A New Ultralite RV: 2024 Rockwood 2517S by Forest River

By Aaron Brunson

2024 Rockwood 2517S review

How Much Does the 2024 Rockwood 2517S Travel Trailer Cost?

Are you looking for an RV that comes with a murphy bed to save space during the day? The Rockwood 2517S has a set up that gives RVers the best of both worlds – a great living space and a smart murphy bed “room”. 

At Bish’s RV we know that not every RV is the right fit for every person. We love helping people find an RV that meets their needs. We know that not everyone is looking for something small like the Rockwood 2517S, but if you think you might be, keep reading to learn more about its features so you can decide if it’s right for you.

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2024 Rockwood 2517S Floor Plan & Specs

Check out the new 2024 Rockwood 2517S floor plan!

2024 Rockwood 2517S Floor Plan

Specifications and Measurements

Specification2024 Rockwood 2517S
Empty Weight (lbs)5,774 lbs
Cargo Weight (lbs)1,814 lbs 
Max Weight (lbs)7,615 lbs
Hitch Weight (lbs)645 lbs
Length25′ 11″
Height10’ 11” lbs
Width (body)8’ 0”
Fresh Water Capacity (gal)54 gallons
Gray Water Capacity (gal)30 gallons
Black Water Capacity (gal)30 gallons

For more Forest River options check out our review of their 2024 Models.

Living Area

Rockwood has made a smart change and placed the refrigerator in the slide-out next to a spacious three-seater sofa. A two seater sofa kiddie corner to it transforms into a daytime Murphy bed, which helps save space during the day.

There’s another three seat sofa that also comes with a pair of mini Lagun tables, mounted to the wall. These eliminate the need for a table altogether. 


In the kitchen you’ll find more clever design choices. 

The countertop has plenty of working space and includes two pop-up power towers with wireless phone charging pads. 

Where some RVers might expect a fireplace, Rockwood uses that space for more storage.

You’ll find a four burner stove here with a microwave directly above it. The TV, usually considered part of the “living space” is right to the left of the microwave which makes it easy to see from the three seater couch we mentioned before. 


The bathroom in the Rockwood 2517S is surprisingly roomy for an RV this size. 

Because Rockwood’s didn’t place the refrigerator on this side, there’s extra space around the toilet. The rectangular shower, though not the largest, gets the job done, and the aqua-view shower visor and XL vent fan are thoughtful additions.


In the bedroom area, there’s a 60 x 74-inch Camp Queen Murphy bed with a privacy curtain. It’s not a full 80-inch true queen bed, but the convenience of being able to fold it and store it out of the way may be worth the smaller sleeping space. 

Then again, what’s convenient to one RVer may be annoying to another – this is why we give you the full story, so you can choose! 

The bedroom features outlets on inverter circuits, now that the RV has an 1800-watt inverter, you can use appliances like a coffee maker.

Road Mode

When it comes to traveling, you’ll need to stow away the Murphy bed if you want to close the slide-out. This might be a minor inconvenience , but considering the extra space gained with the slide-out open, it’s probably a worthwhile trade-off.

2024 Rockwood 2517S road mode


The 2024 Rockwood 2517S is built on a solid foundation of six-sided aluminum construction with laminated walls and Azdel on the inside and outside layers. The roof is walkable, and the RV comes with a 200-watt solar panel and roof vent covers on Max Air fans.

One standout feature is the inclusion of both a bumper and a hitch, offering versatile options for carrying additional cargo or bikes. 

Good news if you’re planning to go off-grid. The RV comes with two 30 pound propane tanks.

Potential Problems

While the Rockwood 2517S is an impressive travel trailer, there are a few potential drawbacks. Some customers might prefer having more campsite window coverage. 

Depending on how you feel about having to lift the murphy bed for transit this could be a problem as well.

Compare Other RVs to the 2024 Rockwood 2517S

Specification2024 Rockwood 2517S 2024 Grand Design Imagine XLS 23LDE
Empty Weight (lbs)5,774 lbs↓ 5,597 lbs
Cargo Weight (lbs)1,814 lbs ↓ 1,398 lbs
Max Weight (lbs)7,615 lbs↓ 6,995 lbs
Hitch Weight (lbs)645 lbs↓ 524 lbs
Length25′ 11″↑ 28’ 5”
Height10’ 11” lbs↓ 10′ 10”
Width8’ 0”8’ 0”
Fresh Water Capacity (gal)54 gallons↓ 43 gallons
Black Water Capacity (gal)30 gallons↑ 37 gallons
Gray Water Capacity30 gallons↓ 82 gallons

Good or Bad Fit?

The 2024 Rockwood 2517S travel trailer is a great fit for couples that are looking for something that is easy to tow and easy to park at campgrounds.

If you’re looking for an RV with a designated dining area with a table and chairs, this isn’t the RV for you.

Buy Your 2024 Rockwood 2517S

Well, what do you think? Does the Rockwood 2517S have all of the features that you need? Is the murphy bed a deal breaker? What about the lack of a dining table? If not, and you’re interested in learning more about this RV click the buttons below. 

2024 Rockwood 2517S Travel Trailer Price @ Bish’s RV


*We aim to provide the most up-to-date pricing in our articles. The quoted price above is as of 11/09/2023 from our Bozeman, Montana Location. However, please note that our prices are updated regularly and may have changed since this post. Click below to see the most up-to-date pricing. 


At Bish’s RV we know that no one camper is perfect for every RVer. If this Rockwood isn’t quite right for you, we’d love to help you find another option just right for you! 

Feel free to visit our inventory to check out other options or contact one of our expert RV Outfitters anytime for help finding your next camper. We’re here to help you get to your next adventure!

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