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Old 05-27-2013, 11:22 PM   #1
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New to HTT, can't figure out frt bunk stowage

Hi all, we just bought a 2000 18' Rockwood Roo. I am trying to figure out the configuration of the front bunk mattress, tent and folding bar when I am trying to close the bunk hatch. Does anyone have an easy to follow instruction set, brochure or suggestion that can shed light on how we can neatly close the hatch and secure the tent? Rear hatch was obvious, but the from hatch and it's articulated mattress is a bit puzzling.

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Old 05-27-2013, 11:43 PM   #2
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Can't help with this, but Welcome to the Forums. Someone will be along to lend a hand.
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:45 PM   #3
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go to RVW's Video Library. they have some Roo videos of setup and takedown.
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Yay! Another Roo camper Hope you found what you needed. We learned a lot from youtube videos.
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go to RVW's Video Library. they have some Roo videos of setup and takedown.
X2 I use to have it saved. If I can find it quickly I will post.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:32 AM   #6
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go to RVW's Video Library. they have some Roo videos of setup and takedown.
Sorry about my ignorance' what and where is RVW? Thanks JR
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Sorry about my ignorance' what and where is RVW? Thanks JR
RVW = RV Wholesalers. A large dealership in Lakeview, OH that sell Rockwood and other brands.

They do a nice job with what are called "walk through" videos, which demonstrate many of the features that you need to know to work your camper.

There is nothing for 2000 models that I know of and things will be different, but the walk though videos through these links should help to explain how to operate the bunks.






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OK, I think I figured it out. My bunk had a strap that snaps to the bunk floor on each side, with an adjustable tension clasp. Problem is I couldn't get enough tension with the strap to hold the bunk cushion in place without it sliding down and collapsing all in a big blob inside because the strap snaps would pop whenever I placed the needed tension on the strap. So I simply unscrewed the male snap on bunk and placed strap ends over the hole and re-screwed male snap on bunk door. Now the straps are permanently affixed to bunk allowing me to place the necessary tension on the cushion. I placed the folding tent bar inside the folded mattress. I then laid out evenly the tent neatly laying the sides over top of tent roof. I avoided any bunching up and tried my best at spreading as much material evenly as I could across the whole mattress. I also tucked some of the tent under the mattress so it wouldn't slide down.

When I closed the bunk hatch what I ended up with as a clean appearing un-bunched stowage of the front bunk assembly.

Ahaha...victory is mine!!!
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:20 PM   #9
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Just makes sure the side straps on the mattress wrap around the end support for the canvas when it is in the down position. Refer to video part 1 above.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:36 PM   #10
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I don't bother with the mattress straps on my Roo19. I take fold the mattress and remove it from the bunk, then fold up the bunk and put the mattres up against it. I take the crappy cutting board they gave us for the sink and put it behind the end of the dinette seat. That holds the mattress up against the folded up bunk. It makes folding up the bunk a lot easier, because 1) you're not lifting the weight of the mattress, and 2) you can fold in the tent sides easier.
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