Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-26-2015, 12:15 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 7
Hello from newbies in (extremely) Northern BC

Hi! We made the move from tents to a 2014 Rockwood Mini Lite 2504s in June last year. Due to the snow from late September to yesterday we've only had 30 nights in it so far but LOVE every second. I grew up turning up our noses at Trailers saying it wasn't camping but with the addition of our son and our propensity for long trips we bit the bullet.

Our first trip was quite the learning experience.... Between the hubby trying to decipher my "hand gestures" while backing him up, the hitch fuse in the truck not being installed, learning not to leave the hatches open at night and a few other noob mistakes made the trip memorable.

Any tips are welcome!

Tibaistabi ~ 2014 Rockwood Mini Lite 2504s

Tibaistabi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2015, 12:19 PM   #2
Senior Member
Ford Idaho's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,840
Welcome from SW Idaho.


Light a fire.
Enjoy the little one having fun.


2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2015, 12:40 PM   #3
Senior Member
mcnabbwr's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Lower Michigan
Posts: 1,452
Welcome from Michigan and don't forget the cold ones.
Bill & Pam
2014 Trilogy 3650RE
2015 F350 PSD
mcnabbwr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2015, 12:55 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 7
Thanks for the welcome! My son LIVES to camp so we considered the trailer to be an investment (haha)

Tibaistabi ~ 2014 Rockwood Mini Lite 2504s
Tibaistabi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2015, 01:17 PM   #5
Site Team
asquared's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 10,623
Welcome and congrats on the mini lite. A tip for backing, get walkie talkies. You can tell DH to go towards passenger side/drivers side as needed. DH has learned to tell me tree 3 feet back drivers side or whatever the obstacle may be. Also practice backing in an empty parking lot. Practice both backing straight up and backing into spots on both right and left sides. It will come and the communication will get better. Create separate lists for set up, take down and hooking up. Follow this lists and you will begin to develop a routine.
<a href= target=_blank></a>
2014 Crew Cab Chevy Silverado 3500 4wd Duramax/Allison
2014 Sabre 34REQS-6
asquared is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2015, 06:01 PM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 561
Welcome from Ontario. Congratulations on your newer purchase. Every trip out you will learn something new. Quickest way to divorce is backing a trailer. Slow, easy, small corrections and if not going right, stop and re-do. If someone is waiting as you are going in the campground......let them wait....we have all been in that spot.


2009 F150 XLT crewcab 5.4L and 3.73
2010 Flagstaff 27 BHSS
tenttotrailer is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:18 AM.