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Old 02-19-2009, 02:53 PM   #11
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We purchased an 8317SS last February and it has had nothing but problems. You name it, it's been replaced. We had it in the dealership for repairs more times than we had it out camping. I love Rockwood, but so far I have been very disappointed. I know others that have purchased the Rockwood and have had no problems. Maybe we were just one of the lucky ones that received a lemon! I'm hoping for a better camping season this year. I can't imagine there is anything left to fix or replace on it.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:00 PM   #12
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I believe your right about the white being an option, it's just they didn't have any I was interested in with the wood interior on their lot.
The dealer I'm working with, Jamatt Rv Sales in Poteau, Ok, was named one of the top 50 dealers in the country this past year, if that means anything. They are low pressure and friendly. The dealer I bought from before doesn't have anything I'm interested in and only tries to sell me something on their lot. They didn't seem interested in what I wanted or trying to find one.
Check out jamattrv.com and look up the asking price on the 8315ss. I really can't find any other dealer close by that can match it.
In your area you may be able to match it or even beat it, but I haven't be able to in my area.

aharrison,
Sorry to hear about all your problems, but from what I'm reading the good out weights the bad when it comes to the Rockwood. Hope you have a good dealer that takes care of you. I know what you mean about having a problem every time you turn around. That's what I'm experiencing now. When I checked out the Rockwood I looked in every cabinet, checked to see if how the doors opened and shut. Wiggled things to see if they were lose, etc... There really was a night and day difference in quality compared to my Salem. Good luck and hopefully everything is fixed and you'll have a great year camping.
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:44 PM   #13
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We've got the 8314SS and love it. It's our second trailer and had it about a year now. Our concertone TV went out but FR replaced it with a Venturer model. Unfortunately they replaced a 20" tv with a 19" tv. Was a little miffed at first but got over it. Otherwise trailer has been a dream!
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:22 PM   #14
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Good to hear ndsd, signing order paperwork tomorrow for ours, hope to have it in 6-8 weeks!
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:32 PM   #15
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I took my wife today to look at the TT. We signed the papers, came home and cleaned out the Salem and will head out in the morning to pick up the new one.

ndsd,
We met some people at the dealership who bought a 8314ss 3 months ago. They said they had a 5ver for years and love the new trailer. Brought it in today to have an electric jack put on.

cwarren78,
Congrats on the new trailer. Bet thats gonna be a long 6-8 weeks. Just kidding. You can past the time planning that first trip.

Good luck all and happy camping!
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:09 AM   #16
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I have a Salem LE 26FLS and I'm looking at a 8315 SS. Just wondering how the Rockwoods hold up. Has anyone had any problems, other than the normal ones? The quality sure seems alot better than my Salem.
I have a 2007 8315SS and love it. If I waited until 2008 I probably would have bought the 8315BSS w/ the bed slide. However, the 8315SS actually has more storeage. The rear storeage goes across the length of the trailer. I took out the plastic sliding thing and the rails and boy I got tons of storeage. It also helps with countering your hitch weight. I can roll up my outdoor carpet and it fits perfectly in the rear storeage. The 8315BSS loses that full length storage. I've had some minor issues, but RVWholesale allowed me to have them repaired at a local RV dealership. So far no major issues w/ my Concertone AV system. It does make a loud pop sound in the speakers when a DVD starts to play, but other than that, OK.
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I looked at the 8315bss but decided on the 8315ss. The bed slide looked good but I'm only in there at night to sleep so I don't actually need the room as much as the extra space the pass thru storage gives us.
I took it out last weekend for a "test run". Everything worked great except a small leak with the black tank rinse. Something that should be easy to fix.
We have the table and chairs and my wife and I really like it better than the booth.
Really loved the front kitchen and the living space. When you open that front window cover and the shades over the stove, it really gives you a nice view.
Caught a few crappie which made for a good supper for our first outing. I guess I broke her in the right way.
As I stated in an earlier post, I had to re-do my hitch. The truck and camper set level and I had no issues while towing. I was passed by a few semis and they didn't suck me over so I was pleased.

Spring is almost here, winter's almost over, the crappie are biting so lets all go camping!
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:47 PM   #18
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rockwood uses a vinyl roof,it has a textured surface and a better warranty than robber
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:22 PM   #19
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Thanks for the reply, hoody.
The salesman I talked to went over how to care for the roof and his instructions were the same as the rubber roof. I looked in my manuels and have found nothing, so I'm a little confused on the maintenance.
I have been on top of the trailer and looked it over. A lot different than the rubber roof on my Salem.
Do you know of any particular care that's needed for the vinyl roof that's different from the rubber roof?
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:31 PM   #20
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We have a 2009 9317SS. The only problems we've had are minor. There was an issue with the heater, one small part needed to be replace or needed to be switched, can't remember which.

The other issue is with the cable connection. The cable was very fuzzy. Apparently this was a problem for many of the new Forest River models. There was a bad connector. We just got it back from the dealer, we have no idea whether it's fixed or not. Neither we not the dealer have a cable hookup. We'll find out when we take our first trip. Either that, or ask the neighbor if we can hook up a 100 foot cable to their house!
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