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Old 05-24-2011, 06:13 PM   #131
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The trailer arrived at my Dealer today! I am going down to pick it up Friday. Maybe the concerns over the RV transport company's are incorrect, or better yet maybe the "Hot Ship," option really works. Memorial Day Camp out!!!
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:13 PM   #132
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That is GREAT news!! We're heading out this afternoon for the long weekend. After tenting for 20+ years, this will be such a culture shock - but one I'm going to really, really, enjoy!

Have a great time and enjoy your new TT!!
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:28 PM   #133
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Our 2012 Rockwood Windjammer 3008 arrived at the dealer today! I have to say that I have been pretty impressed with our dealer, Dodd RV in Yorktown, VA. Not only did they send a driver to go get our trailer, but our salesman called today to let us know they had it, AND he emailed us a video of the unit. They've started the PDI prep as evident on the video, and they are bringing someone in over the weekend to finish the prep since we're scheduled to pick it up on Tuesday, and they are closed for Memorial Day. Our salesman remained in contact with us over the 8 weeks it took and provided us with updates as he had information to share. Best we can tell on the video, everything appears correct as far as colors and options. We did notice on the 2012 that the awning has been repositioned and now extends over and past the rear entry door, whereas the 2011 models we had looked at, the awning only extended to the rear door, but did not cover or go past it.
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:00 AM   #134
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We got it home! What a trip 40mph winds, 60 mph gusts, with heavy rain and snow in spots. The trailer did great. It is huge, a lot bigger then I expected. The truck pulled it ok, we ran into some tranny issues climbing over the pass out of Helena, Montana. I can reprogram my shift points and hopefully fix the problem.
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:05 AM   #135
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We got it home! What a trip 40mph winds, 60 mph gusts, with heavy rain and snow in spots. The trailer did great. It is huge, a lot bigger then I expected. The truck pulled it ok, we ran into some tranny issues climbing over the pass out of Helena, Montana. I can reprogram my shift points and hopefully fix the problem.
Awesome. Hey, open up your living room slide and see if you have any wet carpet back by the pantry in front of the u dinette seat. We have had to caulk and re-caulk the underside above the tires. Water coming off the TT tires was someone finding a way in the TT and getting the carpet wet(not saturated but wet enough to notice). No leaks when raining just from the splashing of the tires. Report back if you have the same issue if you don't mind. tks
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:58 AM   #136
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Awesome. Hey, open up your living room slide and see if you have any wet carpet back by the pantry in front of the u dinette seat. We have had to caulk and re-caulk the underside above the tires. Water coming off the TT tires was someone finding a way in the TT and getting the carpet wet(not saturated but wet enough to notice). No leaks when raining just from the splashing of the tires. Report back if you have the same issue if you don't mind. tks
Not a drop of water, and the water was definitely splashing off the tires for 4 hours. It was the 1st spot I checked when I got home as I read your original post a week or so ago. I think you may have a bigger problem that Forest River may need to address. Has it happened again since the caulked it?
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:48 PM   #137
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Not a drop of water, and the water was definitely splashing off the tires for 4 hours. It was the 1st spot I checked when I got home as I read your original post a week or so ago. I think you may have a bigger problem that Forest River may need to address. Has it happened again since the caulked it?
It happend on other time and the roads were just wet and not raining and when it did rain while camping no leaking at all so the logical conclusion is water is finding its way in when the roads are wet from the tires. I took it to CW after it happened the 2nd time and they added more caulk to areas. We have not driven in the rain since they did this but it has rained while camping and once again no issues. We'll see if they were able to get the right spots. Glad yours is bone dry which gives me hope it is not a design flaw.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:14 PM   #138
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The Rockwood factory (which I toured in 2010) builds several types of trailers, 5th wheels, trailers, toy haulers, etc. They may be currently building 5th wheels and then will have to retool for trailers after the run of 5th whells (which are usually pre-ordered ). They have already gotten your orders and are planning and ordering parts for the next type vehicle they build. If you order a trailer they then plan and start making sidewalls, sides, floors, and interior wals and all the equipment for it. But, production will not start until they finish running the style currently being made. All different styles and types are made in the same building but they do not mix 5th wheels and trailers in the same production run. They start with the bare wheeled frame from Dexter? or other mfg being pulled into the sliding bay at one end of the building. On the first bay they place the holding tanks, run trailer wiring and then slide the frame sideways to the next station (there are over 30 stations) where the floor is installed with cutouts for plumbing, etc. Next station a wall will be installed. They might then install some cabinetry. Then slide on to the next station. Until it has gone through all stations (ends, walls, electronics, elect, cieling, etc and gets final leak detection wash, weighing, and factory VIN label.
Pretty neat but since they make so many variations of trailers with different floorplans in the same run then every trailer is unique.

That, my friends, is why it takes so long to get your trailer unless you are lucky to find your dealer has the one you want when you want it.
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The Rockwood factory (which I toured in 2010) builds several types of trailers, 5th wheels, trailers, toy haulers, etc. They may be currently building 5th wheels and then will have to retool for trailers after the run of 5th whells (which are usually pre-ordered ). They have already gotten your orders and are planning and ordering parts for the next type vehicle they build. If you order a trailer they then plan and start making sidewalls, sides, floors, and interior wals and all the equipment for it. But, production will not start until they finish running the style currently being made. All different styles and types are made in the same building but they do not mix 5th wheels and trailers in the same production run. They start with the bare wheeled frame from Dexter? or other mfg being pulled into the sliding bay at one end of the building. On the first bay they place the holding tanks, run trailer wiring and then slide the frame sideways to the next station (there are over 30 stations) where the floor is installed with cutouts for plumbing, etc. Next station a wall will be installed. They might then install some cabinetry. Then slide on to the next station. Until it has gone through all stations (ends, walls, electronics, elect, cieling, etc and gets final leak detection wash, weighing, and factory VIN label.
Pretty neat but since they make so many variations of trailers with different floorplans in the same run then every trailer is unique.

That, my friends, is why it takes so long to get your trailer unless you are lucky to find your dealer has the one you want when you want it.
Not so sure about this. My unit that my dealer got an offline date was exactly 2 weeks later than a unit with an earlier offline date and my dealer was able to get Rockwood to give them this unit as they promised me 7 weeks and mine was going to take 9. Therefore, if what you say is how they do it it would take considerably longer than the typical 8 weeks to get a unit once ordered. There are multiple models (not floor plans) of TT's, 5th wheels, hybrids, popups etc within the Rockwood line. Your post would leave someone to believe that it would take months once they went through all the lines. Example, TT's have mini lites, signature ultralights, ultralights etc. I don't think they need to retool a line. They take orders as they come and build them. Maybe since you toured they changed their process.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:25 AM   #140
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- Order date: 4-16-11 (Estimated delivery 4-6 weeks when we signed contract)
- Offline date: 6-15-11 (finally received this on 6-3-11)
- Delivery date: ???

I asked for a off-the-record guesstimate, but our dealer won't even ballpark it for us, which I think is kind of odd. Wouldn't he know how long it typically takes between offline and delivery?
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