We live near Milwaukee, Wisconsin and bought our Rockwood Ultra Lite from a local dealer, Roskopf RV, about a month ago. They worked on our truck, installing a brake controller, and did a few things on the trailer, like putting an awning over the slide, and exchanging the inside light fixtures with ones having a 12 volt outlet so we could use our 12 volt fans when we do not have shore power. I still do not like the Carlisle tires on the trailer but the people at the dealer told me to take the trailer off of their lot and then make a warranty complaint so that I could get a free exchange of tires. I'll call them today and "complain" to start the process.
I have the very detailed PDI instructions from this Forum and I took them to the dealer when we took delivery. We just had a normal walk-through which took about 2+ hours. The dealer assured us that everything should be alright in the trailer and they will fix anything we find wrong. They have been in the RV business for 52 years. So far, everything is fine.
The 10 mile trip home was very easy. We have a 2005 Tundra 2wd with the 4.7L engine and the tow package. We have an equalizer hitch. I know this truck is kind of marginal but with easy driving, not in overdrive, I think we should be fine in Wisconsin this summer. (We've done 2 cross-country bicycle trips, mostly tent camping, where my wife pulled trailers with our loaded stuff. On the second trip, in 2004, we went from San Diego to St. Augustine pulling a 1500# enclosed trailer with a 2002 90hp VW Jetta TDI (turbo diesel), 5 speed, with no trouble at all. With the trip out to the San Diego and back from St. Augustine we put on 8000 miles from that trip. The earlier trip, in 2002, was from Washington (state) to Maine. On this trip we pulled a lighter utility trailer with bikes and camping stuff, again with the Jetta. If you really, really need any more details check out http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/rfriedel
We traded in a pop-up camper for the trailer and we spent the last couple of days moving the camping stuff into the new trailer. Seems to be a lot of room. Especially compared to an 8 foot pop-up!! The much discussed Concertone system seems to be working just fine. We have the 22 inch LCD (digital) TV in the trailer. Making beds is kind of hard. I'll use a sleeping bag on top of the fitted mattress sheet for the rear bed for ease of use. I've spent so much time in my sleeping bag that it seems like "old home," and it will be no problem. My wife is fine with that too.
I slept in the trailer last night. I turned off the heat and the outside temperature got down to 39 degrees but I was just fine. All of that tent camping in all kinds of weather got me used to almost anything.
We are going to be campground hosts in northern Wisconsin for 3 weeks in May. Hope the snow is gone by then!!!!
Ron, Sandy, and Hildy (our wonderful!! "tweener" long-haired dachschund)