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Old 09-18-2010, 10:49 AM   #11
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If you are hearing a grinding noise, it sounds like the worm gear.
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:42 PM   #12
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I've had one for about 6 months.
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:25 AM   #13
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I have a 2011 Roo 21ss that has been having the problems with the slide. There is no crank to the new system. The new motor design has an electric brake. So to put the slide in manually I was supposed to disconnect some wires and connect them to 2 C batteries in order to release the brake system. Then I would have to use a wrench on the bars that connect the slide to the motor and turn them manually.

Anyway my dealer and his service manager have been great in working on getting this problem resolved. Apparently after several calls made by them on my behalf to Rockwood they have taken the unit back and they are going to be looking at a new solution to this problem on the 2011 models.

Guess I'll see the solution when the unit is returned to me. This problem only came to light because I had the bad luck to get 2 bad motors in a row. My dealer and I were worried that we don't know how long the next motor would last and I needed a better way to manually close the slide.

Will post once I get my unit back and see what the solution is.
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Old 11-14-2010, 02:23 AM   #14
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I just bought a 2011 Roo 21SS. There is a hole in the center of the curb side fender flare. When you look in through the hole, you see a fitting on the frame into which the speed wrench the dealer said was for the slide would fit. I haven't tried using it, so can't comment on whether there's any truth to there being an electric brake. Fortunately (knock on wood!!!), I've had no trouble with the slide....but then, I've only used the trailer once so far over a weekend -- I've had the slide in and out probably less than a dozen times....
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:07 AM   #15
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Yes that is the newer design for the 2011 Roo 21ss. Unfortunately mine is an early model 2011 21ss where they were trying a different design for the chassis and slide. If seems to have been problematic because they switched to the design that you have, which is similar to their other models. The good news for me is that they have taken my trailer back and they are going to switch it over to the newer design that they are using.

They have been really great about addressing my problem and offering the fix. and they will run the warranty from when I get the converted trailer back, not the original purchase date.

My only concern is the process of moving my trailer off the current chassis and on to the new one. I’m hoping that the structural integrity isn’t lost in the process. Other than my slide problem I have been very happy with my Roo and the quality of the trailer.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:13 PM   #16
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I have a 2010 Roo 21SS and it ate 30 amp fuses like candy all summer. Couldn't figure it out and the dealer couldn't figure it out.

Not sure if this was the cause but my slide tore my carpet out. The crappy foam under the carpet was out past the carpet and the wood floor of the slide was grabbing it.

There is a 5/8" nut recessed on the trailer's rear end of the motor (not sure I explained that properly). That is the manual override for mine (put the socket on a ratchet and tell the wife to start crankin' and get a comfy chair and a beer LOL).

First time it happened I was getting ready to leave and it wouldn't go in so I called the dealer and they told me they didn't know what to do and to read the manual. I left the manual at home of course. Found the fuse (stupid location) and of course didn't have a spare so off to the hardware store (upset) to get a fuse for my brand new trailer. I bought all the store had!!

By the end of the summer and 63 nights camped it seems to be ok (still have all those fuses!) Took it to the dealer this fall and they found a pinched wire for the lights above the couch.
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Oh ya. I am going to take the residential style box under the front driverside of the trailer and replace it with a sealed unit and move the fuse for the slide in, out of the weather.
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