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Old 06-11-2012, 12:21 PM   #11
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We have the 2012 Roo 19 and through some trial and error, me and my wife have a system that works for us. We discovered that while I'm outside folding the front bunk up, my wife is inside the camper helping the mattress and canvas collapse "gracefully". Once the front bunk is almost closed, she comes back outside, makes sure all of the canvas is clear of the seals, and with one more push, the bunk end is closed and latched. Does your mattess fold about 2/3's of the way on one side? We keep the curved support pole inside the fold of the mattress, and snap the strap on each side. This process keeps excess canvas out away from the dinette and couch.

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Old 06-11-2012, 12:54 PM   #12
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Thanks for pleasant answer. Again a relief to find out we're not the only ones who have had to work on packing up the front bed. Yes, our mattress folds at 2/3rds, greater part at the inside or outer edge during your well thought out plan? (Not in the camper just now so would probably be determined by mattress snap placement?).

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Old 06-13-2012, 10:48 PM   #13
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If I read your first post correctly, we had the same problem with our Roo 19. The canvas would flop onto the trailer no matter how carefully we packed it up. I converted my wife's idea into reality with 3 wide flat bungee cords that hold the canvas out of the way, and off of the couch, and keeps it there while travelling.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:25 AM   #14
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Thank you all. I think the light bulbs are on now(!) and we're certainly going to modify. My husband is the bungee king so that is a very likely solution. Glad we visited the forum!
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:53 PM   #15
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Thanks for the nice post and pics! I was finally able to fold up properly the bunk end!


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