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Old 02-20-2011, 11:34 AM   #1
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Just purchased a Rockwood 8312SS and love the two slide option. My kids have their own space and I love never having to cook inside with the outdoor kitchen option. Plus the second door directly into the bathroom is a must with kids! We were originally looking at the bullet premier 31bhs, but other than the fancy exterior, it left us wanting more inside.

Would love to hear from those who own this model and there experiences so far. Have heard from several dealers that they're flying off the lots. The outside kitchen was a must for us and after searching all the lightweight models, this one had everything we were looking for.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:31 PM   #2
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Just purchased a Rockwood 8312SS and love the two slide option. My kids have their own space and I love never having to cook inside with the outdoor kitchen option. Plus the second door directly into the bathroom is a must with kids! We were originally looking at the bullet premier 31bhs, but other than the fancy exterior, it left us wanting more inside.

Would love to hear from those who own this model and there experiences so far. Have heard from several dealers that they're flying off the lots. The outside kitchen was a must for us and after searching all the lightweight models, this one had everything we were looking for.
We hope to put a deposit down on this model this week. We love the 2 slides and still staying under 34'. What options did you get? We are looking at every available option on ours even a 2nd FAntastic fan. Where did you purchase. What interior color. We are debating Cherry or Tuscan Cream with the Charleston Interior? How was your PDI? Tks and congrats
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:22 PM   #3
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We purchased from Economy RV in in Mechanicsville, MD. Our trailer is in the MD RV show this week so we're counting down the days to get it back. We have the oak/westport option. I love the tuscan, and would go with this over the darker woods (less scratches or imperfections will show). These trailers come so loaded out, but I had maxxair vents added, satellite, and electric jack. The only thing I would change on this trailer is trade out the futon mats in the back for another air bed sofa. I figure I'll use them until they wear out. We should take final delivery right around the 1st of March. Cant wait!
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:23 PM   #4
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oh yeah, the dealer ordered this tt with slide awnings as well - nice bonus.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:28 PM   #5
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Question Questions on a Forest River Rockwood Ultralite 8312SS

Hello All-

We have also been seriously looking at a 8312SS. We are planning to upgrade from our Rockwood Roo 23SS Hybrid. While at the RV show over this past weekend, I noticed a few issues with similar floorplans from other manufacturers. I have a few questions that I am unable to get answers to from other websites and was hoping that a few of the 8312SS owners could help out.

1. I noticed a major issue IMHO with the KZ Spree... the two slide outs only have about 12" between the slide out walls and even less with the exterior flange that surrounds the slide out. Not a big deal BUT THE GRAY/BLACK GATE VALVES ARE LOCATED BETWEEN THE TWO!!! Unless you retract one of the two slides, the only other access to the gray/black dump valve would be on hand and knee under the slide. Please tell me this is not a issue on the 8312SS. (I was unable to get around the back of the unit at the show- it was up agianst a wall). Found a few pics online that show the street side of the TT but not in detail to see the dump valve.

2. Does anyone have the couch option in the rear bunk area? Not the little cube fold up ones, but the jack knife/airbed style. Wondering if they are more comfortable to sleep on...

3. Anyone towing with a F150 with tow max? Looks like it would be good to go, but looking for RW confirmations.

4. Outdoor Kitchen. Is one of the selling points for us. What do you all think? Likes/dislikes?

5. Power stab jacks. Love em' or hate em?

6. Fantastic fan in the bath. Is it really on a angle or is the picture i saw a little skewed. If so, has anyone mounted a vent cover to one? (see some issues with that going down the road sideways and scooping rain)


Thanks in advance!

Hoping to be an official member next season. We are going to run our Roo one more year and factory order in 02/12 for Memorial Day delivery.

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Old 02-22-2011, 06:59 PM   #6
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Hello All-

We have also been seriously looking at a 8312SS. We are planning to upgrade from our Rockwood Roo 23SS Hybrid. While at the RV show over this past weekend, I noticed a few issues with similar floorplans from other manufacturers. I have a few questions that I am unable to get answers to from other websites and was hoping that a few of the 8312SS owners could help out.

1. I noticed a major issue IMHO with the KZ Spree... the two slide outs only have about 12" between the slide out walls and even less with the exterior flange that surrounds the slide out. Not a big deal BUT THE GRAY/BLACK GATE VALVES ARE LOCATED BETWEEN THE TWO!!! Unless you retract one of the two slides, the only other access to the gray/black dump valve would be on hand and knee under the slide. Please tell me this is not a issue on the 8312SS. (I was unable to get around the back of the unit at the show- it was up agianst a wall). Found a few pics online that show the street side of the TT but not in detail to see the dump valve.

2. Does anyone have the couch option in the rear bunk area? Not the little cube fold up ones, but the jack knife/airbed style. Wondering if they are more comfortable to sleep on...

3. Anyone towing with a F150 with tow max? Looks like it would be good to go, but looking for RW confirmations.

4. Outdoor Kitchen. Is one of the selling points for us. What do you all think? Likes/dislikes?

5. Power stab jacks. Love em' or hate em?

6. Fantastic fan in the bath. Is it really on a angle or is the picture i saw a little skewed. If so, has anyone mounted a vent cover to one? (see some issues with that going down the road sideways and scooping rain)


Thanks in advance!

Hoping to be an official member next season. We are going to run our Roo one more year and factory order in 02/12 for Memorial Day delivery.

Dieselbobcat
We are looking at this as well and hope to put a deposit down tomorrow. We like the outside kitchen option especially the fridge for beer and kids drinks. We will get the power jacks as I think anything power is better Fantastic fan is in the bathroom but to really get the advantage of it in the whole TT you would have to keep the bathroom door open. I will order the 2nd fantastic fan in the living area. Will also put MAx Air covers on all the vents. We like the futons as our kids are 8 and 5. The sofa would not be as convienient and the futons are easy to fold into a bed. They can jump all over these and I won't break a sweat as they do it vs a nicer couch.

What interior colors have you seen on the Rockwood. We are considering Tuscan, Cherry and the combo Cherry/Tuscan. Which did you like and why? tks
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Dieselbobcat, sounds like you got to look at our trailer in Timonium. Cant wait to get it back after the show this weekend.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:57 PM   #8
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Nope- Rockland RV Expo in Spring Valley NY... just over the NJ border. They did not have a Rockwood 8312SS but the Flagstaff cousin. They had other Rockwood Ultralites with the same kitchen and bath as the 8312SS but not this particular combination. We would probally go with the Espresso / Cherry interior. That is what we have now in our Roo 23SS (It really looks great and hides the dirt pretty well). All of our "stuff" is color matched to that (Awning mat, bath mats, throw blankets, dishes, etc...)
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We have the MaxxAir fan on our second vent in the Roo 23SS... between the Fantastic Fan in the bath and the MaxxAir, you can suck in the tent ends unless a door or windows are open... The MaxxAir is far superior to the Fantastic Fan and as an added bonus it combines the vent cover in the same unit... way cheaper than the factory option. The power is right inside the trim ring of the vent, if you are a little handy, this is about an hour to a hour and a half installation.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:09 PM   #10
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i probably took a walk thru your trailer at the show...i made it a point to look thru all the rockwoods. we bought an 8315ss after the show a few years ago so its interesting for us to see what upgrades and changes have been made to this line.
the fantastic fan in the bathroom works well with the doors closed,if you notice there is a space at the top of the doors to allow for air circulation.we put a MaxxairII cover over the fantastic fan. to provide rain protection.
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