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Old 05-02-2014, 03:42 PM   #1
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New layout for the 8288WS

We are getting ready to pull the trigger on a new 8288WS Rockwood 5th wheel and noticed FR has made slight changes to the floorplan.

The stairs are now on the left completely, as opposed to the middle on the 2013/14, on the left there was a pantry right behind the dinette chair, it's gone now, no room. There is a cupboard when you walk in, will have to check it out have not seen one 'in the flesh' yet. Lots of 8289 but very few 8288 in our area. We like the 8289 too, so it's a difficult choice.

There is also another entry to the bathroom. we liked the one door only, ah well.

Can anyone shed some light or thoughts on this new floorplan.


Denis & Diane
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:22 PM   #2
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We have a 2013 8289 and they have changed the 2014 model the same way in that they eliminated the pantry and cabinet up the steps. We are glad we bought the 2013 as we both like that extra storage and DW does not like the steps right as you enter the door.

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Old 05-02-2014, 08:33 PM   #3
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We have a 2014 8288WS and really like the floor plan. My model has a fairly large pantry cabinet that goes from floor to ceiling, and another large linen closet at the top of the steps. I can't see where the pantry cabinet is on the 2015; the drawing has an arrow pointed to the wall but there is no cabinet. There's got to be a pantry cabinet somewhere though.

The extra door in the bedroom would not be a deciding factor for me.

We got the two Lazy Boy recliners and love them. But the more we camp, the more we find ourselves switching the location of the sofa with the two chairs. The sofa is not particularly comfortable for watching TV either sitting up or laying down. So we swap the sofa location with the two chairs and everything is good.

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