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Old 04-26-2011, 10:10 AM   #11
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RBQ...you are right on here...but this thread got me wondering. Here in the Smokies there are times when it rains for hours..so you set up camp in the rain. Sometimes we get caught in it and have to take down in the rain too.

However, I am 5' 5" and my wife is 4'11" and we need step stools to open the beds up and it takes 2 of us. Never mind the beds, we will get soaked in a good rain opening up all 3 beds on the Roo...good thing we have nice North Face Gore Tex rain shells to keep us dry (lol)....

In the end I think your ideas here will work great...now if you can help me open the bunk with just one hand quickly in the rain....my setting up in the rain problems will be gone...
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:55 AM   #12
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Maybe I do this wrong or just different. I fold up the Roo by myself while dh entertains the kids (so I know it's done right, he short cuts where he can), and I'm 5'3". I pull most of the canvas into the Roo to avoid it getting in the way of the seams. So if I were to open in the rain, everything would get wet.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:52 PM   #13
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Wow!!! I am moderately fit...I ride my road bike sometimes upwards of 75 miles plus a week. I mountain bike some, we have a large garden, my friend Manual Labor and I work a lot together as I do jobs I can't afford to pay Mexicans to do and still find opening and closing the Roo moderately difficult....all by myself and you do this by yourself! You go girl....
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:41 PM   #14
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i hate to say this and please don't take offense, but i think it's harder for the "vertically challenged".

i'm 6' tall and i open and close my bunks alone all the time.
i've only needed something to stand on, once, because the site dropped off behind the trailer. i was able to close it alone but couldn't reach the latches.

the DW is very strong but is 5'5" and can't do it alone.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:22 PM   #15
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You're hateful bikendan, if that's your real name! Why don't you just come out and say it....short people ain't got no reason to live! You hide behind your big screen name waiting just waiting for some small, little person like me to just squash like a bug....

Ok, that was weird.... I am not Napolean, I am not Napolean...that's what my therapist keeps reminding me.... ;-)

Dan, no offense taken...I have tiny feet too and you know what they say about men with small feet..it is a pain in the rear to find good footwear....and everything else you hear is a complete lie...

You are right, if you are under 5' 8" I can see bunk thing being an issue without some step stool assistance...
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:44 PM   #16
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Bob, just take heart in knowing that you can kick my 6' 230lbs. butt, up a steep singletrack and leave me gasping!
now, downhill, that could be a different story.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:05 AM   #17
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No offense taken here. I have closing it up down, but now I'm perfecting it. I should have dh video tape me closing it up, but probably looks pretty funny! LOL
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Dan, lol..yeah maybe I could take you on a climb..but I am still slow...these bunkends are heavy too...I must say I am kind of impressed with hockey..she must be like Sarah Palin or something... Please not trying to flame the place with this..just passing a complement onto another with a comparsion to Palin's outdoor skills...nothing more...
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Dan, lol..yeah maybe I could take you on a climb..but I am still slow...these bunkends are heavy too...I must say I am kind of impressed with hockey..she must be like Sarah Palin or something... Please not trying to flame the place with this..just passing a complement onto another with a comparsion to Palin's outdoor skills...nothing more...

Now I'm offended!
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Just like YVESM state simple, pull in the matress and then secure the ends.I have donr this numerous times and had very little problems of water just dry up the bunk good and replace the mattress on the bunk end.Another suggestion, when i take down the camper when ready to leave the campground, for me what i do is take the mattress out of the ends and place inside the trailer.I lay across the floor in a upright position.Noone is inside and its easy to travel and not worry about any leaks.The ends are nice and tight .Beleive me it really works out nice.Never had a leak in 3 years..I hope this helps
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