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Old 02-17-2015, 09:03 AM   #1
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Just waiting for the arrival our new unit and very excited. We know the door does open all the way as the awning is in the way. For any current owners, what mods have you created to keep the door open but not swinging free?
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:37 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new Roo!


As for the door, we haven't done anything. The gas spring holds it in place pretty well when open. Seemed weird to me at first, as I was used to the old style doors that open flat against the side of the trailer and latch when open, but this design works fine.
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:43 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

We are moving up from a tent trailer. Hoping this unit will be our retirement travel around the continent unit. Will be spending the next few summers working out the kinks and quirks before travelling.
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Welcome and congrats on your new Roo.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:13 AM   #5
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We bought the same model after 13 years with our popup. We love it. Our favorite spots are lake front state parks with no hookups. The sites are spaced out nicely, but the many of the nicest ones are hard to get into. This trailer can get in there no problem. And, it still has a lot of features and living space.


Our first big trip after we bought it was 2700 miles in 12 nights, with 8 one-night stops. The front bunk comes down when still hitched, so we could be setup in about 10 minutes on a pull through site. Worked out nicely, the kids can hit the pool or whatever after traveling, while the parents can have a cocktail and get dinner ready.


If you don't mind the tent ends, this trailer is really versatile. Small enough to tow through just about anywhere, big enough to be livable for long trips.


As for upgrades or mods, we have been slowly adding things. First purchase was a portable grey water tank. With the nice kitchen, we found we were filling the grey tank pretty quickly. We never used to camp before Memorial Day or after Labor Day with the popup. Now, the early/late season trips have become our favorite part of camping. Added popup gizmos/reflectix for the colder trips to help with condensation. Also going to change the thermostat to a digital one. The stock one was a huge temperature range, which is getting annoying. Plus, there is no heat duct to the front, so I'm considering adding a small electric fireplace in the cabinet under the TV. Could just use a portable heater, but the fireplace would cool if we can pull it off.


And added LED awning light strip - but your 2015 should come with that. Added 200 watts of solar and an inverter for the times we don't have electric. We camped quite a bit before deciding what we needed to add. Otherwise, its mostly just been a process of figuring out what gear we need and how best to store it, and figuring out what we don't need and getting rid of it. Still perfecting that, but the whole pack up and un-pack process is so much easier than with a popup. And, you can keep a lot more things ready to go with a tt.
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:07 AM   #6
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Check these out for mods:

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My 2013 Roo 23SS mods
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We camp at the beach a lot and when the wind is from the front of the camper, the door will swing some. I just bungee the door to the camper frame. That still allows a little give if a stronger gust comes.
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