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Old 02-16-2014, 09:10 PM   #11
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Congrats on the 8289WS. We have had ours a few days over six weeks and just love it. Have put on about 2500 miles so far and spent 37 days / nights camping across 5 states, may take it out for a night or two next week. The wardrobe slide is not an issue on that side. Did you get the 50 amp with the second a/c unit?
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:29 PM   #12
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jrlogan10.....I can relate to your excitement...we have the exact same unit on order..expecting to hear from the dealer in early March that they have received it...my only concern is the underbelly storage...going to have to be more creative in how we store things...the Puma 5th that we had before had more outside storage than the Rockwood.

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Old 02-17-2014, 09:06 AM   #13
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presley01 - We the 5th wheel has 50amp service, but no 2nd ac. It's wired for it but we don't have it. Living in Michign and it can get hot, but we don't camp enough to justify it right now. Still putting bread on the table for a few more years.
With the weather we're having I don't think we'll get rid of the snow until July!!
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:35 PM   #14
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Let us know when your camper is delivered. Look it over real good from the underside to the roof and front to back.
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:30 AM   #15
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jrlogan10.....I can relate to your excitement...we have the exact same unit on order..expecting to hear from the dealer in early March that they have received it...my only concern is the underbelly storage...going to have to be more creative in how we store things...the Puma 5th that we had before had more outside storage than the Rockwood.

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We went from a 40' Weekend Warrior Toy Hauler to the 828WS (Don't haul sound equipment any more).

I could not believe all the "stuff" that I'd put in that Toy Hauler over a five year period. When weight was no object, it was just throw it in. I mean everyone should travel with two crock pots, three gallons of window cleaner, enough tools to rebuild a CAT diesel, 150' of 50A power cord, etc.

We just laid it all out in the Ag Building, and selected what we "needed" to carry in the new RV. I haven't been across the scales yet, but I'm comfortable that we're within the CCC.

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Presley01 - Will do. I saw somewhere on here a checklist for things to go over. I'll have to find it again. I found one for Hybreds that I might use. Wondering if there was one for 5th wheels.
Rodeo George - You carried alot of stuff...
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Old 02-28-2014, 09:33 AM   #17
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had you ever problems at pulling/operating with the F 150, regarding payload etc??
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Old 02-28-2014, 09:36 AM   #18
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I have no problems pulling mine
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:26 PM   #19
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good, but another question, as the Rockwood has these Torflex Rubber Suspension Axle: how does this work for you and have you a comparison to the usual springs?
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:49 PM   #20
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I had leaf springs on my 08 Cougar 291RLS, our 8289WS has the Torflex suspension. The Torflex seems to give the RV a softer ride. Have never been inside either one while being towed, all I can say is how it felt on the truck and what I see in the mirror.
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