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Old 09-30-2015, 12:53 PM   #31
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Mine is a 2015 and it has the drawers and cabinet door to the outside, has original depth and doors on all sides of the island, and the microwave is over the stove. I hate the new lay out. So glad we have the 2015.

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(With all these dates being tossed around, it's no wonder why there would be confusion)
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Old 09-30-2015, 01:10 PM   #32
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I still think that entertainment center change is the one thing I just can't stand. It was so perfect before. I love every other change but that alone would keep me from considering the ikss.
Ahh, so you love the wardrobe downsizing, the missing 2nd wardrobe, the move of the outside tv to where the grill is, and the smaller couch or chairs depending on the config. (Going with the chairs reduces sleeping capacity to 6.)
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Old 09-30-2015, 04:08 PM   #33
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Maybe "love" is the wrong word, but the improvements in the bathroom and the headboard shelf thing were enough that I saw it as a positive.
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:15 AM   #34
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I think to me personally the bathroom shower doors are not worth the other mods, but it will be interesting to see what else FR comes up with for the Roo series


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Old 10-02-2015, 11:35 PM   #35
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Appears they finally have hooked up 4 internal speakers for the 2016. Mine has 2 internal (besides the 8" sub I added).
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:43 AM   #36
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I was able to get into a new floor plan yesterday at a dealer in Tampa. Here are some of my observations.

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Grill mount is now longer. Due to that the awning mount is now pushed further towards the back. The front mount looks to be in the same place so I assume that either means a slightly bigger awning or just more blank space.

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In the rear bunk there is now a bookcase type shelf that is in my opinion a cool add. I think however that to do it they must have pushed the bathroom forward into the main living space, and/or shrunk the size of the bathroom.

The new shower in the bathroom looks awesome, but I do not think I like it. Standing in it there is very little room. I can for see a lot of banging and bumping against the glass. Whereas with the curtain, you have give to expand your space a bit when your elbows push against it. I also don't see anyone but kids being able to take off or put on clothes in that bathroom.

The new pantry location isn't as bad as I thought, and the model we looked at didn't say Pantry on the glass, which is a plus. The door however just doesn't look right. I think it would look much better with a raised panel cabinet style door instead of a normal door.

The new entertainment center wall is nice, if you want the extra privacy for the front bunk, however it does really mess up the TV viewing angles. The TV also does obstruct the entrance/exit to the camper if you have it swung out and angled towards the couch to be able to view it properly.

The front bunk now has about an 8 or 10 inch space between the edge of the mattress and the platform. I assume this was done in-order to make the person laying by the entertainment wall not fell so closed in. My wife and I feel that the first mod we would need to do is to make some kind of cushion to put in that space. This would make it a little more forgiving on your knees on entering/exiting the bed.

The new sofa location is nice for normal operation, but useless in a full turtle situation.


At this point my wife is now frantically trying to find an older floor plan before they are all gone. For us we just feel that it fits us better.
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It's seems that the interior floor designers never used or own an RV. There are electrical outlets are a safety hazard were they were placed or no electrical outlets where you actually need them. They place the TV at one end of the RV and the seating area at the other end with the kitchen obstructing the view in the middle. Some trailers with no windows on one side. Most don't have a night stand on both sides of the master bed, leaving you no place to lay your eyeglasses, water, cell phone or a CPAP machine. The long wardrobe is ok on both sides as long as they would leave a few inches sit sit times on.
Some have no linen closet in the bathroom. Some RV have no pantry in the kitchen ands some don't even have upper cabinets in the kitchen. Yeah 6" more in the shower would be a great thing. Those tiny bathroom sinks could be 3" bigger so you could put a drink glass down or your shaver, most are only big enough for a tooth brush. Adjustable shelves in the Medicine cabinet would be nice. The RV mfg need to hire new designers.
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We tried looking into different floorplans since we are not as high on the IKSS now, but no other floorplan can compete with the interior and exterior storage of the IKSS. It's crazy how much better it's storage is. I really don't understand why none of the others have a pass thru storage in the front. I want to be able to keep all my outside camping stuff in the camper and not have to load up the bed of the truck or the back of the expedition. So the IKSS is the only option. The BD would be nice if it had a couch. I am sort of surprised that to don't have more double slide options.

How much nicer would the 23SS be if that U dinette was on a slide also.
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I was able to get into a new floor plan yesterday at a dealer in Tampa. Here are some of my observations.



At this point my wife is now frantically trying to find an older floor plan before they are all gone. For us we just feel that it fits us better.
AlariWild, thanks for the "visual". I was hoping to see one myself since I have to run to the dealer to get my kitchen slide part. The newest they have is a 2015.5. I think another downer is where they put the control/status panel. Soemone else had commented it is now within their little kid's reach. It's close to the floor, which means you have to bend over to use it. I tend to have things stored on the doorway when traveling. Lawn chairs and such.
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Something else that I noticed while looking at that camper the other day was a little disturbing. The overall quality control seemed to be lacking. This one camper had a panel on the side of the island that was totally un-stapled and pushed in. Several chunks missing out of counter edges. My wife also noticed on the outside of the bathroom wall that you could easily see every nail or staple used to fasten the wall. That wall material is very shinny except where the fastener were put in. It looked like someone went back afterward and did something so now there were quarter size dull/rough spots at every fastened location. Under the bathroom sink the flimsy divider that is placed in there to separate the storage space from the pipes wasn't connected at all and was just sort of haphazardly placed.


Is this typical? The dealer said not to worry about it, that they spend 3 days of preping before we are allowed to pick it up, so they would fix all these issues.

Rockwood is supposed to be the best of the best in this market. Does this sound right, and do they hold up to normal use?

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