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Old 08-16-2017, 09:57 PM   #1
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2018 Rockwood 2706 review

I recently purchased a Rockwood 2706 after months and months of researching. The one thing I noticed was I couldn't find a thread dedicated to this model to show some of the little details that aren't noticed until you buy one. I decided to start a thread for anyone who owns this model and wants to add their own likes and dislikes.
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Old 08-16-2017, 10:39 PM   #2
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My previous travel trailers were Sunline, which set a very high bar and made it tough to match. I compared six brands that are in the same bunkhouse weight class. Overall we decided the Rockwood won for price, storage, and interior. Not that the other brands weren't good, just that this fit our needs best.

One of the cons for the main storage cabinet is the shelves are made out of luan with no support underneath. This was fairly simple fix though. I cut some 1/2" x 1" strips of maple and fastened them underneath using a pocket hole jig for the screws. Now these shelves are very sturdy.

We also miss our pantry, so I added two sliding drawers with locks.
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:20 PM   #3
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I added a rail to the top bunk for safety and to help climbing up the ladder.
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:31 PM   #4
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Probably the biggest reason we decided to purchase this one is TONS OF STORAGE!!! The changes Rockwood has made with the new ultra lite series with the pass through storage is awesome! Now you can get fifth wheel storage in a travel trailer.
Rockwood does a great job building in storage that a lot of the other brands have eliminated, for example both over the couch and dinette still has storage compartments.

There is an access door on the outside of the slideout to get under the dinette. This area is huge also, we fit six totes in this section and still have room under the other two benches.

We even found room under the counter in the outside kitchen to store the electric griddle.
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Old 08-18-2017, 02:59 PM   #5
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Your mods look really nice. Giving me great ideas to do as soon as I cut loose with the money to pick up mine Thanks for the pics
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Old 08-18-2017, 07:55 PM   #6
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The 2706 is a great floorplan and the quality is excellent. It's on our shortlist of units to replace our Shamrock hybrid.
We took a factory tour earlier this year and saw the ultra lights being made. Good experience.
Keep us informed on your time with the camper. Like to hear how it holds up for you.
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:00 PM   #7
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Forgot one question....what are you pulling it with?
It has a pretty heavy tongue weight.
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:37 PM   #8
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Actually another Forest River unit Surveyor 200mble with my Tacoma 4x4 trd with trailer package
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:41 PM   #9
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I'm pulling it with a 2015 f150 and have a 1200lbs Reese duel cam weight distribution hitch.
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Your mods look really nice. Giving me great ideas to do as soon as I cut loose with the money to pick up mine Thanks for the pics


Thanks, if you want more pics or have any questions let me know.
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