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Old 06-10-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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Putting up tent beds.

We've successfully camped in our 2011 Rockwood Roo 19ft but still can't fathom what we are doing wrong packing up the expandable beds. The front one in particular when up falls forward over the side couch during towing. Seems that unlike the back one there is little to keep it in place? So if a quick overnight stop is required using just the couch (& dinette) it would be a struggle to open the couch due to excessive canvas and or mattress hanging. Has to be a method, any help folding the canvas and shutting up the bed? It's frustrating!
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:29 AM   #2
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On our room the front bunk has a strap going across even then the couch will not fold down if I was thinking of using as a bed I would fold couch before closing front bunk
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:55 AM   #3
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Thank you. No strap in our Roo but that may be an idea to at least keep that bed tidy. And yep, the couch is currently out pre-travel!
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:13 PM   #4
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first, didn't your dealer show you the proper way, during the PDI?
if not, another example of increasing bad PDI's from dealers.

go to RVW's website and in their video section, there are Roo videos that i think show you how to set up and close up the bunk ends.

are you not using the snapping straps that attach the mattress to the inside of the bunk door?
unless FR made some changes, that's how Roo/Shamrock mattresses have been done for, at least, the past 7 years.
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You still get tent and mattress in the way
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:42 PM   #6
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You still get tent and mattress in the way
in the way of what? we've never had our canvas or mattress in the way.
the canvas is between the bunk door and the canvas. and the excess canvas simply sits on top of the sill, next to the hinge.
doesn't hang out over the sill.

here's a couple pics of the mattress strap setup and the canvas folded up with the mattress and the bunk door closed.





this is how ours is, but pics are from another Roo owner.
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We do snap each end mattress down and have varied the placement of the collapsed curved pole. Where do you locate yours? No, the beds were in when we collected the unit and we did comment that it looked bulky. Figured later we'd get it right and on occasions have managed neater jobs.
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we just lay the shepherd's pole on the sill and the canvas and mattress keeps it in place.

if you posted pics of what yours looks like, it might help with suggestions.

as you can see in the above pic, my fellow 23SS owner, Chuck S. has his canvas put up quite neatly. i'm not that neat.
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Thank you. One pic shows the rear bed and we have no problem there. Our couch is where the small unit stands in your other pic. Hence the bulk hangs out over the couch end making it hard or impossible to open unless that bed is out. Otherwise it all looks similar.
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Heacham,
Its true that its a tight fit (at least on my 233s) and I have been considering a strap that would run 18" high above the bunk from wall to wall. The only reason I haven't done that is that I can manhandle the canvas out of the way when I need to and I just don't have a need to turtle that often. In fact, we've camped with tent ends in a pup and two hybrids over the years and I can count on the fingers of one hand how often I've had to turtle it.
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