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Old 10-11-2016, 11:43 PM   #1
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V-Series 2715VS OR Ultra Lite 2604WS

My wife and I would like to upgrade from our 2015 Wildwood 241QBXL to the Rockwood V-Series 2715VS. That floor plan is exactly what we want. The problem is that I don't see a way to install my 2 Trojan 6v batteries. I can see that there are 2 storage areas on both sides of the front V. I assume one side has the propane tanks. Can I fit the 2 batteries in the other front compartment? If there is no possibility of using my Trojans we'll probably opt for the more conventional Ultra Lite 2604WS which has a similar floor plan but recliners don't seem to be an option on that one.

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Old 10-12-2016, 12:27 AM   #2
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Find a local dealer who has one and check it out.
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Compare the tongue weights (add 7 pounds per gallon for any water you will be carrying in front of the axle) Then add your weight, your passenger's weight and anything else you are going to carry on the bed or cab. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel can carry about 1200lb. (Rough estimates)

Most of the storage on the 2604ws is in front of the axle. (More tongue weight)

I pull the 2604ws with mine. Although my truck pulls this trailer just fine, I would be reluctant to pull anything with a heavier tongue weight.

It's not the pulling capacity (9200lb with the 3.92 rear end) that is the limiting factor, it's the load carrying capacity (1200lb ?)
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Old 10-12-2016, 03:59 AM   #5
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Thanks all!! Great info as always on this forum. I appreciated the video links (thanks Nurek) and learned that there is no sealed bottom to the access areas in the front V so no worries about mounting batteries there. I also appreciated the advice from Croaker since we have the same tow vehicle.

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Old 10-12-2016, 07:04 AM   #6
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Both of those front cargo doors are for your propane tanks - one goes in from the left and one goes in from the right. I suppose you could eliminate one of the tanks.

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Old 10-12-2016, 07:33 AM   #7
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There is nothing behind those doors to set a battery on. That's where the Lp tanks sit... and you will want the 2017 model for the beefier axles and bigger tires and rims. With the VRL you will get a full size queen instead of a short one
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battery

Remove your battery and have a plate welded on it an then reinstall batteries on it.
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Compare the tongue weights (add 7 pounds per gallon for any water you will be carrying in front of the axle) Then add your weight, your passenger's weight and anything else you are going to carry on the bed or cab. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel can carry about 1200lb. (Rough estimates)

Most of the storage on the 2604ws is in front of the axle. (More tongue weight)

I pull the 2604ws with mine. Although my truck pulls this trailer just fine, I would be reluctant to pull anything with a heavier tongue weight.

It's not the pulling capacity (9200lb with the 3.92 rear end) that is the limiting factor, it's the load carrying capacity (1200lb ?)
X2 what Croaker said - see my signature below
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We have a WJ but I would think it would be just about the same up front. Ours came with 2 batteries. There is a mounting plate bolted to the frame and 2 battery boxes.

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