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Old 09-20-2018, 10:35 AM   #1
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Considering a Roo 24WS - Can you keep the back "bedroom" cool?

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My family and I are considering a new Roo 24WS. We currently own a 2005 Fleetwood Valor/SunValley Popup and are familiar with the PUGs and Reflectix as we always use the PUGs (heat and pine sap) and the reflectix occasionally. We plan on at least a new set of PUGs for the new camper.

We love the 24WS floor plan as it works for us both turtled and opened. It's huge. Our TV is a 2015 Yukon XL (5.3 with max tow) so we are within the tow ratings, even loaded.

My question is with regard to the rear bunk. I see that there is one vent in the back hallway. Can the AC keep the rear bunk cool in warm weather? We are planning on the 15K AC.

We are in NC and many of our trips are to the NC coast, the SC coast and Florida, all of which are hot and humid.

Thanks.
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Old 09-20-2018, 12:36 PM   #2
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Hi folks,

My family and I are considering a new Roo 24WS. We currently own a 2005 Fleetwood Valor/SunValley Popup and are familiar with the PUGs and Reflectix as we always use the PUGs (heat and pine sap) and the reflectix occasionally. We plan on at least a new set of PUGs for the new camper.

We love the 24WS floor plan as it works for us both turtled and opened. It's huge. Our TV is a 2015 Yukon XL (5.3 with max tow) so we are within the tow ratings, even loaded.

My question is with regard to the rear bunk. I see that there is one vent in the back hallway. Can the AC keep the rear bunk cool in warm weather? We are planning on the 15K AC.

We are in NC and many of our trips are to the NC coast, the SC coast and Florida, all of which are hot and humid.

Thanks.
We have a Roo 19. Our 13,500 BTU is located in the middle of the unit. Our rear bunk also is half block by the bathroom just like the 24wsw.We were down in Fl this summer and our AC kept both bunks cool, but we did leave the curtains open for good air flow
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:14 PM   #3
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We have the 23ws which is your floor plan but with the kitchen and dinette flipped. We don't even have the air ducted to the back hallway. We took down the hallway door and hung a curtain, it is usually left open to allow air flow to the back (that door just made it feel to close with the bathroom door right there anyway). This along with PUGs and the bunk fans is usually sufficient. We don't usually need reflectix (we have it, just don't have to use it often). In extreme heat, we can set up a box fan in front of the fridge on the floor to send air that direction but it can get in the way.
We are in Maryland, so can get some hot and steamy conditions.
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Old 09-20-2018, 02:28 PM   #4
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We have a 23 ws with the duct back to the bedroom, it seems to be the coolest place in the camper when we run the a/c. We have camped in 95 degree HIGH humidity PA weather this summer, the camper was really cool and comfy, although it was parked in the shade, the a/c ran 3 days solid, it was too hot to go outside. We had a great trip, shopping, relaxing, playing games and watching tv.
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:48 PM   #5
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We have a 24ws and we’ve not had any huge issues with heat in the back bunk being any worse than the front. I think leaving the door open would negate any heat issues you’d have back there.
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Old 09-20-2018, 11:18 PM   #6
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My 13.5 AC with 3 bunks on my 183 (no slides) keeps the camper cool... I do run a box fan to keep the air from stratifying...
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:03 AM   #7
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We're disappointed in the 23WS and 24WS due to the arrangement of the dinette and sofa on the same side of the cabin and much prefer the olde 23SS version with the galley and sofa on the slide and the dinette on the opposite side of the cabin. Bumping the wardrobe out adds a very nice asileway the the rear bunk, though.

We long ago gave up any idea of privacy in a camper so the door on the 24WS is not a feature in our use and would probably be deleted if we ever got one. With no door (or at least it open) heading and cooling the back bed would be easier.

There's a single AC outlet back there in our 23SS -- how many in the 24WS? Only two (2) furnace outs in our entire trailer and they both blow toward the beds.

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Old 09-21-2018, 07:19 AM   #8
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There's a single AC outlet back there in our 23SS -- how many in the 24WS? Only two (2) furnace outs in our entire trailer and they both blow toward the beds.

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Single AC duct outlet in the back hallway and two furnace outlets pointed at the bed.

Just to note this: we have the upgraded 15k AC unit on our 24Ws and it keeps the trailer fine in Midwest heat which thus summer was in the high humidity 80s and 90s.
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:01 AM   #9
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Thanks for the feedback on the heating and cooling situation.

Chuck_S, I understand what you mean about the positioning of the sofa right next to the dinette. I too would prefer them opposite for conversation, etc. It was a discussion point on the 24WS and 21SS making us lean towards the 233S for a time. However, we don't need the extra bed, so the counterspace and storage sold us on the 24WS.
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Old 09-23-2018, 02:44 PM   #10
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The circa 2006 model year 23SS with the booth, not U-, dinette remains our favorite floor plan. The "WS" models are frustratingly close but we'd get and adapt to the 24WS if a tornado carried our 23SS off to Kansas. Would make some minor changes if possible such as eliminating the extra door or at least fitting paneled doors rather than the tacky slab types.

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