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Old 04-30-2015, 12:40 PM   #1
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Hello from North Eastern Maryland

We just picked up our 2015 Rockwood Windjammer 3008W yesterday.

We bought a "starter" model from another manufacturer last year and quickly outgrew it. We spent most of the winter looking at floor plans and specs and weights and deciding between getting another TT or a 5th wheel. We decided to go with Forest River based on what we heard in talking with other RVers and the final decision was based on going to a dealer and walking thru several TT and 5th wheels and comparing them. In the end the decision was simple, my wife loved the front kitchen in this one. We shopped around for the best price and here we are. So happy and excited to have a TT with some room and nice features.

We'll pull it with our 2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD 6.0L using a Blue Ox Swaypro WD hitch as soon as we get new spring bars for it. I had to go with 1000lb spring bars, the new trailer is about 2000lbs heavier than the old one dry.

The dealer delivered it for me because they wanted to get the sale in for April and I'm glad they did. I have an incline at the street end of my driveway and when we got home and he started backing it in the rear stabilzer jacks on the trailer started dragging against the driveway. Luckily the incline gets less across the width of the driveway and it was able to back in without dragging by using the far right side of the driveway.

Next problem was the parking space I have for it beside the house. My old one fit there nicely but this one being 5ft longer and the slides being deeper doesn't fit so well. He got it backed in and we can open the slides but I'm going to need to extend the width of the parking space a little somehow. I'm already getting estimates on having the driveway resurfaced so maybe I'll see what it would take to make it foot wider in the trailer parking area.

I'm a little disappointed in the amount of exterior storage available on this model but I knew what it was when we picked it (happy wife, happy life). I'll need to figure out how to condense some of the things I had in the pass thru on the old trailer and make everything fit in the new one. Maybe I'll get rid of most of the wood blocks I'd been using and get some of those plastic stackable things and see how they work for me on the stabilizer jacks and for leveling by stacking them and driving up on them.

Great to be here and looking forward to hanging out. I don't usually post much in forums but I lurk and soak up the wisdom.


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Old 04-30-2015, 01:41 PM   #2
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Welcome from Howard County, MD! I had a pop-up that would drag on my sloped driveway as I dipped down into the curb/gutter/whatever its name is. If I put 2x10 boards into it, it gave the little bit of clearance that we needed.

I think other folks are putting caster wheels on the rears of their campers for the same reason.

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Old 04-30-2015, 02:03 PM   #3
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your new Rockwood Windjammer 3008W.
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:19 PM   #4
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Old 04-30-2015, 05:54 PM   #6
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:47 PM   #7
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Hello and welcome from Minnesota.
I just purchased a set of Anderson levelers after hearing good reviews of them. They take the place of boards and the stack blocks and level from 1/2 to 4 inches.
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:05 PM   #8
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:48 PM   #9
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Hello from Eastern MD! We are spending this week on the Md Shore at Tall Pines Harbor CG.
Couldn't be happier on our second trip from VT to FL with our 3025W. I did switch tires to Carlise E's for piece of mind.

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Old 04-30-2015, 08:08 PM   #10
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Welcome to the forum from Southern MD and congrats on the new Windjammer!

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