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Old 01-24-2015, 11:12 PM   #1
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New Rockwood mini-lite 2505s

Picked up our new trailer today! This is the first trailer we've owned, and we're very excited. Our Ram 1500 diesel tows it as if there's nothing back there, and averaged 16.4 MPG on the way home in bad traffic.

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Old 01-25-2015, 10:07 AM   #2
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your new Rockwood mini-lite 2505S.
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:29 AM   #3
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Hi Jeff. We just picked up our 2505s and hope to take it out for the first time in a couple weeks. Have you been enjoying it? Any likes/dislikes so far? What hitch are you using? It's our first TT as well.
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:59 AM   #4
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Congratulations! We've taken the trailer out 3-4 times so far, and we like it very much! No complaints. It's currently in the shop though, getting one of the rear Windows replaced. A rock hit the edge of it on our way down to Cannon Beach, OR and shattered. You might want to also ensure that the refrigerator access panel on the side is secure, ours blew off somewhat between Oregon and Washington.

We're using an Eaz-lift Wright distribution hitch. It works just fine. The trailer tows beautifully.

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Hi Jeff. We just picked up our 2505s and hope to take it out for the first time in a couple weeks. Have you been enjoying it? Any likes/dislikes so far? What hitch are you using? It's our first TT as well.
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Old 05-12-2015, 01:24 PM   #5
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Thx for the info. Will keep an eye on the access panel. Enjoy the TT!!
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:12 PM   #6
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Congratulations! We've taken the trailer out 3-4 times so far, and we like it very much! No complaints. It's currently in the shop though, getting one of the rear Windows replaced. A rock hit the edge of it on our way down to Cannon Beach, OR and shattered. You might want to also ensure that the refrigerator access panel on the side is secure, ours blew off somewhat between Oregon and Washington.

We're using an Eaz-lift Wright distribution hitch. It works just fine. The trailer tows beautifully.
Do you know if your kitchen sink is connected to your grey or black tank? When we picked up ours, they told us that they had to connect it to the black tank because of the configuration/slide out or something. Didn't sound right but I let it go since it's our first TT and everything makes sense in the beginning. Seems like a bit of a headache since the black tank could potentially fill up quite quickly.
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Old 08-08-2015, 12:51 PM   #7
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Kitchen Sink to Black Tank

Our 2505s was purchased new June 26th, we took it out over the 4th of July for four nights. After 4 nights our grey tank only measured a third full and the black was full. The exact opposite of a typical 4 night outing in our old 2306 with the same size fresh, grey and black tanks...I drained the tanks didn't think much about it other than the gauges aren't that accurate. Fast forward one month and 5 nights out this past week. A the end of four nights our kitchen sink would not drain and the toilet was FULL (above the trap in the toilet). Grey tank still 1/3 full. This is a family of four with two young girls. Long story short is I took the camper to the dump station and with the wife's assistance ran a serious of tank dump checks. The bathroom tub and sink drain to the grey tank. Hence some water in the grey tank but not the usual amount. The kitchen sink drains DIRECTLY into the black tank, hence 30 gallons of black waste from a family of four in 4 days! This is a construction problem that probably effects all recently built 2505s 2016 models. You won't notice unless you wash a fair amount of dishes and spend more than a weekend out camping. I have spoken with FR, they're not sure what is up but hinted IF I was right in my diagnosis (I'm 100% positive I am) then all the campers made in that batch this spring are constructed with faulty plumbing. All sinks and tubs should drain into the grey tank, only the toilet should go to the black tank and never should the two mix. I'm still unsure if the water backed up in my kitchen sink was protected by a back valve or Not? Serious health issue if not and FR can't say if it was. PS I bought a 2010 Rockwood Mini Lite 2306 and loved it with no issues at all, unfortunately this is going to be a major fix.
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Every drain in your house drains to the same place and there are no "back valves" (except for some washers and dishwashers if your code requires it - mine doesn't). Given your toilet is lower than your sink, I wouldn't worry too much. You'll just need to figure out how to get it moved from the black tank to the grey tank. But looking at your floor plan, it seems odd that they went PAST the grey tank to tie into the black tank.

Also, from other posts I've read on this forum, I believe that there are a number of TT's out there that drain grey water to a black tank, usually related to the floor plan, as mentioned in post #6. Some of the larger TT's with 2 bathrooms have 2 black tanks and one grey, as I understand it. Usually the sink in the bathroom without a shower/tub will drain to the black tank for it's toilet.

(Note that I'm NOT defending FR; just stating some facts I've gleaned from this forum.)
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Old 08-08-2015, 06:56 PM   #9
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We too purchased a 2016 2505s as our very first TT purchased. Got it in May and after doing some trial runs in the driveway soon learned that the kitchen sink drained into the black tank. Dealership also agreed that didn't seem right. But after multiple conversations with FR they indicate it is plumbed that way by design due to the layout. Would I have purchased this model had I known this up front? Nope. But I do like the overall design and all the storage this TT has. We had multiple other issues with this camper so with it being our first venture into owning a TT we are disappointed but have learned a lot along the way. Overall the camper is nice but quality and workmanship is extremely lacking. However, we stepped up to this from tent camping and can't say enough how much more fun and easier this is to camp out of! We decided to quit worrying about it and just have fun and make memories with the family!
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Old 08-08-2015, 07:45 PM   #10
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What other issues have h had with your 2505s? We've had ours since May as well and so far it's been ok. We've taken it out on about 5 short trips. One complaint we have is that the 2 upper bunk beds are way too close to the ceiling making it close to impossible to sleep up there...but then there are only 4 of us so we use the lower bunks and the Murphy.
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