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Old 05-07-2017, 01:44 PM   #1
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rockwood mini lite 2509s

Im very interested in the 2509s. Are folks generally happy with this unit ? Im thinking about opt'ing for the free standing table and chairs so I can remove them and replace with recliners. We do alot of dry camping and I saw a You Tube video that the fresh water tank is flimsy and poorly supported for the weight of a full tank of water.
Any and all comments are more than welcome.

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Old 05-28-2017, 11:33 AM   #2
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We have an 2018 and love it! We have not had any major issues with anything as of yet. Love the storage and the outdoor kitchen. Had two 18 year olds in the top bunk last nigh!
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Old 05-28-2017, 11:49 AM   #3
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Thank you, I can see why you love it !
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Old 06-01-2017, 06:39 PM   #4
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We just got back from our first camping trip in our new 2509. We LOVED it! We are new to RVs but it gave is no trouble. Issue free! We were dry camping but did fire up the heater a couple of times. The one thing we added was a mattress topper (1 1/2" memory foam) as the included mattress is like a rock!

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We do alot of dry camping and I saw a You Tube video that the fresh water tank is flimsy and poorly supported for the weight of a full tank of water.
Its a common problem on many of our TTs.
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So what do you think folks are doing ? if anything. Thank You
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:09 PM   #7
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Im very interested in the 2509s. Are folks generally happy with this unit ? Im thinking about opt'ing for the free standing table and chairs so I can remove them and replace with recliners. We do alot of dry camping and I saw a You Tube video that the fresh water tank is flimsy and poorly supported for the weight of a full tank of water.
Any and all comments are more than welcome.

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Its a common problem on many of our TTs.
But pretty easily fixed if you're handy. There a number of threads on this. Here's one:

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...nk-120272.html

Alternatively, if you haven't bought yet, you might be able to talk the dealer into beefing up the angle iron on the fresh water tank as part of the "deal."
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:21 AM   #8
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Looking to buy a 2018 2509s would love to hear how everyone is liking theirs so far
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:11 AM   #9
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Looking to buy a 2018 2509s would love to hear how everyone is liking theirs so far
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:41 PM   #10
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We have a 2017 2509s. We took delivery in November of 2016, and we're very pleased with it. We are a family of 3, and our requirements were as follows:

1. Bunkbeds.
2. Outdoor kitchen
3. Both couch and dinette
4. Pullable by half-ton
5. Full bathroom (shower or tub).

FWIW, I wouldn't trade the outdoor kitchen for anything. We do almost all of our cooking on the grill and the outdoor kitchen. We have more storage than we need, except for the bathroom and we're looking into ways to solve that. That's pretty much my only complaint with it. We've spent 16 nights in it so far since we picked it up.

Note that we only use our camper for long weekends and week-long excursions, and we haven't dry camped yet.
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Old 06-14-2017, 01:02 PM   #11
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We have a 2017 2509s. We took delivery in November of 2016, and we're very pleased with it. We are a family of 3, and our requirements were as follows:

1. Bunkbeds.
2. Outdoor kitchen
3. Both couch and dinette
4. Pullable by half-ton
5. Full bathroom (shower or tub).

FWIW, I wouldn't trade the outdoor kitchen for anything. We do almost all of our cooking on the grill and the outdoor kitchen. We have more storage than we need, except for the bathroom and we're looking into ways to solve that. That's pretty much my only complaint with it. We've spent 16 nights in it so far since we picked it up.

Note that we only use our camper for long weekends and week-long excursions, and we haven't dry camped yet.
Thank you for the response i get to pick mine up today!
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Old 06-14-2017, 11:30 PM   #12
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:09 PM   #13
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We have had our 2017 2509s since April, and camped 5 weekends/12 nights so far and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Still learning to make the best use of storage, but as others have said, we do 80%+ of our cooking on the outside kitchen and grill and wouldn't trade that feature for anything. We haven't done "true" dry camping yet, but have camped with only electrical hook-ups, and have had no troubles with water tank so far. Having only advanced from tent camping this year, perhaps we are easy to please, but we have been very satisfied with the 2509s, seems to be a lot of bang in a pretty short trailer.
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Old 07-10-2017, 01:18 PM   #14
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We just picked up our new 2018 - 2509s this weekend! Spent one night night in it in the drive home and love it! I love this site... so much useful information! We had one heck of a poor walk through at the dealer, and this is our first camper. I think I actually knew more than the guy giving the walk through thanks to you all!
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Old 07-10-2017, 01:44 PM   #15
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We just picked up our new 2018 - 2509s this weekend! Spent one night night in it in the drive home and love it! I love this site... so much useful information! We had one heck of a poor walk through at the dealer, and this is our first camper. I think I actually knew more than the guy giving the walk through thanks to you all!
Check the roof and also check the doors on exterior for stress crack in the panels ours has these issues and is a 2018 also our thermos stat is messed up and a few other minor issues
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Check the roof and also check the doors on exterior for stress crack in the panels ours has these issues and is a 2018 also our thermos stat is messed up and a few other minor issues
Thanks for the heads up! Will check it over this evening.
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Congrats on your new tt. Hope you enjoy as much as we do. Happy camping!
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:19 PM   #18
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There's a strong chance we're coming back to the RV lifestyle. The 2509S is VERY high on the list of favorites. From what we've seen so far, it's a fantastic trailer and is about everything we need with nothing we don't.

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Old 07-23-2017, 08:41 PM   #19
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There's a strong chance we're coming back to the RV lifestyle. The 2509S is VERY high on the list of favorites. From what we've seen so far, it's a fantastic trailer and is about everything we need with nothing we don't.

Subscribing to keep up with future posts in the thread. Would love to hear others comments about the 2509S.
Look it over very closely I have a 2018 with a handful of issues
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Old 07-23-2017, 11:51 PM   #20
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Thank you. Respectfully, it seems to be a consistent problem across the RV business. I've read countless stories of issues with new rv purchases. The dealer is a huge factor in that as well and, sadly, I've read as many stories of poor dealership practices, where the vast majority of issues should have been caught and fixed BEFORE delivery.

That said, we're keeping our eye out for a used unit beginning in the fall through next spring. 1) It should save us quite a bit. 2) We won't take as big a hit on depreciation. 3) Hopefully, any factory to dealer issues will have been addressed. However, that could change at the RV show in Hershey, Pennsylvania in September.
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