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Old 03-09-2012, 09:21 AM   #81
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Just bought a new 2011 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25DS (below dealer cost!), identical to the Rockwood Mini Lite 2502S after marathon 5 week research and help from these forums. Love the layout with kitchen out of living area, small sofa slide, walk around queen and 2 doors.

It is the model I originally wanted, but was fearful of the "tail wagging the dog" given short wheel base of my tow vehicle (low mileage 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7, v8, upgraded suspension). After much research, angst and vacillation, I went for it. My fears were laid to rest after first several tows - piece of cake with upgrades : wd, anti-sway, brake controller, performance brakes, upgraded rear sway bar and air bags, albeit only towed on flat Florida roads so far.

After our first over nighter I did have an "oh s$%t moment. After dropping off the trailer, on the way home my transmission started slipping badly and engine light came on! Research on Jeep forum gave me hope that it might only be the throttle position sensor. Sure enough, $26.00 later all fixed; and tranny past all diagnostics. What a relief!

Am keeping in on a friend's farm so can get some fresh country air when we don't have time to tow somewhere vs. just keeping in it in storage.

Am brand new to RVing and on a learning curve, but looking forward to new adventures!. Thanks again to all the great input from folks on this forum, particularly SCannon (see above).

Later folks!
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:01 PM   #82
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does anyone own either a Rockwood Mini Lite 1904 or 1905 (with dinette and swing bed) or a Flagstaff 19RK or a 19FD (with a dinette and swing bed)? If so, any helpful reviews/thoughts? My husband and I are looking at purchasing one and are debating which to go with?
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:43 AM   #83
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Iam a new mini light owner 2301 model looking to put a bike rack on the bumper any ideas would be appreciated
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:42 AM   #84
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Iam a new mini light owner 2301 model looking to put a bike rack on the bumper any ideas would be appreciated
a quick search here will give you tons of posts about what you're asking.
in fact, there are a couple of current bike rack threads.

bottom line, your trailer is an ultra-light framed trailer. the welds on the bumper will NOT support a bike rack.
you have to have a welding shop weld and brace a receiver to the frame and bumper. but doing this voids your frame's warranty.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:42 PM   #85
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we have an ETC-181 (prior model to 1901 series) which has the dinette with murphy bed coming down. Having both dinette and bed makes for good use of space in small trailer. Our bed came down so long dimension was parallel to front of trailer which made it difficult to get out of bed for person next to trailer front. The 19xx series puts the bed long dimension 90 degrees to front which makes for easier access but has sofa instead of dinette in 19RB (but optional Murphy bed/dinette) . The 19FD only provides sofa and murphy bed. We found the ETC181 a little confining on rainy days and would prefer to have a model that had both dinette and sofa. The trailer is easy pull but with Murphy bed is around 457lbs (13.5%) on hitch. Our trailer loaded was 3334 with 2880 on axle. Great little trailer for two people who like to travel. PM if you need anymore info.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:51 PM   #86
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Iam a new mini light owner 2301 I have been reading a lot about the tornado black water flush system just wondering if anyone has this and how it works thanks
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:10 AM   #87
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a quick search here will give you tons of posts about what you're asking.
in fact, there are a couple of current bike rack threads.

bottom line, your trailer is an ultra-light framed trailer. the welds on the bumper will NOT support a bike rack.
you have to have a welding shop weld and brace a receiver to the frame and bumper. but doing this voids your frame's warranty.
at least give a smile with all disappointment.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:42 AM   #88
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Just got back from a four day road trip from Michigan to Missouri in our 2109S. Very pleased with our MINI LITE, it performed as advertised. Everything worked just fine. It towed well and tracked great. I do need to work one my MPG's for my 2005 Ford F150 4X4 5.4, It was lower on the way down, and better on the way back. All and all a very good trip. Really like our 2109S.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:51 PM   #89
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We just purchased our 1st travel trailer and are planning a first outing next weekend. Mini Lite 2109S. Just a short weekend in St. Augustine to work out the kinks. Can't wait!
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:35 PM   #90
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Hunter1 and Sterling and Victoria - what is your tow vehicle?
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