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Old 08-09-2015, 01:06 AM   #1
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Howdy, new RW 2604WS owner

My family had camp trailers when I was a kid... first a 16' Oasis that got used more as a guest room than camper. Then in the mid-70s a Smuggler which was a forerunner of the Toybox trailers we have today. The Smuggler was custom built by a small company down in Cerritos with double doors on the back and a floor that folded up to haul dirt bikes inside. We went down to the factory to pick it up and I lived in it for a summer between high school and college. Unfortunately 20 years later when I inherited it from my father I did not have a capable TV and it needed some restoration so I had to sell it.

Fast forward many years... spend some years with my son in Boy Scouts sleeping in tents and on the ground. Think building a Teardrop would be a really cool thing. Kids go off to college, we get tired of sleeping on ground and start looking at R-Pods. Think the DW might actually like the RP-179 with the kitchen across the back but she balks at the wet bath and crawling across bed so we start looking bigger. But not too much bigger, the Rockwood Mini-Lites look pretty good and especially the 2109S (DW still thinks the bathroom is too small).

Note that the TV is a 2014 Ford F150 EB so the size limit is not about the TV in this case.

Make a 2 hour road trip to a RV dealer who shows online having 7 2109S in stock along with 3 8244W 5ers and a few 2502KS to look at. When we get there we find that they really have NO 2109S and NO 8244W and ONE 2502KS which is already sold Sales person has been asking questions and says he has a trailer he wants to show us. Takes us in a 2604WS... and had the DW at the sliding door to the bedroom.

So we pick up our new 2016 2604WS Wednesday morning and make our first mini-trip next weekend.

It is a LOT bigger than I was thinking but makes the DW happy so I guess I am going to have to learn to like power jacks and rocker chairs and a bigger bathroom and the upgraded Serta mattress and slide out closet and home theater and... yeah it will be a tough job but somebody has to do it

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Old 08-09-2015, 08:49 AM   #2
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Congrats on your new toy!

Happy Camping!

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Old 08-09-2015, 10:03 AM   #3
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Sounds rough I know but like you said somebody's got to do it, welcome to the forum from Wv
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