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Old 02-24-2017, 07:50 AM   #1
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Smile Rockwood V lite 2811 vs

Just purchased a 2017 Rockford Ultra Lite 2811vs. Looking for any experiences or info on the V Lite as I previously had a Jayco 18srb. Needed to upgrade. ANy reviews on this camper?
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:35 AM   #2
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rockwood 2811vs

Wow, from about to purchase @ 0729 a.m. to just purchased @ 0750a.m.didn't leave much time for suggestions or comments.We have the 2715vs version of that trailer,it is perfect for the two of us.I have pulled it from Indiana to California and everywhere in between. It pulls real easy with my 2500 GMC I did add a 2nd friction sway control due to pulling through New Mexico and Arizona long flat lands. One suggestion ,if it's not too late,if you don't need the extra sleeping space the sofa gives you, get the recliners instead they are much more comfortable when watching TV also the swivel is a nice feature.No matter what you get you will find that the new Rockwood is big upgrade from the Jayco. Good luck and have fun.
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:40 AM   #3
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Awesome trailer! We love our 2819VS. We also stepped up from a Jayco. We have done a few mods but nothing to major. We swapped out sub woofer as the one installed ain't so great. Replaced kitchen facet as original fell apart and leaked and will change shower head this summer. Will put on awning support as it is starting to sag in the middle. When first using trailer watch for any plumbing leaks we had a couple drips happening that swelled some wood on cabinet bases. We also put some felt on edge of counter extension as it left a rub mark on cabinet. Also had dealer get spice rack from Forest River and installed ourselves. Have fun with the new Trailer and as you use it you'll discover more things to do to your trailer!
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:27 PM   #4
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Very good we enjoyed the jayco but really liked this floor plan overvanything we saw in jayco. We relative new campers as we had jayco less than 2 years so we upgraded. The only problem I have had is batteries. Seems like I must buy new battery each year probably due to not charging between trips. Would like to see if there solar trickle charger available or simply a battery disconnect. Radio has lights that continuously drain battery
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:44 PM   #5
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Just purchased a 2017 Rockford Ultra Lite 2811vs. Looking for any experiences or info on the V Lite as I previously had a Jayco 18srb. Needed to upgrade. ANy reviews on this camper?
Less than a week ago we bought a 2715VS. We are so much in love with it. As two old folks we love the table and chairs in place of the dinette and the full length queen bed. No more sleeping in the fetal position for me! I've been working on it every day personalizing it with photos and paintings. I'm sure you'll love your 2811VS as much as we like our 2715VS. So far it tows easily and comfortably. We are looking forward to getting it ready for our first trip in it, in about 2 weeks.
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:00 PM   #6
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Welcome and congrats on your new camper from a fellow V-nose owner. Can't comment on your exact model since we have a different one. I can say we have been very happy with ours.
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:11 AM   #7
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V-Lite

We love ours, great quality and pulls nice!
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Old 02-27-2017, 01:55 PM   #8
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Congratulation on your new home, away from home.

We have a V-lite and love the way it tows and the our floor plan. 30WIKSS Bath up front. The only draw back is if the grandchildren are with us the bath is a little inconvenient in the middle of the night, but perfect for the two of us alone. Ours is not new 2014 and we are considering changing out our axles (larger tires, more lugs) to the newer ones, we feel the ones we have are not strong enough for the load. No real problems with tires or towing, just a personal preference. Our longest trip has been from Florida to Colorado. 5141 miles to be exact and 27 days on that trip. 64 days camped in 2016. If we could arrange the time, we would camp 300 days a year near a beach! Wannabes beach bums!
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:11 AM   #9
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We upgraded last month to a 2618VS; traded in our Wildwood X-Lite. We looked at several FR models before we decided on the Rockwoods, then the Ultra V.
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Old 03-07-2017, 05:43 PM   #10
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you can get small solar panels that will keep your battery charged up. they aren't enough to charge up the battery if you're using the tt but will work for the parasitic draws. I have a 5w panel that I attached to the pop up battery while it sat in the driveway. I use it on our van battery in the winter (we only drive the van in summer to pull the tt) and it works great! If I remember correctly it was less than $80 (much cheaper than a new battery every year). Good luck - Lisa
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