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Old 05-02-2015, 03:02 PM   #1
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New 2016 Rockwood 8289WS

We got the new baby, we are so excited. Spent the night in the driveway. Very comfortable and have everything in its place. The big trip starts June 1st.
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Old 05-03-2015, 02:46 PM   #2
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Very nice, we have the 2014 8289WS. Took delivery on ours 12/31/13 in Orlando FL. So far we have had about 5k miles of joyful camping.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:50 AM   #3
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I love our 2015 8289ws, its just what the wife wanted and she is extremely happy with the lay out.
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:32 AM   #4
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We have a 2014 as well...love it! We changed the thermostat in ours to a digital one as the analog one that comes with has too wide a range of cycling both heat and a/c. Ordered a digital one from Amazon that has a 1 degree variance...very easy install.
Have any of you changed the original cheap tires from your units to a higher quality tire? The onslaught of stories in the forum about blowouts and tire failures has me concerned about these cheap OEM tires.
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:38 AM   #5
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Congrats on your new Rockwood 8289WS! I don't think I could wait that long to get that great looking rig to a campground.
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:52 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forums from Huntsville, AL


Congrats on the new rig - we love ours!
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Old 05-04-2015, 01:00 PM   #7
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I know you'll love 8289ws! We bought our 2014 model in August 2013, sold the house in Texas and hit the road full time for a year and a half! What a great little 5th wheel! We just bought a house in Florida and parked it in driveway, ready for more RVing!
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WFD - what thermostat did you get for your 8289ws?
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Old 05-04-2015, 01:06 PM   #9
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We bought a 2013 8289 WS in July 2013. Started our third season April 10 with ours. Love the trailer and floor plan. Constant mods and getting the whole trailer refined to our needs. If you have the time a trip to Goshen Rally is a neat experience, had a couple small issues looked after there.
I would look at a tire upgrade as well, the stock tires are not the best quality.

Welcome and Enjoy! Is that a half ton chev too?
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We have a 2014 as well...love it! We changed the thermostat in ours to a digital one as the analog one that comes with has too wide a range of cycling both heat and a/c. Ordered a digital one from Amazon that has a 1 degree variance...very easy install.
Have any of you changed the original cheap tires from your units to a higher quality tire? The onslaught of stories in the forum about blowouts and tire failures has me concerned about these cheap OEM tires.
Had a problem holding air in one of the original tires, turned out the bead that holds the tire to the rim was crumbling in places. Replaced all four with Maxxis M8008 radial ST E rated. I had steel valve stems installed and balanced with the tire pressure monitors installed. D rated would have been plenty but I would have to wait a few days for them to come in. Got the E's for the price of D's. I maintain 70PSI in the Maxxis tires. OEM tires were about 6 months old with less than 3K miles on them.
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