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Old 06-22-2014, 12:28 PM   #1
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Bunk question

We are proud new owners of a 2015 Roo 233s. These forums have been wonderful!!!! I love reading all the advice. I have many questions but the main one right now is folding up the bunks. Do you tuck the bar in the mattress fold or have it on the outside to help hold the mattress on the bunk? Which is the right way? If I tuck the bar, the mattress opens up and hangs off the bunk or even fall off. Here is a picture of the bar holding it in but I don't want to ruin the bar or something if this isn't the right way. Click image for larger version

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Thanks in advance for your help.

Michele in Colorado.
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:22 PM   #2
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Good question! I've wondered this too-
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:04 PM   #3
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We put both the cross bar and center bar in the mattress, then fold. There are snaps on the sides of our mattress that we wind around the cross bar support before snapping to the bunk end. Keeps everything folded up and doesn't push on the bunk ends. Our pdi tech showed us this, not sure if right or wrong but it does seem to work well for us.
On another note, there was a post about using vent fans on to help pull vinyl ends in when closing the bunk ends. With door shut and both our fans on, the whole vinyl end gets pulled away from the seals while closing. Works great if anyone is worried about catching any bunk ends in the seals.
This is on a 2014 23ss btw.
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I just went to check our mattresses but I don't see any snaps.
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I just went to check our mattresses but I don't see any snaps.
Our mattresses have two large straps with snaps at the end and two small straps, one on each side on the end that you fold up. The small straps on the sides are the ones that get wrapped around the support and snap to the side of the bunk end. Maybe FR did away with them?
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we tuck the C-hoop into the folded mattress, before raising the bunk door.

and the outside mattress straps wrap around the C-hoop, then snap to the inside of the bunk door. then end of the mattress snaps to the other inside snaps of the bunk door.

this is how it works on a 2007 Roo, before they changed to the preattached canvas.
don't know how the mattresses are attached now.
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We close our Roo up like your photo. Bar on top.
I have already had 2 snaps break off the beds. Our PDI tech showed us like the photo but I would say our tech didn't know a whole lot about hybrids either.
Good question. I'll try tucking in between the mattress when flipped for closing.
We also have the 2 foam boards attached to the door under the mattresses so that lifts the mattress some as well (snaps broke before installation of foam boards).
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One of our snaps was broken on one of the larger straps. I had a snap kit from our boat so I just repaired it myself.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:07 PM   #10
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I don't have a problem having the bar help hold the mattress but I am worried about harming the bar. Where else should I ask for assistance? Should I or could I call Forest River? I want this trailer to out last me.. LOL...

Thanks, Michele
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