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Old 01-19-2015, 11:05 AM   #1
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Opinion on options needed

We are looking at ordering a new Rockwood Minin Lite 2503S. We need you opinions on several options we are thinking about. What are your thoughts on:
Thermo pane windows
Rear ladder
Slide topper

We will order:
Power tongue jack
Power awning
Aluminum wheels
Wood look floor

Anything else we should be adding?

Thanks for you opinions, they mean a lot!

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Old 01-19-2015, 11:12 AM   #2
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Add the ladder !
More often then not you cannot add it later.

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Old 01-19-2015, 11:14 AM   #3
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I love having the rear ladder on mine. But then again I'm acrophobic so having an attached ladder is the only way I'd get on the roof. If I had to lean an extension ladder on the trailer I'd have never made it up there.

Slide toppers are a bit of a hot topic. Some love em, some don't. It'll be whatever you decide. In my case, I don't have them, but with the rear ladder, it's easy for me to get up there and sweep it off when I'm closing up.
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:27 AM   #4
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Slide topper for sure.
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:30 AM   #5
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I wish I had a ladder on mine.

I would def add the Slide topper. its alot cheaper ordering it from the factory and it gives you extra protection from weather and Forest Debris.
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:31 AM   #6
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Thermopane windows will help if you camp in temperature extremes, which you probably will do in PA. Ladder and slide toppers are other good options. I'd go for all three.

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Old 01-19-2015, 11:46 AM   #7
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Thanks for the insights into options. Your suggestions are important to us. We will be traveling rather than staying long term in one spot. I think the rear ladder and slide topper are going to help during short stops. We are thinking that the thermo pane windows may help keep the inside more quiet as well as helping with swings in tempeture. Any problems with these windows?
Keep the opinions coming and thanks!
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Old 01-19-2015, 02:34 PM   #8
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I'd get the 3 that you asked for. The thermopane window will help regulate heat and cold. The slide toppers are save time and effort. And the rear ladder is needed for maintenance.

I'd also look at adding some kind of triangulation stabilizers (the SteadyFast stabilizers are my current choice) though they could very well be overkill on your camper.
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Old 01-19-2015, 02:39 PM   #9
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Get the ladder and the slide covers, I am unsure if the windows will do much so no comment other than they may help with resale as the slide covers will.
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Old 01-19-2015, 03:18 PM   #10
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We got the cherry cabinet option which looks really good with the wood look floors. Also consider the raised panel fridge. I like the ladder and slide topper option as well, wish it was an available option when we purchased our 2504s

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