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Old 03-29-2013, 08:31 PM   #61
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I love the curtain and rod idea - thanks for that one! Didn't think about having a space to get dressed in privacy - bathroom way too small.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:14 PM   #62
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I also got a 233s last year. The biggest concern we have is the furnace that wasnt able to keep up in 50F nights (set at 65). It ran constantly until the battery gave out, which I didnt expect. I had a second battery and the next night we ended up in the same situation. After researching, it looks like a lot of people with hybrids end up with PUGs, additional heaters (when A/C) or some use propane heaters indoors (which I thought was a no-no). I wonder if anyone initially contacted FR about the furnace and explored if there was anything that could be done with it itself? Did anyone make any other mods to the furnace/vents that made improvements?

Thanks and great mods, going to make some of these soon!
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:52 PM   #63
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One solution ... Warmer sleeping bag. A carry over from my tent days. Get the trailer warm, shut off the furnace, snuggle into a good bag. I love the feeling of cold air but being nice and toasty. In the morning flip the thermostat on and wait 10 min and its toasty. Have done this as cold as -27C (-16F). I don't think hybrids were designed to maintain an inside house like temperature - no doubt it would drain any battery system. Chilly nights but warm bag - MmmHmmm
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:10 PM   #64
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Exactly. It's good every now and then to think back to the tenting days.

But Leero, if that's not your cup of tea, and you like dry camping in colder temps, than its a good idea to invest in a larger battery bank such as two large 6-volts.

We find nice bags and big batteries will last quite a long time with nighttime temps in the 40s and 50s.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:22 PM   #65
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What are you using to haul it? You should have a weight distributing hitch and an anti-sway equalizer kit. Check these out:

WD Bracket set 3" & 4" frame - Hitch Warehouse

http://www.hitchdirect.com/store/pro...se-adjustable/
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:27 PM   #66
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Our 233S had an issue with water escaping from the shower enclosure around the edges of the shower curtain. Even when we took exceptional care to ensure we kept water IN the shower, we'd inevitably find a puddle behind the toilet when our showers were done. I added a few plastic pieces to both edges where the shower curtain meets the wall. Hopefully this will solve the problem.

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The towel hook is nothing exceptional or ingenious, but we just put it on the door so I thought I'd include it.

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Old 04-07-2013, 06:35 PM   #67
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These LED puck lights will have to suffice until I decide to change my inside lights to full LED. We bought them at Costco and installed them throughout the trailer by using velco. That way they are easy to put up and take down.

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The white colored remote for the LED pucks is in a slide holster that I attached to the wall using velcro. It allows us to turn on/off all of the lights at when we enter/exit the camper.


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Old 04-20-2013, 12:08 PM   #68
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I see you have the original shower curtain that comes with the Roo... did you find that it is not waterproof AT ALL?!! I turned on the shower to find that the spray goes directly through the curtain! Am I missing something?! On my way to buy plastic liner to we can actually use the thing!
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Our stock shower curtain works fine. No problems with permeability.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:05 PM   #70
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I see you have the original shower curtain that comes with the Roo... did you find that it is not waterproof AT ALL?!! I turned on the shower to find that the spray goes directly through the curtain! Am I missing something?! On my way to buy plastic liner to we can actually use the thing!
We had the exact same problem with our shower curtain.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:25 AM   #71
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Our 233S had an issue with water escaping from the shower enclosure around the edges of the shower curtain. Even when we took exceptional care to ensure we kept water IN the shower, we'd inevitably find a puddle behind the toilet when our showers were done. I added a few plastic pieces to both edges where the shower curtain meets the wall. Hopefully this will solve the problem.

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The towel hook is nothing exceptional or ingenious, but we just put it on the door so I thought I'd include it.

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Where did you get the plastic pieces for the shower?
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:56 AM   #72
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Where did you get the plastic pieces for the shower?
I bought everything at my local Lowes store. Each piece of plastic was a couple of bucks, and I used stainless screws (with washers and caulk) to secure them. Other than using a Dremel to soften/round the one corner, I did not otherwise modify the plastic. The total cost was somewhere around $10-15.
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:10 PM   #73
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I know this is an old thread, but has anyone had any problem with the bathroom vanity top getting moisture from shower and expanding? We have only had our camper 8 months and camped 4 times. This weekend I noticed the edge against the shower is swollen and the formica/glue etc is coming off. We have a 2013 Rockwood Roo 23SS. We had a 2006 Rockwood 233 prior and never had this issue. It's basically the same shower, same curtain, etc but the layout is reversed. I can't figure out why it is occuring in the new camper and hope this would be a warranty item. I wonder if the shower curtain is the culprit, but again appears to be the same curtain as in older model.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:17 PM   #74
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I have a 2013. 23SS. Let me know if you figure what's happening to your vanity top. Are you venting the humidity? Vent open and fan running?

Are you getting steam coming up from the bottom and underneath the shower curtain and its hit the vanity on the way up?

Sorry for so many questions but you have me curious ... And worried
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:32 PM   #75
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Yes. We vent with fan after every shower until everything is dry. . I actually run vent during shower but not sure wife does during shower. I remember when we first used the shower it seemed the water went through the curtain a bit even though it appears to be same as previous curtain model.

Only other thing I can think of is that shower curtain is damp when pulled back and next to vanity while drying. But again no different from my 2006.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:09 PM   #76
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Outside stove

Well it's been a year since my last post. So what's up now? Outside stove! I purchased a three burner stove, similar to the one inside and then used the mount from the Barbecue to mount it outside and hook it into the gas hose. I wasn't using the originla Barbecue anyway, to small. It works and this weekend Tahoe trip will be it's 1st onsite (in wind) test.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:21 PM   #78
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No prob' with shower curtain. For runnin the furnace all night, I supplement with Mr Buddy propane heater. These are designed for interior use. I also made thermal blankets to cover the "Tents".
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:34 PM   #79
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Another thing on the furnace. I'm a very light sleeper and the furnace was simply not going to work as delivered, so I blocked off that gold metal screen door in front, not really neccessary, the unit gets plenty of air circulation and I can crack open the door. I also covered the entire furnace unit (metal housing) in sound deadening material (dynamat). Of course keeping any vent holes open. It has significantly quieted the system.
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Well it's been a year since my last post. So what's up now? Outside stove! I purchased a three burner stove, similar to the one inside and then used the mount from the Barbecue to mount it outside and hook it into the gas hose. I wasn't using the originla Barbecue anyway, to small. It works and this weekend Tahoe trip will be it's 1st onsite (in wind) test.
Atta way JB. How is the weight of the 3 burner grill compared to the BBQ that would mount on the outer wall?

I find that the one it came with for the outside mount, was too small and doesn't heat as quickly.
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