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Old 05-22-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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Rockwood 8282WS picked up yesterday

Drove to Longview yesterday to get the new Rockwood. Kinda sad to trade in the Wildcat, but after the walktrough of the Rockwood with Preston at Hayes RV, I soon forgot about the wildcat. This new Rockwood 8282WS has so much more, better quality, light, roomier and prettier than the wildcat. Things we already love about it just sitting in the driveway? Lighter, triple slideouts, stronger water pump,better stereo system with BT, dual a/c, heat pads under tanks, led ights, and on and on. Things I miss about the the Wildcat? HYDRAULIC LANDING GEAR! Boy are these electric motors slow. I'll have to get used to dropping the landing feet more before jacking it up. I also will miss the 2-50gal gray tanks. Rockwood has only one, 38gal gray tank. But all in all, great trade and great deal form the folks at Hayes RV. May try to make Canton Flea Market in a couple weeks.

Wildcat made a great picture below. Gotta try and get a better one of the rockwood soon.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:33 PM   #2
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Very Nice. Looked seriously at the 8282WS before deciding on the 8289WS. The one thing you pointed out was the single gray tank that helped push us to the 8289. Loved both floor plans alot. Enjoy!
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:59 PM   #3
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Great looking set up. Isn't it funny how a lot of the trailers made these days sit higher off the ground.
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Great looking set up. Isn't it funny how a lot of the trailers made these days sit higher off the ground.
I think they have to given how high most of the HD trucks sit nowadays as well. Was glad that my 5er didn't need any adjustment to get the 5 to 6 inches of clearance with the bed rails and tows basically level front to back.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:51 PM   #5
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Very Nice. Looked seriously at the 8282WS before deciding on the 8289WS. The one thing you pointed out was the single gray tank that helped push us to the 8289. Loved both floor plans alot. Enjoy!
Yep. Had I been driving a 3/4 ton, if have chosen 8289 most likely. Appreciate the comment.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:28 PM   #6
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Congrats on your new Rockwood 8282WS!!
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:02 AM   #7
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Great looking set up. Isn't it funny how a lot of the trailers made these days sit higher off the ground.
Bradnailer, it is weird. My wildcat sat on leaf springs and gave only 4-5 inches of clearance at bed rails. I have a small dimple in the top of each bed rail from the trailer making contact with them during twisting, torquing on uneven ground. (Railroad crossing at an angle) But the rockwood has tortion axels and gives me 6-7 inches of clearance. Both hitched level. Don't know where the change is but I like it. Btw, tundras have 25" deep sides in the bed. Makes the tops vulnerable.
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Congarts on the new rig!!!!
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I pick up my 8282ws in 2 weeks...STOKED
I see you got the diamond package with the 2nd a/c.
What does the sticker post as your actual dry weight with all the bells and whistles?
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I pick up my 8282ws in 2 weeks...STOKED
I see you got the diamond package with the 2nd a/c.
What does the sticker post as your actual dry weight with all the bells and whistles?
Thanks joe. We were about to order a 2014 but found one really close to what we wanted in a 2013 and at the right price. I'll try to attach the weight sticker. I was surprised. Dealer said front a/c adds 35 to 50 lbs. Only 7789lbs dry.
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