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Old 08-21-2015, 01:46 PM   #41
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I will post more pictures this weekend. While this is our first camper (went from Tent to Camper) - is it normal to have this many changes between models?


IMO glad to not have the wardrobe closet and like the slightly larger bathroom, to RooVader's point, we don't spend that long in the shower, but trying to keep the water in the shower (by curtain use) seems to be a pain for many folks posting on the forum and I just don't like wet floors : >)
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Old 08-21-2015, 01:47 PM   #42
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Be sure to post picks after your camper rolls off the assembly line! Would be interested to know if anymore changes were made after ours.
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Old 08-21-2015, 01:51 PM   #43
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I think Forest river is wrong for making changes mid year... People who go and be one of the first to get a 2016 should have all the new changes and updates, No wonder its so confusing to order parts for units, you can tell them its a 2016 but there could be three different layouts by the end of the year. I understand there will always be changes but make the changes immediately and not mid year. Just gout out unit 2 months ago and now they make changes ;/
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:17 PM   #44
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This is what I found today.

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Storage above table/sleeper

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TV nightstand, moved control panel up high near door again, moved microwave installed new cupboard over sink.

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Cupboards on ceiling of slide out

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Made cupboard bigger over sofa

And obviously shower doors lol. They had to reconfigure a lot of things to make these changes, they had to either make the slide a bit smaller to accommodate the room for the TV or shorten the wall near side bunk. Bathroom is definitely bigger. I like the idea of the control panel being up, I hate ours which is right next to sink..


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Old 08-21-2015, 02:28 PM   #45
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Awesome find! This is exactly how ours looks...never realized they added all the cabinets : > ) Another bonus for me!!
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:39 PM   #46
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Nice looking layout. It almost seems like they could get away with making the kitchen counter deeper at the expense of a little floor space. I would really struggle to give up the massively deep counter space some of the other models have. It does seem like a nice improvement over the previous version though.
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:46 PM   #47
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Nice looking layout. It almost seems like they could get away with making the kitchen counter deeper at the expense of a little floor space. I would really struggle to give up the massively deep counter space some of the other models have. It does seem like a nice improvement over the previous version though.
That design might be due to the desire to keep the mid & rear areas of the trailer accessible when the opposing slide is closed?
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Yeah, you might be right...just looks like a LOT of room. I wouldn't think an extra foot of counter space would eat up enough space to prevent accessing the back. Just a nitpick though, looks pretty nice if you need the 3 bunks...for sure.
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Old 08-21-2015, 03:04 PM   #49
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I've thought about a very small "island" that is foldable to give me just the small bit of extra space for food prep.
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I will post more pictures this weekend. While this is our first camper (went from Tent to Camper) - is it normal to have this many changes between models?
Mid-year changes are done by many manufacturers, not just FR.
We've had our eye on a Montana 5th wheel that had also had some Mid-year changes, both good and bad. We don't like most of the changes and may drop it from our list.

I will say that this is the most major changes I've ever seen in a Roo/Shamrock model, for the past 10 years that I've been looking at them.
Right after we bought our 2007 23SS, FR widened them by 6", added a slideout storage area and moved the tv location.

What the rationale is or whether it's fair, is debatable. But it's common in the RV industry.
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