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Old 03-11-2014, 09:45 PM   #1
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2703WS Outside Color Question

Does anyone know if it is possible to special order the Taupe gloss color found on the Rockwood Signature series for the regular Rockwood Ultra Lite 2703WS. We know we want the weight and the layout of the 2703WS. But we love the darker color available on the Signature. And the Signature doesn't have the layout. Would buy one right now if they do, but unfortunately I think it is a pipe dream . Anyone know if its possible?
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:48 AM   #2
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"Taupe" is a brownish-grey color. Are you talking about what Rockwood calls "tan"? Here's my tan trailer -



If this is what you are talking about, it is available on the 2703WS if you opt for the "Emerald Package."

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Old 03-12-2014, 01:01 PM   #3
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That was the color we were going to with until we seen the Signature Series brown. It is darker brown and am told it has a gel coat finish that makes it really glossy. Similar to a higher end pusher.
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I suspect you are asking about this color scheme (our 5er)?

I would think if you custom order from the factory they would be willing to give you what you want - Ask your dealer about a custom order (this was a custom order BTW because of all the extra options)
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I think that's it...available only on the Emerald package...
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:59 PM   #6
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HSVBamaBob you are exactly right. I inquired about It at the dealer I am working with and he said no. I don't know if he is telling the truth. He knows that we were ready to pull the trigger on the Emerald 2703WS he has on his lot until we seen the darker tan. Im sure he would rather i buy that one. That's why I decide to put it up on the forum...
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I bet that's one of the things that distinguish a Rockwood Signature Ultralight from a regular Ultralight...very much doubt that the factory will accommodate your request.

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HSVBamaBob you are exactly right. I inquired about It at the dealer I am working with and he said no. I don't know if he is telling the truth. He knows that we were ready to pull the trigger on the Emerald 2703WS he has on his lot until we seen the darker tan. Im sure he would rather i buy that one. That's why I decide to put it up on the forum...
Myklskc...if the dealer is not willing to work with you on any and every detail RUN don't walk away!

Sadly, a honest/reliable/decent/reputable RV dealer is a hard thing to find (almost like the used car salesman cliche)

Check the forum RV Dealer ratings and see if there is a good one near you (I had a friend drive all the way down from KY to deal with our RV Dealer just because the business is just so damn decent!

Finally remember this mantra and repeat regularly:
"We are buying a House...we will own & live in this thing for Years...this is a Discretionary purchase, and we what what we Want"
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Yeah Dave you are probably right. I just wish the had the same floor plan in the Signature. I'll check dealer ratings too.
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:25 PM   #10
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Myklskc, IMHO the layout you want trumps color/finish. You will live inside day and night. You will wash/wax outside and about a week after you last saw the signature color you will probably forget what it looks like.
Don't assume, as many do, that the dealer is no good just because he says you can't get that color without buying Signature Series. Just do some research and see if they are reputable. You might mention who they are on this web site and some members may have used them.
Also, these units are not houses or cars. They are built OK, generally but not superior. Warranty work can be a hassle depending on your dealer. I have had my unit for about a year and have dealt with the mfgr to repair at a local RV authorized repair shop. Have never been back to the dealer, not because I don't think he would stand behind it but because it was more cost effective than driving 200 miles round trip but then again, I have not had any major problems. If your handy with your hands and use this forum you can remedy a lot of small problems at little cost or travel time to and from a dealer.
We have the Rockwood 2604WS with the Emerald Package. We looked at the 2703 but opted for a little lighter trailer. Loved the 2703 also. We bought the 2604 because of the layout and the other options that came with that package and we love. Lived in it for over a month on trip from Fl to Canada. Layout trumps color IMHO.
Good luck with your decision but unless your ready to wait for 8+ weeks or more don't let a good deal with something you like get away. Buying season is cranking up and the factory is booming from what I understand and lead time is pushing out. 8 weeks from now is middle of May?
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