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Old 03-07-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
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Question re: mini 2502S

Need opinions on this TT as we're very interested in purchasing one. We want to be sure that it is a good value for the money. It is our first camper. Our dealer has been so helpful but only Rockwood on the lot is a Roo - we looked at it to see construction, flooring etc..
We plan to pull it with a Nissan Pathfinder 6 cylinder with 6000 lbs. towing capacity. In general we want to know are the ultra lites well made? Also have any of you bought the electric awning? Thanks, Pat

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Old 03-07-2011, 09:26 PM   #2
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Rockwood 2502s


I just purchased a 2502s from RV Wholsalers in lakewood, OH. I am very happy with the build quality and the dealer. I purchased the slide awning and two roof vent covers both of which I highly recommend keeping debris out of the camper and of the slide roof.

I drive a 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with a 4.6 liter V8 and it pulls this puppy fine. The frontal area on the Rockwoods is large and you will "feel" the trailer in a headwind. Overall it handles well. I am not sure where you live but a V6 maybe challenged if you pull a lot in hilly terrain and in windy conditions. At 3900 lb empty and looking at say an average weight of gear and supplies (propane, battery, some gray and black water 2-3 gallons each and your personal gear) at 600 lbs you are looking at 4500 without water in the fresh water tank.

I have the manual awning so I can't offer a comment but I decided that it was not a problem so I didn't upgrade.

I did a lot of shopping and I am very pleased with the Rockwood.

Here is a link to my post on the return trip after buying

minilites owners rig pictures

Best wishes,

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