or if it is a hybrid or not. It usually is an annual cost that is good for as many times you want to go in the year. The number of times you go is your choice. The cost is the state's calculated value whether you use the RV once, never, or every day in a tax year. If you want the cost per trip to be lower, go more often. I know what you're saying, but come on !!! I'd like to see you travel in Maine with a trailer behind a car or truck in December, January, February and part of March. 99% of people here use their camper for a maximum of six months in a year Why can't we buy a registration just like a motorcycle for six months. They won't let you do that for a travel trailer.
drenjoey 04/22/17 02:34pm General RVing Issues
Registration......Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!

:M:M:M:M We have a 2016 Rockwood Roo 23ws (this is an hybrid). Every year we have to register the camper and pay the excise tax. Last year, it cost me over $600.00 and this year $486.00. (Price is according to the value of the camper) When I think that our camping season is 5 to 6 months, and knowing that each time we go camping we're on the road one day to get there and one day to come back......this is a rip off ! About 12 days on the road each year, and we have to pay as much as a car we use all year long ! I know it's my choice, but I still don't think it's fair! Our Maine government promotes family life, but camping is becoming a luxury............. How many other states have that excise tax....and I'm not talking about motorhomes which are motor vehicles.
drenjoey 04/22/17 05:01am General RVing Issues
RE: East coast camping

Maine is an awesome place to camp. North of Portland you can take Rt 295 to Brunswick, Me and catch Rt 1 which is the coastal route all along the coast. Rte 1 is a coastal route, but you won't see much of the ocean..... Dre (Maine)
drenjoey 04/13/17 03:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wardrobe in Roo 23WS

Look on Pinterest there are many examples, and here on RV.net! You stated for a wardrobe, not a pantry. I should have mentioned....sorry for that. The wardrobe has 3 sections , and I would use one of them as a pantry
drenjoey 03/19/17 12:52pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
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