Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-28-2012, 12:00 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Visalia, California
Posts: 3
Suburban Oven Door won't close

Here's my first post - I'm hoping that someone has crossed this bridge before.

My wife and I recently bought our very first RV, a 2002 Rockwood Roo. Overall it's in fantastic condition, but as you can see by the pictures, the oven door will not close anywhere close to completely, and doesn't appear to have any adjustments possible. (We're guessing that's why the oven appears to have never been used )

Anyway, we're hoping someone has some suggestions. Thanks in Advance!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_8732.2.jpg
Views:	115
Size:	39.0 KB
ID:	10105   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_8735.2.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	35.6 KB
ID:	10106  
__________________

__________________
goodpaige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 12:33 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Rest and Relax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Brampton ontario
Posts: 120
My guess would be someone has sat or leaned on it to heavy and sprung the hinges.You may be able to get new ones.
__________________

__________________
Rest and Relax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 02:00 PM   #3
Moderators' Assistant
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 13,240
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rest and Relax View Post
My guess would be someone has sat or leaned on it to heavy and sprung the hinges.You may be able to get new ones.
i agree. something is bent or sprung.

by the way, there's a Roo owner's sub-section under Expandables/Hybrids here at FRF.
many members of the "Roo Kroo" there to help. also, the Shamrock trailers are twins of the Roo, so i suggest you read through both sections to find ideas, mods and info on your Roo.

which model Roo did you get?
__________________
Dan-Retired Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC
bikendan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 03:56 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Visalia, California
Posts: 3
Thanks to both of you. Your responses allowed me to re-examine the situation and make some adjustments on the hinge/spring mechanisms. I put it back together and it seems to have taken care of the issue.

bikendan -- we picked up a Model 232. We can't wait for our "maiden voyage" in the coming weeks - maybe just an overnight up the road near us at Three Rivers, CA to make sure everything works, etc.
__________________
goodpaige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 04:38 PM   #5
Moderators' Assistant
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 13,240
that's great you were able to fix the issue.
yea, know Three Rivers and Sequoia NP.

was just thinking about a spring trip there. never been there with our Roo, just our previous popups.

IMHO, hybrids are perfect for California camping. still haven't figured out why they are as popular here as they are elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada.
__________________
Dan-Retired Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC
bikendan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 06:22 PM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
Triguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeast Wisconsin
Posts: 6,950
Quote:
Originally Posted by bikendan View Post

IMHO, hybrids are perfect for California camping. still haven't figured out why they are as popular here as they are elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada.
Dan, could be the old chicken and the egg thing. On one hand, not enough dealers carry them for fear the local buyer won't choose them over other options and most buyers haven't chosen them because there aren't many dealers. Plus, aren't the dealers who carry hybrids now in CA charging a lot? That might be another problem.
__________________
Scott
DW, 3 Kids and our Goldens

2012 Shamrock 233S
2008 Toyota Sequoia 5.7L 4WD
Triguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 06:33 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Visalia, California
Posts: 3
Triguy -- we actually fell in love with the hybrid concept after seeing a brand new one at a local dealer here in central California, but it's like you're suggesting: out of maybe 100 different units they had for sale, there was 1 hybrid on the lot. From there we just did a lot of internet research and it seems like everyone who had a hybrid had basically good things to say.

Our only concern has been with some mildew we discovered on the tent fabric, but we've been doing some testing and seem to have found a great solution (providing that it doesn't wind up eat the materials - LOL).
__________________
goodpaige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 06:44 PM   #8
Moderator Emeritus
 
Triguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeast Wisconsin
Posts: 6,950
Let us know what you do to take care of it. A little mildew isn't too bad.

And, by the way,
__________________
Scott
DW, 3 Kids and our Goldens

2012 Shamrock 233S
2008 Toyota Sequoia 5.7L 4WD
Triguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 08:19 PM   #9
Moderators' Assistant
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 13,240
Quote:
Originally Posted by Triguy View Post
Dan, could be the old chicken and the egg thing. On one hand, not enough dealers carry them for fear the local buyer won't choose them over other options and most buyers haven't chosen them because there aren't many dealers. Plus, aren't the dealers who carry hybrids now in CA charging a lot? That might be another problem.
all types of RVs cost more out here, than in the rest of the country, due to shipping distance.
only RVs made on the West Coast, come in at pricing similar to the Midwest.
and RV dealers out here tend to push the biggest and most expensive RVs made. Toyhaulers are huge out here because of all the desert areas.
but a lot of popups and hybrids will be found at the mom&pop dealers, along with Class B's.
__________________
Dan-Retired Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC
bikendan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 04:01 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 3
what adjustments did you make to allow the door to close
__________________

__________________
ribbs65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:07 AM.