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Old 03-20-2015, 05:21 PM   #1
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Rockwood TT or 5er ?

Upgrading from our Keystone Hideout 23RBWE to a bigger trailer. Like the Rockwood 8310SS TT and 8280WS 5er. TV is a 2014 Ram 2500 CTD CC SB 4X4, so should not be an issue. Any ideas, suggestions as one over the other. We really like the 8310 bedroom, but think the 5er would be a shorter combination and easier to tow and park. Are the thermal pane windows a useful option?
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:37 PM   #2
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I got the FW because it is easy for the other half to hook and drive, no worries about sway.

If there is a mobility issue then the TT may be the better option because of the fewer stairs.

FW can give you more trailer in a shorter package.

TT will have fewer height clearance issues and it leaves the TV bed clear.
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Depends on what else you want to do with your truck IMO. We wanted to haul canoes, kayaks and bikes easily so we went from a 5th wheel to a TT.

If you don't, most would recommend a 5th wheel. TT sway is a non-issue if your TV is up to the task, and you have a good WD hitch that's setup correctly.
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:29 PM   #4
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That 8310ss TT has so much more interior room than the 8280ws fifth wheel. I wish Rockwood would start offering a bedroom BED slide on their fifth wheels. The Winnebago Voyage fifth wheels are light weight AND you can option in a bedroom slide with a 1,650 pin weight. I don't know why more manufacturers can't offer this.


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Old 03-21-2015, 05:31 PM   #5
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I bought a 8310 last year.
Love the layout, lots of storage space both inside and out, still have some empty cabinets.
Don't let it's size impress you, it tows very well.
Perfect floorplan for us...the bedroom slide is great.
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Old 03-21-2015, 05:55 PM   #6
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We have the 8280ws and are very happy with it. It is very easy to tow and our TV is a Ram 1500. Love the layout of the 8280ws. Can't tell you what's right for you though. We spent several months going through hundreds of trailers, soon as I stepped into this one I knew it was for us. Haven't regretted it.
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Depends where you'll keep it, how hard to get in and out of smaller park sites, and as you get older, the wash me now thing!
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Seems to me that the 8280 has one of the lighter pin weights for a 30+' camper; around 1100 or 1200 lbs., right? Makes a good choice for half ton towing
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If you use a slider. My 2500 Ram with factory tow doesn't squat much, and I also carry a 300 lb. scooter/trike in bed of truck.
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You have the truck. Get a 5th wheel no question. Feel so much more spacious with the high ceiling, tows so much better, more outside storage, etc
Been there, done it.
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