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Old 04-25-2014, 10:27 AM   #1
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Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8329SS owners

Are there any Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8329SS owners out there? Do you like or dislike this camper? Looking at one tomorrow and wanting to get everyone's thoughts.
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:39 AM   #2
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Are there any Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8329SS owners out there? Do you like or dislike this camper? Looking at one tomorrow and wanting to get everyone's thoughts.
Hi and welcome.

I used to own a 8285WS Signature Ultra Lite 5th wheel and sold it to move up into a motorhome.
My thoughts are it is a great light weight trailer that is easy to pull for short campouts. If you plan on travelling long distances like travel cross country look to a heavier frame.
The ultra Lite series has small axle weight and I think mine were rated at 4,000 lbs each which limits you in how much stuff you can carry.
Look at the weight of the trailer on the sticker and see what is the GCW is.
Your dry weight is about 7,622 and cargo max is around 1,231 lbs.
The size and category of the tires are only rated for a light trailer.
If you think you want to buy better tires that are 80 psi you can't because of the maximum rim psi is 60 psi (Rim Code J).
If you can get the better leather recliner seats in the rear is well worth it.
Electric fireplace/heater great!
Love the location of the TV in relationship to all the seating area.


Don't get me wrong this is a great trailer and you can have lots of fun if you get a great price.
Here is a picture of my ultra lite.

Oh don't let the dealer fool you about special prices.
You should be able to pick a new one up for around $26,000 and NOT $34,000.
Good luck and hope this helps you make your decision.

Here is a YouTube video that will help.
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:34 PM   #3
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We bought the 2013 d.p. Pkge and we love our unit, we pulled over 6k miles so far and haven't seen another on the road, like that part. Have had a onlookers going wow.


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Old 04-26-2014, 07:15 AM   #4
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We bought a 2013 Platinum package 8289WS, have towed about 4,500 miles without a problem. I did upgrade to E class tires and run them at 72-75 lbs and no issues thus far. Wanted a heavier tire & had never gotten an answer about psi on wheels but they are fine and kept air over winter great.
Love ours as most of the time it is just wife & I, love the Fireplace, worked great last October camping in northern Ontario with temps in upper 20's to low 30's overnight.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:24 AM   #5
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Nice unit, I have the 8319ss model and love it. In this model you don't have access to your fridge and stove when the slides are in. So when on the road and want to cook at lunch time, you have to open the slides to use, just a thought.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:34 AM   #6
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We like the looks of the 8329ss. TW likes the fireplace and center island. I was getting a price on the 8319 but they said they sold it.

When we travel we normally stop where we can sit down and eat. Our favorite campground an 80 mile drive is in Ohio Amish country (Holmes county, Amish Mafia) we stop 5 miles before the campground at the Amish Door Restaurant where they have a loop to park in. Large enough for a semi.
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Before we hit the road we make our lunch and then you don't need to open any slides, we have a plugin cooler we carry in truck, mind you there is only the two of us, and it has lots of room when company comes or weather is ugly.

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We bought a 2013 Platinum package 8289WS, have towed about 4,500 miles without a problem. I did upgrade to E class tires and run them at 72-75 lbs and no issues thus far. Wanted a heavier tire & had never gotten an answer about psi on wheels but they are fine and kept air over winter great.
Love ours as most of the time it is just wife & I, love the Fireplace, worked great last October camping in northern Ontario with temps in upper 20's to low 30's overnight.
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.
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:03 PM   #9
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Well we made the jump today from a Coachman Freedom Express to a Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8329ss Platinum Package. We pick it up next Friday.
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Funny we were just looking at the 8329SS at a camping world show we liked everything about it except for the queen bed. We really wanted a queen bed but haven't come across any models offering one especially at this length. We're thinking maybe we could replace the queen with a king ourselves but we forgot to measure the space on each side of the bed at the head.
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