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Old 04-21-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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Beds and leaks

Hello again...I previously posted in the "Shamrock" section where I learned that the Forest River Shamrock was a twin to the Rockwood Roo!

A little bit about my experience:
We were looking for an affordable camper that our truck would be able to tow and came across the FR Shamrock. SOLD!!! We were so excited when we went to pick up last Wednesday but our excitement quickly turned to anger and disappointment!
PDI had NOT been scheduled before we arrived (They had 2 weeks to complete this) so, we patiently waited around. Upon the final walk through, we discovered that 3 of the button heads on one side of the drop down bed canvas had been pulled right through the canvas as well as a bent burner cover! (beds have snap system under skirting)
After calling in a couple times and conveying my dissapointment, dealer agreed to reinforce snaps on all beds, replace stove cover and re-caulk the entire unit.
What should have been an exciting and fun experience quickly turned into a gong show. I should mention here that the Shamrock is a brand new 2011 model clear out that is brand new!
Thinking of telling dealer to cancel contract and keep his camper. I have only to question in my mind now how long it is going to take for the tent ends to leak and rot and worry about the drop downs breaking off while we are sleeping in the middle of the night. I have a very hard time believing that those 2 think little plastic coated aircraft cables will hold up 500 pounds of husband and wife in one bed!! Maybe I am over thinking things...what do you all think???

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Old 04-21-2012, 07:26 PM   #2
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i'll ask you to read this recent post first, it's right above yours:

About to cancel my Roo deal

second, the cables/beds are rated for 1000-1200lbs.
that's the standard amount of all hybrid beds, no matter the brand.
they've been the standard, for the past 7 years and i've only heard of one failure. and it was due to poor maintenence.
ramps on the back of trucks lift hundreds and thousands of pounds and are supported by cables.

so, yes you're overthinking it.

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Old 04-21-2012, 07:49 PM   #3
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My Avalanche was recalled due to the tailgate cables snaping. Several injuries resulted from them snapping. I replaced mine with aftermarket stainless straps with a pivot pin. That being said, I'm not concerned about the bunk cables.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:58 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear about your walk though. That's no fun and I would also feel disappointed. Welcome to the world of RV dealerships

I agree with Dan about the cables. I've never heard of one failing. Its safe.
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:10 PM   #5
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Great...thanks guys! You've helped to set my mind at ease a little...Now, maybe I can look forward to some camping once it's out of the repair shop!!
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