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Old 10-17-2016, 03:55 PM   #11
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I have been plugging the shore cord into a house outlet for 10 years, for keeping the batteries charged up.
Never any problems.

Living in Rocklin, you shouldn't need to remove them during the winter.

Let me guess who you bought from,
Best RV!
Living in the Sonora area there is no such thing as a "local" RV dealer. Our search started with Best but we were so unimpressed with them we went all the way from Fresno to Sacramento. Having owned two pop-ups in the past we decided early that we didn't want a hybrid. Manteca was good and they really wanted to make a sale. The day we visited RVTravelworld we bought a Flagstaff on the spot. The walkthrough was thorough and it seems they must have done a good job on their inspection. 15 months later there have been no issues with our rig worth trip to the shop. Maybe we're just lucky or blessed but I would recommend them as a dealer and FR as a brand.
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:07 PM   #12
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Yeah, we had researched long and hard and knew for a fact that the Roo 233S was our rig. We have owned several popups in the past and loved them so we knew what we were getting into. It became a matter of finding one somewhere within a 3-5 hour drive and that dramatically limited our options.

We looked at the equivalent floor plan with Jayco, and really like that brand. But ultimately they had a few minor things that pushed the Roo into a lock for us.

I did visit RV Travel World when I was evaluating traditional travel trailers and was impressed with the sales staff. They just didn't offer any hybrids.
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Old 10-17-2016, 06:22 PM   #13
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I have a 2015 233s. In ours the battery disconnect is below the fridge. It's a peg that you pull out.
As far as the mattresses, I email Forrest river and was told the bars should be tucked in the fold of the mattress. There really isn't anything that holds the mattress in. The front bunk, the slide holds it in. The side bunk is the worse. We just deal with it.

ENJOY. WE LOVE OURS!
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:49 AM   #14
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Howdy,

Just brought home my new Roo 233S Hybrid after months of research and couldn't be more excited to take her out (we named her Kanga).

Two questions though (I am sure there will be more):
1) The 2017 model doesn't appear to have a way to secure the mattresses into the folded bunks. I have been reading that the older units had snaps but I have no snaps. I do have webbing that sits on top of the bunk to hold stuff and know I could unsnap this webbing prior to folding the bunks and use it to hold the mattress in place. Just not sure if this is proper use and if it will lead to other issues. How are the 2017 owners (I assume this applies to other models) securing their mattresses?

2) Is there a battery disconnect somewhere so when I put her into storage I can kill all drain on the batteries? I looked in the fuse box under the fridge and I see the A/C circuit breakers and I see all the fuses, but nothing that would disconnect the house batteries (I have two).

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in our 233S bunks we just took hooked bungie cords and hooked them on to the cables crosswise across the mattresses. Dealer said they are rated to hold so much weight that a bungie cord pulling across won't do any damage.
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Old 03-14-2017, 01:47 PM   #15
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Hey Tizzards!!


Was your battery disconnect standard on the camper, or did you have it installed?

I have a 2016 233s also...

Just like the jack knife sofa trick I didn't know about, this is another one

Sheesh..
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Old 03-14-2017, 04:16 PM   #16
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Not Tizzards, but do have a 2016 233S sapphire pkg and it came standard on mine. If you didn't know it came with it you would miss it.


Keep asking on here if you have questions. Not all PDIs are equal and if you already have your camper home, it's not as easy to go back and ask the dealer.
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Old 03-15-2017, 07:38 AM   #17
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The battery kill switch on my 2016 233s is under the propane tanks in front of the battery.
I find with the bar that hold the canvas open holds in the beds just fine. That is how I was told to put up the beds
Hope this helps and congrats, the 233s is a fantastic model. Attachment 123130Attachment 123131
My wife and I picked up our 2013 233s a couple weeks ago. They said to just put the bunks on the ledge and you might want to get some bungees to hold them in place. Knowing what I saw on YouTube and here about using the cross bar, I figured I'd just do that. Now home in my driveway I have only opened the back bunk (driveway to narrow to do the side bunk). When I was trying to close the bunk it was binding up on me. Can you only do the bar over the mattress on the front and side bunk? I know the mattress on the back can't go any place, but just wanted to see how the bar over the mattress worked.
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:25 AM   #18
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When I was trying to close the bunk it was binding up on me. Can you only do the bar over the mattress on the front and side bunk? I know the mattress on the back can't go any place, but just wanted to see how the bar over the mattress worked.
I put the both bars (the hoop and the shepard's hook) inside the fold of the mattress, but usually when you get that binding up while closing I find that you need to push the mattress as far forward (toward the outside end of the bunk) as possible. Then it usually closes up properly.
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I put the both bars (the hoop and the shepard's hook) inside the fold of the mattress, but usually when you get that binding up while closing I find that you need to push the mattress as far forward (toward the outside end of the bunk) as possible. Then it usually closes up properly.
Thanks. I had the mattress pulled back toward the bathroom wall. Now this snow just needs to melt so we can do some camping.
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I'd recommend disconnecting the neg wire on the battery when ever storing "long term". Seems like even with the battery disconnect, there are still some parasitic drains on the battery. I disconnect whenever we are not using the camper.
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