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Old 06-04-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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Recommendation for 2008 Rockwell 8265ss?

Hello,
We are long-time campers with a truck camper. We are looking to buy a 5th wheel. At the moment, we are considering a 2008 Rockwell 8265ss. Are there any recommendations for or against this particular model?

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Old 06-04-2012, 05:15 PM   #2
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I assume you mean Rockwood?
Check out the floor very carefully, as these campers are notorious for weak floors. The vinyl is also prone to cracking, as it is a very low quality. But it may have already been changed.
Other than that, a very economical camper that is built reasonably well.
And you shouldn't have to pay very much for it.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:20 PM   #3
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Thank you.

Of course you're right. I knew it was Rockwood! My husband insists on saying Rockwell, and he was giving me the model number. So, I'll blame him!

I was wondering about the floor, I saw some posts about that. We can wait for other 5th wheels. We still love our camper, so we can be very patient.

This one is $15,999.50.

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Old 06-04-2012, 05:27 PM   #4
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I definitely would not pay 16 grand for one, maybe 12 or 13, and only if the floor was solid.
The new ones, which are a completely different camper, and far nicer, can be bought in the high 20's.
If you are not worried about the weight, I would avoid the Rockwood altogether. The Wildcats are built better, as are the Cougars from Keystone.
It is good that you are patient, as you will probably find a great camper at a great price that way.
good hunting!
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:57 PM   #5
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Thanks so much

We have liked the Cougar. It's good to know you would recommend that one. We have absolutely no 5th wheel experience!
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:20 PM   #6
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I'll give you a positive report. I own a 2008 8265SS and use it about seven months of the year. Way more than most peole. No floor problems at all and very few other problems. I rate it as well worth the money. I paid $20,000 for mine and with some shopping, you can find a new one for just over that.
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We had an 08 Flagstaff 831RLSS (same as a Rockwood) and used it for 4 winters in FL and never had any problems with the floor. We now have a 12 Flagstaff 8528 with the same floor construction and they are not a problem. Would I set a grand piano on them, NO, but normal everyday traffic and furniture is no problem at all.

Some folks just like to gripe!
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We had an 08 Flagstaff 831RLSS (same as a Rockwood) and used it for 4 winters in FL and never had any problems with the floor. We now have a 12 Flagstaff 8528 with the same floor construction and they are not a problem. Would I set a grand piano on them, NO, but normal everyday traffic and furniture is no problem at all.

Some folks just like to gripe!

I agree! And he hasn't had any issues with the floor in his camper either; he just likes to flame everything and get everyone worried about something that most likely won't happen.
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I agree! And he hasn't had any issues with the floor in his camper either; he just likes to flame everything and get everyone worried about something that most likely won't happen.
I think that particular problem has been solved.
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Thank you for this feedback. I relayed it to my husband.
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