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Old 12-17-2012, 10:42 PM   #11
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So .... the beer isn't optional its standard with the trailer ? Talk about value !Maybe I won't mention this to the wife! Jim
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:46 PM   #12
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She might take the ladder and leave you up there so make sure you bring extra beer. They can be real mean!
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:15 PM   #13
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Would the weight of a fully stocked cooler with say 12 beers and ice with 1 man (about 185 lbs) be O.K. on a 2503S roof ? Jim
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:47 AM   #14
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Hope I can get some more input on this ....... Jim
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:31 AM   #15
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We have 2304s. Love it perfect for 2. Dh has been on roof several times with no problems . We use our trailer alot so we have noticed a couple of soft spots on floor but we noticed the spots are where the bed rests and places we stand alot. These areas are very small quarter size. Would buy another in a heartbeat thats how happy we are!
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:04 PM   #16
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Wish I could get some info on "exactly" what structure IS in the roof, floor, and walls . Doesn't seem to me to be asking much . But try as I may I cannot get a straight answer from anywhere I've looked . Looking for pictures , diagrams, drawings etc. of the structure . We are ready to buy but now I'm getting "cold feet" because of this issue. The forum has been wonderful ! Jim
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:52 PM   #17
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On page 11 of the Rockwood Minilite-Ultralite-Roo 2013 brochure (available online) it shows in pictures exactly what goes into the construction (6 sides, walls, floor and ceiling).
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:11 PM   #18
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On page 11 of the Rockwood Minilite-Ultralite-Roo 2013 brochure (available online) it shows in pictures exactly what goes into the construction (6 sides, walls, floor and ceiling).
Thanks , but I want more exact info . How far apart are the Roof rafters ? How far apart are the floor joists? How far apart are the wall studs? Can you hang a T.V. on any wall (inside or outside wall) . Why do so many people talk about soft spots ? Listen , I know they don't use the building methods of the past . I AM looking for a "lite" trailer . I know it won't consist of 2x4's 16" on center .We have owned campers our whole lives . Probably 10+ . We have owned 3 new ones. ! A 37+foot 5th wheel with a diesel truck . Towed coast to coast . Tore apart campers put them back together . Dismantled campers and changed the layout. Replaced entire rubber roofs and framing . I just want to make a educated buying decision. Page 11 is generic and you can't anywhere that I know find a drawing or photos of these trailer frames. The whole frame. not a component of the frame. My Jayco designer 5th wh had virtually the same roof as Rockwood/Flagstaff . BUT ,I could find and did find pictures and diagrams of the frame. I knew where there were aluminum frame members . Still can on a Jayco. But we DO want to buy a Rockwood . But only after we get some answers This forum is great , thanks for all the help. Jim .
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:38 PM   #19
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Let me explain this a little better . We loved our Jayco Designer 34RLQS . It had a few problems but minor . Then after a couple years ( Jayco had a 2 yr warranty then) some bad things happened . I am anal about weights so before the weight police get started I weigh it many times at the truck scales . It was never overloaded .It was never on rough roads or flexed in any way .It developed a crack on the side of the trailer by the part right behind the tailgate (when hooked up) but on the upper side of the trailer . The part behind where the upper bedroom window is . The crack was vertical . The fiberglass cracked . It was a problem in more than one brand of 5th wheel. Jayco said bring it to the factory . I did take it to Goshen Indiana . They cut the crack in a straight line and installed a trim piece to hide the crack . On side but not on the other side . Other side wasn't cracked but now the two sides didn't match . The frame had a problem but was never really fixed . This 5th wheel I bought new . The msrp was north of $75000. I don't think that was right . Do you think I EVER was comfortabe about towing that trailer again ?Yes the warranty was past but this was a structural fault . It occurred on many of their 5th wheels . And other brands too. Still does today on some . This is why I want to know more about the frame on this Rockwood before I buy it!! Jim
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:45 PM   #20
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Given your concern over the structure and frame I don't understand why you're determined to buy a lightweight camper...it doesn't fit your requirements. You're better off buying a camper built by converntional construction with 5/8 plywood floors and 3000+ lbs carrying capacity. If it has that amount of CCC, you know that it's robust construction compared to campers with CCC that are 1/2 or 1/3 of that.

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