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Old 03-09-2011, 03:43 PM   #1
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2011 roo 17 Leaks

Hello..Just ordered my Roo 17' and from what I have been reading in these blogs is that this thing will eventually leak. Any info on seal kits that I could put on would be appreciated.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:11 PM   #2
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Can't help you with your situation but wanted to Welcome you to the forums. There are many knowledgeable people here so I'm sure someone will be able to help you.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:29 AM   #3
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what blogs are you reading about eventual leaks?
do you mean forums like this one?
people that post on forums like these, post about problems.
they don't post when they don't have problems.

the vast majority of hybrid owners, don't have leak issues. you don't see posts like, "Hey, i have a hybrid and i don't have any leaks!". i've never had leaks on my hybrid and i've never posted such a post.

they will only have eventual bunk leaks if the seals go bad.
the ones that leak from the beginning, usually are from bad factory installation.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:28 PM   #4
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You need to take control of the situation yourself. Inspect the seals on a regular basis, clean out any debris that gets in there, and especially, double check that your "canvas" isn't caught between the seal and the bed when you close up, especially if it is raining. It is an easy thing to miss if you are not looking for it.
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:10 AM   #5
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Hybrids don't leak any more than a Travel Trailer does, your just able to see it easier if it does occur. Pay attention and make regular inspections during your warranty period and if you do find something, take it back to the dealer and let them handle it. Otherwise ignore the hype and enjoy.
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:26 PM   #6
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Gotta be more positive my friend - we've had ours since May 10 - and have seen much, much rain and drove in torrential rain too - no leaks at all.

The only leaks I know of are the ones I take at night

As the previous poster suggested - common sense and verifying the seal to make sure it is not obstructed and you'll be fine.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:32 PM   #7
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Bunk weight

I would like to know if there is a maximum bunk weight on the 2011 Roo. Our sales person said 300lbs but I can't imagine that's right.

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Old 09-08-2011, 01:43 PM   #8
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I would like to know if there is a maximum bunk weight on the 2011 Roo. Our sales person said 300lbs but I can't imagine that's right.

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Sheesh!

That sales guy is way off. Got to be embarrassing for him to be so wrong.

Anyway, the max weight limit on the hybrid bunks are more like 1,200lbs.
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I would like to know if there is a maximum bunk weight on the 2011 Roo. Our sales person said 300lbs but I can't imagine that's right.

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yes, 1000-1200lbs. is the standard for hybrid bunk ends.

by the way, since you're new, it's always advised to start a new thread instead of piggybacking on an unrelated thread.
that way you'll get responses to your particular question.
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:59 AM   #10
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I hate to be the dissenter but I have a 2011 Roo 19 that I constantly inspect and clean to the point that my DS thinks I have a disease. During Hurricane Irene a leak developed in the front bunk and has since continued to leak during any rain shower. It is just a drip but during Irene and Lee it was enough to have done considerable damage if I had not consistently checked on it. I have a pet pad and a pail on top of that and so far the water seems to be contained to that area and once the weather breaks I do let the bunk down to allow any moister to evaporate. I have contacted the dealer since it is still under warranty and will take it in after our last trip in October. Now I will be even worse as far as keeping an eye on it.
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