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Old 01-27-2011, 09:59 AM   #1
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Height of Rockwood 8285 WS

Hello All, I'm new to Fifth Wheel camping and this forum. I'm heading to Florida next week!

I have a 2011 Rockwood 8285 WS with the upgraded 15K roof mounted A/C. The brochure states the height at 12' 3". However, does anyone know the actual height of the 8285 WS with the upgraded A/C?
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:45 PM   #2
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I can't really help you with this model but our 2008 RKBS Wildcat is listed as a height of 12' 4". We also bought the 15K A/C upgrade. When I physically measured the height of the fifth wheel while it was hooked up to the truck, it only measured 12' 2" at the highest point.
With that said, I still won't drive under any overpass that is marked less than 13'.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:23 PM   #3
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Thanks so much for the reply. No one must have measured theirs yet...I guess I will soon. Anyway, we left home early to beat the bad weather. We made it to southern Florida and are greatly enjoying the 80 degree temperatures.
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Thanks so much for the reply. No one must have measured theirs yet...I guess I will soon. Anyway, we left home early to beat the bad weather. We made it to southern Florida and are greatly enjoying the 80 degree temperatures.


I would add another 12" to the FR height just to make sure.
So 13 1/2' would be my guess.
Just duck at the next bridge that says 12 1/2'

Did you ever measure for the exact height?
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I have not yet measured the height. I just got back home yesterday afternoon and 30 days in southern Florida was awesome! The lowest bridge I went under was 14 feet.
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12'7" on mine

If you installed the MaxxAIR II's, the A/C is no longer the highest point. The MaxxAir II covers now become 12'7". So I round it off to 13 feet.
I also have the 15K A/C and the 8285WS. The vent cover for the front bedroom cover is now the highest point.
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Ours is 12'4", same body as yours.
But we don't have vent covers on the front vents.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:01 PM   #8
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Thanks so much everyone! I still have not measured but I agree and will not try anything less than 13'.
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Wrong info !

I stated early the highest point was the MaxxAir II over the bedroom was the highest point. This was a mistake, actually the highest point on my 8285WS is the MaxxAir II vent cover over the bath vent fan. The cover is taller than the A/C by 2". As stated before, I just rounded it off to 13 FEET in height.

The actual measurement is 12' 7" -----with vent cover.
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