Originally Posted by ayotte
Hi; New to the forum. Have been looking into buying a rockwood 8265ws. Can anyone tell me what they think of this model. Is it 1/2ton towable? Live in Canada and dealer prices are much higher than some of the sites I have been looking at on the internet. Could you recommend a wholesaler to me. Would have to pick up the trailer in North Dakota or Montana. Is this a problem? Also how would the warranty work? thanks.
Hi and welcome to Forest River Forum.
I have a 8365WS which is similiar but your has an additional slideout.
My thoughts about pulling with a 1/2 ton is that it would be under powered and under weight for fulling this. I have a 3/4 ton and I feel comfortable with my wheel base as well as my weight. My dry tongue weith is almost exactly the same but you must remember that number rises as you load the trailer up. So you should see how a 3/4 tom will do you better.
Here is the specs on your 8265WS 5th wheel from the Forest River Site.
Dry Hitch Weight1,121 lbs.
Unloaded Vehicle Weight6,660 lbs.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)9,015 lbs.
Cargo Carrying Capacity1,900 lbs.
Exterior Length28 ft. 10 in.
Exterior Height11 ft. 3 in.
Exterior Width96 in.
Fresh Water Capacity 43 Gal.
Gray Water Capacity38 Gal.
Black Water Capacity38 Gal.
Awning Size10 ft.
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