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Old 07-20-2014, 06:49 PM   #11
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I would not drive 600 miles, tow back home for $500
I agree, the 545 mile difference would have about eaten up the $500 in fuel so we ordered locally. Also happy with the what they offered for our current RV, and we get to keep using it until the new unit arrives.

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I did not see that you ordered slide out toppers?
No, I'd rather spend a couple of minutes on the roof with a broom if needed like I always do. Couldn't justify almost $1000 for three of them.

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If I could do it over I would pay extra for a manual awning.
May ask the dealer about this one.

Didn't go for power stabilizer jacks, plan to get a nice Lithium Ion cordless drill that I can also use at home.
Also didn't get the electric fireplace as it was $375, you can get a nice portable one for $40 and not lose all access to a large cabinet as well.
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:49 PM   #12
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Price check

Last year we shopped locally for a Rockwood 8289 (and the Flagstaff twin). In the Sacramento area there were three dealers we shopped. Decided to check closer to the factory and found Wana RV in Shipshewana, Ind and got a good price ($31,400). Local folks wouldn't come close to that price. Factoring in the cost of traveling to pick it up I calculated that we still saved $3,500 bucks. We then made a nice leisurely trip home through the Black Hills. One local dealer was so mad he refuses to do any work, warranty or otherwise, on our rig. No problems as there are others who can do warranty work nearby. We did find Affordable RV in Newcastle, California to do work. Family owned, quality work, knowledgeable technicians, and they don't take weeks to complete the repair. Wana also paid for five nights at a local RV park where we stayed, checked out our new rig, and enjoyed the area. We did have a slide leak in heavy rain that Wana was unable to fix. Took it eighteen miles to the factory where they had it repaired in two hours. Happy with Wana RV and happy with the factory folks at Forest River.
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We got the fireplace and less carpet. We love both and DW sits by the fireplace on chilly mornings just like the real thing. Plus storing a heater is a pain.

Hope you enjoy yours as much as we do ours.


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Old 08-26-2014, 11:54 PM   #14
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We have the same layout. The fireplace is not something we really wanted but it came with the rig. Turns out we love it! Have put about 8400 miles and 110 nights in it. Headed out for a 2-3 week trip to the area around Moab, Utah in a few weeks.
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We stopped in Moab in May on our way back from Phoenix. Strange and beautiful land.

Make sure you visit Arches National Park. It is absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. Take your camera.
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Never been to Moab. Looking forward to the trip and visiting parks in the area. Do you have a recommendation for a RV park in Moab? I see there are several.
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Not really, the one we stayed at was near the entrance to the Arches and the sites were so small we had to leave the tow vehicle parked a distance away. Plus they were expensive like $45 per night. It was so tight I had to have a guy move his temporarily parked vehicle so I could get out of the space we had.
There were others all over the place but I would definitely get a reservation before you go.
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