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post #1 of 6 Old 07-14-2007, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Rockwood Ultralight 5er

Well, it looks like I may be taking the plunge on a 5er sooner than I wanted to. The wife has been revved up about getting one all spring/summer so we went out looking. Today I found a nice 2005 Rockwood Ultralight 8283SS. She's a beauty with every option you can get on them. It also only weighs in at less than 7K.

I can get this one for around $19,000 on the road and out the door. How does this sound to you guys? Also what kind of reputation does Rockwood have as far as durability?

I will be calling the dealer on Monday to give him my answer. Until then I would appreciate any comments.

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For what it's worth, I just got an '04 Jazz by Thor, 27.5 aluminum frame BH for 14K.
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sounds like a bargain to me, (e'specially if it has all the bells) if moma wants it, then its a go....

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As long as it is still structually sound, I would buy it. That a light trailer, too.

As for durability, As long as you care for it, it should be good.

I try to never take mine too far off the beat'n path. The rough roads vibrates everything apart.

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RVUSA - 2007 Forest River ROCKWOOD 8283SS

2007 for not much more money.

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That unit is identical to the one we are looking at. Unfortunately, it's on the west coast and we're on the east coast. It would be a once in a lifetime experience, but I can't see myself taking two weeks to drive out to CA to pick up a camper!
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