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Old 04-25-2012, 03:16 PM   #1
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Rockwood vs. Grey Wolf

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I am thinking about buying either the Rockwood 2702SS or the Grey Wolf 27BHKS. I have not been to a dealer to do a walkthrough on these models, just have looked at the pictures on the internet. These two have pretty much the same floor plan (a few minor differences). I was just wondering if anyone had input on the difference between the Rockwood and the Grey Wolf brands.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:37 PM   #2
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I dunno, but my Grey Wolf is pretty nice for the money.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:02 PM   #3
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There is a good chance you may not get an unbiased opinion, as those who own Rockwoods will no doubt tell you how nice they are, and the same for the Grey Wolf owners.
When we were shopping for our new fifth, we looked at literally hundreds of units. There simply is no substitute for seeing them in person. Only you can judge the quality for your own satisfaction.
Good luck with whatever you buy!
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I went with a grey wolf and have no complaints. Compared many at an RV show and the GW is lower priced so I checked out the important stuff- structure, build quality, etc.

What we found out on the first night was the only light switched are on the lights themselves- so our kids couldn't turn on a light at night to go to the bathroom.

There are blocked off area that could be drawers and doors in the cabinets.
The mattress is 'lumpy' (got a memory foam cover for it for this year).
The water heater is gas only, manual start.

Are those big things? No, and they can be changed fairly easily later one.

I can't say if rockwood would have the upgraded water heater, or stove, or easily accessible light switches, etc - and only you can decide if these things matter.

If we can do 2 to 3 weeks a year in it that's outstanding. I can 'rough it' for that amount of time. If I was full timing it I'd look at things differently.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:42 PM   #5
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My lights can be turned on or use the main switch at the front, my water heater is gas and electric with auto ignite. I agree the mattress sucks! lol.
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As far i've seen the Grey Wolfs are aluminum-sided wood-framed TTs and Rockwoods are fiberglass-sided aluminum-framed TTs.
Thus the Rockwoods are more expensive to make and are considered a step above the Grey Wolf line.
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At the end of the day, all that really matters is whether you like both the camper and the amount paid for it.

My first TT was a Grey Wolf 28BH and we were very pleased with it. For the price I paid, it was a great camper (we never had any issue other than a bubble in one of the decals which was replaced under warranty). Ultimately, we decided to sell and purchase a Rockwood due to the little things that Rockwood had over Grey Wolf (like the upgraded Serta mattress and our grey wolf's slide was a step up from the main camper floor - it was not flush with the floor when extended).

Go and walk through them and see if the price of each is in balance (in your opinion) to the value you feel that you will receive from the TT. Pick the one that has the highest value to cost ratio for you.

Good luck with your decision and enjoy your time in the TT!
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My lights can be turned on or use the main switch at the front, my water heater is gas and electric with auto ignite. I agree the mattress sucks! lol.
trade you water heaters!

The bedroom and bathroom lights are only operable from the light itself in our trailer. A bit too much of a reach for an 8 year old.
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As far i've seen the Grey Wolfs are aluminum-sided wood-framed TTs and Rockwoods are fiberglass-sided aluminum-framed TTs.
Thus the Rockwoods are more expensive to make and are considered a step above the Grey Wolf line.
Grey Wolfs are also available with fiberglass siding. This was a $1500 option when I bought mine.
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Sounds like the kids need an LED push lite about 3 ft off the bathroom floor.
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