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Old 05-04-2017, 11:48 AM   #1
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New Here looking at a 2104s ultra lite.

Hello everyone,
I'm looking at a 2017/18 Rockwood mini lite 2104s the MSRP is 29,400.00 then it has 26,900 as Sale price then it says Spring sale 23,500. Question is how much lower can I actually expect them to go? I know it is probably a lot different depending on the dealer and State I'm in which is Colorado. any help would be very helpful as I going this Saturday to possibly buy. Thanks,
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Old 05-04-2017, 12:04 PM   #2
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You are right, a lot can be different depending on dealer, state, time of year, stock totals, etc.

Most folks have aimed for 30% off MSRP.
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Old 05-04-2017, 01:11 PM   #3
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If you want a road trip, WANA RV in Indiana has one for 19200. Since they are made in Indiana,you save big bucks on transportation charge. Many people drive fairly long distances and make the return trip their first outing.

Watch out is that your local dealers can refuse to do warranty work since you didn't buy from them.
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Old 05-04-2017, 02:16 PM   #4
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First, your title says "ultralite" and your post says "mini lite." They are NOT the same, so you need to make sure you know which one you want. It doesn't appear that there is a 2104 Ultralite, so I'm assuming you meant Mini Lite.

Second, you should google whichever one you want and see what they're going for around the country. Remember that the price tends to go up the farther you are from Indiana. I googled Mini Lite 2104S and got several at prices much lower than your dealers "sale." But not knowing where you are located, it's hard to make a determination.

As mentioned above, you can get one near Indiana fairly cheap; you can make picking it up your first camping trip. A lot of folks seem to buy from RV Wholesalers. However, as also mentioned above, getting warranty work done locally if you did not buy locally, could be a hassle.
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Old 05-05-2017, 07:58 PM   #5
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We bought a 2104S from a local dealer at an RV show in Raleigh (home town) in Feb and we're 10 days and 1700 miles into a 3 month trek around the country. His sale price was $21,900 and I talked him down to $21,400 which seemed like a good (not fantastic) deal based on the searches I did at the time.

If you're on the fence about the model, we absolutely love ours, for our situation. My wife and I (early '60's) are both retired and traveling with our two black lab mutts so the floor plan is perfect. We got the murphy bed which we also like as it gives you more options for sitting during the day. Let me know if you'd like more specifics of our likes and the few dislikes, and/or the minor modifications I've made.

Good luck with the decision!!
p.s. Since you're thinking of buying this weekend, PM me if you'd like to connect directly by email or phone.
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Old 05-05-2017, 08:22 PM   #6
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You are right, a lot can be different depending on dealer, state, time of year, stock totals, etc.

Most folks have aimed for 30% off MSRP.
We did a bit better than 30 percent with a special order. But knowing the delay, I might have kept shopping to find what we wanted then fought over price.
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We bought our 2104S in early February after seeing one at a RV show the week before. We absolutely LOVE it. There's just the two of us and the floor plan is perfect. We too chose the Murphy bed so we could have the couch for extra seating. I got ours on the road for $21867 in Kentucky. I searched the internet for prices but the drive wasn't worth the savings because 1. It is our first TT and first time pulling something and 2. Should I need warranty work done didn't want to have to drive 5+ hours. As it is our dealer is still about 2 hours away.

I think you will love this camper. Our second trip is next weekend and I'm like a kid in a candy store.
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We bought ours in March and paid 20,300. We like having the murphy bed when its closed there is more room.
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:16 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone for the responses. I haven't bought it yet but still working on it with sales people. I'm torn between the 2104s and the 2109s because of the 2109s has so much more overall storage space and the lack of storage in the 2104s but really like the murphy bed. I will let everyone know what I decide.

Sorry Rockfordroo I meant Mini lite my bad.
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:45 AM   #10
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Everyone's situation is different so take this for what it's worth...we were set on the 2109S until a close friend and 18-year RVer voiced the opinion that the floor plan layout was not as user-friendly. He said the top 2 reasons people don't like RVing is the unit is too small or the floor plan doesn't fit. In our case we've got just the 2 of us and 2 dogs and we really like the open floor area. We also ended up not using all the bin space which was a total surprise. Again, this is just us...Whatever you decide, you'll love it!!
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Old 05-07-2017, 09:40 AM   #11
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My situation/plans : I'm single no kids except my English Bulldog Jewels, (love of my life). I'm retiring in 2 to 3 years and an active ATV rider. I plan on hauling the ATV in back of my truck and pull the TT with probably a lot of dry camping. I'd like to be on the road after retiring 3 to 4 months of the year and maybe someday go full time traveling the country.

Maybe I'm putting to much thought into this. I do tend to over think things. :O)
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Thanks everyone for the responses. I haven't bought it yet but still working on it with sales people. I'm torn between the 2104s and the 2109s because of the 2109s has so much more overall storage space and the lack of storage in the 2104s but really like the murphy bed. I will let everyone know what I decide.

Sorry Rockfordroo I meant Mini lite my bad.
We bought a 1917 2104s last year and love it. We have taken it all around the country. I think the storage is sufficient, but we moved up from a pop up. We drove 5 hrs to Chicago where we got the best deal. We did find a dealer close by that will do the warranty work. We really like the murphy bed and having a couch during the day.
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Old 05-07-2017, 10:23 AM   #13
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Make sure your truck has the payload for both the ATV, the tongue weight of the trailer, the weight of a weight distribution hitch (which you SHOULD have) AND anything else (except a 150 lb driver) that you put in the truck (including Jewels!). The allowable payload should be on a sticker on the drivers door frame; it will look something like this:
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Until you can actually weigh the trailer, assume the tongue weight is 13-15% of the GVWR number on the sticker on the left front side of the trailer. DON'T use dry weights, dry weights are for suckers. The trailer will NEVER weigh the dry weight. The GVWR sticker will look something like this:
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Wife and i and 2 dogs had a 2109s for 3 years. We just moved up to a 5th Wheel.

We didn't have the Murphy bed and we were happy to have the extra storage. I highly recommend the 2109s without the Murphy bed, you get under the bed storage and a much larger outside storage area.

if you are going to do alot of dry camping, make sure you add a second battery and complete battery disconnect to preserve your batteries
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Hi Coach, a few months ago we purchased our mini lite and were also torn between the 2109s and 2104s. It is just two of us and our boxer. We ended up going with the 2109s because of all the storage. Like the previous poster we went without the murphy bed to gain the additional storage overhead and underneath. We figured we'd use a sofa more than the table to watch tv or chill if we were stuck inside for a bit. We hardly sit at the dining room table in our home so that helped eliminate the 2104s. We've actually used the folding table that tucks behind the sofa both inside and outside, and walking into the trailer and having both the bathroom and fridge just inside the door turned out to be super convenient. We have no regrets, and I'm sure whichever one you choose will end up being perfect for you too!
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