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Old 01-22-2013, 05:38 PM   #1
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8289WS Ordered

We ordered a Rockwood 8289WS through a local dealer on 1/16/2013, and received confirmation 5 days later from Forest River that the order had been accepted with a 6-8 delivery time to our dealer.

We loaded it up pretty good with the "F" Package, Diamond Package, Dual A/C & 50 Amp Service, Slide Covers, etc. The only two items we did not order are the Stainless Appliances (got the raised wood doors on the Fridge) and the Lazy Boy Recliners. Could not justify $800 for the recliners. They are heavy and hard to handle.

In place of the Lazy Boys, we'll pull out the standard chairs and purchase one recliner to put in there. The wife is always on the sofa with the dogs, and I'm normally at the table on the computer, so besides the weight the Lazy Boys would have been a waste for US.

Now to get a B&W Companion Flatbed hitch headed this way, and start removing what I'm taking off the Weekend Warrior that I'm trading (Auto Drain Valves, Levels, Colibert Gooseneck Adapter, etc.).

Also need to order a TPMS, Central Vacuum System, and 2 or 3 Optima Blue Top Batteries. Nice to have some time to seek good prices.

Timing should be good, as the 20 degree temps here normally are back up into the 50s-60s in March. Might even get a trip in before heading back out on the Rodeo Circuit.

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:08 PM   #2
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Congrats on your new Rockwood 8289WS.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:14 PM   #3
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Congrats on your new camper! You'll love it. I had a Flagstaff (twin to the Rockwood) before the one I have now and loved it. Sometimes I wish I still had it because I could take it anywhere I wanted to. The one I have now is so long I can't into some sites in the state parks we like to frequent, lol.

One word of caution, depending on your layout, my Flagstaff had the small La-Z-Boys in it. One of them had to be turned sideways to get the slideroom in. You will need to measure before you buy a recliner for yours to make sure that a) it will pass through the entry door, and b) that the slide will come in.

Hope you have a ball with your new rig!
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Congrats on the new camper. Hope you enjoy it as much as we have ours. You'll be counting down on the calender.

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Old 01-30-2013, 11:14 PM   #5
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Congrats on the new unit. We purchased the same model last year and have really enjoyed it.

First season was fairly uneventful, only real issue was the furnace which to me wasn't a huge issue however my wife can wear a parka whne its 80 degrees outside.

Let me know if I can answer any questions

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Old 02-02-2013, 11:55 PM   #6
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How did you order the dual ac and 50 amp for your 8289. I did not know that Rockwood would do that. I have been looking at that same model but my dealer told me we could not get it that way.

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Old 02-03-2013, 12:51 AM   #7
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I found out about that option on the RVW site. It is not listed in the Rockwood Brochure, however I had my dealer check with their factory rep, and it IS available.

I particularly wanted the second A/C, and that cannot be installed with 30A service, so the 50A service goes with the option.

You might want to take a second look at what dealer you're using. They obviously are not talking to the factory.

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Old 02-03-2013, 03:00 AM   #8
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I will look at another dealer. The one dealer I bought my last 2 campers from closed shop this year and we have been looking around for one. Thought we had found them but it looks like we keep looking.
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I have the same unit but not the Diamond package. We are very pleased with ours. Good choice on the 2 nd a/c and the 50 amp power pack. If you can upgrade to a better tire yours will come with Trail Express 50psi and c rated. It really needs D rated, The C rated barely make the weight limit.
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I have the same unit but not the Diamond package. We are very pleased with ours. Good choice on the 2 nd a/c and the 50 amp power pack. If you can upgrade to a better tire yours will come with Trail Express 50psi and c rated. It really needs D rated, The C rated barely make the weight limit.
The tires are already in the budget. Going to E rated. Not sure which brand, but many forum members are running maxxis, so might go that route. Will not need to go to the max pressure for the E rating, but I'm hoping that the rims are rated for at least 65 psi. And the TST TPMS is sitting on the workbench.

Second battery, and window awnings also in the budget, as well as a central vacuum system.

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