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Old 03-11-2016, 02:03 PM   #11
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Wheel Down, We have owned 3 FR products, Our first a 19' Apex, our second a 30' Rockwood 2604WS and now a 37' Cedar Creek 31IK fifth wheel. We have had good luck with all 3. You have already received good advice on quality and kind of what to expect.

As stated before.. Make sure you buy from a reputable dealer. In this industry if you didn't buy from a particular dealer they don't want to talk to you about warranty repair. Finding a good dealer is paramount! You did not mention the part of country your from. My our might want to post to get some recommendations from members on this site. Good folks here.

As far as your TV goes. I pulled the 2604ws with an ECB F150. I did not have the max tow package but I had no problems at all. It is comparable to the RV your considering. Just make sure you get a good WD/anti sway hitch. I used the 4 point Equalizer. Again, much input will come from this site.

Go get it and enjoy...
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Old 03-11-2016, 02:15 PM   #12
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You might as well ask whether Chev/ Ford/Dodge is the better truck......... product quality questions are so subject, it's not funny.

FWIW - I have have been very happy with my trailer.
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Old 03-11-2016, 02:17 PM   #13
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I have a 2016 Flagstaff Classic Super Lite 832 IBKS. It is 7736 dry by label, with a max of 9400lbs. I have a Silverado that has a max tow capability of 9600lbs.

I have towed the trailer twice and it is fine. There are those that will respond with negative comments, however I know what I have, know what my limits are and will NEVER tow this thing above about 8500lbs total. I can say that because I dont need a bunch of stuff loaded in the TT.

I would caution you if you have NEVER towed before to be very, very careful when you do tow. You may not approach the limits of your truck, but you may very well approach the limits of your personal experience. So go with caution and be patient you should be fine.

As to quality my unit seems to be pretty good overall, but I also look at this a bit different. I know that my TT is a small house that is on wheels that basically is experiencing minor earthquakes every single time I move it. Try exposing your Sticks and Bricks to minor earthquakes multiple times a year....bet you would find issues there too.

Take it slow and have fun!!
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Old 03-11-2016, 02:38 PM   #14
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I have a 2016 Flagstaff Classic Super Lite 832 IBKS. It is 7736 dry by label, with a max of 9400lbs. I have a Silverado that has a max tow capability of 9600lbs.

I have towed the trailer twice and it is fine. There are those that will respond with negative comments, however I know what I have, know what my limits are and will NEVER tow this thing above about 8500lbs total. I can say that because I dont need a bunch of stuff loaded in the TT.

I would caution you if you have NEVER towed before to be very, very careful when you do tow. You may not approach the limits of your truck, but you may very well approach the limits of your personal experience. So go with caution and be patient you should be fine.

As to quality my unit seems to be pretty good overall, but I also look at this a bit different. I know that my TT is a small house that is on wheels that basically is experiencing minor earthquakes every single time I move it. Try exposing your Sticks and Bricks to minor earthquakes multiple times a year....bet you would find issues there too.

Take it slow and have fun!!
Not to mention hurricane force winds...
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Old 03-11-2016, 02:38 PM   #15
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As others have stated Forest River puts our good products, with a few lemons. We bought our Surveyor SP260 a few years ago and it has 5 or 6 minor cosmetic issues that we towed it back to our great dealer to correct. Other than that, being sort of handy and mechanically inclined helps. I have done a few modifications to make the camper fit our needs better. We still have and use our 2013 SP260 as much as we can. Its has proven to be a great camper for us.
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Old 03-11-2016, 05:02 PM   #16
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Two things about this site.
There are great folks on here with great advice. Thanks mucho!
I agree with the "squeaky wheel" post. Not many folks put how great their trailer is on here. Easier to complain I guess. And I am pretty handy around the house and am not afraid to of the DIY challenges.
I never considered the fact that your "house" is subject to a "earthquake" like shaking every trip. But this is all very true.
I might add, if folks on the road and in the parks are half as nice as you guy's, I am in for some good times.

I am sure I will have many questions to follow. Great to know answers are not too far out of reach!
Oh almost forgot, I am in the area of the Gulf Coast, south MS. I was on the ropes at a local dealer the other day, but backed out of the deal. Just didn't "feel it", if you know what I mean. Did not want to just buy the first unit I stepped into. I am glad I waited. Got my eyes on a much more functional TT. Open for a good dealer recommendation in this area.
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Old 03-11-2016, 05:10 PM   #17
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All of the big manufacturers have about the same chance of good vs bad units. Very few have the support this forum provides. It sounds silly but it has played a big role in my purchases. There is no substitute for a knowledgeable and active community.
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Old 03-11-2016, 05:20 PM   #19
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tow test

Have you towed with this truck yet? It will do fine but it is nice to know up front first hand.

If your were closer we could load up my car trailer with a few four wheelers / small tractor to the right tongue and load weight so you could feel the load before you buy. I don't think the dealer will let you take the new unit for a spin. Maybe he has a "well used" unit you could tow for a day.

Another thought would be to rent an uhaul flat trailer for a day, a flattrailer is what DW learned on as she could see over it and figured out how to park it......
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Old 03-11-2016, 05:32 PM   #20
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I am completely happy with my Flagstaff T21QBHW A frame. I do realize that I have purchased a mid range product that is bounced all over creation and will require maintenance from time to time . I bought it to use, whatever it takes !
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