Loved our previous Rockwood 8316SS, unfortunately Rocky was destroyed while sitting in storage, roof collapsed at indoor storage facility and she was crushed... So, we have been looking at new 5th wheels, seen every single Rockwood 5er, really liked the 8282 and 8285, I was ready to bite on the 8282, that is, until Me Wife ventured off on her own at the dealer while we were waiting on a busy salesman to get back with us on which models they had in stock versus what they would have to order etc. Lo and behold she calls me on my phone tells me to come back over by The Rockwoods, she wants to show me something. I walk two rows over and there she is, standing inside a Heritage Glen 327 RES, she is visibly excited, smiling brightly and I think to myself in that instant, there goes the Rockwood
She shows me around and I am very impressed, definitely not an overstuffed 5th like a Columbus or a Cameo or even an HR or the like, yet noticeably more well appointed than the Rockwoods we had been looking at, she loved the kitchen & L shaped counter and I loved the L shaped couch! The two opposing slides really open up the rear of the unit.
After spending an hour getting to know the inside of it and it's many features we left the dealership, tired from walking all day and climbing in and out of pretty much every camper on the lot that interested us.
I knew there was not going to be any further discussion of the Rockwoods, all I had to know was what colors she wanted, stick a fork in it, it was a done deal.
I have now ordered the new unit, every option box checked except for the La-Z-Boy chair upgrades, We enjoyed the leather theater seating option in the Rockwood 8282WS so much that I will order some leather theater seats in the correct width and take out the rockers that come standard with it and replace.
It is a beautiful rig with some really cool features standard, central vacuum, It has a wireless touch screen that controls rear jacks, landing gear, slides, lighting etc, and while it is a wee bit heavier than the Rockwoods, it is only marginally more expensive, something that I can easily live with. Will be done in mid-March, can't wait to get it!!
Anybody else towing one of the HG 5th wheels with a 6.5' bed? Any problems with clearances at < 90 degrees?? The front cap looks slightly scalloped to provide more clearance, you just never know til you hook up and try it tho.
I shall call it "Harry"