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Old 05-04-2016, 11:13 PM   #1
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Is anyone aware of diagrams that show the location of appliances, parts, etc in the Flagstaff a frames? The owner's manual is really lacking! We got some information about each appliance, but those illustrations don't show placement in the trailer, location of switches, etc. I wish we had taken photos and notes at our very brief orientation!

I am also confused about the water tank. Does anyone travel with water having filled the tank at home? We are really new at this...obviously! We could use some instruction. If anyone in the Colorado Springs area is willing!
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:47 AM   #2
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As you use your A-Frame you will learn all you need and if you can not figure something out, ask here.
We took our trailer all the way to Alaska and back with the water tank full, so no problem with it full when leaving home.
I live in Denver and if you get up this way. I would be happy to cover the systems with you, we could use my A-Frame.
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no such diagram exists for any FR product.

unless an owner makes their own.
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Thanks

I guess I might be making our own diagram as we go....until we get used to everything. It sure would be helpful!
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When you have a few minutes, remove the covers from all the appliances and write down the make, model # and serial # for all your appliances. Keep a copy in the unit and one at home. This way when you have a problem or need a part, you don't have to go hunt for that info. The dealer gets a build sheet from FR for every unit that has all this info, but they rarely provide it to the customer. if you are getting ready to pick up a new RV, be sure to ask the dealer for the build sheet. Remember that the warranty on the appliances is usually covered by the appliance manufacturer.
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We did get the build sheets in our owner's information. It sure is detailed about every little part for repair and/or installation. What is missing is a good user's guide with basic use diagrams, kind of a 'beginner's guide'. But, I am sure it isn't rocket science....we just need to dig in and figure it out. We moved up from a home build teardrop that had light switches and that was it. So this is a learning curve.
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The floorplans on the FR site usually shows where the major appliances, etc. are. You could print one out and mark it up to your liking.
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I am also confused about the water tank. Does anyone travel with water having filled the tank at home?
We fill up before leaving home. We've found that the camper bounces far less with the extra weight the water adds. Plus, the weight is mostly behind the axle, so it offsets some of the weight of the gear we're putting into the front storage trunk, keeping our tongue weight where we need it.

A side benefit is that we can go directly to our site, with no stop to fill the tank. That's especially nice when we're arriving late and in the dark.
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The floorplans on the FR site usually shows where the major appliances, etc. are. You could print one out and mark it up to your liking.
True enough.

Here is the floorplan link for Flagstaff.

Here is the floorplan link for Rockwood.
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I am also confused about the water tank. Does anyone travel with water having filled the tank at home? We are really new at this...obviously! We could use some instruction. If anyone in the Colorado Springs area is willing!
We live in north Colorado Springs - Northgate area.

It depends on where and when we are going camping for the water tank. Colorado State Parks list the months when water is available, and which sites have hook-ups (on the web). If we are going outside the window (usually summer months) for water, I fill the tank at home. If we don't have reservations for a site with hook-ups, we assume we won't get one, and again fill the water tank before leaving.

Bottom line: I'd rather travel with a water tank and hot water heater full of water than not have water, or have to tow the camper to fetch it.

At our previous house (between Black Forest and Monument), we had well water. This water would smell bad, especially in the hot water heater, after sitting for a couple of months. So I had to empty the water tank upon return home.

I'm hoping the water will stay clean and sweet for much longer, now that we are on city water.

PM me regarding get-together - can be either home. Next Sunday (15 May) is a good date for me.

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