WFD - X2 on the Island doors! We were window shopping our 8289WS last year and when we saw it in the spring, 6 Actual (DW) absolutely hated the doors inboard (no room between the refer & island). Our RV Dealer deals direct with FR Corporate and we heard back from them that FR was doing a design change and 3 months later *poof* they were changed. We went down to take a look and they had a 8289WS/Diamond Package on display...well it was on display for about a hour after we walked through it went and had lunch and went back and put a deposit on the unit
, we use the island cupboards for cleaning stuff, the trash can, collapsable broom & dustpan and so forth. For us, it is in a perfect location!
- our door sweep is holding up just fine & we have used the shower many times (plus me going in and out with the shower mods I have done
) If yours is failing though and you are going to Goshen, put in a repair request!
- what Rick said about the tank filler. Dirt cheap @ Amazon - Amazon.com: Camco 40003 Water Tank Filler with Shutoff Valve: Automotive
As for the shaking in your fiver get a scrap 4x4 & cut 2 pieces that are @ 2" longer than your landing gear. When you get to camp and level your 5er, put the 4x4s under each landing gear and drop the pads on the 4x4s. Raise your 5er up & unhook, level fore-aft and you will be good to go!
Lots of folks use the stabelizers - and we may get a set as well...we use a BAL fastjack tripod - Amazon.com: BAL 25066 Fastjack King Pin Stabilizer: Automotive
and this + Old Coot's step stabelizer mod keeps us pretty rock steady!
- we don't mind the split awnings (and when we camp for more than a weekend we usually put up a screen house over the picnic table anyway)
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- In our opinion this is the nicest lightweight 5th wheel out there! We have the diamond package so we have the 2nd A/C unit, Fireplace, Ceiling fan, 2nd TV, outside speakers + other extras.
We really shopped around for our 5er. This is going to be the "retirement casa" in 2 years so we wanted something we could live in for a month+ and not feel Claustrophobic
For a couple, this is a nicely apportioned 5er and we really love our Rockwood.
Only thing I have not completely puzzeled through is what to do with the "laundry chute" inthe bathroom cabinet. Currently we are using a collapsable laundry basket we got at Wally World - what is everyone else using?
(I have thought about attaching a laundry bag to the chute with velcro...)