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PFTMAN 05-14-2013 05:46 PM

2011 Rockwood Roo 23SS
We are looking at a used 2011 Rockwood Roo 23SS and i read about leaking bed ends, was wondering if there is any truth to that!

fishinjim 05-16-2013 07:22 PM

We had a 2004 RR 25bh and we did have some water stains around the bottom of the hybrid bed. Look for rust colored stains.
We enjoyed ours for the couple of years we owned it.

Superslif 05-18-2013 03:05 PM

With any hybrid you are buying used you need to look for water leak damage and delamination of the fiberglass walls. I looked at a few pictures of the 2011 Rockwood Roo 23SS and I was trying to see the hinge area on the bunk doors.

We had a 2005 Aerolite hybrid that over 7 season I notice a little water damage on the inside hinge area by the 5" wide rubber area where the hinge attaches to the body of the trailer. On our 05' the hinge itself was like a piano hinge. We sold that one and bought a 2013 Aerolite hybrid last year and the hinge is solid. So it is hard for water to get on thru the hinge area.

We used the 2005 about 380 nights over 7 seasons, the tenting material itself about the last year of ownership was starting to "wick" water thru during rain storms. I cleaned them up and applied some water-proofing which helped.

In short, you need to:

~ check all the outer skin to find any bubble area, meaning the fiberglass skin in coming un-glued from it's ply-wood backer.

~ check the weather seal caulking around the outer bunk doors, especially the lower trim above the hinge.

~ get a ladder to check the rubber roof for slits or caulking missing.

~ get a flashlight and look in the back of all lower storage cabinets, especially near the front of the unit.


bikendan 05-24-2013 02:10 AM


Originally Posted by PFTMAN (Post 1567889)
We are looking at a used 2011 Rockwood Roo 23SS and i read about leaking bed ends, was wondering if there is any truth to that!

i have a 2007 Roo 23SS and i've never had a bunk leak in the 6 1/2 years we've owned it.
and 2011 had an improved seal and hinge system.
but a lot depends on good maintenance from the owner. go over the seals and hinge area of each bunk door. check the door platform also.
we love our 23SS and it's a floorplan that many other companies have copied.

Superslif 05-24-2013 08:33 PM


we love our 23SS and it's a floorplan that many other companies have copied.
I agree...I think Aerolite copied that floorplan....For some reason they only offered it for the 12' & 13' model year.

The Roo seems to offer a little more inside storage cabinets. I'm actually ashamed at what I paid for mine compared to what I see posted on a Google search.

Here is a gallery of my 2013 Aerolite model 232E see if you agree...What are the specs on the Roo?

I was wondering how it compares to my Aerolite. 4300 dry / hitch 535 / 52 gallon fresh / 25' 2" / 9' 11" ht. / 2300 lbs cargo cap.

PFTMAN 05-30-2013 08:43 PM

2011 Rockwood Roo
Thanks for your help and knowledge, we did purchase our 2011 Roo 23ss. It does seam to be a nice camper, it is has more room than our old 2004 R vision c19. We went camping last weekend and are going this weekend. I had it set up in the yard all week and we have had ALOT of rain, today it was heavy wind driven. After work i went in and did find some water, but not on the bed ends it had been dripping from the TV antenna crank. I looked on the roof at the seal around it, it looks good? I think it might have come through the crank mechanism. Any one else have that problem? Your AeroLite looks very much like ours. I see you have outside storage under the awning though, we dont, wish it did. Thanks again and Happy Camping!!!:cool:

Kept Man 06-18-2013 08:26 PM

where to look for leak
I had a leak like that in my old 5th wheel. The water was getting in at the rubber boot at the roof where the antenna line came through. leak dripped off the handle inside. Put the boot back on everything was sealed. Hope this helps

bikendan 06-19-2013 02:02 AM

the antenna crank in my 23SS is nowhere near the bunk end. it's over the dinette.

we've yet to have any leaks from that area nor leaks in our canvas bunk ends.

PFTMAN 06-24-2013 07:50 PM

Fan on fridge cycles on and off?
:confused:Wondering why a fan, that i think is a ventilation cooling fan seams to cycle on and off to much. Fan will run for about 30 seconds, then shut off for about 3 minutes and cycle back on again. This does not seam normal to me, and hard on the battery's.Any thoughts would be appreciated, Thanks!:bow:

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