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Old 04-26-2011, 10:25 PM   #1
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Rockwood Signature Ultra Light 8314 BSS Pros and Cons

Went to a local rv dealer here in Orlando for the 3rd time to check out a Jayco 31' TT but was won over by the Rockwood 8314 BSS. Jayco's seem to have a strong following and we're concerned about the build quality of forest river products. Hardly any info about this unit on internet. Any info would be greatly appreciated
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:39 PM   #2
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If you went to the RV Dealer off of Fairbanks in Orlando (Orlando RV) - they are not a Rockwood Dealer - they actually sell those out of their Ney York store and deliver them here if I am not mistaken

I went to Tropical RV and ordered mine from Dane - the other dealer is in Wildwood.

well worth the trip to Tropical - so far I am very happy with the pricing and sales side of it - cant comment on the service cause havent had any issues yet - knock on wood
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:42 PM   #3
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I went to a search engine like metacrawler and put in Rockwood 8314 BSS and came up with a bunch of info

the front end on that particular unit doesnt look very aerodynamic but if that is the floor plan then I understand whole hartedly on that one
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:07 PM   #4
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one more thing I came across - Orlando RV is part of the RV Direct chain
read this thread RV Direct, RV Wholesale or RV Direct Wholesale?

also read this letter that explains their experiance with RV Direct - kinda makes ya wonder http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...1.cfm#20421531
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:52 PM   #5
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My In laws are huge Jayco fans. We spent a year researching many different types of trailers before deciding on the Rockwood. Every time we would bring up a potential RV we would get the, you need to buy a Jayco speech. That all changed when we brought them to a very large RV Show and put a Rockwood up against a Jayco in a side by side comparison. The Jayco they picked for the comparison was solid. We tore the two trailers apart, in the end the Rockwood won! When you really focus on the level we did you start to notice where costs were cut. Maybe the trim is off a little, maybe the floor squeaks, maybe the stairs and parts are a lower quality. Crawl into the cupboards in the kitchen, look at the hardware used, look at the backside of the counter tops. Look at the weights of the trailer why is one heavier then the other? Are the walls solid. If you take the time to really look you will be happy in the end. It is more then just color's and a floor plan.
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Rockwood 8314 BSS

Thanks to FarmerMT for your response. It was very encouraging, as we have placed our order for a 2012 Rockwood 8314 bss fully loaded, minus the slideout awnings and carpet only on the slideout not the bedroom. We didn't compare nowhere to the level you did, but did have both units on the same lot and the floor plan of the Rockwood was just incredible. Thanks again
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Thanks to FarmerMT for your response. It was very encouraging, as we have placed our order for a 2012 Rockwood 8314 bss fully loaded, minus the slideout awnings and carpet only on the slideout not the bedroom. We didn't compare nowhere to the level you did, but did have both units on the same lot and the floor plan of the Rockwood was just incredible. Thanks again
Congratulations on ordering your new TT!

Might be my personal preference, but, I would add the Slide Toppers. (There are my threads here on the subject.)

John (And, yes, I had the toppers on the old TT, and they are on the new TT as well.)
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can I ask where you decided to order you TT from?
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Thanks. We ordered our tt from Orlando Rv, Winter Park. We looked at Rvw, but in the end didn't think they could save us much on the one we wanted. Plus we didn't want to go and get it and we like having a dealer close by. The talks went well and we feel we got a good deal.





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Old 05-02-2011, 09:34 PM   #10
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I just went to the Forest River website and did a local search on Forest River Dealers and I stand Corrected - apparently they are a Forest River Dealer. I was given Mis-Information and sorry for posting the wrong info in post #2

Glad to hear it worked out and you got a good deal - welcome aboard
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