Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-18-2008, 10:45 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1
2006 Flagstaff 27bhss

Good evening all,

Looks like we will be purchasing a 2006 FLAGSTAFF 27BHSS. Dry weight is approx 4900lbs. Been pulling a 1991 Coleman Chesapeake PU. No brakes and when I don't like the few or don't feel like backing up straight I just picked it up. Going from a 50lb van pulling a 5lb camper to the flip side. It looks like I should be able to pull it from what I can see. Any suggestions or preferences in weight distribution Reese vs. Blue Ox and brake controllers? Going to have either Restless Wheels or Reines RV (both Manassas VA) Center put both on so I will be done right (I hope). Tks in advance for any info, insight or suggestions.

PS:my Siberian husky Stryker would like to know of any dog friendly preferably somewhere North/cold of DC to camp.

I found some info in the owner manual. Under the Trailer Towing Table I get the following.
Engine (EFI) 5.8L
Rear Axle Ratio 3.55
Max GCWR 12,000LB (5,443Kg)
Trailer Weight Range 0-6,900Lb (0-2,994Kg)
Max Frontal Area or Trailer 60.

Rear Axle Code:19
Description: Ford
Capacity: 3,800Lbs (1,723Kgs)
Ratio: 3.55

The 2 dealers close to me have either the Blue Ox (Reines RV Manassas VA) or Reese (Restless Wheel Manassas VA) weight distribution kits. Has anyone used these systems or dealers?

JOHNNLISA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2008, 05:36 PM   #2
Senior Member
wildwood's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 379
sorry, i havent. i have reese, but i have a light HTT

I have a heavier TT that is 11000 lbs but plan to park at beach.

i havent used the products you mentioned, there are many good ones available. i have heard that equalizer is a value and prodigy a good controller but i do not have either.

I wanted you to know we respond to post, sorry i dont have any experience with these parts

enjoy camping

wildwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2008, 06:13 PM   #3
Senior Member
welshman599's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Quispamsis NB Canada
Posts: 1,026
Send a message via MSN to welshman599
Hmmm, I don't tow, so am responding more to push your question up the list a bit. I've read a bit about the blue Ox systems, but haven't seen many in use. Reese has a lot of satisfied customers.
  • Salem 401-2b; 31" Sony Trinitron and two channels on the antenna.
  • Smokin' hot wife... 2 boys, 25 and 10.

83 sweet sweet days camped in 2008 - not easy in my neck of the woods!
welshman599 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2008, 07:25 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,260
I have the Reese weight distribution and anti sway system, it works real well. My first camper was a Fleetwood Mallard approx 6,000 lbs and now I have a Rockwood 8314ss and the approx weight is 7,910 lbs. the same Reese system was used on both, the only difference is that the Roockwood needed a 12,000 lbs hitch. I have been using the Reese system for 8 years.
rockwood06 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:11 PM.