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Old 07-07-2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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Hello from California

Hi all just join the group and wanted to intro ourselves. I am Dan and my wife is Missy and we recently purchased a Rockwood 8280 fifth wheel to tow with our 2011Chev 1500. Did a lot of research and found this was the best 5th wheel for our truck (pin weight, trailer weight ). I know we are close to our max towing (1100lbs to spare). I have weight the trailer and truck to get this figure. I am looking to install a K&N air filter kit (use to be called a FIPK) maybe a larger cat back exhaust and maybe changing the trans fluid to a synthetic like Amsoil. We are not planning long trips just short ones to the beach area.
I would like to know your thoughts…. We have what we have and have to make do…
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:46 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and Good Luck!

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Old 07-14-2012, 09:11 PM   #3
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to the forums and congrats on your Rockwood 5th wheel! You had say something about beach trips - any ideas where you might be heading to? I often end up at San Clemente SB because of full hookups but we have several good beach campgrounds here in Southern Ca to select from.


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Old 07-15-2012, 11:37 AM   #5
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Welcome to FRF, from another Dan from California!!
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Welcome to the forum dan!
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:46 PM   #7
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:34 PM   #8
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Welcome Dan.
Congratulations on the new fiver!
We also like to head to the beach.
Morro Bay is our favorite.

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Old 08-01-2012, 07:31 PM   #9
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Hey there fellow Californian

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That's all we do anymore. It's hot here in the valley and we head for Pismo Coast Village as often as possible. Enjoy your rig. All the best.

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