Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-31-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
PhoneDude 8289's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,087
New 8289WS Delivered

Took delivery on our brand new 2014 Rockwood 8289WS on 12/30/13. The pre delivery went great taking about four hours. Norman at Orlando RV did a great job during the pdi explaining everything and answering all our questions. The remote for the fireplace was missing but he went and found one for us.

After loading all our things in it we headed to a campground, Orange Blossom KOA. So far a pretty nice stay and no problems setting up. The only thing we haven't figured out is the tv. It works great over the air but can't get it to work on cable. The jack with the amp has nothing plugged into it, if I turn it off the light goes out and the ota signal is lost but no cable. Swaped the outside cable/sat connections and no difference. Guess I'll have to start taking things apart to see how it's wired at the back of that switch.

Other than the miner tv problem we love this unit.
__________________

__________________
Joe & Beverly
2014 Ram CTD, CC, SB
2014 8289WS lifted
PhoneDude 8289 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2013, 06:28 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
tomjsas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northern Colorado
Posts: 508
You will most likely need to go into the tv and change the input setting from air/antenna to cable and the it should work. Remember to keep the amp turned off when on cable.

Tom - 2014 8289ws, 2011 Chevy 2500HD
__________________

__________________
Tom
Pull-Rite 16K Super 5th
2014 Rockwood Signature Ultra-Lite 8289WS
2011 Chevy 2500HD - DuraMax (Just over 5000 miles now!)
Nights camped in 2014 - 21
tomjsas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2013, 08:41 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 9,512
Congrats on your 2014 Rockwood 8289WS. Great way to start out the new year!
__________________
Wiscampsin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2013, 08:59 PM   #4
NELA
 
Weezer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 3,220
Soooo wish we were camping this weekend. Haven't been out since Thanksgiving....

Congrats on the new toy!
__________________

If age is a state of mind, and I've lost my mind, I'm AGELESS, right?
Give me 40 acres and I'll turn this rig around:
Flagstaff 5er 2014 8528 IKWS, Platinum Package, Regency Interior "Buffy"
F250 Super Duty 2013 Tuxedo Black "Biff"
Days camped 2014: 30
Weezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 06:15 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
PhoneDude 8289's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,087
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomjsas View Post
You will most likely need to go into the tv and change the input setting from air/antenna to cable and the it should work. Remember to keep the amp turned off when on cable.

Tom - 2014 8289ws, 2011 Chevy 2500HD
Tried changing input settings on TV, no cable. What I did was take all jack loose checked cable colors to trace the cable. The amp jk was wired incorrectly. Every connection at the jack including the cable / sat jack at the outside were loose. Corrected all the loose connections and wiring at the amp. We now have OTA and cable channels and excellent reception.
__________________
Joe & Beverly
2014 Ram CTD, CC, SB
2014 8289WS lifted
PhoneDude 8289 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 06:19 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
tomjsas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northern Colorado
Posts: 508
Excellent! Too bad it wasn't as simple as changing the input on the TV

Tom - 2014 8289ws, 2011 Chevy 2500HD
__________________
Tom
Pull-Rite 16K Super 5th
2014 Rockwood Signature Ultra-Lite 8289WS
2011 Chevy 2500HD - DuraMax (Just over 5000 miles now!)
Nights camped in 2014 - 21
tomjsas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 07:52 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
PhoneDude 8289's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,087
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomjsas View Post
Excellent! Too bad it wasn't as simple as changing the input on the TV

Tom - 2014 8289ws, 2011 Chevy 2500HD
Also found a situation behind the battery box and had to remove the battery and box to correct it. The terminations behind the box and at the battery disconnect switch were barely hand tight. One if the nuts on a stud was started and took several turns to tighten it. Guess I'll pull the breaker panel and check all those connections and anything else I can get into.
__________________
Joe & Beverly
2014 Ram CTD, CC, SB
2014 8289WS lifted
PhoneDude 8289 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 07:59 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
tomjsas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northern Colorado
Posts: 508
Something for me to check too. I've had issues at the beginning with bolts on the landing gear shaft shearing. Put sturdier replacement ones in and always carry extras now.

Tom - 2014 8289ws, 2011 Chevy 2500HD
__________________
Tom
Pull-Rite 16K Super 5th
2014 Rockwood Signature Ultra-Lite 8289WS
2011 Chevy 2500HD - DuraMax (Just over 5000 miles now!)
Nights camped in 2014 - 21
tomjsas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 09:55 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
PhoneDude 8289's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,087
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by tomjsas View Post
Something for me to check too. I've had issues at the beginning with bolts on the landing gear shaft shearing. Put sturdier replacement ones in and always carry extras now.

Tom - 2014 8289ws, 2011 Chevy 2500HD
Thanks for the info, I'll have to be sure and add that to my list as soon as I check all the terminals in the breaker panel and converter.
__________________
Joe & Beverly
2014 Ram CTD, CC, SB
2014 8289WS lifted
PhoneDude 8289 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2014, 08:57 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
French's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Guelph Ontario
Posts: 132
Congrats on the the new rig. I am interested in how the tundra towed it. How did it work out. Any driving impressions?
__________________

__________________
Dave and Joanne
Southwestern Ontario
2016 Ford F250 Lariat crew cab 6.7 diesel
2015 Rockwood 8285IKWS Diamond
Jokes about German sausage are the wurst
French is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:06 PM.