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Old 08-04-2016, 08:27 AM   #1
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Just right for two, 2304KS

Rather than drag up an old thread starting new one.

Its our third trip in this Rockwood Minilite 2304KS and everything works just fine, just the right size for two of us and a smallish dog and is pulled easily in the NC mts, with a mid size Chevy truck--Colorado with towing package, just what we hoped for. Love the Murphy bed and slide out kitchen after early years with a bit smaller trailer and a gaucho LOL. Travel trailers certainly have evolved.

On this last trip we had a number of people who stopped and asked for a tour, expressing interest in this size especially for two people. All were surprised at the feeling of space with the kitchen slider, the decent size bathroom and shower, the Murphy bed being so adaptable and the amount of storage which was one reason we decided on this particular model.

Years ago we had two slightly smaller travel trailers and traveled from Cape Breton in Nova Scotia to Taos and Santa Fe NM and a number of trips in between. We survived gauchos, small almost usable bathrooms and tight kitchens and when we started to look this time, we just were blown away with the concept of a Murphy bed in a smallish trailer--and light enough to be pulled by a mid size Chevy--we pulled the smaller with a Chevy Silverado.

Just thought for people in a situation like us, 2 plus a dog, it was good to mention how well the smaller size trailer works. We plan a longer trip this Fall and are now sure this was the right choice for us.

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Old 08-04-2016, 10:55 AM   #2
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We were asked about our 2506s MiniLite several times when we traveled from Louisiana to Niagara Falls over a 19 day cross country trip. Many people were kinda jealous of the small size yet ample space available in the MiniLites. We travel with our 16 year old daughter, but those days will be coming to an end when she starts college in a couple of years. We keep telling her that we're converting the dinette into a couch -and she asks where will she sleep then? We tell her that she'll be too busy in school while we're traveling up and down the coasts and across the country to Ak! 😂😂😂

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Old 08-04-2016, 12:57 PM   #3
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Great post; for a lot of us a smaller trailer works just fine. We love our Surveyor 220 25' trailer and don't feel the need for anything larger. It works for us and tows great. Happy Camping!!


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Old 08-05-2016, 10:48 AM   #4
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Agree! It seems the bigger the rigs, the bigger the problems reported here. We have had many requests for tours of our 2011 Rockwood MiniLite etc, and everyone is blown away with the amount of space we have and how quickly the dinette converts into that wonderful extra large queen Murphy bed. We had looked at Casitas and other small trailers because we didn't want to buy a truck to pull the trailer, but when we saw the Rockwood MiniLite etc, there was no more looking. I don't think FR has improved on this model much in five years. Having the couch and table arrangement instead of a four seat dinette seems to be about the only thing different, though making the bed is most likely easier in the newer models. I added three shelves with lips to retail small items on the end of the wardrobe beneath the entertainment center, and that has made a huge difference storage-wise for such things as sunscreen, bug spray, CDs, etc.
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Old 08-05-2016, 01:21 PM   #5
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We can never make up our minds.....or couldn't.

We went back and forth between MH and TT for many years.

(all but once made money on resale)

We finally got tired of the MH noise, clunkiness, backing with a toad, and the feeling that a huge bucket of cash was sitting out in the yard most of the year. Also, a breakdown in booger county means full stop.

We have a nice "couples" TT now that we love. The money was put into a TV with all the creature comforts (MH with similar comforts was waaaaaay beyond our budget), and this beautiful TT was only $20K new.

The TV is also my daily driver and short haul truck.

.....of course, when we hit Powerball......
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Old 08-05-2016, 03:09 PM   #6
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access to the washroom with slides closed?

So wondering if when the slides are closed, can you comfortably access the washroom? We've been in one of these units, but of course the slide was out and we didn't think at the time to measure access.
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Old 08-05-2016, 03:20 PM   #7
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We have the very similar Rockwood 2504s and yes we can access the bathroom, fridge, and pretty much everything else with the slide in. Just can't lower the murphy bed. And we love the camper.
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Old 08-05-2016, 04:36 PM   #8
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We started with TTs back in the early 1970s. Then there was no such thing as a slide and 28' was big. Spent many nights over thousands of miles in those TTs with two daughters and a dog. Now just the 2 of us and 2 small dogs. Comfort over many nights and many miles meant the need for a small 35' 5th wheel with 3 slides towed by an F350 Lariat Ultimate ~ diesel powered. Nothing wrong with smaller or larger units ~~ depends on the comfort level required. If health problems develop we may go back to a Class A of about the same size. At times we wish to watch different TV programs or one stays up while the other naps or goes to bed early, especially important when spending months as a snowbird.
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Old 08-05-2016, 05:04 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by WannaBcamping View Post
So wondering if when the slides are closed, can you comfortably access the washroom? We've been in one of these units, but of course the slide was out and we didn't think at the time to measure access.
your concern was a major issue when we were were looking, and not having bathroom access while traveling would have been a deal breaker,.... we bought the Micro Lite 25KS which has not only a very large bathroom for a tt, but the rear door is access to the bath,.... and we look at the 25KS as an ideal couples trailer and have done mods with that in mind, not trying to accommodate guest passengers that don't exist.........
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Old 08-05-2016, 05:27 PM   #10
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We have that model and love it for the same reasons. Just the 2 of us + 2 small dogs.
We have also been asked for toures.
We did have a leak in the vanity cabinet on our maiden voyage. The hot water feed was not tightened to the faucet. An annoyance, but not terminal.
It tows perfectly behind our Nissan Pathfinder. Even better than our previous hybrid did.
I've done some mods to make it better for us. A hinged shelf behind the couch that drops away for the bed. A hinged head board. Both eliminate wide the gaps superbly.
Replaced the tiny, shallow, medicine cabinet with a full width X 30 " high X 5" deep that is actually lighter than the original.Replaced all the drawers with Longer and better constructed drawers. I replaced the tip out with a full width 7" deep, 26" instead of 17" in the night stands, added a 10 " deep drawer in the blank space next to the cook top.
Shelves over the window valences. Especially practical in the bathroom for kleanex combs etc. Plus a few more little things.

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