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Old 12-02-2011, 06:30 PM   #11
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Ah well that shoots my theory down. I was thinking that the lack of cabinets above the double door fridge would mean the wall mount wouldn't work...but yours has the double door fridge and wall mount I guess I won't know whether mine will have the shelf or mount until it's built. Hmm, maybe I can call FR directly and inquire.

By the way nice choice on colors and options...luv it. Mine will be the same with the inclusion of the aluminum wheels and a power tongue jack.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:07 PM   #12
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I put my PU on Craigslist last summer and it was gone within a week. Hopefully you'll have similar luck!
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:55 AM   #13
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Question What's a "hybrid" hybrid?

We ordered our Roo in July and picked it up in September with changes we did not expect. Apparently, we got a "hybrid" hybrid. The Roo has a tv (included, but not on spec list for the Roo) mounted over the couch, a U-shaped dinette, and a battery cut-off switch under the fridge. None, of which, were shown to us on the model we saw that convinced us to buy the Roo. And to top it off, we have the 2011 snap/bungeee cord bed set-up, not the completely attached 2012 system. Also, while we are very pleased with the camper, we aware that "false advertising" is a problem with FR, inc. The mattresses are NOT 80" x 60". The platform they are on is 80" x 60", but the mattresses are 75" x 60". We bought 3 sets of sheets for the 3 beds before we had the camper and the sheets are way too big. So, the camper is all we wanted and more with the unexpected additions, but I thought I purchased a 2012 Roo, not a 2011-and-a-half Roo.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:22 AM   #14
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What model Roo did you buy?

In my research the Model 19 has never been shown/listed with a U-shaped dinette on the FR website nor have I ever seen any pictures of a 2010 - 2012 model year with one. If mine comes like that I won't take delivery because the reason I chose the 19 was for the separate couch and 44" dinette.

The LCD TV is listed as part of the Convenience Pkg now, the battery cut-off is a great addition, and the bunks I have read are a toss up on whether they are attached or not (pros/cons for both). The matress size has been brought up before and is aggravating. It's likely because they state the platform size to make it sound bigger, but that's not necessarily false advertising. Deceptive, but not false. I don't know why they leave the matress smaller, maybe to keep it from touching the sides and getting damp.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:08 AM   #15
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We purchased a 233S based on 2011 specs/options. I called FR and talked to several reps in different departments to clarify info I'd read at this forum regarding changes /upgrades. Everyone I spoke with at FR assured me that my 233S 2012 Roo had minimal changes: hickory replaces oak cabinets, tv location was moved over couch from over stove (no mention of tv being part of a "package") and dinette was bench style (I tried to "option" a U dinette). The Roo came as I stated previously and we are very pleased. But, FR is less than reliable regarding the bedding info. During several calls, I clarified the physical bed size and was informed 80"x60" was the standard. I'm a retired English teacher and understand the language well enough to know what "standard" means. The product we received is great and we've had no trouble with anything, so the complaint is "petty". But communication is NOT an attribute, which you can give to FR, Inc. Individuals, if you can track them down, working for FR are helpful, but "company" owners need lessons in "customer care". They make a good product, but leave it to salespeople to resolve problems. The salespeople have many brands to sell and do not always represent FR well, as a FR "stand alone" dealer might.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:43 AM   #16
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Ahh ok you scared me for a minute thinking you had a 19...thought maybe they were making strange changes to their line-up. I have a 2011 FR Catalog in hand and the FR website also lists following as an option package (although some of these options are considered "Standard" Options). Maybe you got this for free though...if so that's awesome.


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  • 13,500 BTU Ducted Air (21SS, 21SSL, 23SS, 233S, 21RS, 23RS Only)
  • Mounted 22" LCD TV w/ TV Antenna & Cable Hook-up
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The addition of a U-shape dinette would be an nice change in the 233S. Was it the slide portion or the fixed wall sofa that you made the change too?
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:42 AM   #17
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I, too, had a 2011 catalogue and used it to "option" our camper, since a 2012 catalogue did not (doesn't) exist. The dinette is the "slide" side, which we were told is a few inches wider than the 2011. When "building" our camper in July, you would have thought someone should have known what was "up coming" for August in redesigns or options. We had a very good salesman and spoke to numerous FR reps in Indiana -- noone had FYI updates to help us. Yes, I thought "standard options" was an oxymoron. If it is "standard" then, it is not an "option" and it should not cost extra. Again, this is an interesting situation to me -- consumer info is so important with the competition amongst dealers. You'd think FR would want no confusion for potential buyers and they contribute to the misinformation. But I'm lucky enough to be retired and have the time to "nitpik" FR, Inc. If they'd offer me a position to help clear up their PR/communications issues, I'd listen to their proposal.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:34 PM   #18
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I agree wholeheartedly...if it's standard why does it cost me more? I agree with all of your last email although i'm far from retirement.

I think you should change your username to Yoda ...the force is strong with this one it is...hmmhhmm
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:05 PM   #19
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I believe there's a disclaimer in the paperwork about the units being subject to chance. Whether or not this is far could depend on whether or not you want the chance.

I brought off the lot so I didn't encounter this issue but I do feel for those who got surprised unpleasantly. Hopefully everything will work out in the end.
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:07 PM   #20
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I believe there's a disclaimer in the paperwork about the units being subject to chance. Whether or not this is far could depend on whether or not you want the chance.

I brought off the lot so I didn't encounter this issue but I do feel for those who got surprised unpleasantly. Hopefully everything will work out in the end.
I can relate to your issues. We bought a 2010 for delivery in the spring of 2011 and ended ip with an an early 2011: different colors inside and black exterior frames on windows and door. We were very happy in our case.

Yes they are subject to change....
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