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Old 12-23-2014, 06:32 PM   #1
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How do YOO, like your ROO ?

We purchased a 2015 Roo (23IKSS) in October. We "graduated" from a PUP that we camped in until then. I would love to hear the pros and cons from the Roo owners in this forum. Tips, tricks, mods, "do's" and "don'ts" are also what I would like to have. Throw another log on the fire and let's have at it !
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:28 PM   #2
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Mods for camper:


OK, I'll play, here is what we've done so far, btw, we love our 23ss, big step up from a popup.
you can search for just about any mod you've got a hankering for on the forum.
And welcome as always to the Roo'ers!

Awning poles (from OC)
Refrigerator fan fix
Storage bags for table, grill stand, tongue jack cover, grill table
Reflectix 6 sides
PUGs for bunk ends
Insect covers for fridge, furnace, htw
Screen door handle
Ball valve for tank drain
Led lighting under sink cabinet
Led lighting in front storage area
Carpeted steps
Non slip grip in all drawers and cabinets
Pots & pan cabinet organizer (under dinette storage)
Wingman tv antenna added on
Digital thermostat installed
Removed water filter from inside trailer.
Fabbed PVC water filter stand.
Fabricated mount for outside fan (mounts on outside TV mount)
Velcro mounted PUGs
Mounted water pump to mouse pad
Ball valves on low point drains
Pvc pipe covers for top bunk end seals
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:36 PM   #3
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We love our 23ikss. The set up is so easy compared to our Niagara. I miss our king-sized beds in the Niagara. I also miss the feel sitting by the Niagara when outside. It was just a "large tent". The HTT is huge and somewhat hard for me to get used to. But, as for the positives of the 23ikss, we can camp a weekend and not worry about gray and black tanks filling, There is so much room for walking around. The dog bowls aren't stepped on and turned over anymore! As for mods, we really haven't done any yet. Since June, we've camped all we can.

You'll love the change. We weren't getting younger and the set up is such a cinch..
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:56 PM   #4
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Here is my list of initial mods to our 23IKSS.

23IKSS Mods

Since then I've done a few more:
- dimmer for the awning LED lights
- ball valves for the low point drains
- removed FR water filter housing
- OC awning pole brackets

The list keeps growing and growing.


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Old 12-24-2014, 11:31 AM   #5
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Here's my list:

Fence post sewer hose holder
Digital Thermostat
Plexiglass on shower side of sink cabinet
Plexiglass window on gas bottle cover
Replaced FW tank drain plug with valve
Spray attachment on kitchen sink faucet
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Old 12-24-2014, 01:22 PM   #6
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We loved our 2010 Shamrock 23ss. Big step up from a tent. I would recommend PUGs to cover the tent ends. Keep an eye on the end doors for delamination. We camped in a lot of rainy weather over the last couple of summers & had issues. Forest River did send us new doors which were fairly easy to replace ourselves. A lot cheaper than the $800 that our dealer asked. Loved the room in the Shamrock. We have two large dogs that we weren't tripping over. Liked the tent feeling. That being said we have moved on to a TT. I will miss the Shamrock but not the set up or having to crawl over my husband when getting up at night.
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Old 12-24-2014, 01:32 PM   #7
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A couple of mod's still on my list - has to wait until spring though,

Additional circuit breaker and outlet
Sewer hose holder
Plexiglass and splashgards for the shower

I agree wholeheartedly about the setup, so much easier. Nice to be able to just open the door, load everything up and leave. And if it's raining when you arrive at the campground you can just wait it out inside.
On longer trips, nice to pull into a rest stop, go back and make lunch and relax, couldn't do that with our popup.

BTW, Merry Christmas everyone!
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Old 12-24-2014, 02:59 PM   #8
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We went from years of tent camping straight to our ROO 233S and couldn't be happier. We don't much care for (at least as of right now) the "closed in" feeling we get inside most TT's, once the tent beds are opened up and the slide is out, our ROO provides plenty of space/room to move about AND we still get the sleeping under canvass experience. THAT to me is the make or break for most folks, you have to WANT to sleep under canvas to understand that being particular about how you care for it is what makes it work, last and treat you right!

Mods for us have remained slightly limited...
Removed inside water filter (after it opened up by itself in the middle of the night)
Added the plastic cardboard undercarriage covering
Added the 5" fence post w/ gutter tray Poop-Tube carrying device
Added shelves inside clothing closet so that we could increase storage
Added Black Tank Flush system (not the tornado but the other one)
BEST mod ever....added 2" memory foam mattress toppers to the beds (we store them on the dinette table for travel and bed fold-up)

Our thoughts are..if you aren't happy with your camper, perhaps you should use a hotel ;-)
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Old 12-25-2014, 11:23 AM   #9
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Great ideas! I have a couple questions.
Is there a good reason to remove the water filter?
Would you place the 2" memory foam over or under the heated mattress?
What is and where do you mount the 5" fence post w/ gutter tray Poop-Tube carrying device? Thanks!
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Hey Jim....I had a strong desire to remove our water filter after it decided all on its own in the middle of a rainy camping night in Georgia to "pop-off/open-up" and promptly begin flushing the inside of my 1 year old trailer with fresh water! I decided promptly after that weekend event to simply remove the internal water filter all together and instead use the simple in-line filters you can buy by the 2 pack at either Wally World, Amazon or one of many other places. Do a query on these forums for water filter failures and you will find many folks who either have never had a problem with the internal filter or who had the same thing happen that hit me. I could have simply replaced the unit with new, Forest River was kind enough to offer a full factory replacement.....I just felt better getting this filter cleanly removed.

We put our 2" topper right on top of the mattress, then we add a somewhat puffy/pillow style mattress pad before a fitted bottom sheet. The heat from the mattress heater has NO PROBLEM coming through and keeping us toasty in the winter months.

I hung the Poop-Tube contraption behind the frame skids and in front of the back stabilizer jacks (so right between the two) on the back end of our ROO. I'm not completely happy with the method by which I hung it (flexible pipe strapping) because I would like it a tad neater, but its functional and out of plain view. I have a maintenance weekend coming up soon, ROO needs washing and waxing, so I can take a photo of where and how I hung it an post back to this thread, I'll try and do that for you.
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