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Old 11-05-2010, 07:40 AM   #1
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hello everyone, my wife and I joined Forest River forums a few weeks ago and have enjoyed reading everyones comments. So we would just like to say hello to everyone officially. We have owned two trailers, an 18 ft. then a 21 ft. and now we will be stepping up to a new 26ft. We are now been doing our homework for months and have it narrowed down to three trailers. Who thought it would be so hard to choose. Has anyone have a rockwood 2604 model. Would love any feed back. Thanks everyone and we will talk soon.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:45 AM   #2
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to the forum !!!

Nice introduction.

Just beware that "26" models usually are somewhere around 29' overall length.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:19 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum !

mtnguy is so right about lenths. My first trailer was a 30QBSS, with an actual lentgh of 35'8", which was BIG with my standards . My current SV-291 is 32'+

Of course it goes without saying that the bigger the better, at least for me

What are you going to be towing it with ?
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:33 AM   #4
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We purchased a Rockwood 2604 in January and have been very happy with it. We particularly like the rear seating area.
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:42 AM   #5
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We purchased a Rockwood 2604 in January and have been very happy with it. We particularly like the rear seating area.
Not sure about having to go through the washroom to enter the bedroom. Would have preferred it to be a hallway with washroom on one side. How do you find it.
Have seen on forums that owners have had problems with the slideout catching on the cupboards at the entertainment unit. Have you had those cupboards opening during travelling?
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:44 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum !

mtnguy is so right about lenths. My first trailer was a 30QBSS, with an actual lentgh of 35'8", which was BIG with my standards . My current SV-291 is 32'+

Of course it goes without saying that the bigger the better, at least for me

What are you going to be towing it with ?
We have a 2006 Ford F150 ETR 4X4 with a 5.4l
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:45 AM   #7
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to the forum !!!

Nice introduction.

Just beware that "26" models usually are somewhere around 29' overall length.
We're finding that overall length for the 26' models is around 29' to 30'
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:51 AM   #8
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We have a 2006 Ford F150 ETR 4X4 with a 5.4l
I have a 2006 F150 with the 5.4L and 3.73 gears, and it does a great job. I don't know what ETR means, but if you have an Super Cab or Crew Cab, the wheelbase is 145", which is good if you are pulling a 29' trailer.

The heavy duty tow package is a good thing if you have that, also.
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:09 AM   #9
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I have a 2006 F150 with the 5.4L and 3.73 gears, and it does a great job. I don't know what ETR means, but if you have an Super Cab or Crew Cab, the wheelbase is 145", which is good if you are pulling a 29' trailer.

The heavy duty tow package is a good thing if you have that, also.
A typing error. We have a XTR with full factory towing package.
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My DW & I own a 2011 2604. Picked it up in April & had it at a seasonal site since. No problems at all. We really love the floorplan.
We like the fact that the bathroom has 2 doors-
total privacy when we have my daughter & grandkids.
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:38 PM   #11
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My DW & I own a 2011 2604. Picked it up in April & had it at a seasonal site since. No problems at all. We really love the floorplan.
We like the fact that the bathroom has 2 doors-
total privacy when we have my daughter & grandkids.
thanks for the info., great to hear from someone with the same trailer we are looking at. It seems like a large space inside due to the fact that the tip is quite large which seperates it from other trailers of the same size. Thanks again
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:13 PM   #12
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Not sure about having to go through the washroom to enter the bedroom. Would have preferred it to be a hallway with washroom on one side. How do you find it.
Have seen on forums that owners have had problems with the slideout catching on the cupboards at the entertainment unit. Have you had those cupboards opening during travelling?
We have not found that a problem, since we normally only use the bedroom at night.
We have not had any issues with the cupboard at the entertainment unit opening up.
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If it had a hallway then you would have a smaller bathroom i rather have a larger room then a hallway it kind ofa waste of space Enjoy your new camper and visit us often
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We purchased a Flagstaff 26RLS, I believe very similar to the Rockwood. It is perfect. Walking through the bathroom is no big deal. I was concerned due to proximity of the bathroom to the bedroom due to moisture and odors. The vent with the fan on it does a great job. The 26RLS is our first TT, we had a PUP before. I haven't seen a floor plan better for us yet. My camping buddy has a Cardinal 5er and we are always teasing him about his bathroom. He is over 6 foot, his knees are at his chest and he rests his head on the wall in front of him. Not us, lots o room! As far as the entertainment door. I to had concerns about closing the slide on it, especially trying to remember all the things need to do on break down. I have had no problem remembering to close the door. I figure that it like any other thing you "forget" to do before you travel. A little handy work or a few dollars can fix. Bottom line is that camping is a hobby, you bring a "house" down the road, set it up, break it down, things are going to happen, stuff is going to break, and most of all WE ARE HUMAN (even the DWs ) we make mistakes. Fix'em and carry on. Make sure that a majority of the time you !!!!!!

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Old 11-06-2010, 07:09 PM   #15
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Those cupboards are screw nailed shut, at least they are in my 2010. I removed the screws & put a latch with the roller wheels. My issue when closing the slide is that I sometimes forget to close the bathroom door. As far as having to go through the bathroom to get to the bedroom, you'll appreciate it the first time you want to sleep in & DW gets up to make coffee. Just close both doors & enjoy the quiet. Plus if you have company they don't bother you at night to go potty & visa versa. 've had a lot of small issues but all seems good now. Absolutely love the floorplan.
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