Our first RV was a 2005 Rockwood 30’ Fifth Wheel trailer. We bought the smallest RV we could live in for a year. We wanted to be comfortable with beds and seats for everyone. Being nimble was important. I wanted to be able to fit in as many campsites as I could, navigate gas stations easily, and make U-turns on 2-lane roads.
Weight: 6800lbs empty
lt had a living area with couch and dinette, a kitchen, a rear bedroom with bunks for the kids, and up the stairs a bathroom and master bedroom.
- Solid oak door and drawer fronts
- Day/night shades
- 3-burner range
- Combination convection/microwave oven
- Ceiling fan
- Ducted heat & A/C
- Theatre sound system (with hidden, somewhere, subwoofer)
- Heated queen size mattress
- Gas/Electric hot water heater
- Wiring for cable, satellite and phone
- Outside shower
- Fiberglass cover over spare tire
- Custom rear receiver hitch
- Power front jacks
- Rear stabilizer jacks
- Aluminum wheels
- Storage galore
- Outside gas grill & table
- Heated holding tanks
- Enclosed underbelly
We removed the original couch and dinette and replaced them with freestanding chairs from Herman Miller and Ikea.
This gave us all comfortable places to sit. We could re-arrange the chairs for movies or when company was present. The downside was no dining table, so we learned to eat with trays instead.
It Served Us Well
This trailer worked well for us. The floorplan was great and it had a lot of storage for a rig its size. We lived in it for 2.5 years over a 3 year period. We towed it through ~35 states.
We replaced it because:
- We went from a 1-year trip to ‘indefinitely’
- it needed a number of fixes (bent stabilizing leg, soft spot in the floor, etc)
- We had outgrown it (the kids each grew 6” since we bought it)
We sold this trailer in the fall of 2013 after purchasing RV #2.