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Old 04-29-2014, 08:03 AM   #21
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Glad to hear you like your Rockwood 8289WS. My wife and I just ordered this unit about a week ago. I'm trying to get my dealer to change out the factory installed tires ("Trail Express") for at least a "Load Range D" tire before I take delivery of the new unit. I'd like to go with the "Load Range E" tire if possible, but I can't find any info on whether the 15" aluminum wheels can handle the added psi. I see you've had luck with your tires, but do you know what the wheel itself says it's rated for? Or, any one else that has this unit, can you help me out? Thanks. Sorry for the thread derailment.
Just got back from a week away in our 8289WS. Temps were 30 to 32 at night, The fireplace really does keep the trailer warm. With the furnace we had no issues at all. I would recommend a centre powered vent above the Island, that is about the only thing we are missing.

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Old 04-29-2014, 09:41 AM   #22
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Camping world in IL was offering a sale price of just over $30k for a Diamond or Platinum version for the 8329SS. But I like some of the tips here about upgrading the air conditioning. I'm most likely to order one verse one off the lot because it seems that no one stock model has the options I'd like.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:45 AM   #23
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Sorry one other thought on the 8329SS, my wife and I were thinking that most often it would just be the two of us so we were thinking we could leave two of the dinning chairs at home and rotate the table 90 degrees so it is less in the way of viewing the fireplace and TV from the recliners. If we have guests there is always the eat at counter.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:59 AM   #24
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The wife & I also like the floorplan of the 8329SS. We are looking for the floor plan of a TT that has all the options available that the fifth wheels have. The biggest deal breaker on fifth wheels are THE STAIRS! Look how steep they are and you have to walk up & down them every time you use the restroom or bedroom. Always a chance to trip & fall while you're inside the trailer. I'll trade the ride & towing for no steep stairs anytime.
You may also want to consider the Flagstaff 832IKBS to widen your choice of dealers. It is the same floor plan built in the same plant. We having to order one to get exactly what we wanted and found the Flagstaff at a closer dealer for $800 less than the best deal I could get on the Rockwood.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:50 PM   #25
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There a dream to tow, in fact I have not felt any dif. from towing 5ers for the last 22 years and this is our first tt. Was a little nervous towing and backing in but found very easy to do both. I think the d.p. is the only way to go.


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Old 04-29-2014, 07:58 PM   #26
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The table and chairs don't bother the t.v. from the recliners at all there is just the two of us, we keep all 4 chairs just in case.


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Old 04-29-2014, 08:22 PM   #27
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My 8280WS has Hi-Spec Series 6 rims and etrailer shows them rated for 65 psi. Americana Aluminum Hi-Spec Series 6 Trailer Wheel - 15" x 6" Rim - 5 on 4-1/2 HWT Tires and Wheels AM22651. I currently have Duro Load Range C tires, and I will definitely go to Load Range D when I change them out, even though I am currently about 400 lbs. under the load rating on the heaviest axle.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:59 AM   #28
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We picked up our new Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8329SS yesterday. After doing the paperwork we had an orientation of the new camper. We had an sixty mile drive through a couple small towns and on some interstates. I think I need to put on my sway bars and make some adjustment on the load leveling hitch. She swayed a little. Got is set up next to the house and found the wife's swing is in the way of the awning. So we will move it. Founding out there is allot of nice things in it. The Freedom Express can't hold a candle to the Rockwood. First camping trip will be in Ohio Amish country mother's day weekend. Will try to post pictures after that.
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Good luck. What did you end up paying for it? 2014? How do you like it? Change tire size?
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Got it for $34,000. So far we love it. No I did not change tires.
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