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Old 06-01-2011, 10:56 PM   #1
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Our "new to us" Roo is home!

Spent some time tonight getting to know it a bit (2006 23SS). We're ready to start setting it up to our liking. After a few little handyman items and a few mods, we'll be ready for our first camping trip.

We love this camper! (upgraded from PUP)


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Old 06-01-2011, 11:49 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new camper! What mods are you planning on?
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:16 AM   #3
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Welcome to the "Roo Kroo"!!!

and to joining the rest of us 23SS owners, the best hybrid floorplan made!
our '07 was an early year model that had the leftover fabrics from the '06 lineup, before they changed over to the '07 fabrics.
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:21 AM   #4
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Here's a few on the list:

Get a bin attached to the back. I'll look into welding on some reinforcement so I can put a hitch receiver back there. I need a place to put the folding chairs and other camp site stuff. Mainly light-weight items. Heavier stuff can go in the back of the truck (it has a cap).

Cindi has some ideas for adding extra shelves in a couple of the cabinets.

Add a marine battery switch to isolate the battery when it's not being used.

Vent covers for the roof vents.

Larger table to hang on the grill rack on the outside. I don't plan on using the RQV grill, so I can take advantage by having a little more "counter space" outside.

Add a 6" PVC pipe underneath for storing indoor/outdoor carpet.

LED light bulbs for interior light fixtures.


That should keep me busy for a while...
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:25 AM   #5
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Welcome to the "Roo Kroo"!!!

and to joining the rest of us 23SS owners, the best hybrid floorplan made!
our '07 was an early year model that had the leftover fabrics from the '06 lineup, before they changed over to the '07 fabrics.

We love the floorplan! The only drawback I can see with it is not near enough external access storage. My 2006 only has the rear compartment. The under the kitchen does not exist on mine. I've heard of some people adding that door. That's on my list to look into.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:08 AM   #6
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mine doesn't have the outside storage area under sink, either.
i do have a door the dealer gave me if i ever wanted to cut the hole and rearrange the pipes under the sink.
i can point you to a 23SS owner who's done that and some other great mods, like side windows in the slideout.
he's got a lot of pics.
RV.net's Hybrid forum has a lot of very active 23SS owners there.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:43 AM   #7
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Yes, I think I saw that guy's window additions. Very nice.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:31 AM   #8
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I'm also adding a battery monitor as another mod. A product called Microlog works very well for monitoring charging, consumption and battery state. They're a little pricy, but the quality is very good. Measures current down to 100mA.

I installed this one in our sailboat: Microlog products With two banks of batteries, this worked well for monitoring them separately. Also has configurable alarms.

This is the one I'll install in the Roo: Microlog products Even though this can handle two banks, I'll only have one bank in the Roo (maybe dual batteries in parallel at some point)

I'm going to set it up to monitor "net current". I think it'll be interesting to see what the demands are relative to charger output.
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Welcome and congrats!
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