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Old 03-10-2014, 11:54 AM   #1
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Roo Bed Seals

I've looked through the forum and cannot find much reference to the seals on the Roo.
I somehow ripped the seal on one of the foldout beds on my 2013 Roo. It's along the top and I noticed it when washing it last Fall. It allowed a bunch of water in through the seal while the bed was closed. Luckily, I opened it to dry and noticed the problem as the water came splashing down on me. It's been covered all winter but now I want to uncover it and need to repair this before a rain fall. I was going to take it into the dealer to have fixed as the trailer is not even a year old yet, but they cannot tell me whether it will be covered under warranty. I'm not sure I want to deal with that fight. I'm pretty sure this happened as a result of no seal conditioner and the seal stuck to the bed door at some point when opening it. I don't think it will be hard, but has anyone with the foldout beds like on the Rockwood Roo ever replaced the basic rubber seal that goes around the door? How hard is it, what did you replace it with and any pointers.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:27 PM   #2
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Hi Muddauber,

Would you have any pictures that you can post showing the rip? I'm curious. Also, are you looking to replace the entire seal along the top or just the portion?

Just to confirm - I think you are referring to this seal, right?

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Old 03-10-2014, 12:47 PM   #3
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That is Correct, I don't have a picture handy, but that white seal is exactly what I am referring to. Accept mine is black and made of weaker material. When the first seal malfunction happened on my slide-out, the dealer replaced it with that exact seal you have now.
The rip is only about a foot long from the left side, but I assume replacing the whole seal would be preferred. Especially if it's of the better material.
Thanks for your quick response! I assumed it would be you since you have the same trailer I do
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:28 PM   #4
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I would replace the whole seal, as well.

I haven't done this so I actually don't know how hard it is, but FR had a seal issue with the early Roos (pre-2010) and, at the time, they were sending people field seal kits to replace. Most had their dealers do it, but some did it on their own. Here's a description that I saved a few years ago. It might help.

If I were you, I would either call FR warranty and see if they would send the bed seal to you or your dealer should be able to order it. I have not heard of any aftermarket seals that people have used and I'm not sure I would be comfortable with anything that was non-OEM.
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I didn't even think about calling FR to see if I could get seals from them. I will try that. Thanks for the info and I will read the article. Thanks a ton!

I'll let everyone know how it goes!
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:39 PM   #6
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Are there any recalls on the 2013 Roo I should know about
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No recalls. In fact, the field bunk repair kit for the seal wasn't an official recall either as I understand it, but I could be wrong. Bikendan knows the history of that as he had the replacement done on his Roo.
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No recalls. In fact, the field bunk repair kit for the seal wasn't an official recall either as I understand it, but I could be wrong. Bikendan knows the history of that as he had the replacement done on his Roo.
that is correct. there was never a recall.
FR did offer a field bunk repair kit for Roos/Shamrocks, around 2008. it was for models from about 2005-2008.
the kit varied from just seals, to ones with the hinge, to ones with everything including a new bunk door.

not sure why FR decided to offer it, other than complaints from dealers and customers.
i had mine done under warranty, even though i didn't need new seals or bunk door. my dealer suggested that they order it anyway, since it was supposed to be an improvement. my dealer got me a new bunk door, even though there was nothing wrong with mine.

you should be able to get the upper seal from FR parts dept.
but usually the seals are the same used in the auto industry. you would just need to match up the original.

but i would ask the dealer to repair it, under warranty.
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:31 PM   #9
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Maybe I will just take it in to the dealer. I have an appointment this Saturday already scheduled. Had to do it early to get it in this time of year . I guess worst case is they tell me it's not under warranty and then I do it myself. The material my original seals are made of are thinner and lighter weight material. The new stuff they replaced it with looks just like TriGuy's picture and is a thicker seal.
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Had my seals replaced by the dealer a month after purchase. It took about an hour to take the old ones off and put new in. (front and back)
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