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Old 08-11-2014, 04:14 PM   #1
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Just purchased my first TT, a 2015 Rockwood Mini Lite 2504S. Going to pick it up this coming Thursday. I have downloaded the PDI checklist as well as the Factory 2nd year warranty extension. Already emailed the dealership (Stinnett RV) that I do NOT desire any 3rd party warranty. I've not purchased any accessories yet as I don't know what (if any) will come with the trailer...probably a starter kit of some sort. For you 2504S owners out there, if you need any pictures let me know...I ordered this TT with every option available! I understand there are differences between the 2014 and 2015 models on the exterior door/storage areas?
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Old 08-11-2014, 04:53 PM   #2
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Do yourself a favor and consider two things.
Digital volt/ohm meter.
Progressive industries surge guard/ electronic management system.

Congrats on the new unit!

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Old 08-11-2014, 05:33 PM   #3
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Welcome, Your Rockwood is similar to our Wildwood for size and weight. To be honest, the starter kit if provided isn't worth much in most cases. First think about utilities. Water, you will need a 25' fresh water (white) hose. Sewer, you will need a Sewer dump hose with the connections. We found the Rino to be good for us. And, a 25' "dirty" hose for washing down the dump hose and fittings. Do NOT use the fresh water hose for this. Power, the dealer should provide a 30 amp power cord to connect to the TT. You will also want to get a "dog bone" adaptor that will convert the 30a male end to a 15a standard male plug for plugging in to house power. A 50' 10 ga extension cord is a good idea too.
Really important for us was a weight distribution hitch with anti-sway. Can't say enough for using a really good WDH. Also at least a pair of GOOD wheel chocks and some form of trailer leveling device. After that go through the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom in the house and make a list of the things you use all the time. It really makes camping a lot easier if those things are duplicated and in the TT ready to go without having to migrate them back and forth. Camp chairs, cause you'll be spending a lot of time outside the TT. Shovel, axe, the usual outside camping stuff, (you can leave the tent home now).
Tools, make up a reasonable tool box. There will be things to fix.
If you happen to go into a Camping World store don't forget the "Buckzooka" You'll need it!.
There is more stuff in one of those places than the Koch brothers could even buy. The good new is other than the WDH, most of the stuff mentioned above is available through Walmart at somewhat more reasonable prices. More good news, how to use and advice on brands for all the above are all over this site. These are some real experienced folks here and most everything has been covered thoroughly in previous threads.
Above all be prepared for a severe case of "Perma-grin" you'll love it!
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:46 PM   #4
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Two sort of gloves. One set (or disposables) for handling the sewer stuff another (gardening type) for handling the other stuff (wrapping up your water line and power cable when they're wet 'n dusty handling the hitch, etc)

Can't stress enough about the PI electric management system. Shop around on the internet for the best price and delivery charges.

Oh, and welcome to the forum too.

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Old 08-11-2014, 06:19 PM   #5
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Congratulations on your 2504s, we love ours. I picked up my 2015 2504s about 6 weeks ago after the long wait for build time. Camped 5 nights in it now with no issues at all. I did the 2nd year warranty as well. Good luck!
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:33 PM   #6
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Do yourself a favor and consider two things.
Digital volt/ohm meter.
Progressive industries surge guard/ electronic management system.

Congrats on the new unit!

Welcome to the forum!

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Already own a couple of ohm meters! And I have planned on a purchase of the PI EMS-HW30C. I plan to wire that myself. Also plan on a black and grey tank tornado installation...again, I'll do it myself. Thanks for the welcome.
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:38 PM   #7
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Canonman...Buckzooka? Most of what you suggested I have on a list-o-stuff to get. Sneaks off to google buckzooka...
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Consider the PI - HW50. Plan ahead for your next couple of trailers. You can take the 50 amp with you when you purchase the 50amp trailer. Saves you buying a new unit and in the meantime, the 50 amp unit will work exactly the same as the 30amp in a 30 amp trailer


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