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Old 09-17-2013, 02:27 PM   #11
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Another issue I have not considered, is whether or not the Rockwood 1/2 ton towable??? I have a 1/2 ton chevy and am not going to upgrade TV. Would the Rockwood be too heavy with the 2nd slide?
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:11 PM   #12
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If you could get the Rockwood down in price then I would go for it. Children grow and their needed items see to grow with them. For the new born, play-yard, some kind of high chair and all the rest of the things needed the more room would be welcome.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:35 PM   #13
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Another issue I have not considered, is whether or not the Rockwood 1/2 ton towable??? I have a 1/2 ton chevy and am not going to upgrade TV. Would the Rockwood be too heavy with the 2nd slide?
The only answer we can give you is "maybe". It depends on the tow rating and payload rating of your Chevy and how comfortable you are if you're close to or a little over the limits of your truck. There are lots of threads on the forum that will give you an idea of what you need to consider in making that decision.
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If you decide in the end the those TTs are too much for your TV to handle, there are other models with similar floor plans that are in the 25' length range.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:45 PM   #15
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After some looking, looks like my Silverado will handle either. I don't plan on towing much, but rather setting it up at a campground/park
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:32 AM   #16
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UPDATE!
I can get the Rockwood for $11K after negotiating. I would need to purchase a weight distributing hitch however.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:26 PM   #17
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That's great. Make sure you do a thorough inspection or two before agreeing to buy. Don't rush the purchase. We all know its a very exciting thing to get a new-to-you camper but make sure you aren't buying someone else's problem.

When you get your WDH be sure to also get some anti-sway capability with it. You'll definitely need it for a 31' trailer. Reese Dual Cam and Equal-i-zer are among the most popular here but there are several others on the market.
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That's great. Make sure you do a thorough inspection or two before agreeing to buy. Don't rush the purchase. We all know its a very exciting thing to get a new-to-you camper but make sure you aren't buying someone else's problem.

When you get your WDH be sure to also get some anti-sway capability with it. You'll definitely need it for a 31' trailer. Reese Dual Cam and Equal-i-zer are among the most popular here but there are several others on the market.

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Good thing is, it is a consignment at a dealer and they give the trailer a full inpection in their shop before it is sold to disclose and issues or problems that need to be addressed. I am negotiating the price contingent on my own personal inpection as well.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:43 PM   #20
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As long as we like it and it checks out after inspecting it, we will be bringing home our new to us 2006 Rockwood 8318!!!
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