New 2013 Rockwood Travel Trailers
The Rockwood brand is a large market product for Forest River and is produced in several model brands. These are manufactured as ultra-lites, fifth wheels, and hybrid travel trailers. The travel trailers brands are named the Ultra-Lite, the Mini Lite, the Roo, the Windjammer, and the Signature. Forest River also manufacturers the Rockwood Tent Camper.
Speaking in a news release, Don Gunden, a divisional general manager for Forest River noted the large improvement in sales for the company in the year 2012, crediting it to their towable units, including the Forest River Rockwood line.
The Rockwood Ultra-Lite models are an example of the large inventories Forest River offers in regards to floorplans. Eleven floorplans are offered ranging in length from 23’9” to 33’8” and ship weights (known as dry weights) range from 4,768 lbs. to 5,584 lbs. The Rockwood Ultra-Lites are available in an “Emerald Package” which has many amenities and features to enhance the appearance of the trailer and offer a luxurious design.
The Mini Lite was produced for outdoor enthusiasts who wanted more than a tent, but needed a lightweight towable unit. It is perfect for those who own a mini-van or small SUV.
There are eight floorplans for the Rockwood Mini Lite and an additional Murphy Bed Option. These models range in length from 23’9” to 33’8” and ship weights spanning from 3,819 lbs. to 6,476 lbs.
Forest River’s Rockwood lightweight hybrid travel trailer is called the Rockwood Roo. The Roo is available in three models, the Roo Expandable trailers, the Roo Front Deck Storage trailers, and the Roo Rear Slide trailers. The Expandables are built with eight floorplans available, and the Front Deck Storage and Rear Slide units have 2 floorplans each. They range in length from 19’ to 31’ and when the expandable tent sections are open the lengths range in size from 23’4” to 35’2”. Base dry axles weights are 2,609 lbs. to 4,577 lbs. The Roo Expandable models were awarded the 2012 RVDA Quality Circle Award and have been popular in the RV forums.
Forest River RV manufacturers a fifth wheel trailer called the Rockwood Signature. All floorplans have slideouts and the trailers are built with all-steel I-beams and vacuum-bonded fiberglass exteriors. As with most of the Rockwood trailer floorplans, the Signature also offers rear or front living areas, booth dinettes, pantries, full kitchens, bathrooms, and lots of interior and exterior storage.
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