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Old 03-21-2010, 05:27 PM   #1
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New Rockwood 2604 Owner

I've been lurking on this forum for some time now to learn about the Rockwood and the Rockwood community. Liked what I saw so my wife and I took the plunge and recently purchased a 2010 Rockwood 2604 (Ultra Lite). We take possession next week and will immediately take it on a 2 night shakedown cruise about 25 miles from the dealer.

I look forward to being a part of this forum.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:39 PM   #2
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Welcome! DW & I bought a 2604 in October & got out once. Can't wait to get out again, May 24 weekend. We had a lot of little issues but we are de-winterizing in a couple of weeks & hauling it back to the dealer for fix ups. Love the layout & I know we'll be very happy once the little things are fixed. I'm sure you & your wife will be happy too!
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:23 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Forum! If you have questions, you've come to the right place...lots of friendly advice from the members on this site.

Enjoy the new camper.

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Old 03-21-2010, 10:08 PM   #4
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We have joined the newbie camper team as well

Looks like spring fever is hitting everyone - my wife and I just bought a new Rockwood 8316SS - 3 kids at home - 1 in college - 1 kid on her own with our first grandbaby.

We're going to try to get a shakedown cruise going as well at a local park in town on friday and saturday of easter so we can run to soccer games and wal-mart 10 times for stuff we might need. Looks like the first real campout is late april and we're going to try to run from texas to washington and boston this summer for three weeks and return.

I'm working to understand how to reserve campground spots in texas as sometimes it looks like the parks are completely full every weekend from now till next spring -- not sure if the online systems understand travel trailer 30amp - not rv - not tent.

I'm looking for a canoe or kayak to bring with us so kids can play in the water and streams with extra fun!
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:03 PM   #5
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I am sure that you will be happy with your 2604. We also bought a new 2010 model 2604 this year and simply love it. The floorplan is wonderful, and of course there is no such thing as a "perfect camper" so there are a few things we don't like about it. For example, ours has no "central light switch" (you have to go directly to a light to turn it on), most campers have a light switch located close to the front entry way that can turn on several lights at one time. Another thing is ours did not come with "storage lights" inside the storage area, we had to put these in after we bought the trailer. Also not real crazy about the "fold down" shelf on the entertainment center was, as this is the only place that we found to put our "dish satellite" box while viewing the T.V., along with the dinette table being a little unsteady.

Those of course are minor problems and overall we love the camper. Hope you enjoy yours as well.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:16 PM   #6
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We have the twin to the Rockwood (2010 FlagStaff 26 RLSS) that we purchased last month and we'll be taking it out this weekend for our first real trip. Interested to see and experiment with all the features.....and it will be nice to be off my property!!

Happy Camping!
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:39 AM   #7
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There is a switch at the entry door under the cabinit . It should operate one ficture. The rest operate at the light itself.
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:16 PM   #8
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No mine does not have the switch at the entry door under the cabinet, the only switches there are for the awning, and slide. Don't know why then missed putting one in. Haven't heard if other 2604 owners have the switch installed or not.
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Do you have a switch inside for the porch light right by the door? Our 2605 had it and a second switch on the underside of the overhead cabinet over the dinette. The second switch operated a light mounted to the underside of the same overhead cabinet.

If you don't have that set-up, you could wire in a switch under the overhead cabinet to the right on the entry door in your 2604. The overhead cabinet has a false bottom and about 1" air space. Remove the bottom panel inside the cabinet and wire the switch to a light mounted to the underside of the same cabinet. Harderst part will be removing the bottom panel as they normally use a kazillion staples.

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Old 03-23-2010, 01:17 PM   #10
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I don't have that set up, so I will look into going through the "false bottom" and wiring one up that way. Thanks for the tip, I can't believe they left it out though!
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