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Old 09-25-2011, 07:46 PM   #1
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rockwood windjammer 2102w

We are getting our rockwood windjammer 2102w this week. never had a travel trailer before. have camped for the last 15yrs with a coleman pop up. loved it!!! does anyone have this trailer?? Millions of questions. the main ones are how does it hold up over a long period of time? how does it tow in the mountains? have you had any major problems? do you recommend an extended warranty? Love to here from you
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:01 PM   #2
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Welcome Hockey! We are fellow Windjammer owners (3008W) and have had it since May. We just got back from our 8th trip out (nights 19 and 20) and love the unit. No major issues so far and it tows like a dream. We use the Equalizer 4 pt. sway control hitch and it is noisy but everything is very stable. I have talked to a couple of different dealers and they said that is the one fault with the Equalizer.

Enjoy the trailer and continued happy camping!
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Welcome to the Windjammer family. We've had our 3065W for two seasons and have camped in it for close to 100 nights. We are on an extended trip with it now traveling through the U.P. of Michigan while making our way to the gulf coast. So far, no problems other than the Concertone acting up on videos.
It tows fine even with our 1/2 ton ram.
The equalizer hitch was noisy when we first got it but we put the teflon pads on the L-brackets which helped. We found the noisiest thing to be the receiver squeaking against the ball. When we picked up the teflon pads we grabbed some Equalizer hitch grease and apply it to the wear area on the ball. That quieted it down a lot. Rarely makes a sound now other than tight turns.
Enjoy your new TT and I hope it is good for you as ours has been for us.
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:04 PM   #4
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We bought our 3001 last May, and had issues from the begining, not major ones but still for a brand new trailer I was surprised, Anyway the most disconcerning was just this weekend, we were getting ready to head out on our last trip of the season, when lifting the front electric jack, it just quit. So I grabbed the manual crank and no way was it going to turn the jack,, tried with heavier socket three turn and the jack pinged and fell to the ground scared the hec out of us. So after 1 very short season the jack failed and if anyone would have been near it could have been dissasterous. Now my friend with 3065 had the same thing happne just before me only his just quit, it didn't collapse on the ground,
Any one have this happen?
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:47 AM   #5
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Hi Hockey,
We brought home our new Wind Jammer 2102w last night. Like you, our previous rig was a pop up. Absolutely love the new rig. We plan to buy the extended warranty this coming week. For $150 that is a no brainer. Looking forward to our first snowbird flight after the new year. Plan to camp at Agua Caliente Hot Springs south of Borrego Springs, CA. Not much on the internet re this model. Looking forward to hearing about your experiences with it. It is 22 out and snowing today in Northern Utah. Is it 2012 yet?
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:31 PM   #6
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We are getting our rockwood windjammer 2102w this week. never had a travel trailer before. have camped for the last 15yrs with a coleman pop up. loved it!!! does anyone have this trailer?? Millions of questions. the main ones are how does it hold up over a long period of time? how does it tow in the mountains? have you had any major problems? do you recommend an extended warranty? Love to here from you
Hi Hockey11,

We just brought home our 2102W from RVW in Ohio (Nov. 2011). So far so good, no real problems. We are upgrading from a Coleman Hybrid. The only issue is that I think I want a diesel truck to pull it with. Currently I have a 2008 Dodge 5.7 Hemi which has plenty of power but I have to really floor it to get the torque out of it. One issue was the Grey water and Black water handles. They are not marked clearly so I had to experiment with draining the tanks to find out which is which. When facing the handles the one on the left is the Grey water. I painted it with grey spray paint so I know which is which.
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Hi Yurev,
Thanks for the tip on the 2102w drain handles. Have you found where the water filter cartridge is hidden on this model yet? That was the only item I did not get info on during our walk through. Overall, a very positive experience with our local dealer in Logan, Utah. Diesel? I have a 2005 Dodge Ram diesel and get angry every time I fill up the 36 gallon tank. In Utah, diesel is running over $4.00 per gallon and regular gas just over $3.00 per gallon. And the US oil companies continue to make billions in profits. But don't get me started. Right now, I would like to trade my diesel in on a gas truck and save $30 bucks a fill up.

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Hi Yurev,
Thanks for the tip on the 2102w drain handles. Have you found where the water filter cartridge is hidden on this model yet? That was the only item I did not get info on during our walk through. Overall, a very positive experience with our local dealer in Logan, Utah. Diesel? I have a 2005 Dodge Ram diesel and get angry every time I fill up the 36 gallon tank. In Utah, diesel is running over $4.00 per gallon and regular gas just over $3.00 per gallon. And the US oil companies continue to make billions in profits. But don't get me started. Right now, I would like to trade my diesel in on a gas truck and save $30 bucks a fill up.

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Hi Scott and Marly,
The water filter is located under the bed and at the end of the couch. Open the doors that access the storage area under the bed and to the right side is a false panel that will need to be unscrewed to remove. If you peek under the bed skirt with a flashlight you can see the filter container. I haven't had the energy to scramble under there yet, not sure its worth it! Stupid place to put it, but whatever....
Regarding your truck it is funny but I have been reseraching Dodge diesels with the cummings 5.9L in line 6. They get good reviews with mileage. Like 20+ unloaded and 15 loaded. The newer (2007+) models have the 6.0L engine with emmision controls on them and most reviews are stating that mileage is much less, like 17mpg and 12mpg. Along with that I found a mileage calcultator that compared two sets of mileage data and long story short a diesel getting 15mpg for 5000 miles at $4.00/gal VS. a gas engine getting 10mpg for 5000 miles at $3.50/gal saved $400 for that distance. Now I calculated that over 100,000 miles and it saved $8000.00 in cost. My truck is a 2008 Dodge with a 5.7L hemi and I am lucky to get 10mpg, usually less, towing the Windjammer! What are you getting with your 2005 Dodge diesel?
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:51 PM   #9
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Hi Yurev,
Thanks for the info on the 2102w water filter. That would not have been a place I would have looked. Especially behind a screwed in panel under the bed. You saved me a bunch of time searching. Thank you. Re the Dodge diesel. I'm new to this board and not sure how far off topic we can get without a hand slap. So, here is what I know. Our 2102w is 3 days old. Don't have data on the 12 mile pull home with this rig. On average, my Dodge gets 19.6 according to the onboard computer unloaded and around 14.5 with heavy loads. Understand most everything in Utah has serious elevation gain and at altitude. Your midwest miles should be better. I like your math calculations, but doubt we will pull our rig 100,000 miles in our lifetime. For us it will be more like 2-3,000 miles a year over the next 10+ years.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:17 AM   #10
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Yeah diesel used to be less than gas! I can understand your frustration but you are still beating the gas trucks money wise. I think I will be changing trucks here soon. I forgot to mention that I pulled the trailer back home from Ohio to California, about 2500 miles, and was fighting a pretty strong headwind most everyday. I was getting passed by almost everybody, they were all diesels, big rigs and trucks like yours pulling 5th wheels! It was quite a lesson. At the worst between fill ups, I calculated 6.77 mpg! Keep your truck!
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