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Old 04-15-2015, 08:56 PM   #1
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Considering purchase of new 2014 8289WS

Not an owner yet, but want to be!!

We are considering purchasing a new 2014 8289WS and have some concerns and are looking for your experience.

I've seen the thread about the front cap dents and believe this unit may have a couple beginning to form...

Should I have any concerns if the unit has been sitting for over a year (build date 1/2014) with the slides open? I don't know for a fact that they were, but chances are its spent more time open than closed... It's on a dealers lot and has signs of weatherization (pink RV fluid in the sinks) so maybe its been moved on an occasion...

Anything else we should be looking at/for?

Thank you in advance!

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Old 04-15-2015, 09:10 PM   #2
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I believe they get the pink RV antifreeze prior to leaving the factory, so that's not a sign of weathering.

Rockwood changed fabrics about the time our 2015 was built last September, and also updated the exterior graphics

They lightened up the brown on the front cap quite a bit on the newer 2015 Diamond package models. That may have been because some dented easier in the sun due to the dark color.

Really just comes down to how much you like it, and how much they want to sell. I'd want a great deal on a unit the dealer has had that long.

If you buy, consider better in tires in load range D or E quickly. The LR-C tires FR installs don't have much reserve capacity, and won't improve with age.

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Old 04-15-2015, 09:47 PM   #3
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The pricing needs to be right as it will have 2 years depreciation once you drive it off the lot as 2016 are now being sold.


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Old 04-16-2015, 11:06 AM   #4
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Anyone familiar with this website, See Dealer Cost?

Rockwood 8289WS Signature Fifth Wheel 2014 | Rockwood Signature Fifth Wheel by Forest River | See Dealer Cost

I know there is a HUGH markup on RVs... according to this site, with the options on the unit, their cost was 30,900. They're asking 29,995 and we were considering that price, out the door (tax, title, etc...), including the Reese 30047 16K 5th-wheel hitch installed in our truck...
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When i bought my new Flagstaff it came winterized with pink in the lines..
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