We just picked up our new 2012 Roo 233S from House of Camping (Bridgeview, Il.).
We traveled from Arizona to Illinois to purchase our 233S, and our experience with George (and the rest of the staff at House of Camping who assisted us) was great!
We ordered our camper off of the floorplan alone, and were hopeful that it would be what we expected. Needless to say, our expectations were more than met!
For those who are considering purchasing a new 233S, here are some of the changes that were pleasant surprises for us:
The dinette has been changed from being the standard two sided seating to U-shaped. Due to the increased slideout size to accommodate the larger seating/dining area, the small floor cabinet near the front bunk was eliminated. Also eliminated are the cabinets that were above the dinette table/seats. Instead of the cabinets above the dinette, there are now shelves at each corner above the seats.
A mounted 22" television (brand: Konka) is standard and mounted above the couch with an articulating arm. The television is able to be extended from the cabinet, making it easily viewable from the front bunk. Although it has the ability to be angled from side to side, it does not allow it to be angled up or downward.
The canvas bunkends are now permanently attached; no more bungees or snaps. We didn't know that this was being changed until we literally took possession of the trailer. The attached bunk ends was something that had us debating between the Jayco and Forest River model, so the change was a pleasant surprise for us!
I will be spending the day playing with my new "toy" and getting it outfitted for the trip back to AZ. Fortunately, we will have several nights on the road, and a long weekend stay visiting family in Texas on the return trip.
I'll attach pics when I get around to it, and will update this thread with details on how everything is working out.
See you all on the road!