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Old 07-15-2015, 08:11 AM   #51
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drhoo, We really love the configuration of all of the Roo/Shamrock floor plans. You tow a nice compact package that sets up quickly into a larger living space. I sometimes refer to ours as a "TARDIS" because "it is bigger on the inside".

We have never had any trouble with leaks while towing. Some things we have found:

  • When making reservations at a campground give the length of your trailer including the opened bunks. We ran into a campground with a hill at the back of our site that would not permit opening the back bunk.

  • Where to put the toilet paper? Lots of good ideas have been posted. I do not like punching holes in the walls as they are lightly built. I also do not like strong tape that can mess up the walls. We found an "over the tank" toilet paper holder at Lowes that we put over the vanity door. It is in the perfect place and can be turned to the inside of the vanity if needed. The best part is it only cost about $4.
  • Lots of good advice here and you have already received some of the best: Don't wait for model year changes. Yeah, there will be some but not really enough to wait. Our neighbors bought a 2015 Roo and a few things are different. We enjoyed comparing our campers. It's all good.

Good luck with your decision and enjoy your camping adventures.
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:18 AM   #52
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Oh stop making me jealous with your fancy extra room and cool features and fun shower curtains and island living, lol.

How is that sun screen working? Which model did you get? I have considered one but wasn't sure if I should without awning poles.

Oh, and to maintain discipline and keep this thread on track...congrats on inching closer to the big kiss! Honestly I haven't heard too many reports of the underground water slides.
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:34 AM   #53
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This is awesome! Super-sewingcybermom - great insights. All of you have been most helpful. I have this thread bookmarked and I'm getting emails when someone posts. In fact I woke this morning as I often do and grabbed my iPad off the nightstand to check email. (My work.) Then I saw the post from sewingcybermom and started laughing - waking my wife of course. Worse, I started talking to my wife about some of the cool insights in the email. She does like the idea of a trailer but me turning into a chatterbox and telling her we need to get some noodles and some pugs and that turning on the fan in the head sucks the show curtain away from your body - all at 5:30 in the morning - was a bit much. ;-)

A question on your awning. In the picture it appears you have some sort of extension that hangs down towards the ground, right? Can you explain what you did there. I like the idea but here in Colorado we get lots of wind.

And, jking46, we agree with everyone who likes the spacious feel of the IKSS. I have gone from referring to this as our "camping trailer" (our wonderful daughter in law properly rolls here eyes when I mention that we may be going "camping" in a rig like this), I now refer to it as our vacation home - one that we can move to different locations.

jking46, how do you "bypass" the water filter? Is there a tutorial or youtube on this? I'm not very good at the DIY stuff. But there have been enough people raising a concern about this that I think I'll just get an external filter and put it on the city water hose and bypass the built in one. I take it that is what some others are doing.
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This thread has been great. Lots of very good info, and its always cool to see how people with the same model set it up differently and make their own tweaks.
So on our 2015, the cabinet next to the oven has two doors which open to two wide drawers. That was one of the changes (I think) for 2015. Prior models had half-wide drawers and a pass through space on the left side that led to an outside access door on the kitchen slide. You can see this outside door in one of sewingcybermom's pictures. That is gone in 2015. As for the electrical outlet, after owning ours for a year, I just discovered the outlet under the cabinet. I'm tall and never noticed it until I was recently sitting on the floor playing with the dog and had one of those "well whaddaya know..." moments. We've been setting up the mini Keurig and toaster on the island but will now try this "new" outlet.
The RVQ grill isn't great by any means, but the more I use it the better I get. It has hot spots and I need to rotate the food for even cooking, but overall I'm glad we've got it.
Your "vacation home" description is spot-on. We now claim to have a beach house, a lake house and a mountain house. Life is good.
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Old 07-15-2015, 12:40 PM   #55
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Sewingcybermom, what year is your ikss? We have an early 2015 and the kitchen outlet is on the underside of the overhead cabinet. No pics, unit in storage. Your coffeemaker can sit back against the wall. I did notice on the lower cabinets you have a door and 3 drawers. Nice. We have 6 drawers hidden behind 2 doors. Pain in the rear. I guess they reserve the right to make ongoing changes and improvements? But seriously, that's really the only complaint we have. We've had it for a bit over a year ond only one problem....the water filter canister split .... I removed it and bypassed the filter....everything's good now. Big question is..would we buy it again? You betcha.
Ours is a 2014. When you open yours, can you take some pics to show us how the outlet is installed in the overhead cabinets? I am really going to do that mod. Our end of the year mod is to put a tub/shower and remove the corner shower. Always something to investigate.
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Old 07-15-2015, 12:44 PM   #56
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Oh stop making me jealous with your fancy extra room and cool features and fun shower curtains and island living, lol.

How is that sun screen working? Which model did you get? I have considered one but wasn't sure if I should without awning poles.

Oh, and to maintain discipline and keep this thread on track...congrats on inching closer to the big kiss! Honestly I haven't heard too many reports of the underground water slides.
Awwww RooVader, I'm not trying to make you feel bad..I'm just lovin' our new roo!
We found the sunscreen in one of the cabinets on our first trip out. What a bonus find! It'slips in great and it really works well to create shade and keep that side of the camper cooler.
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Old 07-15-2015, 12:49 PM   #57
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This is awesome! Super-sewingcybermom - great insights. All of you have been most helpful. I have this thread bookmarked and I'm getting emails when someone posts. In fact I woke this morning as I often do and grabbed my iPad off the nightstand to check email. (My work.) Then I saw the post from sewingcybermom and started laughing - waking my wife of course. Worse, I started talking to my wife about some of the cool insights in the email. She does like the idea of a trailer but me turning into a chatterbox and telling her we need to get some noodles and some pugs and that turning on the fan in the head sucks the show curtain away from your body - all at 5:30 in the morning - was a bit much. ;-)

A question on your awning. In the picture it appears you have some sort of extension that hangs down towards the ground, right? Can you explain what you did there. I like the idea but here in Colorado we get lots of wind.

And, jking46, we agree with everyone who likes the spacious feel of the IKSS. I have gone from referring to this as our "camping trailer" (our wonderful daughter in law properly rolls here eyes when I mention that we may be going "camping" in a rig like this), I now refer to it as our vacation home - one that we can move to different locations.

jking46, how do you "bypass" the water filter? Is there a tutorial or youtube on this? I'm not very good at the DIY stuff. But there have been enough people raising a concern about this that I think I'll just get an external filter and put it on the city water hose and bypass the built in one. I take it that is what some others are doing.

It's a shade screen hanging from our awning. It slips right into the channel in the awning roller. We found it inside one of the cabinets when we took it on our first trip. It was never opened. Score! We also acquired a brand new keurig and when we finally opened the back bunk, we found a nice 24" flat screen tv!

I'll post some pictures of some more simple mods we've done.
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So are you finding the awning holds pretty well without too much stress on the arms?

It sounds like you guys found the gift that keeps on giving! That is awesome.
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Old 07-15-2015, 02:01 PM   #59
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It's a shade screen hanging from our awning. It slips right into the channel in the awning roller. We found it inside one of the cabinets when we took it on our first trip. It was never opened. Score! We also acquired a brand new keurig and when we finally opened the back bunk, we found a nice 24" flat screen tv!

I'll post some pictures of some more simple mods we've done.
That is too funny! Maybe we should be going the "used" route. No telling what buried treasure might lie waiting for a new owner to discover things. Of course my luck would be to discover things, well, things that should never be discovered.

I would be interested in the brand/name for the shade screen. That sounds cool.
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Oh stop making me jealous with your fancy extra room and cool features and fun shower curtains and island living, lol.

How is that sun screen working? Which model did you get? I have considered one but wasn't sure if I should without awning poles.

Oh, and to maintain discipline and keep this thread on track...congrats on inching closer to the big kiss! Honestly I haven't heard too many reports of the underground water slides.
Hey, roovader, no need to feel jealous. You have a tub!
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