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Old 01-08-2011, 06:47 PM   #1
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Just Ordered Mini Lite 2306 - 1-8-2011

I went to Ft Pierce and looked at a Dealer stocked 2306 and ordered one and have a 6 to 8 week lead time till it arrives also Glad I found and looked at this forum before I special ordered my TT today - Appreciatte the wealth of Info that helped me to make good descions

I put pricing down for comparison and wanted to know if they sound reasonable even though I know the trailer price is way cheaper but know the options are priced alittle higher then MSRP then discounted.

Here are my Trailer Specs:

Mini Lite 2306 with Conveniece Package ($13,953.00)
Oak Cabinetry (No Charge)
Westport Decor (No Charge)
Wood Look Flooring ( $145.00 Extra Charge)
Storm Windows ($200.00 Extra Charge)
Heater Holding Tanks ( $245.00 Extra Charge)
Gas Oven with Range cover ( $245.00 Extra Charge)
14" Tire upgrade with Double Steps ( $245.00 Extra Charge)

Dealer Installed Items:
Large Assist Grab Handle at Entry ($75.00 Extra Charge)
two Max Air II Vent covers ($69.00 each or $138.00 for both Extra Charge)

My out the door Price with Tax, Tag transfer is $17,923.85
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:58 AM   #2
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Good price sherdep. I am glad that you took the 14 inches wheels. We too got our new minilite 1809s with the 14 inches. The 13 inches ( 185 80r 13 ) are very skimpy for a trailer of this size. I hope you will love your trailer and yes check the caulking all over specially around the baggages flanges and top of entry door etc.. Very important. Good camping.
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:03 AM   #3
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good info - thanks and good camping to you as well - dealer already made me aware of checking the caulk too - any suggestions on what caulk to use for the seals - I could ask my father but figured I have bugged him enough with the all the questions I asked about the camper
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:52 AM   #4
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Sherdep: just use the General electric silicone II avaliable everywhere. Aprx $6.99 per tube.
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:13 AM   #5
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I would recommend Dicor self leveling lap sealant.

http://www.dicor.com/Image.aspx?ID=27
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:11 PM   #6
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Sherdep : be careful with the standing table leaving indentations from the legs on the wood look flooring. This cushion floor is very nice ( the best looking ) but very soft to the touch. I was able to remove the indentations with a hair dryer. I noticed that even before I took possession in the dealer parking lot. We installed a small carpet to cover the legs and it works.
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:42 PM   #7
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I was actually thinking 5200 would have been better - I have seen the GE Silicone II and that works but not that great - I bet the Dicor Lap Sealent is probably similar to the 5200

thanks capucine for the advice on the floor - I looked at one trailer that had the wood look I thought it was cushiony but thought maybe it was me - I really liked the wood look better then the standard floor but am wondering if I should tell them to put the standard floor back in instead or do like you said and put a piece of carpet under the leggs like you suggested to keep it from indenting - even though I ordered it saturday the order technically isnt being faxed to Forest River till tommorow morning.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:59 PM   #8
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Hey Capucine - I finally got a chance to talk to my father and was asking him about what to seal the roof edges with and any other pieces that need sealing he told me the same thing mtnguy said - his exact words were - "do not use silicon because it will eventually crack and leak"
He said to use the Dicor self leveling Lap Sealant like stated above -
My father has owned a few campers and two motor homes and has alot more knowledge then I do - just figured I would let you know what he said.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:37 PM   #9
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Congrats on ordering your camper. I have had my 2306 since last April and have enjoyed it completely. We camped several times in it and it has been towed several thousand kilometers. I did have to upgrade from a Honda Ridgeline to a Ford F-150 because the 3.5 litre engine in the Honda just wasn't cutting it. I am sure you will enjoy yours as well. My kids have already started to ask when we can get the camper out of storage even though the temperature is -23 celcius right now. Spring can't come soon enough!
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:59 PM   #10
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thanks scann - my 4 year old daughter keeps asking when we are getting the camper to so I understand that - good thing for me is I already have a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 so I dont have to upgrade my tow vehicle.
I lived in Canada in 98 for 6 months in Gimli Manitoba - I thought I was in love with a Kanook - Loved the accent she had too - I love the word Ehh - I still say it from time to time too lol - the good ole days - Now I am in FLorida and can camp year round if I wanted to
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Glad to hear you are looking forward to using your new Rockwood. Like others, we are also anxious for Spring to arrive - already have a March trip planned to southern Texas - hopefully warm there! While the Dicor sealant is likely a good idea, I swear by Eternabond on the roof. When we received our 2011 2304, I was unimpressed with the quality of the workmanship installing the dicor on all areas of the roof and eternabonded over it all. Before putting up for winter I inspected and had no problems.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:58 PM   #12
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Hey Char n Kath - I got your original message in my email and I see you changed it LOL BTW Sempher Fi since you are wearing Dress Blues in your pic - 91 to 95 Marine Corp Here

The Murphy bed was an option - I went with the Queen since I wanted the front window to be opened to view out the front

Thanks for the Info on Eternabond - My father swears by the Dicor but have to look to see if it works on a rubber roof though cause he wasnt sure and I have no clue either since this will be my first camper even though I am not new to camping LOL
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Sherdep - Semper Fi! & a big OOORAAAHHH!!! My time was 76 through 88 - Parris Island alumni! Yes, I had to redo my message, as I had incorrectly read what your unit is - not the same as mine....

We prefer the queen up front (with the pass-thru storage) over the murphy bed and were able to get a 2304 custom built by FR with a queen instead of the murphy. We really love it!

My problem with the dicor was that on our first unit (2006 2104) after four years the dicor on the roof all required replacement - and one spot had led to water infiltration between the roof and wall. So I did plenty of research and decided on Eternabond. It wasn't that difficult to put on a new unit - it was pretty clean already & I did use the installer roller - which was quite useful.

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Old 01-29-2011, 07:00 PM   #14
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Does the front window on the 2306 open for airflow or just light?
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The front window does not open on my 2011 2306. I think every other window in the trailer does open though. The fantastic fan moves alot of air even on low so airflow shouldn't be an issue. FYI, the window over the dinette table is a bit of a pain in the ***** to open.
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thanks for answering it scann -
I havent taken delivery of my unit yet - got about a month to go before I take delivery - am thinking either end of February or begining of March
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:22 AM   #17
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We just purchased a 2306. It was in stock, and manufactured in October. Before tax price was $14,700. It also included the Convenience Package,
Cherry Cabinetry, Gas Oven with Range cover, 14" Wheel/Tire upgrade with Double Steps, Murphy Bed/Couch, and a Power Awning.

This is our first trailer, and we cannot wait to start using it this spring.
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:51 AM   #18
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I've had a few private messages for those asking about the murphy bed option. below are a couple photos of the murphy bed/couch. There is no pass through storage in the front. But there is smaller compartments accessible from the inside or outside on each side, and decent storage under the couch cushions.





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