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Old 12-06-2014, 08:10 PM   #111
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I have one of the early ones but I do have the vertical outside storage behind the slide wardrobe. I find that outside storage very useful for brooms, long handle wash brush, campfire poker and the exterior rug. I also like the pass thru storage but the thing I like most that they have changed in the latest 2015s is the full length vanity in the bathroom on the back wall. It allows a place to lay things down in the bathroom. I do also like the late model paint schemes and the black water flush but I would not trade my floor plan.
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Old 12-06-2014, 09:25 PM   #112
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mine has the late 2015 front counter top with no pass through as described.

We love the camper.... But it has been at the dealer since nov 3 getting a laundry list of repairs done: hot water psv, charging Center not working, furnace fan squeaking, deformed couch cushion and most important of all, our slide was only pulling by the front tract and not the rear. This caused the slide to never seal right and we had mice in it our first ever night. All is fixed now, except the couch. They are waiting on a new one to arrive. These were all done under warranty. It is a long time to be at the shop, but I am not hurrying them, since it is -30 outside and the highways are salty. Sure beats having it gone for service in the summer.
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:56 PM   #113
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Hello from eastern Iowa. We got our 2504S 2015 camper about mid-august after 30 years of Coleman pop-up camping. We camped about six weeks out of about 8 weeks of possible camping before winterizing. We really like the trailer.
We discovered some significant Rockwood construction flaws (propane leak detector malfunctions, Murphy bed trim falling off, dinette table legs) and had to keep hauling it back to the dealer (an hour away) for the look-order-repair activities.
We had to print a photo of the desired "better leg" assembly from the internet because it was hard to get sales or service staff to understand when we told them how bad the pic 1 legs were and what we had seen was available. It sounds like the manufacturing plant staff probably just goes to the supply shed and whichever table and leg set is in front gets picked up and put into the trailer - unless one knows to ask for the better unit like someone mentioned.
We got them to track down the Pic 2 set of legs assembly which we ordered and just picked up yesterday. It is described on the invoice like this: #100565 collapsible dinette table stand and two #94156 431/pfl dinette table legs. With taxes and freight, it came to $200. The 94156 items are the u-shaped channels that screw onto the bottom of the table top. They attach to the lower glide assembly.
We explored having them ship us a complete set of legs and table top. The top was another $150 and then the dealer was going to charge another $100 or so to assemble the legs to the top for us. Being fairly comfortable with wood work, I will swap out the legs myself.
Looking forward to camping in the spring with a better dinette setup.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:07 PM   #114
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Hello Everyone,
We're new to the forum, and this is my first post. This topic and posts have been very helpful.

We are also very close to pushing the button on a 2015 2504s. This seems like the perfect camper with the best length, space, and weight ratio. It has so much more storage, and is lighter then the Jayco JF 23MBH we are also considering. The only disadv I see compared to the Jayco 23MBH is the narrower bunks.

We have a Ram1500 CC/5.7L/8Spd/3.21, and I noticed a couple other folks have the same truck. It just three us camping so I'd really appreciate any input on how you think your RAM 1500 does pulling this trailer.

I would also really appreciate some input on what WDH to get since we are coming from popup land. The dealer is trying to sell me an Equilizer 90-00-0600, which seems right on the edge.

Thanks,
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:35 PM   #115
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Rockwood Mini Lite 2504s

Don't worry to much about the narrow bunks. I am 6'3" and pushing 280 pounds and I am able to crawl into the bunk to read me three year old books at bed time. It is too tight for me to sleep in though. I have never measured, but I think my bunks are wider then the floor plans in the brochure shows.

I have the 12,000 # Reese SC weight distribution hitch. I really love it, it is so stable and straight pulling down the highway. The only downfall is you have to hitch the trailer to the truck, and then jack the tongue, with the coupled truck, back up really high to get the bars onto their seats.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:57 PM   #116
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Welcome to the forum! It was very helpful when I ordered my 2504s last summer.

I don't pull mine with a Ram though. I pulled mine home to KC from OH with a 6.0L Chevy 2500. It did fine other than head winds. The weight has been no issue, it's the wind drag that causes an issue with my tow vehicle. I also have pulled it with my wife's 5.4 Expedition and it seems to do better. I think because the air flows better over her vehicle being an SUV than my truck bed.

My 2504s is a 2015 built in June of 2014. They made some changes the very next month and from what I can tell from pictures, they made the bunks wider by taking space out of the bath. Even though my bunks are smaller than the newer model, my 12 and 9 year old boys have no issues with the size. We absolutely love the camper! We have had not one warranty issue. There is more storage space than we can fill and feels just as roomy as the 33' camper we had in the past.

I also have the Equilizer 4 point hitch and have not had a issue with away sway what so ever. The 2504s tows way better compared to the TT I had before that I pulled with a F250 Diesel.
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:04 PM   #117
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Any suggestions for 2504S wobbly table

Just picked up our 2015 2504S today. Very excited about our new TT, but disappointed with the table. Loved that it would be a table that we could move away or put outside, but it is so wobbly that I doubt we will make it through a meal without our 6 year old spilling or me spilling something. Any suggestions? Looked in the owners manual for some instructions and "how to
s," but found nothing.

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Old 01-25-2015, 02:27 PM   #118
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Hello Everyone,
We're new to the forum, and this is my first post. This topic and posts have been very helpful.

We are also very close to pushing the button on a 2015 2504s. This seems like the perfect camper with the best length, space, and weight ratio. It has so much more storage, and is lighter then the Jayco JF 23MBH we are also considering. The only disadv I see compared to the Jayco 23MBH is the narrower bunks.

We have a Ram1500 CC/5.7L/8Spd/3.21, and I noticed a couple other folks have the same truck. It just three us camping so I'd really appreciate any input on how you think your RAM 1500 does pulling this trailer.

I would also really appreciate some input on what WDH to get since we are coming from popup land. The dealer is trying to sell me an Equilizer 90-00-0600, which seems right on the edge.

Thanks,
Eric
The new floor plan for the 2504s includes wider bunks. The bunks are now 30" wide compared to 28" on the Jayco. I also looked at the Jayco, but like you mentioned the weight and length were greater which was important to my decision. Also the construction of the Rockwood is far better in my opinion. I do like the larger tanks of the Jayco; however, that was not enough to sway me. Let us know what you decide. Good luck. We love our 2504s and happy with our choice
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:04 AM   #119
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Rockwood Mini Lite 2504s

We had 26" bunks on our old Mini Lite 2306, and was a main reason for trading up to a bigger camper. My 5'-3" son is a "turner" and was always getting into the night shades. I really think the extra 4" would make a big difference.

As far as the WDH, a 4-point Equal-i-zer is the best unit for the price, IMO. I would suggest going with the 1,000/10,000 unit.


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Old 01-29-2015, 12:01 PM   #120
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Thanks for all the input, I'm picking up our 2504s and 1000/1000 Equal-i-zer hitch, and doing the walk thru this Saturday.
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