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Old 04-22-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
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new Roo/Shamrock bunk latch system

i went and looked at the new latch system at our local Roo dealer.

my opinion is that it is simply a latch system for the "vertically-challenged".
there doesn't appear to be any other advantages to it other than not needing to reach up high to close the latch.
it doesn't close the bunk doors any differently than the cargo latch system.

i would've liked to see FR change it to the style that Keystone puts on their Passport hybrids. i think it's a better latching system, especially for sealing the bunk door closed.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:06 PM   #2
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That's interesting. I'll stop by one of our two Roo/Shamrock dealers to take a look. I'm not sure we have any Keystone places close by for comparison, which is too bad because I'd like to take a look at what they have.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:22 AM   #3
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Here is what they look like. I take delivery Monday but this is a picture of my unit. I hope these new latches work well, I know it will help my wife if she ever needs to open or close the bunks.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:59 AM   #4
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Unfortunately, I can not say I am a huge fan of the latch system. The levers are plastic and it seems that it will not hold up to long term use. It does hold ok and it is nice being able to open bunks without reaching up so high but I am not a fan of plastic parts like this.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:05 AM   #5
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2014 Roo latch system

New to this site so hello to all. We purchased a 2013 Roo 233S a few Months ago and 4 days later one of our beautiful pine tree's decided to break apart and completely crush it...my luck. The good news is that it was covered by insurance and we received a 2014 as a replacement. We love it but.....I hate the new latch system. It broke when the dealer showed us how good they work and I foresee them breaking many more times. Forrest River needs to start making the top top latch out of metal. The plastic just will not last especially when only one person is attempting to close the hatch. Anyone else see these as a problem? The older system may have been hard to reach but they certainly were strong and would last forever.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:22 AM   #6
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This is what I expected. Sorry yours have already broke. I have not broke mine yet but I am assuming once they bake in the sun they will become brittle and break at an inconvenient time.
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We just took delivery of a 2014 Shamrock, and yes we to have that latch system, in fact when we were taking delivery the guy thought something was wrong with it, but no that is how it works. On ours it looks the the "c"hook does not completely grab the bar. He assured us it was correct. Well fingers crossed.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:25 PM   #8
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I really want to post this picture of our bunk end latch. As Im new to the forum I am having a struggle getting my photo to sync. OK got the photo uploaded but it is sideways. But I think you can see clearly that the latch does not go completely around . The top of the latch is to the left and bottom to the right. I am really looking for someone at Forest River directly to assure me that this is correct.
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anxious to hear what you think of the new latch system?
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" I am really looking for someone at Forest River directly to assure me that this is correct."

not sure who that would be, since this is not an official FR site and there's no factory rep for any of the FR hybrids, that posts here.

you might want to contact a FR rep for the Roo/Shamrock line and send them this pic.
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