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Old 05-21-2014, 12:36 PM   #1
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Thumbs up 2015 Roo 23SS delivered

Okay. Picked up our new 2015 Roo 23SS yesterday from RVDirect in Albany, NY a 5 hour drive from home in Maine. I will review RVDirect in the Reviews forum. During the Demo/PDI went over the trailer really well, found one stove ignition wire shorting to the stove frame. The caulking was good, no cracks anywhere, no signs of water intrusion (camper was built April 4th) anywhere, no delamination. Drive home was uneventful, even though it was my first time towing something this big. Soaked the tent ends to season them and found no water leaks in the front end, a slight water intrusion in the back end. Let them dry and dumped water again and no leaks. So we have to hurry and load it up, expecting rain for the next two days and we are camping this weekend in it. One item of note. Forest River is welding a 1/8" thick plate to the top of the frame rail for the VIN which made putting the Equalizer WDH brackets on not per the manual. The extra 1/8" does not allow the bolt hole immediately under the frame to be used so I had to go down 1 more hole. I haven't figured what the long term solution will be, it towed fine and did not move. Maybe grind off the VIN and move it back. So very pleased with the Roo, no leaks and everything works. TIme for
Also I have seen other peoples photos of the new latches, mine to seem much better and cover all of the catch on the door.
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:50 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new Roo, Davylee!

One of the L brackets on my 2010 23SS has moved forward ever so slightly and I noticed that the lower bolt is not flush with the bottom of the A frame. I contacted Equalizer and their tech sent me these 2 pictures of what they recommend.
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Old 05-21-2014, 01:04 PM   #3
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I have a buddy who has a machine shop. We just elongated the hole a bit.
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Old 05-21-2014, 03:13 PM   #4
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Thanks folks. I have a machine shop access at work and was thinking of elongating the holes. I also thought about a block underneath. Guess at least my thinking was in the right area. I'll take the trip this weekend and then fix it all. We are only driving a little over an hour, and it survived 5 hours so far LOL And now that the trailer is loaded I will need to re-adjust anyways.
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Okay. Picked up our new 2015 Roo 23SS yesterday from RVDirect in Albany, NY a 5 hour drive from home in Maine. I will review RVDirect in the Reviews forum. During the Demo/PDI went over the trailer really well, found one stove ignition wire shorting to the stove frame. The caulking was good, no cracks anywhere, no signs of water intrusion (camper was built April 4th) anywhere, no delamination. Drive home was uneventful, even though it was my first time towing something this big. Soaked the tent ends to season them and found no water leaks in the front end, a slight water intrusion in the back end. Let them dry and dumped water again and no leaks. So we have to hurry and load it up, expecting rain for the next two days and we are camping this weekend in it. One item of note. Forest River is welding a 1/8" thick plate to the top of the frame rail for the VIN which made putting the Equalizer WDH brackets on not per the manual. The extra 1/8" does not allow the bolt hole immediately under the frame to be used so I had to go down 1 more hole. I haven't figured what the long term solution will be, it towed fine and did not move. Maybe grind off the VIN and move it back. So very pleased with the Roo, no leaks and everything works. TIme for
Also I have seen other peoples photos of the new latches, mine to seem much better and cover all of the catch on the door.
Please don't do anything to VIN tag. In the event it either goes back to forest river for repair or is stolen, it would appear modified and would hamper repairs or proving its identity.

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Congratulations with the new Roo, I hope you have fun camping
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:33 PM   #7
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Congrats on new Roo. Glad your rv direct experience was better than mine.
Service is horrible in Orlando. They don't return phone calls.
I would like to see a picture of your latches.
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:22 AM   #8
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I'll take some pic's this weekend and post next week.
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:16 AM   #9
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Here is a photo of a typical door latch parrishcamper. I do have one that isn't as good as this one.


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Old 05-28-2014, 07:32 PM   #10
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Same latches as on my 2014. So far no water has made its way inside the camper but we haven't pulled it in a rain storm yet.
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