We just picked up our new 8289 that had a late October build date. Spending the first weekend at a campground a few miles from the dealer. 36 degrees this morning
Rockwood has changed their center island. The prior island with the doors on the fireplace side was the one item my wife didn't like. The new one is similar to that in the new 8289. We really like it and find the convenience much better. Perfect spot for the trash can and all the stuff we keep under the sink at home. We heard from Rockwood that customers were asking for the change and they had been considering doing it. Nice improvement that will be a hit in the marketplace.
The other big change is that D range tires are now standard. Still a mystery Chinese brand but D rated nonetheless.
Actual weight came in at 8380 lbs with a single 15K A/C.
One question. Our Keurig machine only flashes instead of working. Same story for a heating pad. A high draw blow dryer works fine in the same outlets. We are hooked to electricity at a campground. Does this sound like quality of supply from the campground or an issue with the new trailer?
Major kudos to Rockwood for listening to their customers. Impressed so far.