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Old 10-16-2016, 01:25 PM   #1
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2017 Roo 233S: Two Questions

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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Old 10-16-2016, 01:54 PM   #2
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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
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Old 10-16-2016, 04:25 PM   #3
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rvholder, those things should've been basic things covered in the PSI.
Seeing that you're in the Sacramento area, I not surprised that the Roo dealer didn't show you.

Having lived in NorCal for many years and shopped for a Roo there, I was so disgusted, I ended up buying from a dealer in Chicago. We still have it after 10 years.

I'm blaming bad dealer PDI for not showing you these things.
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I bring the battery in the house and trickle change once a month until I put it back before the first trip the next year............
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Old 10-16-2016, 07:15 PM   #5
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rvholder, those things should've been basic things covered in the PSI.
Seeing that you're in the Sacramento area, I not surprised that the Roo dealer didn't show you.

Having lived in NorCal for many years and shopped for a Roo there, I was so disgusted, I ended up buying from a dealer in Chicago. We still have it after 10 years.

I'm blaming bad dealer PDI for not showing you these things.
Yeah, the tech that walked me through the unit didn't have a good understanding of my unit. Was also surprised that they didn't install the water filter, didn't install the towel rack, etc etc. The dealer in town had no selection so we bought from a large dealer out of town that had fantastic prices but wasn't really into customer service or building a long term relationship.
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I bring the battery in the house and trickle change once a month until I put it back before the first trip the next year............
Yeah, that's a good option but I have two batteries and would prefer to keep it more simple to start. Will see how well the batteries hold up (plan on using trailer every 4-6 weeks). Knowing where the battery kill switch is in general is a good thing.

Would be interested so hear what trickle charge setups work best for two batteries though, as this is probably the healthiest thing to do long term.
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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!
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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!
Nailed it LOL. At least I knew what I was getting into when I decided to buy from them. Having owned a variety of RVs over the years, I was prepared for what the level of service I received and considered it fair exchange for the price point.

I don't have room to store on-site so I have to use storage facility. I also plan to camp year round (love leaving in Northern CA) so I think I will keep batteries on board, kill all power when in storage, and then top them off at my house through shore power a day or two prior to my trips.
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so we bought from a large dealer out of town that had fantastic prices but wasn't really into customer service or building a long term relationship.
It's amazing that Best RV was the same 10 years ago and hasn't improved their services or reputation.

After they refused to come within $3000 of Midwest prices(easily covering shipping costs back in 2006) and daring us to go there if we wanted those kind of prices, we did make the drive and still saved over $4000 even after trip costs.
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Yeah, they seem to sell so many that they don't care. It's a take it or leave it approach with them. For my model I couldn't get any other dealer in CA close in price (seems to be hard to find) and I wasn't willing to go out of state so they became the obvious choice. My sales guy was great to work with as I did everything via email and text so I just had to come in and sign some papers, no hidden fees or extra markups like I have seen at other dealers. So from that perspective I was satisfied.
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