jackconn55 Posted February 1, 2017 Report Share Posted February 1, 2017 First-time poster and about to enter the world of RV'ing. Looking for suggestions, ideas and comments. Background: early '60's, wife and I both recently retired, live in NC, planning 3 month trip west in early summer which will hopefully be the first of many. Bought 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel last year and have taken several long trips to test comfort, ride, etc. Love the Jeep! 7400 lb towing capacity, 740 lb hitch capacity. I've installed an electronic brake controller but haven't used it yet. 95% of our travel will be the 2 of us and our 2 black lab mutts. For various reasons, have settled on a travel trailer, and the Rockwood Mini Lite 2304 seems to have some great features, generally good reviews and a nearby dealer with full service (also the Airstream dealer). While the slide-outs add space, many suggest the added weight and complexity are not worth it and, for our situation, we agree. Since we're planning to keep this for many years, we're leaning toward buying new in spite of the apparently steep depreciation when we drive it off the lot. Also have heard that the factory warranty on most/all brands is not transferrable (true for Rockwood) so it's either new, no warranty or after-market warranty. We plan on attending the big RV show in late Feb for ideas. We're also renting a 2015 24' KZ Sportsmen for a few days to get a feel for towing and the "routine" of traveling - knowing it's an entirely different brand but just for testing the concept. We'll buy in March and pack/upfit in prep for leaving in late April or early May. I'll continue to scan these and other forums for ideas and opinions. Specifically looking for any comments about the Mini Lite 2304 before we buy; or other thoughts! Thanks!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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