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Old 03-22-2015, 12:47 PM   #11
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Only thing I wish was better in 8280, would to be bed moved a little to curb side and the shirt closet a little skinner. Darn! New thing to do. ( make cabinets, so no big deal)
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:16 PM   #12
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Hmmm. Our 8285IKWS (Rockwood) has a bedroom slide and a pin weight of less than 1,200 lbs. Then when I look at the Signature Ultra Lites in Rockwood's brochure, they all have bedroom slides and low pin weights.
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:27 PM   #13
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We have owned both a TT & a 5er. After driving our 5er, I would never consider towing a TT again! If you need to take toys along, you should have enough truck - look into a smaller toy hauler.


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Old 03-24-2015, 12:40 PM   #14
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Bed room slide in 8280 is a wardrobe slide. If there was more storage, you could spend more time shopping, and get stuff you MIGHT need......ten years from now.
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Hmmm. Our 8285IKWS (Rockwood) has a bedroom slide and a pin weight of less than 1,200 lbs. Then when I look at the Signature Ultra Lites in Rockwood's brochure, they all have bedroom slides and low pin weights.

But those are wardrobe slides & they don't give you LIVING space. A bedroom slide with a BED in it does.


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But those are wardrobe slides & they don't give you LIVING space. A bedroom slide with a BED in it does.


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Old 03-24-2015, 05:45 PM   #17
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When it comes to adding space there isn't really any difference between a wardrobe slide or a slide with the bed in it. The wardrobe slide doesn't make the closet bigger, it makes the living space bigger. It moves the wardrobe out so that there is added floor space. It's the size of the slide that makes extra room, not whether the bed or the wardrobe is in it. :-)
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:18 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the input. I like some of the other layouts, but the DW says no island sink.
Also need room for the 110 lb choc lab.
Maybe I need to flip a coin.
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When it comes to adding space there isn't really any difference between a wardrobe slide or a slide with the bed in it.
Well on our 8329, the bedroom slide is 38" deep and roughly 66" wide.
Someone with a 8289 would have to measure their wardrobe slide to be sure, but I don't think its that deep and likely not as wide either.

I do know we looked at both models many times, and the 8329 has much more floor space in the bedroom. Mostly that's because the bed slide gets nearly half of a queen bed out of the bedroom when the slide is extended.

I still think the choice between TT and 5'ver should be made more on what else you want to do with the truck however.
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Thanks for all the input. I like some of the other layouts, but the DW says no island sink.
Also need room for the 110 lb choc lab.
Maybe I need to flip a coin.
If 'no island' is a requirement, that's exactly why we bought our 8282WS 5er. It has a roll-about dining table with fold-down leaves on both sides. It gives a very flexible layout and the living space is quite large. Also one of the few where the TV is directly across from the recliners.

Unfortunately, they seem to have discontinued the model this year (and its Flagstaff stablemate) but maybe you can find an unsold unit somewhere.
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