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Old 01-15-2015, 08:15 PM   #1
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9,912 miles; 2014 Rockwood 8280WS

My fifth wheel is named Liberty and I've towed her 9,912 miles since April 11, 2013. She is the first RV I've owned and I am proud to say that even after that many miles, there is not anything of major concern wrong with her. Sure, I had to tighten some screws here and there but nothing major.

We have seen 25 states and stayed in 73 campgrounds in the last 9 months. That is 73 hitching and 73 unhitching. I don't do nearly the amount of routine maintenance that I should. Too many times the grease worm has to holler at me for lubrication. My roof does not leak and my windows don't sweat. I may have a small area of sagging floor but even that I consider minor. The reason I say "may" is that it feels spongy but there is no noticeable sag when a straight edge is laid across it.

Bottom line for me is that I chose the correct RV for my full-time traveling when I chose a Forest River product.

I may have gotten lucky in the construction of my individual RV, but either way, I'm satisfied.

Just thought I would put it out there. Ya'll take care and I'll Cya down the road.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:40 PM   #2
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Good to see you so happy with your choice in RV. Happy camping!


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Old 01-15-2015, 10:58 PM   #3
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Bravo! You give me hope. I've got your Flagstaff twin. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-15-2015, 11:51 PM   #4
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Probably many more stories out there like Darrell...unfortunately the happy people don't often post about their happy ownership. Those with issues and problems post in search of answers. But considering the sheer numbers of trailers out there...I am sure there are many happy owners.
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Old 01-16-2015, 06:31 AM   #5
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Congrats Darrell and welcome -- are you gonna make the Goshen FROG International Rally this year? You can get FR to look at that "sag" and if it is a real issue, FR will repair it for free!
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:08 AM   #6
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Glad you got a good one Darrell.
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:37 AM   #7
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Congrats, and I hope the luck with the RV holds up. I love my 8289 and have no complaints at all.
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Old 01-16-2015, 09:19 AM   #8
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Oh yeah...with a minor exception of a A/C replacement (and all the upgrade maintenance done at Goshen) we have not had problem 1 with our 8289!


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Old 01-16-2015, 10:02 AM   #9
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Man I love reading these posts about liking Rockwood's. We are seriously considering a Rockwood 8310SS and will decide at the Novi, Michigan show in Feb.
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Old 01-16-2015, 01:16 PM   #10
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I picked up our 2015 Rockwood 8280ws July 30th. We put 2200 miles on it before parking it in October for the winter. I have only good things to say about it. Now I spend cold winter days planning spring, summer, and fall trips.
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