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Old 06-18-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
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Hi - I am new to the hybrid camping world - We tented for quite a few years and then camped in a pop-up for over 20 years. In November we bought a 2009 Roo 233 and are looking forward to using it this summer. We took it out to a state park last weekend and realized we had a problem - the bed over the hitch leaked while closed. The mattress was soaked. We called our dealer and are taking it in next week. Hopefully this can be corrected. I love the Roo and am hoping that we can get this taken care of soon. We camp every year on Assateague Island and will be going there soon.


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Old 06-18-2009, 05:47 PM   #2
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I may be wrong but i think they have fix for that as i have read something about it on here .Good luck and enjoy your camper also Welcome to the forum

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Old 06-18-2009, 06:32 PM   #3
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your '09 Roo should have the redesigned seal/hinge system.
unless it was a late '08 that they re-badged as a '09.

the '09-'10 Roo/Shamrock hybrids should have the new seal/frame/sill/hinge setup.

are you sure that you didn't get any of the canvas caught between the seals when you closed it up?
this is a very common mistake with new hybrid owners. especially the more vertically-challenged ones.
if even a small piece of the canvas gets between the frame seal and the bunk door seal, it creates a gap that water can get in.
and leaving a vent or window open while driving can create a vacuum inside, which can help rain penetrate the seals while driving.

the dealer should be able to fix it, if there is a problem with the door/seals.

be sure to check the Expandable/Roo section of FRF.
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