Hello.............again.

Pebble

Member
It's been three years plus since I last posted, so thought it was time to pop in again.
Full timing went well in our Kontiki 669 but as we were spending more time in one place, the MH went in 2016 to be replaced by a Lunar Delta Ti twin axle caravan.
Things have now changed again due to both of us now working full time on a camp site in the UK, so time to maybe think of an alternative to the caravan. Mrs Pebble likes the idea of a Fiver and has fallen for this thing http://ccrv.co.uk/shop/4584418932/2018-rockwood-8289ws---new/11162993. Don't intend to pull it anywhere (5 tonne laden) but, just in case, we do have access to "friends" with fifth wheel trucks that could help us out.
So, still full timing but just not travelling lol.
 

sundowners

Well-Known Member
Hi
We bought a new Rockwood ultra lite from Paul and Avril in 2010, they are very nice to deal with and we were very pleased with the 5er, a couple of things like the day/night shades were a bit frail also the plastic heating vents on the floor kept breaking as you tread on them, that was a long time ago, maybe they are better now-------- IMHO you would never regret getting any RV with a side aisle going from lounge area to bedroom------it allows a REALLY good bathroom, big shower space and loads of room for dressing etc.
Ours had a massive lounge/dining area slide and a small wardrobe slide in the bedroom.
We had an old (bigger) 5er before the Rockwood and researched a lot before we bought that one, we reckoned it was the smallest 5er without losing anything important (like wardrobe/storage space).
They didn't stock that model when we bought ours, we found it and got them to import it for us!!!.
We used to search trade sites in us to find what we wanted.
We pulled it with a diesel 4x4 3500 Dodge Ram that we bought in the States, we bought a big demountable camper at the same time to do a trip in US and Canada. We shipped the lot back to UK, we had considered buying and using the 5er for that trip but we wanted a smaller outfit so travel in Alaska etc would be easier!!!.
 

Pebble

Member
Thanks for the positives about Rockwood. We've booked a one night "try before you buy" with CCRV for early September to a get a bit more of a feel for Fivers and indeed if this way of full timing is actually for us. Will let you know how we get on in a few weeks time.
BTW, every Rockwood we've watched on YouTube seems to have those crap day/night blinds, so unfortunately they haven't changed in that respect lol.
 

sundowners

Well-Known Member
The actual blinds are ok it's the fixings to the van internal board that's not so good, also the strings tend to wear out on the windows that are used most----- they are threaded a bit complicated but u-tube will show how to replace them!!!--- really not as hard as it looks!!!, Rockwood is considered a bit of a lightweight to the yanks but we can't all tow 10 ton trailers around!!!!------ the blinds in our euro van are worse IMHO !!!!
What a great idea staying in a 5er for a 'test run!!' Paul knows you will really love them!!!!!
 

Pebble

Member
5th September put on hold for now. Have decided to move the date to late November/early December so that we can try out the heating in earnest and see how warm the coach stays. Apparently only one heating floor vent in the huge lounge, so that will be interesting. Also led to believe that the furnace (aka boiler lol) is gas only with no electric option.

As an aside, I'd really like this tow truck on its own https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/American-Caravan-Fifth-wheel-Rv-Motorhome-Mobilehome-Showmans-trailer-Volvo-unit/292698237913?hash=item44262cabd9:g:IeAAAOSwlgFbgowx
 

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