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Old 07-30-2013, 10:01 AM   #1
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Bunk End Straps?

Hello. New to forum and investigating the Roo. Do the bunk end mattresses have a strapping system to secure them and the tent fabric when in the up (folded) position? How are they secured, if at all? Can't seem to confirm in online pics. Thanks!
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:21 PM   #2
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Hello. New to forum and investigating the Roo. Do the bunk end mattresses have a strapping system to secure them and the tent fabric when in the up (folded) position? How are they secured, if at all? Can't seem to confirm in online pics. Thanks!
Yes, the matress has one strap with a snap on each side of the matress that snaps to the bunk door. We fold down the metal support bar and let the canvass collapse, then one snap on each side folds the matress in half and holds everything in place when the door is closed. Pretty easy and works well.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:49 PM   #3
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the Roo/Shamrock line has had the strap/snap system since at least 2005.
my '07 Roo 23SS has the same thing but i have the older bungee/snap canvas setup.
i didn't know if the new pre-attached canvas still had the same system to secure the mattress.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:57 PM   #4
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My 2014 roo has the snaps but I don't use them. It makes it much harder to get the "canvas" tucked in completly and makes the door heavier. The only time I have had water get in was when I used the straps and traveled in the rain. It does make it easier to set up though.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:14 PM   #5
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My 2014 roo has the snaps but I don't use them. It makes it much harder to get the "canvas" tucked in completly and makes the door heavier. The only time I have had water get in was when I used the straps and traveled in the rain. It does make it easier to set up though.
Do you store the mattresses elsewhere when you fold up the doors. I have a 2010 233s that was recently converted to the new style canvas, and have always used the snaps with no problem.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:27 PM   #6
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After I fold up the bunk end (front), I slide the mattress into the ~1 foot wide space between the back of the dinette bench seat and the street side front wall of the camper. I then slide the cutting board for the sink between the mattress and the inboard corner of the bench seat so it doesn't hurt the mattress. I don't want ANYTHING interfering with the closure and sealing of the bunk door.
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I store my matress' pretty much in the same spots, just not attached to the doors. The front fits nice between the door and the slide out when closed and the back rides between the door and the bathroom wall.

I do most of the set up and tear down by myself so keeping the weight off the door allows me to hold the door with one hand and tuck the canvas with the other. With the bed attached to the door, its a two person job.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:26 PM   #8
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I am 3 months in on mine. The dealer told me the mattresses don't attach and you just have to put them on the floor. I inquired about the snap and was told that was to keep it from moving while you sleep. Thank you for the info!!!
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Dealer told me to wrap strap around metal pipe for canvas and attach it to the snap to hold mattress to door during transport, hmmmm I've never taken them off while traveling so far so good
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It makes you question why you would take your camper back there for warranty work.
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