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Old 10-17-2015, 08:23 PM   #1
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before purchase looking for reviews on Rockwood 5th wheel. thanks

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Old 10-17-2015, 08:42 PM   #2
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We have an Ultra Lite 8265ws and love it. We've had for 2-1/2 years and no issues. Perfect size for the DW and I. Had other couples join us for a weekend and they have mention that it is very comfortable sleeping on the air bed.

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Old 10-17-2015, 08:59 PM   #3
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We have a 8280 and we love it . No problems with the camper . Most of the time we camp with 2 adults and 2 children and sometimes with 4 adults and 2 children . The floor plan fits our needs with a lot of counter space and plenty of storage space also. The outside ref. comes in handy . This model was made to be pulled with a 1/2 ton pickup .
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:25 PM   #4
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We have a 8289. No major issues. Added a lift kit to the axle to accommodate larger tires on the truck and tow level. Have had some little things like hinges loose, slide making noise etc. Overall very happy.

I did tow it with a F 150 Ecoboost Crew Cab with King Ranch trim. This took a lot out available payload so towing at limit all the time. It did it just fine, would not want to do mountains. Had a prime opportunity to upgrade to a Diesel TV and did so at minimal upgrade cost.
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:18 PM   #5
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Have 8289 and have had problem free 3 years. Minor things which were easy for me to take care of.
Pull-Rite 16K Super 5th
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2011 Chevy 2500HD - DuraMax (Just over 5000 miles now!)
Nights camped in 2014 - 21
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Old 10-18-2015, 05:56 AM   #6
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This is my first year with my 8265ws and have no major problems. The only thing broken is the pop up tv won't stay down. I think it's a pretty nice unit for the price range. Next spring I am going to replace the tires just to be safe.

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Old 10-18-2015, 07:25 AM   #7
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8289 for almost two years. Only major issue are the china bomb tires. Had one awhile back that would not hold pressure, bad bead on the tire. Replaced all 5. Do a search on the tires that these come with, you will find enough reading for a very long time. We are happy with our RV.
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:07 AM   #8
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the 8289WS is a good bang for the buck, lots of room, don't like the placement of the furnace cuts down on storage. Only real problem I had have been dealers repairs, should have done them myself. But you live and learn. You really do not hear to much on Rockwoods. Only big money things I have replaced were the tires and converter. Oh yea forgot had stainless steel corner glides made after breaking 3 of the plastic ones in two years. No problems with them anymore.
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:29 PM   #9
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We really like our 8281ws. We have had it for 3 years. Had two of the original tires blow the same day the second year we had it. Replaced the remaining with load range E Carlisle and have had no more issues. Minor trim things fixed by our dealer. Have taken it from our home in east Texas to the Grand Canyon and out east to Destin FL. Pulls great. I really like the revolution hitch in my short bed pick up. Probably go with another once the kids leave the nest.
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:48 PM   #10
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Have 8280....been back and forth across US and going again......only 2 things I've dealt with was 2 furnace ducts ripped and trim screws on valances fall'n out...mine also has E rated Carlisle tires, no problems.

Bob/Linda, 99 Dodge 2500 Cummins,2010 8280 Rockwood Ultra-lite 5er, PullRite Superglide----- I'm retired......but work part time as a pain in the ass!........... USMC.
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