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Old 08-19-2015, 06:23 PM   #1
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Rockwood FINALLY did a bed slide in the 5th wheel ultra lite! 8299BS

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But WOW that slide really added weight! 9,539 dry weight. That's one heavy slide!


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Old 08-19-2015, 08:05 PM   #2
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The cargo capacity is nuts too, only 900# and that's never even close. That's clothes and dishes and not much more.


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Old 08-19-2015, 08:17 PM   #3
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Now if they will duplicate it and take out the curbside slide. IMO they are a PITA as they take up space under the awning.
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:29 PM   #4
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Saw this at Goshen. The trailer at the plant has D tires and heavier axles, 16 k Revolution Pin Box and is 18 inches longer. The roof line has also changed barrel roof as opposed to roll off roof . A lot of changes actually! Also has a double door fridge.

I was unable to get GVWR as it was not weighed yet, prototype.
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:40 PM   #5
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The cargo capacity is nuts too, only 900# and that's never even close. That's clothes and dishes and not much more.


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That's 906kg on the yellow sticker... 1997 lbs

That is a pretty pathetic awning over the door and there's going to be quite a gap to the one on the slide.
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Wow!! What a wonderful looking floorplan. those slides are awesome.

Do they make those things in a travel trailer also? It seems it could be feasible.

The space inside is huge!

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That's 906kg on the yellow sticker... 1997 lbs

That is a pretty pathetic awning over the door and there's going to be quite a gap to the one on the slide.
Dave, we pointed that out at the factory. They are changing the cargo door out to make it wider and also making the windows smaller to allow the door to move making room for a larger awning.

On our 8289 we have a 8 ft awning and a 9 ft awning.
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I guess the people who buy those 'beta'-models on the lots at the links in the OP better like the short awning.
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We actually asked about the new Columbus they are building, can not show the pictures!! They are pretty nice 5er's. The first ones are on the line as we toured the plant. We asked about being beta testers!

Also saw the first prototype of the new yet to be named Sabre/replacement for the Sabre. They are a big departure from the current Sabre line.
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That's at my local dealer that I've bought all 3 of my RVs. Will have to go look at it in person.
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