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Old 10-04-2015, 08:17 PM   #1
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Rockwood 8329SS

My wife and I have finally decided to buy a new RV and are looking at the 8329SS. Any pros or cons?
We are looking at either a slightly used 2015 or new, old stock 2015. Probably going to get the Diamond package with the painted exterior.
Any advise greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance..
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:18 AM   #2
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We love our 8329SS...bought it in April and it has a floor plan that we like. We have had some minor issues that are all covered under warranty. We like having two awnings, one on the dining slide and the other standard one, large bedroom, opposing slides in the living room. Love the position of the TV so it can be viewed from anywhere in the dining/living area, self closing drawers...lots of nice features.
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. Did you buy it from a national dealer or a small local shop?
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:52 PM   #4
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We too just purchased ours. The floor plan works well for us as we work from out TT for a few months a year and having a large bedroom that can work like an office and my wife on her own end of the trailer working works great for us. I do wish that it had more external storage but with the large closet and getting rid of things that I never used for several years in our old TT and moving to more compact tools things have worked well. My wife loves all of the cabinet and counter space. We have had several TT's over the years and always had issues with kitchen storage and cooking areas. You definitely will want to get two batteries installed right away. I do with the bedroom TV came with a DVD player it didn't so I mounted a small stand alone DVD player in the inside of the closet and run a cable to the TV. I am going to consider mounting on the outside of the closet for next season as I did not consider the Remote for it not working while in the closet with the doors closed or the clothes getting in the way.
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:59 PM   #5
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Thanks Airborne and Lakejumper. I will be using this as a mobile office as well to manage my companies as well. I'm gonna spend a couple months a year in it for the next 3 years and then my wife and I'll probably live in it for a couple years at a time after my last kid graduates HS. We thought about buying a 5th wheel but decided to start off a little smaller to see if its doable and we still enjoy it. Just wanting to simplify our lives and get rid of all the excess. This will force us to get rid of the excess and live more simply.
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:38 PM   #6
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Only negative would be......seems like the darker painted ones are a little hotter inside in summer
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:56 PM   #7
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We do a lot of boondocking so I have come up with a great system that allows us to stay out for a couple of weeks and do what we call workcations. Our last camper was set up similar with a front bed room not as big and the main cabin did not have two slides so everything is bigger for us now but the office/work set up is the same. Upon arriving at our site which we try to do in the mornings I set up a foldable 100 watt renology solar panel up on the main batteries. I carry two extra deep cycles inside the coach. One in the bed room with an inverter attached. The other is in the main cabin with another inverter attached. We then can plug our computers and printer into it the inverters. I get about 6 hours of work time off of my battery. My wife does not use as much power so her battery always has 50% charge left with the computers battery I gets an entire day. In the morning I take the inside batteries outside and hook the batteries up to the solar panel and then hook my large 2500 watt inverter which is normally in the bed room to the main batteries on the coach and work off of those two batteries for the day then switch out the next day. We do have a quite generator that we always have in case we have issues with power but I don't like to run it and ruin the peace and quite if at all possible unless its real hot out. I did have trouble with my last TT's air conditioner not being powered by my generator at altitude but hope to solve that issue soon. If you would like to know more of how I work efficiently on the road let me know. The one draw back for us on this unit over our last is the gray water and fresh water tank are smaller so we have to handle this differently but a little creativeness has allowed us to go for two weeks even with showers. We don't run into black water issues with just the two of us for a pretty long period of time.
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Old 10-09-2015, 12:43 AM   #8
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I purchased the RV from a local dealer. I added outside storage by moving the spare tire to under the frame, adding an aluminum lightweight rack on the bumper with two light weight Rubbermaid Action Packer storage bins. I only keep light items like hoses, sewer items, etc in them to keep the weight down but it keeps bulky items out of the regular storage. I added three of the Vinyl fence post holders (do a search and you can find lots of info) and attached them to the under belly. I use one for the water hose, one for extra sewer and the other for the power cord.

Airborne - thanks for sharing your suggestions for boondocking. I've been considering getting the Renogy 100W suitcase and am happy to know that it works for you.
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I purchased the RV from a local dealer. I added outside storage by moving the spare tire to under the frame, adding an aluminum lightweight rack on the bumper with two light weight Rubbermaid Action Packer storage bins. I only keep light items like hoses, sewer items, etc in them to keep the weight down but it keeps bulky items out of the regular storage. I added three of the Vinyl fence post holders (do a search and you can find lots of info) and attached them to the under belly. I use one for the water hose, one for extra sewer and the other for the power cord.

Sorry to hijack, but do you have a picture of the aluminum rack you added to your bumper? And I searched for "fence post" and "vinyl fence post" but couldn't find a description of what you are referring to above?


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Old 10-09-2015, 09:35 AM   #10
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I too was wondering if you have a picture of your undermount tire and rack?

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Sorry to hijack, but do you have a picture of the aluminum rack you added to your bumper? And I searched for "fence post" and "vinyl fence post" but couldn't find a description of what you are referring to above?


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