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Old 02-11-2024, 09:18 AM   #1
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Hello all, our names is Fred and Robyn and we have just purchased a 2007 Rockwood ROO. Yes it has a few things to fix.,but is in working condition. We live in Pime County Missouri and plan on staying close to home for the first few times we use it.
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Old 02-11-2024, 09:48 AM   #2
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Hello and Welcome to the forum!!
Yes. . . Staying close to home is good for those first few trips . . .

You'll find that some things work for you . . . and other things that don't . . . ; )
Enjoy you new (to you) camper and have some good times.
Happy trails and good adventures await!!
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Congrats. Fun times ahead.

Whenever you make any future posts, it helps to post under the correct sub forum with as much detail about the exact component you’re asking about…..fridge, or stove or water heater……not just that you have a Roo.

As always….pictures are best.
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Looks good. Sometimes we wish we had stayed simple. Don’t let anyone ever tell you more is better.

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Old 02-11-2024, 01:06 PM   #5
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I like camping in a tent. Wife thinks she needs a house.
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Old 02-11-2024, 01:09 PM   #6
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Hello all, our names is Fred and Robyn and we have just purchased a 2007 Rockwood ROO. Yes it has a few things to fix.,but is in working condition. We live in Pime County Missouri and plan on staying close to home for the first few times we use it.
We live in Pike County Missouri, not pime (fat finger issues).
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Hi and Welcome to FRF.
Be sure to check out the Roo/Shamrock sub-forum here, for model-specific information.
Looks like you have the 233 model. Three bunk no slideout.
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This thread, Newbie to Rv camping, has been moved from the Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info forum to the Welcome Mat forum.
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First thing you need to do is check your tires to see if they need replacement. Dry rot kills more tires than tread wear. A blown tire can cause costly damage.

Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the forum!
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Old 02-11-2024, 06:10 PM   #11
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If you meen 3 bunks that fold out that's the one. It was like pulling teeth to get detail information from then. I haven't put water in it yet so not seen the pump or water heater work( mostly due to the low Temps and not knowing how to clear it out for the winter). And I don't have 220 volt close to try the colling system.
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First thing you need to do is check your tires to see if they need replacement. Dry rot kills more tires than tread wear. A blown tire can cause costly damage.

Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the forum!
Was told the tires are 2 years old with less than a 1000 miles on them. Not cracks or spilt in the sidewalls or tread ares and lots of tread still on them.
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This thread, Newbie to Rv camping, has been moved from the Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info forum to the Welcome Mat forum.

Thanks Mr. Dan,I should have read the subject before posting.
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Welcome from Wisconsin. Congrats and enjoy your ROO!
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If you meen 3 bunks that fold out that's the one. It was like pulling teeth to get detail information from then. I haven't put water in it yet so not seen the pump or water heater work( mostly due to the low Temps and not knowing how to clear it out for the winter). And I don't have 220 volt close to try the colling system.
DON'T use 220v!
The a/c is designed to run on 20amp 110v shore power.
220v will blow things up.
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^^^^^ X2.

Lots of posts on this forum where people have plugged their rv into 220v and burned out their refrigerators, microwaves, tvs, etc. If you have a generator with a 30 amp plug, you can use that to test the air conditioning. Perhaps a neighbor has one you could borrow.
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DON'T use 220v!
The a/c is designed to run on 20amp 110v shore power.
220v will blow things up.

Thanks for the info. Was planing on taking it to a nearby campground to test it since I don't have a 30 Amp outlet at my home.
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Thanks for the info. Was planing on taking it to a nearby campground to test it since I don't have a 30 Amp outlet at my home.
You don't have a 30amp to 20amp adapter or dogbone?
Almost every RVer has one, to be able to plug in at home.
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Thanks for the info. Was planing on taking it to a nearby campground to test it since I don't have a 30 Amp outlet at my home.
You can normally buy an inexpensive 30 amp to 20 amp adaptor at most Wally Worlds. Handy to have on hand.
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