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Old 04-11-2015, 12:12 PM   #1
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Hi, my name is Ivan

I am new to this group. I recently purchased a 2015 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8289WS. We are lost on trying to figure out this thing.

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Old 04-11-2015, 12:21 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome. Didn't the dealer go thru it with you prior to delivery? And don't worry. There are lots of helpful people on here who will help with your questions. You may want to be specific about exactly what you're trying to figure out.

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Old 04-11-2015, 01:28 PM   #3
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Congrats on your new Rockwood! Ditto about this being a good site for help. Do you have any specific questions or is it RVing in general? Have you taken delivery of the unit yet?

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Old 04-11-2015, 01:40 PM   #4
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Hello and welcome aboard from Eastern Ontario, Canada.
Not to many question this group can't answer, lots of knowledge here !
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Old 04-11-2015, 03:29 PM   #5
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Not right now. The dealer spent about 3 minutes going over everything. When we couldn't find stuff in the book, we would call him up. His reply is it's in the book. So, we would just do the trial and error process. Never owned a 5th wheel, always motorhome. This is a new experience for us.
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Old 04-11-2015, 03:48 PM   #6
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There are DEALERS and then there are dealers.
I would try to speak with the owner, face to face, politely, to ask if they would schedule a PDI. Now, that is a Post Delivery Inspection. After the fact, you will be at their mercy because they already have your money. Ask anyway.
Look up the PDI checklist on this forum, read through it to familiarize yourself with terms etc then go over it with them. Good luck and enjoy camping.
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Old 04-11-2015, 03:59 PM   #7
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Not right now. The dealer spent about 3 minutes going over everything. When we couldn't find stuff in the book, we would call him up. His reply is it's in the book. So, we would just do the trial and error process.
advice for other new owners, NEVER accept such a poor walk-through like this dealer did.
most good dealers will spend 2-3 hours for your walk-through.
you spent your money, so you have the right to get a good PDI/walk-through.

and never accept a statement like, it's in the book. most RV owners manuals are just basic ones that have nothing specific about your model or even type of RV.

to the OP, i agree about contacting the owner. tell them you're a member here and we have a pretty strong following.
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Old 04-11-2015, 04:23 PM   #8
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If the dealer isn't willing to do a walk through with you after the fact I would suggest have a friend that has an Rv help you figure things out
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Old 04-11-2015, 05:36 PM   #9
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Hello and welcome! I have the same 5th wheel and love it!! Me and DW have never been happier! I have had no issue's (so far). I just opened it up today and gave it a quick once over. It did survive the Western New York winter. Tomorrow I plan on de-winterizing it and sanitizing the water lines.

There is a wealth of knowledge on this forum. Look in the 5th Wheel section under Rockwood. Plenty of good reading, and there are very experience campers on this site.

Feel free to ask questions. They will all be answered. As for the book, sorry but it suxs.

What type of tow vehicle do you have and which hitch did they hook you up with?

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Congratulations on the new Rockwood 5th wheel, AND on your retirement. Welcome to the forum.

There is a F.R.O.G. (Forest River Owners' Group) rally in Branson, MO at the end of May. Branson is only about 285 miles from Wichita. I know you probably want to get your "fiver" out and use it before then, but this would be a great opportunity to meet other forest River owners, ask any questions you might have, learn from them, and meet people with similar interests. I know some of the folks who will be there. Lots of experienced RV'ers and just generally nice folks. think you would enjoy it AND get (almost) any and all of your questions answered. Rally info and contact person is listed below.

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