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Old 10-13-2014, 09:32 PM   #1
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By Wednesday afternoon I'll be a Rockwood 8280WS owner!

Walk through is 11:00 AM!

2015, platinum package, Lazy Boys, free standing table/chairs, and 2nd AC/50 amp service upgrade. Other options.

I'm a little nervous. I want everything to go right. I reserved a night in a nearby RV park. Salesman agreed to let me bring it back in the following morning if there are any issues. The Albuquerque dealership is 2.5 hours away from Mayberry, so I want to take care of anything while I'm there if I can. Is there a Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite specific PDI check list available? I've seen the generic ones here.

BTW, if anyone else is interested in a 2014 8280WS, Bob Scott's RV in Grand Junction, CO is ready to deal. Motivated to say the least.

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Old 10-14-2014, 06:36 AM   #2
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I too would like this info. I'm picking up a 2015 ultra lite 2905ss in the spring. Any info on a good PDI would be appreciated.

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Old 10-14-2014, 08:13 AM   #3
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I can't help you with the checklist. But I can tell you the 8280ws is great. We picked up our 2015 on July 30 and it already has 2200 miles on it. Click image for larger version

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Old 10-14-2014, 08:51 AM   #4
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Congrats on your new Rockwood. If you go to the library tab above you can print out a PDI checklist. There are several on Google also. Doubt there is a specific Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite PDI checklist. Good luck on your PDI.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:15 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by timmcneil View Post
I too would like this info. I'm picking up a 2015 ultra lite 2905ss in the spring. Any info on a good PDI would be appreciated.
I found another PDI list for TT's and FW's that looks useful. Found here. And another that is for motorcoaches but is still useful, found here
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:21 AM   #6
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Congrats, we just got a 8289ws and took it out a few weeks back. Going to the Pittsburg area this coming week then putting it to sleep for the winter
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:51 PM   #7
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Congratulations on your new RV! Had our 8280 for a year and still love the layout and its towability. Sure you will enjoy yours as well.
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Old 10-14-2014, 06:49 PM   #8
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Congrats on the new unit, looking at your location you may be putting it to bed for the winter shortly. They are very nice units, we wish you many happy miles. One of the main things to look into is tires. If it has the trail express tires on it you might consider changing them sooner rather than later, lots about them here and on the internet
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:42 PM   #9
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Congratulations! We have enjoyed ours to the max for 2 years. Trouble free except for the cheap tires. If I had to do the delivery again, my first stop would be the tire dealer! Enjoy your new home!
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:12 AM   #10
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Yesterday's PDI/walk through went fine. After a night at at the RV park I cannot find any issues that would make me want to take it back to the dealers this morning before I leave town.

Yep. It's got the Chinese ticking-time-bomb tires on it. I'll swap those out for Maxxis' sooner than later. Speaking of bombs, I'll drive a stake through the heart of the WaterPur filter while I'm at it.

Thanks for the responses. I'll be back with more comments and a few questions. Got to take my toy home.

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