Nuther newby, from Illinois.
Hi ya'll, I am totally new to this rving thing and am contemplating my first purchase of one. I have been feverishly inspecting new and used rv's all over Tulsa Oklahoma, where I am currently working. As an aircaft inspector, and a lifetime gearhead, I do have a very critical eye on all things electromechanical. Anyway after looking at dozens of different models and floorplans, new and used, I've pretty much convinced myself that a Rockwood 8314bss most closely meets me and my wife's (and our dog's) needs. Aftr looking at a myriad of new railers with loose trim, unclosable doors and warped cupboard doors, I was pleasently surprised when I walked into this one. I haven't had the chance to do any ops checks on it yet, so my assesment is nowhere ner complete, but so far, the fit and finish of this particular trailer is winning hands down over anything else I've seen.
I guess my first questions on ths is all about weight. Specs on it says it eighs 6390lbs dry, but 8289lbs loaded. Is the 8289lbs a rough guesstimate from the manufacturer? Because the first trip I'm planning will be from Grafton Illinois to Savannah Ga. My little half ton is supposed to be good for 9600lbs towing capacity, but does that take into consideration the Appalachian mountains? Will my truck pee on itself when we hit those hills?