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Old 06-01-2016, 10:21 AM   #1
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Roo or Shamrock 19

Anyone have the Roo or Shamrock 19 model..... Pros and Cons of this floor plan... Storage, etc. Looking to upgrade from a PopUp...
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Old 06-01-2016, 03:59 PM   #2
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I have the 2016 Shamrock 19. I traded in a 2015 Starcraft 15RB Hybrid for it. (Entry Level) It is really loaded with all of the creature comforts compared to the Starcraft I had. Bigger Tanks, TV with DVD Bluetooth etc. 6.3 CU Fridge, Oven and 3 burner cooktop, Bathroom sink and medicine cabinet, Bunk Fans, Grill, Black tank flush etc. I wanted to stick with a Jayco or Starcraft, but you get SO much with a Shamrock or Roo. The 2017s are even better because you get a glass shower door vs. the curtain that I have in mine. I have no complaints. Sure, things will break and you will have a couple of warranty items to get repaired along the way. You would also deal with that with a $500,00 Class A! Personally, i would look at Forest River, Jayco and Starcraft and do your homework. You can get very similar features in all 3. Jayco/Starcraft give you a 2 year warranty. You can purchase an additional year on the Forest River rigs for $150. You have a few weeks after purchase to do so.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:22 PM   #3
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Two things I didn't like about ours:

1. Storage in the front, right side is very difficult to get to. If they'd put an additional compartment door up front on the right, you would have had a pretty decent "pass-through."

2. Hot air discharge from furnace is under the dinette right next to the cold air intake. What's with that? I know some owners have moved the hot air discharge over to come out the side of the bench into the aisle. I would have done this if I'd kept it longer. See attached pic. (They did something similar on my Mini Lite; another mod I'll be doing one of these days.)
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Old 06-02-2016, 11:09 PM   #4
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Roo or Shamrock 19

^^x2 regarding front storage.

My 2015 unit came with the furnace vent in the isle, not under the dinette next to cold air return as pictured. Not sure when FR made this change but mine is in the isle. The only other complaints I have with the Roo19 is the stupid mechanism used to collapse the table and the placement of the control panel next to the door. I believe the 2016 models have moved the control panel to the wall adjacent to the bathroom and out of reach of curious little people. This is a great upgrade in addition to the glass shower and additional level counter space next to the door. The only other thing i would like to see is a hitch added to the back bumper for a bike rack. This said, I would have no reservations buying the Roo19. I think you will be happy with it.
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Old 06-02-2016, 11:53 PM   #5
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^^x2 regarding front storage.

My 2015 unit came with the furnace vent in the isle, not under the dinette next to cold air return as pictured. Not sure when FR made this change but mine is in the isle. The only other complaints I have with the Roo19 is the stupid mechanism used to collapse the table and the placement of the control panel next to the door. I believe the 2016 models have moved the control panel to the wall adjacent to the bathroom and out of reach of curious little people. This is a great upgrade in addition to the glass shower and additional level counter space next to the door. The only other thing i would like to see is a hitch added to the back bumper for a bike rack. This said, I would have no reservations buying the Roo19. I think you will be happy with it.
OK3wire: My dealer welded in a bike rack receiver on my Roo 19. Here are pics and a sketch:
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