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Old 11-27-2015, 05:29 PM   #11
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Correct. On both counts.

The tenting should be an easy fix. I pushed things into place temporarily and they seem to be holding. Just a disappointment that something so important would be missed by both the dealer and myself.

The upper vent is identical to the lower vent that I've seen on most units. Like I said - it may be on purpose - but it sure seems dumb. But I guess they'd have to have two different size vents and the installers would never get it right. (Being sarcastic of course - but I've seen enough 'stupid manufacturer tricks' to discount it completely.) They might save some second-guessing if they'd put a label on the paneling saying that it was there to help control airflow. Maybe it's on the other side. (Oops, there I go again. )

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Old 11-27-2015, 06:10 PM   #12
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Correct. On both counts.



The tenting should be an easy fix. I pushed things into place temporarily and they seem to be holding. Just a disappointment that something so important would be missed by both the dealer and myself.



The upper vent is identical to the lower vent that I've seen on most units. Like I said - it may be on purpose - but it sure seems dumb. But I guess they'd have to have two different size vents and the installers would never get it right. (Being sarcastic of course - but I've seen enough 'stupid manufacturer tricks' to discount it completely.) They might save some second-guessing if they'd put a label on the paneling saying that it was there to help control airflow. Maybe it's on the other side. (Oops, there I go again. )



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Man you need to start having fun. It seems like all of your issues should be fixed easily by the dealer as long as the dealer is good. Lots of times a bad dealer just compounds the problem.
As for the vent Dometic changed the way they require the install of a slide fridge. The top vent is about 2/3 covered by a baffle. It is there to increase air across the cooling fins. Fridges is the slide can be a little temperamental. We had to deal with ours for a couple of years before they added the larger baffle and added a third fan. It works pretty good now. Is your fridge working as it should?
Remember things on a RV are never going to be perfect. We buy them to enjoy our off time with our family. Stuff is going to break and not work correctly. It's a frack of life no matter what unit you buy. Get it fixed and have fun. Repeat as often as necessary.
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Old 11-27-2015, 07:28 PM   #13
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Never had anything that was perfect right out the gate. (Homes, cars, campers, wives. . . ) 'Tis the nature of things. The good news is that most things get sorted out eventually.

To me the real bummer is that some of them wouldn't have happened (like my 1st wife. . .) if someone had just put in a little more thought and effort into what they were doing. Sort of the point of this thread right?

This is the second camper from this dealer and they've been stand-up folks so far so I'm not overly concerned. Just a shame that there's something that needs fixin' so soon.

But then I wouldn't have anything to fix now would I? That's my idea of fun. Fixin' what's broke and knockin' the knot-head who messed up. Well, except maybe if I was the knot-head. . .

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Does anyone have any soft spots in the floor? I have one near the TV/stereo.
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Does anyone have any soft spots in the floor? I have one near the TV/stereo.
Which hybrid TT are you talking about and what year?
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I have a 2014 Roo 23IKSS. I was thinking of cutting along the vinyl floor lines, cutting out the old plywood and replacing it, or am I opening up a can of worms?
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I have a 2014 Roo 23IKSS. I was thinking of cutting along the vinyl floor lines, cutting out the old plywood and replacing it, or am I opening up a can of worms?
Can of worms indeed. 2014?

Its not as easy as you think to repair. Its a laminated assembly. 1 1\2" or so aluminum tubes with 1/8" luan underneath, 1/4"plywood on top under the vinyl floor with beaded styrofoam in the center, all glued together using a vacuum press. Usually what happens is in an area of constant traffic such as in front of sinks, entertainment center, entry door etc, the glue bond between the plywood and foam gets loose from the traffic. Over time the foam compresses or comes apart, hence the soft spot.

I would be calling Rockwood, no matter what the warranty status is. This is a factory level problem/repair. It can be tackled yourself but its not easy and a total PITA. That is if it is not the result of something you caused, like a leak from lack of preventative maintenance. In todays world of environmental bs, they are forced to use low VOC and water based adhesives which are not as strong as the ones they replaced.

They could build these floors using better methods and materials but they don't. In this case extruded polystyrene foam and a thicker plywood would be a much better choice, but evidently they weighed structural benefit against cost and weight savings and cost wins everytime it seems.
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I'm glad you told me this. I think I'm gonna by the dealer and see whet he thinks and Email Rockwood. I'll let you know later what I find out. Thanks again for the info.
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RooVader, while closing up the bunk, the canvas wasn't quite tucked in. When my wife closed the handle, the assembly that closes the latch broke away from the pin that went through it.
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ps, it's the triangular shaped piece at the end of the rod
Hello that's to me is not a quality problem seems more like carelessness and not making sure canvas is tucked in. Wow it seems like I and my DW (dam woman) are the only ones that don't have a problem with our roo so far. we have a 2016 23ss we bought in June 2015 and before we bought it we looked at it two times in June then at the end of the month we spent 3 hours going all over it and made a list of problems and when we picked it up we must have been at the dealer for almost four hours . They had water hooked up and under pressure and all three tanks full to check for leaks and we tested everything and when it was all closed up sprayed water around all doors and windows to check for any leaks and so far no problems. I cant wait till spring to get out.
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Hello that's to me is not a quality problem seems more like carelessness and not making sure canvas is tucked in.
I disagree. Those plastic Rotovise latches are going to be a problem, especially once you have a couple of years of UV exposure. His issue is not isolated. I intend to order one or two to have spare parts on hand. Its not a matter of if one will break, its a matter of when.
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