Originally Posted by gbpenn
We finally picked up our new unit this week and we really love it. Shake down trip next week.
We love our 8282ws. Got it in May, 2013 model. In ours we have found a few problems you can avoid with some extra attention. First, when opening the slides, make sure your rolling island is not sitting on the hem of the carpet. We've had to get ours resewn twice. As the slide starts moving, the island can pinch the hem to the floor and the slide moving will pull the carpet, separating the hem from the carpet. Both of ours were on Television side.
Next, The island can turn over in a sharp right turn, and will then ride leaning against the fireplace and stereo causing cosmetic damage.
Also, make sure the legs of your rear sofa do not drop down into the holes in the back corners where wiring and water hoses go thru the floor. Ours did, and that placed too much weight on the center leg which then punched thru the floor. Dealer rearranged leg positions and replaced an area of the floor.
Lastly, be careful pushing the televion release. It can give way from the wall leaving you with no way to raise the television. Had ours replaced and reinforced by dealer. ALWAYS press down on television top piece while pressing the release. That will take tension off the latch.
But it tows great. We tow with 1/2 ton Tundra and got 10.0MPG on 3 week trip, 4700 miles through rockies, yellowstone, montana and s dakota.
You are gonna love the amount of living space. Hope you enjoy it like we do.