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Old 01-04-2014, 09:31 AM   #11
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Congrats on the the new rig. I am interested in how the tundra towed it. How did it work out. Any driving impressions?
I wasn't worried about it because I towed a 291RLS Cougar for a couple of years. The Cougars GVW was 10.3K#, at the scales loaded for travel was never more than 9.3K# with 1/2 tank of water. Our 8289WS GVW is close to 1K# less than the Cougar with pin weight close to the same. Have not had a chance to get to the scales yet with the Rockwood but that will happen.

Towed that Cougar all over the Rockies in Colorado and the Cascades up into Washington state. Plan on doing much of the same with the Rockwood.

A good break controler, e rated tires and airbags are a must.
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One unique thing about Rockwoods vs others is that every trailer is weighed at the end of production. Others are estimated so other then what you put in it, the actual weight is on the yellow sticker on the starboard side of the trailer. I had a tour of the Rockwood plant in Millersburg on 12/20 and they pointed that out.
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Yes as i understand it the actual total dry weight for that unit is on the yellow sticker. I do not believe the actual dry pin weight is measured for every unit . That is why we need to depend on the brochures to give us that. These number have just changed significantly since November 2013
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Yes as i understand it the actual total dry weight for that unit is on the yellow sticker. I do not believe the actual dry pin weight is measured for every unit . That is why we need to depend on the brochures to give us that. These number have just changed significantly since November 2013
Two questions comes to mind for those changes:

1) Did the GVWR change on those campers, too?

2) Did the percentage of the dry pin weight / dry vehicle weight change?
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Yes!gross vehicle weight changed and so did the pin weight ratios. albeit in some cases the changes were minor. Recall only one model weighed the same as the last time they were weighed.

Brett at Forest River mentioned they decided to weigh all their Rockwood 5's after some tweaks and changes were made in many 2014 models the changes were implemented in May June the official re-weigh happened in November. the brochures changed in December 2013.
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