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Old 05-02-2016, 05:27 PM   #21
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I thought I would add a list of the things I have done, so far, to this thread.
  • move spare tire to under the floor above front axle
  • A/C heater element add on
  • move LP tanks back (and lower) and add toolbox to tongue
  • Tongue jack cover
  • storage bracket for hitch
  • relocate water filter, pump and rearrange some of the plumbing lines
  • water tank fill valve so I can use onboard filter while filling tank from city inlet or use the pump to fill from a container via the winterizing inlet
  • Hose to suck anti-freeze or water into winterize inlet
  • Shur-flow water system accumulator tank
  • High flow water pressure regulator and hose elbow
  • 2 25' fresh water hoses
  • 315Ah of batteries under rear dinette seat
  • 2 ga. cables from batteries to converter and ground distribution block
  • 150 Amp catastrophe fuse
  • Tri-Metric battery monitor and Tri-Metric solar charge controller
  • 2 100W folding solar panels... need to finish mounting twist lock connector
  • Progressive EMS-HW30C surge protector
  • 800W inverter
  • 3 way battery disconnect (house - inverter - both - off)
  • LED bulb in the amber porch light
  • LED bulb in range hood
  • Dominator sewer hoses
  • Oxygenics shower head
  • wireless backup camera... not fully finished
  • Wingman for Antenna... why do we need a TV while camping?
  • storage cubby in cabinet near door
  • storage cubby above fridge... needs finished after fridge fans installed
  • Remove a bunch of 'vanity' panels
  • replace some furnace flex ducting with aluminum vent pipe
  • clean up plumbing under bath sink and move vanity panel back for more storage
  • Propane Tee for LP quick connect to use stove and grill at same time
  • quick connect adapter or camping stove
  • Add low pressure quick connect to Buddy heater
  • Screen door slider with built in latch opener
  • Edwin opening window in door (I love this one!)
  • Andersen levelers (still need to install giant 'rear view' level)
  • X-chocks
  • Wiring loom in storage areas
  • bug screens for furnace and fridge... still need to do water heater
Might also want to consider:

1. Digital thermostat
2. Fence post sewer hose mod
3. Inside switch for elect water heater element (wiring schematic attached)

If you're boondocking a lot, you might want to disconnect the door heater on your fridge (also attached - not mine, I shamelessly stole this - )
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File Type: pdf Refer door heater switch mod.pdf (282.7 KB, 28 views)
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:30 PM   #22
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mnoland30... tell me about the rain gutter flashing. Are you talking about the 1.25" PVC??

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Might also want to consider:
1. Digital thermostat
2. Fence post sewer hose mod
3. Inside switch for elect water heater element (wiring schematic attached)

If you're boondocking a lot, you might want to disconnect the door heater on your fridge
I was always going to put a digital thermostat in the popup but never got around to it... we'll see if the roo gets one.

I can't find the darn fence posts near me!!!! The home depot that is within an hour doesn't carry them, and the closest lowes is 4 hours from me. Menards only has ones with holes in them

My water heater has a switch on the heater itself for the AC element. I keep both that one and the breaker off to make it extra difficult for someone to turn on the element without water in the tank. I taught DW about both switches. We usually only get electric sites in the early spring and very late fall when temps will drop below freezing so that we can run the tank heaters, so likely won't use the element all that much.

My fridge is newer and the connections are in a different spot. I unhooked the door heater (spade terminal on circuit board behind panel where door switch is) shortly after we brought the roo home but DW went camping in damp weather and was NOT happy with the result. I am going to put a tiny little switch and an indicator LED in so that it can be used when needed. I will be taking some pics for others when I install the switch and light... just have to find where I put the darn switch I picked up
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:35 PM   #23
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Got three more done after mowing the lawn today...
  • Hung up a solar powered clock/indoor-outdoor thermometer.
  • Adapter to use amplified TV antenna for the radio... BIG improvement!
  • fix speaker connections so we have stereo sound
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:08 PM   #24
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mnoland30... tell me about the rain gutter flashing. Are you talking about the 1.25" PVC??



I was always going to put a digital thermostat in the popup but never got around to it... we'll see if the roo gets one.

I can't find the darn fence posts near me!!!! The home depot that is within an hour doesn't carry them, and the closest lowes is 4 hours from me. Menards only has ones with holes in them

My water heater has a switch on the heater itself for the AC element. I keep both that one and the breaker off to make it extra difficult for someone to turn on the element without water in the tank. I taught DW about both switches. We usually only get electric sites in the early spring and very late fall when temps will drop below freezing so that we can run the tank heaters, so likely won't use the element all that much.

My fridge is newer and the connections are in a different spot. I unhooked the door heater (spade terminal on circuit board behind panel where door switch is) shortly after we brought the roo home but DW went camping in damp weather and was NOT happy with the result. I am going to put a tiny little switch and an indicator LED in so that it can be used when needed. I will be taking some pics for others when I install the switch and light... just have to find where I put the darn switch I picked up
I believe you can order the fence posts on-line and have them delivered. You may have to pay shipping, though.
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Old 05-02-2016, 11:07 PM   #25
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Get this instead of a rain gutter

http://www.dwincorp.com/products/125...ble-SUPER-TUBE


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Old 05-03-2016, 12:01 PM   #26
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After years of research, comparing, looking we bought our new 2016 23IKSS Rockwood Roo. Wow, this trailer, with two slides, is incredible. Love the complete re design FR did summer of 2015. Here are some things I have done to my Roo.
1) With the mid year 2015 redesign I noticed the trailer is now 6" longer and the front and rear beds are bigger. I fit 2 king size mattresses in place of the queen size spring mattresses.
2) Added Shurflo accumulator tank
3) Upgraded the Maxxair vents to 4500 w/ remote control. Bought whole fan unit, harvested the guts on inside and swapped them in (spoke w/Maxxair if this would work and mates up perfect so no disturbing the roof seal)
5) Added SeeLevel II 709 for tank monitoring with Junior sender boards. Works perfectly!

Love the new trailer and works great!


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Old 05-03-2016, 04:30 PM   #27
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Mr Roo, how does the sequoia tow the new Roo?
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Old 05-04-2016, 01:05 AM   #28
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Hi Doc Holiday. We tow dry @5345lbs. My Sequioa 4x4 =6200 so dry with 3 of us plus clothes & food we are at max. To my great surprise it tows fine. Going up to Tahoe at 5500 elevation I don't like to push RPM > 3500 and do 45-50 up hills on Hwy US 50.
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Old 05-08-2016, 04:59 PM   #29
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I did some radio mods to fix the incorrectly wired speakers and make a major improvement to radio reception... Improving the iRV radio reception and sound
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I just added a thread, over in the modifications forum, about a couple of storage cubbies that I added a few weeks back. One is above the fridge, and the other is in the cabinet just inside the door.

Reclaming some useful storage in Roo 19
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