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Old 08-17-2011, 11:28 PM   #11
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That's great! I'm in love with our 233s also but haven't taken it out camping yet, next weekend is our big outing. Congrats on ur new unit!
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:11 AM   #12
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Congrats on your new camper(s) We have been in our 2011 233s for over a year now and absolutely love it. We are a family of six, and routinely have someone else traveling with us. Camped over 30 nights this year, longest stretch was 12. We have slept as many as 11 in the camper and that was without putting the dinette down (cot on the floor). We, too, have noticed that the fridge doesn't really keep up like I would like. I have added the internal dual 12v fans and can't really say whether they've made a difference (inexpensive mod, though). Been looking into mounting a fan in the opening of the rear bunk to help draw in air, however, find that the hottest parts of the day are times there shouldn't be anyone in the bed. It's been tolerable at night...I've slept many, many nights in what my kids call "the man cave" One question for everyone...have you had any trouble closing your slide-out after it's been out for a couple of days? I typically have to go outside and push on it while someone is pressing the button. Been in the shop once...headed in again It's awesome to see so many people with this model now. When I first joined, not too many of us on the forum. I've included some pics of various mods I've done, FWIW...I look forward to seeing your mods, as well. One thing I haven't tackled yet...a TV mounted on the shelf as you walk in...maybe one day
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:51 AM   #13
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I have a 2011 233S Roo. My slide motor was just replaced. The last time it worked I had to help the motor by pushing on the slide out. Then two week late when we went camping I go to move slide and nothing. Checked in-line fuse and made sure battery was fully charged. I cranked it out manually and it moved very easy. Dealer found it was a bad motor. Slide motor aways seem to struggle from day one. Deal said that was normal. I don't have camper back yet so I don't know how new motor works. I'll let you know when I get it back next week.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:14 AM   #14
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My slide-out only seems to struggle when my batteries are getting low. By struggle, I mean that there is a slight hesitation or slower movement at the beginning part of the retract and then it seems to move normally. Maybe that's normal.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:25 AM   #15
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Just got my camper out of repair shop. They replaced my slide motor. New motor works great. No hesitation at all. Works much faster then the one the camper came with when it worked.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:46 PM   #16
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Sorry to hear about the troubles with ths slide motors, haven't had any troubles with it yet, but will keep and eye on it. We had spent another three nights in our camper last weekend and had a good time. Had my in-laws with us one night, 5 adults and 3 kids, and were very comfortable. A question I had about the slideout was do you all travel with the bar inplace or just with the slide run in. The Dealer showed it to me and said "here it is but you really don't need it." Now my brother always uses his on his older Roo. It isn't the easiest to put in, and I haven't been using it. But something in my gut says this is not right, even though dealer said it wasn't needed. What do you all do?
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:52 PM   #17
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Buckeyecmpr, nice mods! Haven't done much to mine yet, however I did install bars above and below the slide on the screen door, and put a hanging shelving unit in the waredobe. I did buy a circulation fan for the inside of the fridge put have tried it yet.
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:13 AM   #18
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A question I had about the slideout was do you all travel with the bar inplace or just with the slide run in. The Dealer showed it to me and said "here it is but you really don't need it." Now my brother always uses his on his older Roo. It isn't the easiest to put in, and I haven't been using it. But something in my gut says this is not right, even though dealer said it wasn't needed. What do you all do?
I don't use it.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:50 PM   #19
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To help cool our back bunk I added a air duct. The duct that in the 233s runs in the ceiling goes all the way to the back wall. To verify this I removed the last vent before the closet and used a mirror to see how far it went. I also measured with a tape measure. I then cut some holes in ceiling in the closet as you can see in the first picture. I used a 2" hole saw because that's the biggest one I had. Then I came down about 5 or 6" and made a 5 1/4" round hole in back of closet wall in rear bunk. The wall is hollow so I added some great stuff foam to fill it in around hole. Next I built a duct out of insulation board you can get at home depot to connect the two holes. I bought a 5" vent at local rv store and installed it in rear bunk wall hole. We are trying it out this weekend in 108 degree weather here in Oklahoma.
How do you remove the existing vents? Do they screw on? Or are they just pressed into position?

FWIW, I don't think I can do this mod on my 2012 223S. It looks like FR filled the rest of the duct with some sort of black expanding foam. What is odd is that the front vents do not appear to be foam filled toward the front end of the camper.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:42 AM   #20
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That would be odd that they would fill aft ducts. No place for the air to go. I have the 2011 model.

To remove vent you have to pry off the beauty ring, then you will see the screws that hold vent on.
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