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Old 10-20-2019, 10:29 AM   #1
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Ultralite 2304DS

I am considering a Rockwood Ultralite 2304DS for a weekend travel trailer. We currently are full timers and might park the 5th wheel permanently. I was looking at a Minilite 2503S but like the idea of the upscale tires, etc. Any input into this will be helpful.
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Old 10-20-2019, 01:34 PM   #2
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I am considering a Rockwood Ultralite 2304DS for a weekend travel trailer. We currently are full timers and might park the 5th wheel permanently. I was looking at a Minilite 2503S but like the idea of the upscale tires, etc. Any input into this will be helpful.
My 0.02 on the 2503S (but I'm biased):

They no longer make 2503S's, so you'd have to go used (unless you manage to find a new one still on a lot somewhere). If you get a used 2503S, you'd probably be close to needing new tires anyway, so add whatever ones you like. Mine has Constancy LY188, ST205/75R14, Load Range C. Have had zero issues with them after 5 seasons.

FWIW: My DW loves the huge bathroom in the 2503S. And we both prefer the U-dinette over the booth dinette in the 2304KS. Also has more storage room.

All that being said, this guys trading a 2304KS near you. Maybe it's not too late to work a deal.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ml#post2205966
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:04 AM   #3
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We own the 2304DS. Going on two years now and for the wife and I with the two dogs its been great. Huge with the two opposing slides but easy to tow and maneuver. Great amount of inside storage. Decent external storage. Only real negative is being 62 the short queen bed lives up to its name. But a great weekend+ camper.
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:41 AM   #4
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Just realized you meant an Ultra Lite 2304, not a Mini Lite. So you'd have a U-dinette either way, but still have a smaller bathroom.
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Old 10-25-2019, 11:10 AM   #5
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2304DS

I have owned a 2019 for one year/3000 miles and find it easy to tow with my 5.0 F150 pick-up. It is in the shop for the end of year warranty work. The dual slide makes for a lot of room for the two of us and the bathroom is much larger that our 2016 , 2104 Mini Lite. It heats up easy using a small ceramic heater when at an rv park, and the A/C works great. My 2500/2200 watt generator will not run the A/C. The water heater with the electric and propane on will get you hot water in 15 minutes or so. I never have figured out the WiFi booster set up, but haven't needed it either.

Problems:

Broken drive gear on rear stabilizer motor (My fault-raised hitch before rear
stabilizers)
Kitchen sink separated from counter
Windshield cracked
Stereo/DVD player stopped working
Water filter fittings weeping

All except the rear stabilizer were discovered after a very rough section of roadway under construction which had had one lane repaved, leaving a 4" transition between them, as well as some pot holed dirt roads in Idaho/Montana. There was no rock strikes noted on the glass. I believe the rough roads caused the trailer to rack/twist causing the problems. The Dealer, Vancouver RV in Southwest Washington, repaired everything under warranty. Great people there.

A minor issue was the inability to lower the bed with the dinette slide in, but you can put the bed down and pull the slide in about 1/2 way for a side of the road overnighter. We have spent at least 70 nights in ours and I'd buy another.
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Old 10-25-2019, 05:17 PM   #6
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Mini Lite 2304KS

My wife and love our Mini Lite 2304KS. Only one slide, but plenty of room and it is shorter and weighs less than the double slide models. The corner shower is also one of best features in this model.
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We are selling our 2017 2503S model ~ posted it on the forum in case you want to see our ad !!
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