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Old 06-30-2016, 06:53 PM   #1
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2017 Roo 23WS

Hi all. We just recently put a deposit on a 2017 Roo 23WS and expect to pick it up in a week. We're trading in our Freedom 2318g (which I'm sad to see go but to accept and embrace the benefits of a hybrid for the sake of my husband). Our list of "Things for the Hybrid" has been growing on Amazon and I'm interested in hearing what everyone's "can't live without it" items are. To start, we're just putting what we had in our popup into the hybrid but I know there are things that I get to buy (like an ice tray!) that I wasn't able to own before.

So what's your top "must have"?
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:16 PM   #2
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Never go without a wine bottle opener .....

I'm sure you have all kind of things you will be transfering from your 2318 to your 23ws.
You might want a television for the rear bedroom.
I changed the shower head on mine for an Oxygenic.....lot more pressure and less water used.

Here's a site I found where you can see all the essentials you need....Take your pick:

https://rv-roadtrips.thefuntimesguid..._checklist.php
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:31 PM   #3
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Can and bottle/wine openers....never leave home without them!

We already have an extra tv and are just figuring out whether we're going to mount it (a little nervous about doing that on the camper walls) or buy some kind of small self-standing shelf that we can store in the wardrobe when we're not using it as a tv stand.

I have read a couple of posts about the Oxygenic but haven't really researched it. I figured we would see how the camper shower was as is and then upgrade as we saw the need.

Thanks for the link....very good resource!
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:00 PM   #4
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Ha ha, don't bother using the shower head! Order one now! I added 2 reading lights over the dinette, love them and can't imagine them not being there.

You will need the sewer hose support , anderson levelers, I bought one of those mini shop vacs I like to use.

I also added JT Strongarm stabilizer system, I really like it, makes the camper so solid it is like being in the house.
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:23 PM   #5
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I've added the shower head to my Amazon Wish List. We have some time before the first official camping trip due to the hubby heading to a conference for a week. But we'll have it set up in the backyard so maybe I'll try it just to tell him that you were all right and change it out while he's gone. :-)

Sewer hose support is in the shopping cart already. I also have the x-chocks in the cart to help with the "bounciness" we would probably experience with an excitable 11 year old boy. Which mini-shop vac do you have. I have also looked at those on Amazon and just can't decide which ones I want.

I looked at the Anderson leveler and wondered if there would be any need to cut them down. I don't have the necessary tools to do that so I was leary of buying a pair. Right now there are regular leveling blocks in my cart (we use a BAL leveler on the popup so never had to buy them before).

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Digital thermostat. The analog ones are JUNK.
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Old 07-01-2016, 05:19 AM   #7
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We already have an extra tv and are just figuring out whether we're going to mount it (a little nervous about doing that on the camper walls) or buy some kind of small self-standing shelf that we can store in the wardrobe when we're not using it as a tv stand.


That was the only place I could install a bracket for the rear bedroom television, and it works well. There is a stud at that location and it was an easy install. I found the bracket on ebay. It swings and pivot.
I mount the tv (19" lcd) loosely to the backet, and when not in used, I just put the tv in the closet. I also bought a 2 feet cable wire for the purpose.
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Another thing you might consider is where to install the toilet paper roll. I installed mine on the inside of the door in the cabinet under the sink (make sure you use small screws to do so).
I also needed a garbage can in the bathroom. I didn't want to take too much space so I bought a tupperware made for cereal , removed the lid and installed it in the same cabinet (perfect fit) as long as you put the toilet paper roll high enough to clear it.

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Another thing you might consider is where to install the toilet paper roll. I installed mine on the inside of the door in the cabinet under the sink (make sure you use small screws to do so).
I also needed a garbage can in the bathroom. I didn't want to take too much space so I bought a tupperware made for cereal , removed the lid and installed it in the same cabinet (perfect fit) as long as you put the toilet paper roll high enough to clear it.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....19bFZKCUeL.jpg
Yes, the toilet paper roll has been a discussion point. I think inside the cabinet will be the winner but we also thought about against the wall next to the cabinet (I think we'll end up walking into it and I don't like that it cuts into the space) or on the actual bathroom door (again, cuts into space). I'd rather it be out of the way and not jutting into an already small bathroom. And then of course there's the bumping into it after taking a shower. Nobody likes wet toilet paper.

Speaking of trash cans. Where do you have one stored in the main part of the camper. I originally thought under the sink but then realized that the cabinets don't go all the way to the floor. I had envisioned having one on a slide out. Just not sure if that will work anywhere and so now I'm brainstorming ideas and open to suggestions.
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That was the only place I could install a bracket for the rear bedroom television, and it works well. There is a stud at that location and it was an easy install. I found the bracket on ebay. It swings and pivot.
I mount the tv (19" lcd) loosely to the backet, and when not in used, I just put the tv in the closet. I also bought a 2 feet cable wire for the purpose.
This is a good to know. I'm guessing there has to be some kind of structure in the wall there because there is the linen cabinet on the other side of that wall.

I foresee being very busy the week my husband is away.
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