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Old 06-02-2012, 07:59 AM   #1
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2013 RW Windjammer 3008

Does anyone know how the 2013s differ from the 2012s? I am hoping to pick up my unit toward the end of the month. Since delivery was delayed, I am getting a 13 instead of a 12 and wondered if there is any real difference.

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Old 06-02-2012, 10:41 PM   #2
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The only change that I really saw with ours is the rims are different. Here are the rims that came with mine. I have seen two different types of rims and neither are like the 2012's. Other than that I have not seen any other changes. of course having it be a 2013 will give it a better resale price.

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Old 06-02-2012, 11:05 PM   #3
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:16 AM   #4
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Another thing I've noticed is the manufacturers hitch weight on the 2013's is quite a bit more than the 2012 model for whatever reason. Our 2012 model had a dry hitch weight of 742 lbs listed on the FR website, whereas the 2013 is listed at 894.
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We have a 2012 and I have not seen a 2013 3008 personally. I know interior trim patterns changed a bit but not sure about anything else.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:02 AM   #6
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Hitch Weight

Thanks Kamp K. I haven't taken delivery yet hoping to get the unit by the end of the month. I purchased a 2012. Production delays resulted allowed us to be eligible for the 13. According to the dealer FR was out of the combo wood.

I was going to buy a 10K Equal-i-zer hitch, but with the increased weight I will be sure to get the 12k. Have a great camping season.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:24 PM   #7
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Another thing I've noticed is the manufacturers hitch weight on the 2013's is quite a bit more than the 2012 model for whatever reason. Our 2012 model had a dry hitch weight of 742 lbs listed on the FR website, whereas the 2013 is listed at 894.
KampK I have a 2012 brochure and the weight is listed as 894. The 742 lb must have applied to the 2011 and early 2012's before the full model switch over occurred. I am curious as to what caused the weight increase. Did they change the layout, tank locations, etc...
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As I think about all this I seem to remember reading somewhere that when they switched over from the 2011 & early 2012 to the late 2012's abs early 2013 they moved the axels back a bit to help with stress on the sidewalls that was causing some cracking on certain models. That would increase the hitch weight.

This may be the answer to our question of why more hitch weight.
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As I think about all this I seem to remember reading somewhere that when they switched over from the 2011 & early 2012 to the late 2012's abs early 2013 they moved the axels back a bit to help with stress on the sidewalls that was causing some cracking on certain models. That would increase the hitch weight.

This may be the answer to our question of why more hitch weight.
I'm not sure why the hitch weight increase either, and I was curious as well, but what you've stated would make sense. We placed our order on March 29th last year and thought we were ordering a 2011 at the time, but quickly learned from our dealer that ours would actually be a 2012 model. I guess we got one of the early 2012 models.

When we scaled ours at the CAT scales, the TT weighed 7690 lbs and the hitch weight was 750 lbs with WDH applied, and just over 1000 lbs. without WDH.
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My understanding was the same as pbrackney's, they moved the axel's due to stress, and to give the whole unit better handling. But now for the question I was wondering about...we took our maiden voyage of 1980 miles to Florida and points along the way back to Maryland. "Absolutley" no problems and the layout is spectacular! BUT! When those tip outs go out the trailer goes from level to about one inch out, leaning with the tip out of course! lol I ended up putting a single leveling block under the drivers side of the camper making the rig lean slightly to the passengers side...then when the tips went out it was dead level! lol The stabilzers work "okay" but we get a lot of "hop" from walking..."or other activities" lmao I'm thinking of getting two old school levelers for under the port frame to take the weight? Any idea's on this guys?
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