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Old 11-01-2012, 11:45 AM   #1
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First Time out with our 23SS Roo

We are excited to take our 2008 Roo 23ss out this weekend for the first time. It is going to be a nice weekend in southern Missouri! Wanted to ask a stupid questions.....is it necessary to open up both beds, or can you just open one of the end beds? Which bed do you prefer..front or back?

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Old 11-01-2012, 11:49 AM   #2
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I have a 233S and I have camped with two of the three beds closed when not needed and that is perfectly fine. Not a stupid questions at all. In fact, the method your propose is preferred in colder weather.

I prefer to close the rear beds and sleep in the front. My floorplan allows more heat to get to the front than the rear and it looks better to have the front open.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:16 PM   #3
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Triguy..thanks for the reply....I was thinking the prefered bed, especially this time of the year would be the front one also. Also, I think rathen than using the LP gas to heat, we will use a small electric ceramic heater...this is what we would do in our PUP and it worked great! Also, is it ok to back into the camping sace with the Equal-i-zer all hooked up? With out PUP, we were advised not to do much backing-up with the stabilizer bar in place.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:41 PM   #4
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I like an electric heater, too, because its less noisy.

You can back up with the Equal-i-zer bars in place. It is usually noisy to do this, but it doesn't hurt anything and experienced campers know exactly what the noise is and won't be bothered by it.

I just avoid the more extreme sharp turns when reversing with the bars in place. I will unhook the bars first if the site requires that kind of maneuver. It might not be necessary, but its what I do. Generally, though, I leave the bars on until parked in my spot.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:06 PM   #5
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yes, we also prefer the front bunk end, in our '07 23SS.
we've only opened one end many times, in colder camping times.

the only issue with being still hooked up, is whether the front bunk door will clear the back of your tow vehicle.
ours does, so it's not an issue to camp that way.
but your post is confusing. the Equal-i-zer doesn't have "a" stabilizer bar. it has two weight bars.
do you have the Equalizer or are you using a basic WDH with a friction anti-sway bar?
with our Equalizer, we always back up with the bars still attached.

we always use a ceramic heater, the rare times we've had electric hookups.
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We also, prefer using the front bunk, if only one is required. The TV (entertainment system) is located at front.

If you have an Equalizer - then it should be no problem backing up. I believe that is one of the benfits of that style hitch.

Progress Mfg. manufactures both the Equalizer and E2 hitches and I have no problem backing up with everything hooked up - I do it all the time.
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A nice weekend and first trip is a great combination for a wonderful time.

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