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Old 08-31-2017, 09:23 PM   #1
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has anyone spent time semi fulltiming in this rv? thinking about buying a small RV to be transition between home sale and new purchase. Just want to travel a little and check out other places to live. Wondering if it's big enough to be comfortable in for say 6 months or a year. Any suggestions would be welcome for an alternative if it's better. Just need a comfortable place to cook and watch tv in a smaller trailer. These run less than 19k look like they have the necessities of life. thanks.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:22 AM   #2
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We just purchased a 25FKS as a replacement for our Rockwood 2603, see no reason a person or couple could not live in the unit for a long term. I worked construction before I retired, and spent months living in the 2603 on various job sites. Lack of front room seating is the only downside or drawback however you want to look at it, to the 25FKS, wish it had a sofa and free standing table, instead of the dinette.
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We just purchased a 25FKS as a replacement for our Rockwood 2603, see no reason a person or couple could not live in the unit for a long term. I worked construction before I retired, and spent months living in the 2603 on various job sites. Lack of front room seating is the only downside or drawback however you want to look at it, to the 25FKS, wish it had a sofa and free standing table, instead of the dinette.
And you're pulling that with your F150? Whats the GVWR of the tow vehicle? I've got a 2004 GMC Yukon XL with Autoride (airbags) and towhaul in the transmission. Tow Haul keeps the tranny in 2nd gear a little longer when towing.

I agree about the couch. I loved the Rockwood 2304DS because it's got the couch and murphy bed , a fantastic combination, but loaded it's almost 6800 lbs which pushes the weight up where i wouldn't be comfortable. What's you unit weigh fully loaded for travel? thanks. DAve
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Loaded weight on the 25fks is about the same as the 2603 and I used the 150 to pull it to nearly all sections of the country with zero problems. When we drove to Iowa to pick up the 25fks took everything we normally carry in our rv, the 150 pulled it without a hitch. Not at home at the moment but if I remember right the gross combined weight, I believe is 12500 max trailer weight is 7200.
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Loaded weight on the 25fks is about the same as the 2603 and I used the 150 to pull it to nearly all sections of the country with zero problems. When we drove to Iowa to pick up the 25fks took everything we normally carry in our rv, the 150 pulled it without a hitch. Not at home at the moment but if I remember right the gross combined weight, I believe is 12500 max trailer weight is 7200.

I gather you bought this unit from Cheyenne Camping Center right? That's the place i've been dealing with. Any advice on how to get the best deal there or is it just a one price, low price deal and no dickering? Someone i know here bought from them, and was very happy with the process.
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We bought ours from them very happy with whole process.Price was good enough with no dickering.
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I just bought from them this July. That is the price no dickering. Check against other dealers and make note of the % of MSRP differences for a sanity check.
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I gather you bought this unit from Cheyenne Camping Center right? That's the place i've been dealing with. Any advice on how to get the best deal there or is it just a one price, low price deal and no dickering? Someone i know here bought from them, and was very happy with the process.
We had a good experience with them, they answered all of our questions and did a complete run down on the unit when we arrived to pick it up. Even helped me to unload my truck then reload the rv when I transferred our belongings to the 25fks. I believe the price they had listed is their bottom price but then again I didn't do any haggling with them, I did check out both locally and on the internet and for the options included they had the best price, closest was a bunch in Ohio, but they were still higher.
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We purchased a 2017 25FKS last November. After the first trip we decided the dinette was too uncomfortable and had to go. I replaced it with a triple recliner couch from www.recpro.com
We have camped about 26 nights since then and love the modification. Watching a movie in the evening before turning in is very comfortable.
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FWIW, we picked up a 26FKWS which is just a bit bigger than the 25fks but laid out similarly. We wanted a comfortable place to sit beside a dinette or kitchen table, especially if the weather was sub-obtimal. So we ordered with the standard couch deleted and put in a pair of Lay-Z-Boy recliners and got the free standing table/chairs. Other nice addition is a wardrobe slide in the bedroom. That can hold a lot of clothes. With the use we have made of it this year, I can see comfortably spending a lot of time it it. DW loves the layout.
Behaves nicely behind my F-150.
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We purchased a 2017 25FKS last November. After the first trip we decided the dinette was too uncomfortable and had to go. I replaced it with a triple recliner couch from www.recpro.com
We have camped about 26 nights since then and love the modification. Watching a movie in the evening before turning in is very comfortable.
Were talking about doing the same thing, can you post some pics of your conversion? Did you leave any of the outside storage or eliminate it altogether?
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I was able to save about half of the storage space behind the recliner sofa . Still can access from outside storage door.
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