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Old 10-05-2015, 10:57 PM   #51
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We looked at Starcraft and Jayco's when we bought our Roo, and felt the Roo was much higher quality than either of them. That's why we bought the Roo!

Doesn't mean you won't have issues, though.

I have to agree. I looked at alot of jayco's and just felt they didn't seem as polished. But I hadn't seen a Rockwood in as poor of a state as the one I looked at this weekend either when previously comparing.

I did really like one of the Jayco floorplans though. The one with the really long couch I thought was cool, except for the super cheap looking tables they give you with it. My wife however didn't like that floorplan as much. She wanted a booth dinette. I don't really remember what it's storage was like though.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:44 AM   #52
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The dealers sometimes will use stock photos or they will take pictures of one of the same 6 trailers and use the one set of photos for all 6 trailers knowing that some of the trailers might have some minor options or colors and a minor change in the floor plan.
That's why you have to ask the dealer the stock number of the trailer and is this the actual picture of that stock number. The trailer manufacture can make changes to the trailer like with linen closets or kitchen drawers. Some bedroom closets will have dual matching closets on either side of the bed then change it to one closet and a nightstand on other side.
I wouldn't want to drive 1000 miles only see it wasn't the exact floor plan or configuration we want. Have seen some where the dealer actually had the wrong model number, example;
272RLS instead of 272RL. I also seen some trailer pictures where a particular model actually had a picture of another model mixed in with another model.
Just be triple sure before you drive a long distance that it is actually the one you are looking at online.
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:28 AM   #53
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Jayco is rated a 8.5 out of 10 by the consumer comparison guide. It's consider the middle of the pack. (low end, middle, high end).
Rockwood was one of my favorites. They had some unique floor plans different from everyone else.
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:05 PM   #54
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My 2015.0 does not have the sink bump out. Base measure 20x45x58. I would imagine yours has the same dimensions.
Mine looks exactly like Wicked 1's (except for DW's styling accents - bear motif).

Base measurement is 57 1/2" x 17" depth. Add another 3 5/8" for the bump. I didn't bother measuring the short or angled sides.

Countertop measurement is 60" long side x 28" deep.

I still can't get by several things: 1) sitting on my sofa I have a direct view of the entertainment center and door. With the new layout I would have a direct view of the island (not what I want to see); 2) location of the tv by the door and poor viewing angles; 3) thermostat mounted on the side wall in a narrow hall; 4) that room with the door.

I really wanted to like the shower as I think it looks great. When I stepped inside one I didn't seem to have any more room than the current one and in fact it is more restrictive than the curtain.

If everyone liked the same thing there would be only one floor plan. It just doesn't work for me.
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:44 PM   #55
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I had a 2010 Starcraft 21rbss. Very similar to the Roo 21SS. 2 yr bumper to bumper warrantee and 5 year tent. The only issue I had was the taillights held water which caused the light bulb socket to rust. 2 years in, and a local dealer who I did not purchase it from, did the work. So why did I replace it after just 5 years? My boss was interested in getting a pup (so his family could camp while he was doing the panmass challenge at Cape Cod). While researching pups, I spotted the ikss. Showed it to my DW. A new FR dealer opened nearby. So we decided to take a look. Salesman, no pressure, just told him we wanted to see the htt with a kitchen slide. She fell in love with it. I went back to my Starcraft dealer who also sells FR's and got a quote. When I brought that back into the local dealer, they topped the trade by another 4k and dropped the htt another 2k. It was too much of a win. (Though I've had a lot more issue with my Roo then the Starcraft, I still enjoy the Roo more).
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Mine looks exactly like Wicked 1's (except for DW's styling accents - bear motif).

Base measurement is 57 1/2" x 17" depth. Add another 3 5/8" for the bump. I didn't bother measuring the short or angled sides.

Countertop measurement is 60" long side x 28" deep.
17" deep? I wonder why. I wonder if your dinette is deeper? Counter top measures the same. Pass thru doors are nice. Not sure if the 3rd door like Sewingcybermom has is a loss. Though I have to think of an access to the triangle portion of the island. Already lost a pack of coffee filters in there.
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It appears they made the base cabinet of the island smaller, keeping the counter and sink the same, was to provide more clearance for the dinette when the slide was retracted.

Reading a few other posts there are reports of scratches on the island from the two rubbing. In a few posts they have reported the island has come loose from the floor. In one case I read the island just fell apart.

So it makes sense FR would changes this and not highlight the change. Now with them flipping the couch & dinette the clearance should be ample, could we see a return of the large base cabinet for the island?

I wrote to RVW and FR about posting the new model changes. RVW stated once they get the info they would post? But they have already posted the new 23WS. Our dealers have posted pictures of the new color schemes? So the information is available to the dealers. FR first told me they would post after the Dealer Open House to show off the new changed, that was several days ago. I wrote FR again and they stated real soon. They offered to mail me a new brochure. It been a week, so I will go and check the mail today?


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Though I have to think of an access to the triangle portion of the island. Already lost a pack of coffee filters in there.
Ha! We lost a fly swatter down there though my wife managed to retrieve it with some tongs from our kitchen stuff. We do need to be careful not to let some fall down there.
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Just received the new 2016 Roo Brochure!

Please see this post for a quick run down of the changes I see:

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