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Old 07-23-2014, 10:35 AM   #11
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We just placed an order for a Rockwood 8329SS, which is the twin to your Flagstaff 832IKBS. Once my wife saw that layout we were done looking.

Have you used the new fridge enough to have a feel for how it cools in summertime heat?

Dometic normally puts a fan in the units installed in a slide, is this one noisy like others I've seen complaints on? Just wondering if a fan mod will be in our units future. Can't wait for ours to arrive.
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:06 PM   #12
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offroad, we have used our refrigerator a lot this summer in all forms of weather, hot and cold. It preforms extremely well. We used it recently in 101 degree heat and without question it did well. Yes, there is a fan noise but we don't find it bad at all, in fact it is a bit of a relief that it is running and doing its job. I would not worry about the little bit of noise at all. The fan will turn on automatically when the outside temp rises to a certain point so it does not run all the time.
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:14 PM   #13
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Offroad: You are correct, all refrigerators in a slide have a cooling fan since there is no way to vent them. The fan does run frequently but is not really that loud. Much more noise from the AC when trying to watch TV. One thing we do when watching TV is to run off the front AC and it is much quieter. If you are going to camp in a warm climate I highly recommend ordering the second air conditioner, it is well worth the investment.

As far as refrig performance, when we got home I was not able to run the air as I had it parked next door at our neighbors for about a week and the voltage drop was way to high since he is using #12 wire on a 250' run. I am sure the temperature got up well beyond 100 degrees parked in our Florida summer heat (digital thermostat in the front only goes up to 99) and the refrig worked great.

We really do love the floor plan. Sitting in the Lazy Boy recliners to watch TV sure beats craning our necks in our old unit sitting at the dinette or on the couch watching a 12" screen and being able to pipe the TV thru the roof speakers is a plus. You will get used to moving things forward of the island that you need to take out when you get home unless you move the slides out. Same goes for anything in the drawers under the bed or closet.

I finally have it parked in our yard hooked up to my 30 amp pedestal with #10 wiring and will keep the air and refrigerator on all the time. We always left the refrigerator on in our now 15 year old Terry and it worked fine until about three months ago.
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:32 PM   #14
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If you are going to camp in a warm climate I highly recommend ordering the second air conditioner, it is well worth the investment.
We ordered a 15K main unit and the 2nd AC as well, dealer said if you have to run off of 30a service you might as well have a 15K unit to use when your in the living area.

Thanks for the comments regarding the refer, hopefully ours will work as well.
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Be sure to post pictures when you get it!! I bet you guys are excited. Ours was ordered 4-14 and we took delivery on 6-30 and it seemed like forever. When it is scheduled for production your dealer should be able to give you the VIN and build date.

I would suggest getting a 30' 50 amp extension cord. We had to use ours the second night out. Ordered thru Amazon it was $104.26 I also ordered a pressure gauge for $13.26 which is very useful as well.
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Be sure to post pictures when you get it!! I bet you guys are excited.
I will post pics, and yes we are excited but trying not to think about it.

Dealer said since we are getting closer to the end of the season it might not take quite as long. But who knows?

What make/model of TV did yours come with? Rockwood told me they are now shipping 40" units with that floor plan now.
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Living room tv is a 40 inch Toshiba. Bedroom is a 24 inch Furrion that we neither ordered nor were charged for.
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Bedroom is a 24 inch Furrion that we neither ordered nor were charged for.
Awesome, hope they do the same for us.

Wish there would have been an option for LR D or E tires, hopefully the rims will be rated for at least 65lbs and I'll upgrade them myself.
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I have installed the TST TPMS so hope to keep these until they have about 3000 miles on them. After that they will get replaced with Maxxis which I have had very good success with.

If you are interested TST still has the 507RV TPMS at 10% off and are giving you a third year warranty. I thought it was worth it to get the extra year warranty even though the !0% it is still a little higher than a tire dealer in Ohio whose name I can't remember. I have the non flow thru model which was suggested by TST for the rubber valve stems.
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Thanks for the TPMS info.

Saw your post on Progressive Converters, what model did your 832IKBS end up coming with?

Also, on the only 8329SS we saw in person, they had two Coleman Mach A/C's installed and had an analog thermostat in the living room but a digital unit in the bedroom. Is this how yours came, and if so I wonder why they didn't put digital units in both ends?

Some people seem to think the analog versions have a pretty wide temperature swing.
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