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Old 10-05-2018, 07:12 PM   #1
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Changes for 2019 Rockwood Fifth Wheel Models

It looks like Rockwood (and Flagstaff) have consolidated all their models without a bed slide into the Ultra Lite series 5th wheels (the UL’s all have a wardrobe slide on the driver’s side). That includes the popular (former) Signature 8289WS which is now the 2889WS. All the Signature series models now have a bed slide. And there are only 4 Signature series models now. According to Doug Fought at Rockwood sales, they’re also now going to start equipping them with the Nautilus all-in-one "water management system" like Grand Design has been using for a few years.
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:34 PM   #2
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I am wondering when Forest River is going to update their website with this sort of information? Starting to see new models hit dealer lots but still no mention on the fr website. Also, the website still displays models that apparently have been discontinued.
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:57 PM   #3
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I am wondering when Forest River is going to update their website with this sort of information? Starting to see new models hit dealer lots but still no mention on the fr website. Also, the website still displays models that apparently have been discontinued.
For what ever reason, the web site is the last to be updated.
Been that way for years.
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:10 PM   #4
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For what ever reason, the web site is the last to be updated.
Been that way for years.
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:38 AM   #5
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You can keep up to date on Rockwood better if you follow their Facebook page.

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Old 10-22-2018, 11:27 AM   #6
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I guess they were listening to us. New Rockwood & Flagstaff models are now updated on the website
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:36 AM   #7
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My SOB 5'ver is a 2015, and am I ever glad I bought it then.

It is a very similar floorplan to the FR ones mentioned here...probably the same chasis, even!

The 2016 and newer models lost the bedroom slide with the closets in it, which I believe is a weight cutting measure to make a so-called 1/2-ton towable...which it is not.

Without that bedroom slide there no is no access to the bathroom from the bedroom...you have to go down the stops to the kitchen, turn around and then open the bathroom door, then back up the steps to enter the bathroom!

I probably would still have my TT if the 2015's like mine had that new revision.
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:20 PM   #8
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UL 2898KS replaced the Sig 8298WS

I was caught in the Signature to Ultra Lite confusion when I ordered my FW back in August. I wanted an 8298WS and when I attempted to order this FW with my dealer, they had just terminated taking orders on this unit. I ordered the 2898KS having been told that this unit was the replacement for the 8298WS... however, I was not told at the time that the "replacement" was now in the Ultra Lite series, not the Signature series. It didn't make a lick of since to me as this particular unit is 36 feet long (compared to 33 feet for the 8298WS) and weighs in at 9528 lbs. The only "ultra lite" feature is the pin weight at around 1450 lbs. I wasn't familiar with the naming regiment of the Rockwood series at the time, so I didn't realize that the 2000 series numbers were the Ultra Lites and the 8000 series were the Signatures.

With that all said, after adjusting my expectations, I am happy thus far with the unit.
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More changes for 2019....

- now using the Nautilus P1 water management system like in Grand Design Reflection 5ers

- now using a 360Siphon vent cap on the black tank vent

- now using the LCI Turning Point pinbox rather than the Reese Revolution

- added the Shower Miser water saver system at the shower faucet

- on the 5th wheel, they did a color change on the front cap. The light brown on the 2018 is now a dark brown and the Signature logo has changed.
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Old 12-08-2018, 07:04 PM   #10
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Wish FR would make a Rockwood/Flagstaff version of the Open Range/Mesa Ridge 280RKS 5th wheel.
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