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Old 01-18-2023, 01:54 AM   #1
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Anybody with a late model Rove Lite Review

Reviews on 2021 and 2022 Rove Lite Travel trailers appear to be limited. I'm looking at the Rove Lite 16RB as a nice light option to tow with my 2012 AWD Honda Pilot. I've been towing a 12 box Coleman pop up for over 20 years and time to make a change but not really wanting to change my tow vehicle yet. Looking to understand the build quality on the Rove Lite. They aren't cheap new so wanting to understand if they are of reasonable construction and don't have excessive serious issues. Appreciate any experienced feedback anybody may have on them.
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Old 02-05-2023, 12:51 PM   #2
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Electric problem; batteries charge when driving, try charging with generator through power cord, NOT working. Try charging direct from generator to batteries works. Tried shore power and NOT charging. Could this problem be my trailer converter? Thanks for any help someone can give!
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Old 03-08-2023, 03:35 AM   #3
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I just bought Rove Lite 16RB, LOVE IT. I have a Kia Carnival and needed a light TT so myself and pup can go to dog shows. Bought it in GA and towed it home to Fl. Not had it out yet for a trip but busy "tweaking" things. I previously owned 2 5th wheels so this is quite a downsize. Wanted a larger bath, this model has that along with a 30 gallon blk tank. Other Rove's are smaller in tank size. Love the front bedroom as it can stay as a bed all the time, replaced my table legs with a pedestal leg as the way the table was it stuck out 6" into walkway. I also move the solar controller from underneath the dinette seat compartment up to the wall as to access readings and be able to use usb ports. The newest ROVE LITES now come with 100 watt solar panel. I really didn't need that but did not know this until pickup. It also has Tuscon Sway Control and if you add sway bars it voids the warranty. I did have some sway when bringing it home but like I said I was used to 5th wheels so jury out on that as of yet. Reference the "build" you can find a video of factory tour on Camp Oaks RV & Outdoors website. Aluminum frame, fiberglass compressed walls, roof is one piece fiberglass and the floor is compressed honeycomb so no water problems, only "wood" is the interior cabinets
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Old 12-19-2023, 06:50 AM   #4
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Hi - I've been searching for info on these trailers, almost zero reviews and it's almost 2024 so I find that a little strange!

[Mod Edit] I can deal with the small tanks, it's the build quality and I love the size/interior of the 14FD.

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Old 12-19-2023, 06:53 AM   #5
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Did you figure out the electrical issue? I'm super excited about these trailers, purchasing soon.
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Old 12-20-2023, 03:02 AM   #6
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Rove Lite 16RB

Hello mmm23,
I have now owned my Rove Lite 16RB for almost a year. I have had it out for events at dog shows, which is why I bought it as I pull it with my 2022 Kia Carnival.
In my last two post I asked for reviews but really got none as you said you have.
I can give you mine: this might be long
First off when I drove up to GA to pick it up I find out that it didn't have the barn doors in it as the pictures showed, it also came with solar panel, which I didn't order. Dealer said that Travel Lite was making all Rove Lites now with solar. The trailer presented to me also did not have the electric jack which was listed on my bill of sale, dealer put that on while I waited.


Okay now to the trailer; i bought this because of the light weight and the "build" all fiberglass roof, sides and floor was a honeycomb product used by aircraft manufacturers. NO WOOD Anywhere except INSIDE. Frame was aluminum. Driving home it fishtailed a little but it has the Tuscon anti sway system. My last RV was a 5th wheel so I needed to get used to pulling a TT.
Fast forward now to 1 year of ownership:
1. RV still sways but its from the back-draft of other vehicles that causes this for me.
2. I have placed a vent cover over the rear vent in bathroom so I can leave it open to allow heat out (live in Fl)
3. When installing the vent I noticed 3 different areas on the all Fiberglass roof that had small cracks in the roof (circular) these must have been there from the factory. I have placed flex seal tape on these.
4. I did have an electrical problem from the start, with the solar panel always saying error. My RV repair guy found a wire that was not connected properly from factory. The solar charge controller was under the seat of the table, completely out of sight, moved it up to wall where I can see it.

5. I have done many upgrades: got a second battery to help with tongue weight which I was hoping to help with swaying; still sways some.
6. Replaced factory support jacks with scissor jacks ( factory ones were to hard to put up and down.)
7. Removed the table legs from table as they left no room for you to sit. I went to a pole type but that's not working either so now have a smaller folding table to use.
8. Removed the shower curtain as it just wasn't working and in the process of installing Nautilus Retractable shower door. I also remove the wooden bathroom door as it never held tight on the bottom and I never used it anyway. I did replace it with a Nautilus door also.

Soooo all in all I do still like the RV, its perfect for just one person and for what I originally had purchased it for. Hope this helps you.
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