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Old 03-10-2016, 01:30 PM   #1
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Measuring for toolbox on tongue

I'd like to add a toolbox on the tongue of my 2016 23ss. The problem is my camper is in storage two and a half hours away. Would someone please measure the space between the camper and the propane cover? Also, how are the propane tanks secured to the frame? Can they be moved forward an inch or so?

Thanks in advance for the help!
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Old 03-11-2016, 05:11 AM   #2
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I'm looking at pictures of Roo 23ss online.........The battery is behind the propane tanks, do I don't think they can be moved forward.
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Old 03-11-2016, 07:00 AM   #3
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I'm looking at pictures of Roo 23ss online.........The battery is behind the propane tanks, do I don't think they can be moved forward.

We can't say for sure about moving the tanks until someone looks at their camper to see how the tanks are attached. It doesn't need to be a 23ss, any roo will do.
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Adding a toolbox

I remember seeing this on the forum last year when we were talking about Pugs. Maybe this will help.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...d.php?p=896209

ROCAMPER- Hopefully this Michigan winter is behind us and we can all get the Roos out of storage.

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I am currently at St Geo Island FL, so I just took this picture.

I purchased from Lowes big box store a box to put on the tongue of my 2014 Shamrock 183. I needed the narrow bottom to clear the brackets of my tow bar mounted on tongue. Yours may be different.

I had to move the propane tanks forward about an inch, more so to allow me to get my hand between the tank cover and the box to make the box unlatch. No big deal as the tank frame is only attached with several drill screws into the frame. I also used 6 large drill screws and washers to mount the box to the frame. Must mount box about an inch+ from wall to allow for top to swing open.

Enough room in the box to move the battery into and I have a big group 27 deep cycle.

I store wheel chocks, a few blocks of wood, and a few tools. I store my outdoor rug folded up on the box while traveling which is the reason for the D-rings on the lower sides that allow me to use a strap.

Works great.
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I remember seeing this on the forum last year when we were talking about Pugs. Maybe this will help.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...d.php?p=896209

ROCAMPER- Hopefully this Michigan winter is behind us and we can all get the Roos out of storage.

Jim

Thanks for the link.

I too hope winter is done. When do you think it will be safe to de winterize the camper?
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I am currently at St Geo Island FL, so I just took this picture.

I purchased from Lowes big box store a box to put on the tongue of my 2014 Shamrock 183. I needed the narrow bottom to clear the brackets of my tow bar mounted on tongue. Yours may be different.

I had to move the propane tanks forward about an inch, more so to allow me to get my hand between the tank cover and the box to make the box unlatch. No big deal as the tank frame is only attached with several drill screws into the frame. I also used 6 large drill screws and washers to mount the box to the frame. Must mount box about an inch+ from wall to allow for top to swing open.

Enough room in the box to move the battery into and I have a big group 27 deep cycle.

I store wheel chocks, a few blocks of wood, and a few tools. I store my outdoor rug folded up on the box while traveling which is the reason for the D-rings on the lower sides that allow me to use a strap.

Works great.

Thanks! This is just what I needed. I hadn't thought about the brackets for the tow bar.
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a little more detail

should have said, t"railer slopes out from bottom to bunk hinge pushing box forward"
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Thanks for the link.

I too hope winter is done. When do you think it will be safe to de winterize the camper?
I would think certainly by end of the month. We usually go get ours out of storage by April 1st (Grand Blanc) and I usually dewinterize right after. By then it doesn't stay below freezing very long. We're already "chomping at the bit" to start camping again.
It's cool to see quite a few more Michiganders with Roos here on the forum. Congrats on your 23ss. We still love ours and fortunately haven't had any issues with it.
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Tool storage

I have a similar rig and am in the process of building a storage box. Here is what I noted so far. No room to move the tanks forward but I'm going to build a double decker box so that the batteries will be in the bottom and the leveling ramps can be stored above them. I will let you know the final size that fits and if it works as planned.
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