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Old 02-16-2009, 09:19 PM   #1
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Rockwood 8315 SS

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.
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:34 AM   #2
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i have an 8296 SS just like a 8315 but a 2foot shorter and we just love our camper this will be our 3rd year to camp in it No real problem so far been a real good one. Well i take that back it does have a concertone peice of crap in it only had to replace once so far. all in all a real good camper
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:13 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I've read about the concertone problems. Maybe they've produced a better product by now. Glad to hear of no other problems after 3 years.
We've had our Salem for 2 years and we've replaced the bath tub, grey water valve, regulator at the lp tanks, a couple of mini blinds, a few gutter spouts, a door holder, outside oven vent cover and half of the siding due to a hail storm, not Forest River's fault but still a pain.
I've also replaced a door knob and have done a few repairs inside where screws have came out. I try to take good care of the trailer, but it's getting to be pain to constantly do all of the little repairs. I hope that the Rockwood will be better quality.
I notice they have a vinyl roof. Is this different than the rubber roof?
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I have the Rockwood 8280SS. Reasonably problem free. No leaks. Everything works. It will be lighter than the same sized Salem I bet.
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The roof on mine is kind of textured it is real easy to clean i just use a brush and whatever i am cleaning the camper with, like any kind of car wash soap and rinse it well come nice and clean
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We have the 8315BSS and are very happy with it. Spent 36 nights last year and hope to do about the same this year. Our concertone so far is working just fine. One issue that we had was the fresh water tank had to be replaced. When camping without hookups it would only pump down to half a tank. The other issue is with the A&E electric awning collecting water. When I had the fresh water tank replaced I spoke with the service manager about this and he said that A&E has an replaceable adjustable arm (free) for that and ordered one for me. Other then those two issues everything else is just fine and we are both very happy campers. I'm sure that you will enjoy your move to a Rockwood.
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Also don't forget that Flagstaff is the exact same trailer, save colors and a few bits of trim. That widens your choice of dealer when you are trying to beat the price down!
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Thanks all for your replies. it's nice to know that the Rockwoods are good quality. I believe I've found a pretty good deal on one. Built one on one of the wholesalers web site and I'm within $1,200 of their price. I also got the Equlizer hitch thrown in. Trading my old w/d hitch with a friction sway bar for it.

I forgot to mention in my earlier post that my slide quit working. Part of the deal is I buy the part and they do the work.

nycamper, I liked the 83215BSS with the bedroom slide. Just a few more dollars and little more weight so I went with the 8315SS.

radio, I looked at some comparable Flagstaffs. The ones I seen had the white enterior, I like the wood. Also that particular dealer couldn't match the price of the Rockwood.

chevyo2, I'll check that roof out Friday. That's when we'll sign the papers if we take the deal. I'm guessing we will, just too nice a trailer to pass up.

This one has the sliding bins in the pass through compartment. I really like that feature. Does yours have it and how is it working for you?

Thanks again for your help.
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I like the rear sliding compartment it works out great it also has one in the front i kinda wish it wasnt there as it limits what you can store in it.I like using the front one to store extra drinks , it nice to have it close to the cooler when you need to fill up the cooler i may try and take it out this spring but the rear one is really nice
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radio, I looked at some comparable Flagstaffs. The ones I seen had the white enterior, I like the wood. Also that particular dealer couldn't match the price of the Rockwood.
The white interior is an option. Or it used to be, maybe the Flagstaff has the wood as an option. But as of 6 months ago you could get which ever one you wanted. I don't care for the white either. Enjoy the hunt for your trailer!
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