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Old 05-22-2015, 01:42 PM   #1
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Day 1 with Roo: the takeaways so far.

- This thing is an attention magnet. For all of the canvas hate in the world I sure did have a lot of people wanting to come check it out.

- When you stand in the aisle deciding between a 25' and 50' hose, get the 50'. Otherwise you are driving 40 minutes to a walmart in order to have water.

- Do not lower the bunk end without turning on propane. It makes it very unpleasant when you wake up at 3 a.m. freezing but the prospect of trying to get to the propane tanks or lift the bed is even worse. I chose the path of doing nothing. I was cold. I need a portable heater to protect me from myself.

- Do not order PUGS without velcro. Bad move roovader.

- Plugged the Pathway into the satellite in and like magic I was watching DISH. Call me a pessimist but I absolutely expected a spaghetti mess of wires that would prevent the signal reaching the inside of the coach. Thumbs up Roo construction dudes!

- Blue lights in a fridge may now be mandatory. I kept going to the fridge for a beer entirely for the blue light. Ok, not entirely for the light...but it sure was cool looking.

- I can use the bathroom with the door closed. That is new. Neat!

- I have never had a slide and it sort of scares me. I need to do some reading.

- Ok, having covers on the vent fans is just completely awesome. I did not have that before and was always worried about leaving them open. Another mandatory feature.

- The equal-i-zer 4 point is as good as advertised. Sure beats the old friction bars and chains.

- I have no idea what to put in those nets but I sure think they are cool.

- Thumbs up to nightshades, even though i only have one window. If you are ordering I highly recommend them. Much more efficient than messing with the curtains.

- I am not sure I can turn the tv without eating spinach. I better get behind that thing with a flashlight or I might rip it off the wall trying to adjust the mount.

- Raised panel fridge is classy. It makes my 17k camper feel like its easily worth 17,100. Plus there is a blue light behind all that class.

On to Roo, day Too.
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:27 PM   #2
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I, too, am on day one, and have nothing to add.

You've said it all.

Well done.
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:35 PM   #3
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X2 on the blue light fridge. I'm not much of a vodka drinker, but I may start just to see the bottle against the blue background.
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Old 05-22-2015, 11:07 PM   #4
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Why yes, everything tastes better when it has blue backlighting!

The crazy thing about freezing last night is I forgot about the bed heaters. There they sat, within arm reach, in there plastic bags.

That has been fixed for night two, though I brought the havanese up and he is like a portable heater....so may not need it.

Continuing to be ecstatic about this camper and waiting for the other shoe to drop. I usually second guess major purchases but right now this thing fits me like a glove.


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Old 05-22-2015, 11:24 PM   #5
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Love your reviews keep them coming! Did I miss pics? #searchingnow
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Old 05-23-2015, 01:25 PM   #6
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Day 3, the season of....seasoning. Watering down the bunks, check. Try TV outside...check. Try heater...oops, sorry campground...yes that is my alarm. I expected that, hold off and run that later with bunk windows open.

I actually like the included grill. I am using it in seated mode because I don't want flame next to my brand new camper and grilling sitting down fits my lifestyle.

So far no issues, wish I had started with a hybrid.


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Why didn't anyone tell me about the awesome forest river grill spatula? I just found that in a drawer...that thing is pretty nice!


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Yes on the Spatula. We bought our Forest River camper just because of the Spatula. ;-) Now we don't want to get it yukey. Still clean as the day we got it. Thinking of just hanging it up for decoration.
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Old 05-23-2015, 04:26 PM   #9
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Why yes, everything tastes better when it has blue backlighting!

The crazy thing about freezing last night is I forgot about the bed heaters. I brought the havanese up and he is like a portable heater

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Glad to hear the unit is working out so good for you and I especially like your bed heater. My havanese also loves to be curled up right next to me in bed.
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RooVader, excellent review....thanks for the laugh!
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