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Old 06-20-2015, 09:34 PM   #1
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Hello Forum! First post here. I'm very close to getting my first TT (very much a newbie) and seriously considering the Rockwood 2304KS. Couple questions before I make a decision.

I have a 2014 Grand Cherokee with max tow rating of 6500 lbs. From all my research that seems like it should be fine for the 2304ks with a GVWR of 5023 lbs. Sound right?

It seems like the 5000 lbs with a tongue weight of 623 puts me into a class 4 hitch. Again, do I have that right?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 12-20-2015, 12:47 AM   #2
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We are seriously looking at a 2016 2304ks that we will pull with a new 2016 Chevy Colorado with trailer package. We also will have to add components. I'll be interested to see what others suggest.
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:26 AM   #3
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Another unit to consider is the 2503 or the sister model, Flagstaff Micro Lite 25KS (which I have). Not much heavier, two entry doors, large awning, huge bathroom, tons of storage. Again, just watch your weights of course. We love our camper and the murphy bed.
Best of luck and enjoy!
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Old 12-20-2015, 01:48 PM   #4
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We were also deciding between the 2304ks and the 2503S and went with the 2503S. The DW LOVED the huge bathroom. It also has the larger U-dinette, in case we ever need to sleep extra campers, and larger storage to the right of the kitchen. There's more bathroom counter space, too.

The City Water connection on the 2304ks was on the right rear end of the trailer, which seemed a bit odd to us, too.

It might be a bit much for your Colorado, though.
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:55 PM   #5
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Oh, missed this, The new Colorados have a 7000# tow rating. 1562# CCC I believe.
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Old 12-27-2015, 10:15 PM   #6
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We are seriously looking at a 2016 2304ks that we will pull with a new 2016 Chevy Colorado with trailer package. We also will have to add components. I'll be interested to see what others suggest.
Be VERY CAREFUL! I would go hook up to a friends trailer and try it first. They all tell you it'll pull it, however, if you live in, or travel to places that have any "Grades", or even a medium "Head wind", then it gets a little hairy.
We learned the hard way, and ended up losing a bunch of money to move up to a 6.6 Duramax 2500HD which handles it perfectly. A big plus is the 14+MPG we get. Ours is the 2016 2304DS, I believe they are way heavier than advertised. Good luck! PS The 6.0 2500 Silverado will NOT do the job on anything but flat ground!! Plus it only got 9 mpg towing!
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Old 12-27-2015, 11:35 PM   #7
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The 2304ds is an Ultralite and there is significant differences in weight and hitch weight from the Minilites.
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Old 12-27-2015, 11:51 PM   #8
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The 2304ds is an Ultralite and there is significant differences in weight and hitch weight from the Minilites.
X2. The Mini Lite 2304KS dry weight is about 1000 lbs less than the Ultra Lite 2304ds and the CCC is less, too.
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The specs on our 2304DS is: Dry weight of 5101 with a hitch weight of 606?? I agree, this feels like its a bunch heavier (Towed from Nipomo, CA to Tehachapi, CA) completely empty from the dealers lot. The Silverado was down to 40mph coming up the Tehachapi Pass! (4,000 ft)
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Old 12-30-2015, 03:22 PM   #10
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Well I pulled my 2304KS, it's 5200lbs loaded on short trips and sometimes pushing 6000 on longer trips. We went over the smoky mountains and back a few times this summer, some areas were 4500 ft above sea level, some pretty steep grade going up and down with my Tacoma. up hill I ran at about 3,000 rpm and maintained between 50-55 mph most times, some times slower because of traffic conditions, and sharp curves. I don't buy in to the notion that you need to have a 2500 HD with an 8-12 cyl Cummings diesel, or a Duramax whatever. I've pretty much proven that to myself this past summer by logging about 10,000 towed miles pulling 5000-6000 lbs with a 4.0 liter 6 cyl engine. The Colorado has a beefier rating than my Tacoma, I think it 's 7000 lbs, mines 6500 Lbs. If it's set up, and loaded properly. There's absolutely no reason he couldn't pull that trailer with his truck. I think the people that have tried and failed upgraded to a bigger TV because they couldn't set up, and load the trailer properly and had trouble with the thing swaying even in a light breeze. If it had been set up properly this wouldn't happen. Just saying once you get it set up and have a load plan, stability comes very easily.
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