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Old 02-12-2010, 08:45 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. My wife and I just sank our hard earned money into a 2010 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8317 rkss. I am very nervous because we live in Alberta, Canada, and we ordered from the states. We saved 10,000 dollars even after travelling expenses. I look forward to our adventures to come. We had our son (16 months) with us when we checked the trailer out at our local dealer and he loved it so the decision was made for us to buy it. We won't be picking it up for 8 weeks or so. I will post pictures as soon as we do. Very excited but the worry lines are showing already.

2011 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8317rkss to come
2011 Ford F350 6.7 Diesel
2004 Honda VFR 800
2005 Brute Force 750
And most importantly, a loving wife, 2 year old son and a NEW BABY GIRL NOV.30 (I do it all for them!)
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:21 AM   #2
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New owner also

Yes, we also have a new Rockwood Mini lite 1809S on order. We purchased our thru RV Direct & will pick it up in Elkhart, IN. No pickup date yet.
This will be our 3 RV - the first one a 23 foot Prowler that we bought used. In 2000 we bought a new Terry 31 foot 5th wheel with two slides.
Now at the age of 75 we are downsizing to the 18 foot with one slide.

The Palmers

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Old 02-12-2010, 03:16 PM   #3
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Grats on the camper and don't worry about worry lines... just enjoy the journey.
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:23 PM   #4
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Welcome and stop worrying. Once you have that camper and start using it you life will be changed for the better. Best move we ever did getting into camping.
2008 Cardinal 30RKLE 5th wheel sold
2006 Rockwood 2607, 2001 Traillite
55 nights 2009, 53 for 2010
44 for 2011, 38 for 2012, 35 for 2013, 51 for 2014
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:24 AM   #5
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New to this site and RVs in general. We will be first timers and are looking for any advice on the following questions.
1) Lookin at a 2010 Rockwood Mini Lite 2304. Any coments of this unit.
2) Pulling with a 2008 Trailblazer towing capasity 5400 lbs. Hitch advice.
3) Debating between buying locally or having delivered from some 900 miles. Any advice?

Thanks in anvance for any help....
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:12 PM   #6
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Trailers are pretty simple, mostly components put together in a wooden frame package in various shapes and sizes. The components are nearly never manufactured by the RV manufacturer.

Other than warranty issues, there really should be no major worries when buying where the price is right, most often there is a dealer in your general area who will work on your trailer, remember, just because they did not sell the unit, they are usually more than willing to accept a warranty check from the manufacturer.

If you have any handyman skills, most items can be fixed at home with less hassel than dealing with a dealer, obviously, mechanical issues involving the components may take more expertise than the handyman skill level.

Good luck with your new trailer and don't sweat the small things.
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:58 PM   #7
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Congrats on the camper!!

Our yougest, going on 4...loves camping! Best thing for kids...start 'em young

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