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Old 03-28-2012, 07:07 AM   #11
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I have updated all the photos related to the Roo repair...

This is a mix of many photos mostly related to leak redesign. I no longer have any issues after many, many hours. The solution ended up being the tubing cover, vinyl and white duct tape. All must be applied. Any one alone does't do it. I applied this fix to both ends although the problem only existed on the front door. Sorry to those of you who have the new 2012 end design that apparently has its own issues.

Good luck all...

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Old 03-30-2012, 10:12 PM   #12
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pixleys I am very interested as well as i just bought a 2012 233s and would like to prevent this from the start.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:35 AM   #13
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This is a mix of many photos mostly related to leak redesign. I no longer have any issues after many, many hours. The solution ended up being the tubing cover, vinyl and white duct tape. All must be applied. Any one alone does't do it. I applied this fix to both ends although the problem only existed on the front door. Sorry to those of you who have the new 2012 end design that apparently has its own issues.

Good luck all...

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Pixley - Nice repairs and I am glad to hear you have no more leaks.

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pixleys I am very interested as well as i just bought a 2012 233s and would like to prevent this from the start.
thank you .
Pony, although Pixley's modifications are impressive, you shouldn't have to do this for several reasons.

First, the seals and bunk ends are different for 2012/2013 than the 2010's. In fact, your 2012 is different from my 2012 so I would advise against jumping the gun and assuming you need to make these changes.

Second: We haven't experienced any of the problems described in the first 2009 post and, at this point, I don't feel the need to do this.

Last, you will be under warranty if you do experience leaks.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:29 AM   #14
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There is one othe thing that hybrid owners aren't aware of, condensation. The sure way to tell is buy the heads of the small staples found on the mattress side of the door down near the hinge. What happens is that the inside of the door is not completely filled therefore there is air and moisture in the air inside all of these doors. As the colder, damp night air gets inside the doors followed by the sun beating down on the door the moisture condensates on the inside of the door, trickles down to the hinge area and rust will creep up the little staples finally showing on the mattress side of the door. I have seen Roos two weeks from manufacture date with this issue. I have never seen a Roo hybrid that did not have the rusty little staples. I'll bet that anyone that looks will see this. The angled front doors all have this problem although I have seen it in the rear. Just compare the staples near the hinge with others found on the door. This almost constant mositure is rotting away at all our doors even if slower than an actual leak. Without completely filling the voids in the door this will continue. I have thought of minmally expalding great stuff injected into hand drilled holes on the mattress side to cure this but have not done it yet. Adding proper venting on the mattress side might also resolve this by giving the moisture somewhere to go. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:09 AM   #15
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Thank you Pixleys.
FWIW.... My 2012 23SS has been in for warranty work twice for this exact same issue. It still hasn't been fixed by the dealer, but I'm still working with them. It won't be long, however, from what I can see, before I'm going to need to take these steps (or something similar) to stop the leaks. The trailer has a seven year warranty so I'm a little leery of doing it just yet, but I see nothing here that would void that. I'll check with the service dept the next time I take the trailer to them.
From what I've seen here, the design from 2006/2007 is basically the same as my 2012. I see one small difference that would be easily adjusted for.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:52 AM   #16
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hello pixleys,

Link to pics not working! can you re-post please i have a 2009 Shamrock 233 with the 3 beds loan roten at the bottom! my finger went right trough! how to fix that? see pics.

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Old 09-25-2012, 09:32 AM   #17
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Try here...

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Old 09-25-2012, 06:09 PM   #18
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This is why they should stop making hybrids with these bunk doors. Water always gets in somehow. I can't believe how rotten it is for the year it is.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:06 PM   #19
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Tell me about it KWillmott, i can't believe it to how rotten it is for a 3 years old RV! Does any body knows if i can claim something at Forest River.

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This is a great fix, but ridicules that it’s required. My 2003 Starcraft Hybrid (that we had for three years) never had a bed leak issue, even when pulling in driving rain. FR needs to ditch their current design and go back to the drawing board.
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