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Old 03-18-2012, 06:36 PM   #21
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Picked up our new camper yesterday. Absolutely LOVE it! The dealer forgot to put our outdoor grill in it. (Told us it was in there when I asked but got home and not there.) Will have to pick it up next week. No biggie. Had the Maxi Air vents installed. We had thunderstorms within an hour of getting it home so we didn't get to offically take it camping. We live directly accross the street from a camper/boat storage lot. So we parked it over there and slept in it. My kids had a blast! We justed booked a spot at our local campground for next weekend to do the real test. Can't wait!
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:20 AM   #22
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Congrats, we just bought ours on the 17 and will pick up on the 24th, seems we will be learning together.
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:53 PM   #23
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Congrats on your new camper as well!
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:16 PM   #24
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Do you like all the storage the 23SS offers. My husband and I must have went over the floor plans of all the models and believe this one really meets our needs best. We also liked some of the TT without tent beds but they weigh more. The lighter weight ones didn't offer more than 1 big bed. With two smaller children we didn't like the bunks. Our kids toss and turn all night and would end up on the floor! Even with a rail at home my littlest one ends up sleeping next to his bed. The idea of having to put the dinette back together daily wasn't apealing. I also liked the 233S and the 21SS but the 23SS just seamed more practical with all the storage options. Does anyone know if the back bed has a TV hook-up?
I too own a 23SS. On my trailer, there is a shelf outside the bunk with ant/12VDC outlet.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:37 PM   #25
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That's some funny stuff right there. If you only plan on camping when it's totally dry, you may not be doing much camping! And BTW, DH and DW stands for "dear" at least in my case. May mean something else to others, such as dumb, dorky, etc. Happy camping!
We travelled across the country last summer doing over 6,000 miles and six weeks. It was a wonder trip. In the fall we went to Nashville via IL then up thru MI, thru upper MI to Ste Staint Marie, down thru WI to home.

What does this have to do with your question? During all of this travel we encountered all kinds weather; fierce rain, extreme wind and heat. The trailer performed without any problems and we have great confidence to travel anywhere
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:55 PM   #26
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We take our first offical trip to a campground tomorrow (only 4 miles away from home) to test it out. We did sleep in the first night we got it home and it rained with no issues at all. They are calling for storms tomorrow into Saturday morning so it will get another test. We did find an issue when we de-winterized the camper this week. We have a leak on the backside of our water filter so we take the camper into the dealer next weekend for repair. Looks like we will be showering at home. Good thing we won't be far from town. LOL. We are bring water to use for hand washing, dishes and the toilet. Redneck camping at it's finest! We already had the spot booked and paid for when we discovered the leak so instead of letting it ruin our weekend we are working around the problem. Just glad we found the problem when we did and not while out camping.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:43 AM   #27
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We take our first offical trip to a campground tomorrow (only 4 miles away from home) to test it out. We did sleep in the first night we got it home and it rained with no issues at all. They are calling for storms tomorrow into Saturday morning so it will get another test. We did find an issue when we de-winterized the camper this week. We have a leak on the backside of our water filter so we take the camper into the dealer next weekend for repair. Looks like we will be showering at home. Good thing we won't be far from town. LOL. We are bring water to use for hand washing, dishes and the toilet. Redneck camping at it's finest! We already had the spot booked and paid for when we discovered the leak so instead of letting it ruin our weekend we are working around the problem. Just glad we found the problem when we did and not while out camping.
Good morning Beth

First time I changed the water filter on my Roo 23SS, encountered a similar problem. Further investigation uncovered a improperly seated O-Ring on the filter housing. The O-Ring fits in a groove in the top of the filter housing and can move around when not properly placed in the groove. A little plumber's grease or petroleum jelly can be used to hold the O-Ring in place while attaching the filter housing. Do not over tighten the filter housing. Just need to be hand tight, then turn about half a turn with the wrench.

Improperly seated O-Ring is the most likely cause of the leak. Forest River could locate the filter in an easier location.

Welcome to the forum and many, many happy miles of RVing.

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Old 03-25-2012, 07:18 PM   #28
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Thanks Hank. The poor thing is at such an angle I couldn't even tell you if the O-ring is in there! There was no such thing attached to the top of the removable part of the filter. It's going in Saturday and the dealer is going to look at it. We took our first offical trip with it this weekend to test everthing else out and found our furnace wasn't working right either. When I first turned it on it worked great. Once it kicked off it wouldn't come back on. After cooking on the stove I tried again and it worked until it got to the right temp then would never kick back on. I am suspecting that there is may just be air in the line but am going to let them have a look at that too. We went out and bought a small ceramic electric heater to use and made it quite toasty in there! Can't wait to go again!
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Thanks Hank. The poor thing is at such an angle I couldn't even tell you if the O-ring is in there! There was no such thing attached to the top of the removable part of the filter. It's going in Saturday and the dealer is going to look at it. We took our first offical trip with it this weekend to test everthing else out and found our furnace wasn't working right either. When I first turned it on it worked great. Once it kicked off it wouldn't come back on. After cooking on the stove I tried again and it worked until it got to the right temp then would never kick back on. I am suspecting that there is may just be air in the line but am going to let them have a look at that too. We went out and bought a small ceramic electric heater to use and made it quite toasty in there! Can't wait to go again!
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Sorry my tip did not help. The groove I was speaking of can only be seen with the filter housing removed. Have your dealer show you how to install the O-Ring to ensure a positive seal.

We always use an electric heater when camping with shore power. The problem we encountered by plugging the heater into the camper outlets, was that the circuit breaker would trip if we used a coffee maker or the microwave oven. To overcome this problem, I run a separate extension cord out the back storage compartment and plug it into the 20 amp outlet on the power pole. This places the heater on a separate circuit and does not trip the camper circuit breakers.

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Thank you for all of your help. I don't think I tried running the microwave and heater at the same time this trip. At least I will know what to expect and how to fix that problem should it occur. We are hoping the dealer is able to fix our issues Saturday so we can camp that night. If not it will be two more weeks before we can go again. Already having withdrawls! LOL
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