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Old 09-07-2015, 11:47 AM   #1
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More GVWR & CCC = better construction?

Hi all, soon to be a first timer here and looking at a couple of new FR 5ers. We like the Rockwood 8289WS and Wildcat Maxx 282RK. The Wildcat is a little heavier but has a much higher GVWR (13.5k vs 9.4k) and CCC (5k vs 1k), much bigger water tks also. Hopefully a good portion of our travels will be off the beaten path. We have enough truck to pull either w/ a Duramax 2500 GMC. Is it reasonable to conclude the Wildcat is stronger construction and would stand up better to rougher roads?

Any help or comments appreciated. Buying boats is much easier than trailers.

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Old 09-07-2015, 01:11 PM   #2
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When we were looking two years ago at the Hershey show we were talking with a dealer that sold the two products you mentioned. The salesman was actually a tech that worked at the dealership. He told us the Rockwood had 1.5" walls and the wildcat had 2" walls. We also liked the larger tank capacities, 16" tires, and larger HW TANK. We went with the Wildcat, the Wildcat Maxx is not available here in the Midwest .
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