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Old 07-04-2012, 04:04 PM   #91
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I am in the process of upgrading from a tent trailer to a 25' straight pull trailer. We found a Flagstaff 25DS with about everything we wanted.
1: Two entrances,one right to the front bed and a rear door into the galley and bathroom means we don't have to run the slideout out to make lunch on the road or to make a potty stop.
2: Comes with an outside gas grill so I can grill the steaks while she makes a sald and such.
3: 36 gallons of water plus large gray and black tanks.
4: Main battery disconnect
5: Quick anti freeze connection for winterizing.
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:10 PM   #92
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@ nuisance you do have a 12vdc socket. It's in the antenna booster in the ceiling of the entertainment center.
Yes we do but since we put in a larger TV I will have to check if I need to have one made longer for charging the cell phones. That is the only one in the trailer.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:48 PM   #93
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Now understand, we only go camping 2-3 weeks a year and a few weekends too. If we were to go on longer trips my needs might be different. We have the 2012 Flagstaff 30WRLTS VLite so my wants are going to be based on that.

1. On my model, we have 2 slides in the rear living room. I would like the dinette and the opposite couch to be reversed. This way the exterior storage compartment(under the dinette) would be on the curb side. This way a storage compartment would be on the entrance door side.

2. Light switches on the wall for ALL the interior ceiling lights. As now, all we have is 1 hall light, and bathroom lights on a wall switch.

3. A dedicated switch to turn the water heater on/off on the electric. The switch now just turns the gas on to the heater.

4. Even though I put levels on all my trailers, there is no guarantee I am getting them perfect when I mount them. Levels should be installed on every trailer of any kind before leaving the factory.

5. Smaller sink in bathroom would make room for a larger counter.

Of course:

Just a few dollars more you could have better faucets, electrical outlets, tires, 1/4" paneling(wouldn't add that much more weight) for the walls instead of that thin *&%@!

I don't need wifi, satellite, or even a fresh water holding tank. Would rather have a larger grey water holding tank.

As Forrest Gump says, "That's all I'm going to say about that".
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:32 AM   #94
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Thumbs up Thanks for all the really great input!

Thanks for all the really great input! Anyone else have anything to add?

Seems that battery disconnect is the single most requested item...

I just wanted to say, I really like the "purist" approach to this post (although we can't help much from here!)...
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HHhhmmmmm? Just five? Well Okay.

1. My Hubby
2. My dogs
3. Cold beers
4. Great bar-b-que grill (Volcano) with pork lion, steak, salmon, etc
5. My recline in a bag chair
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:01 AM   #95
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The one thing to add is to make sure there are decent tires on the unit. There are a number of threads here about people (myself included) having issues with the cheap Trail Express tires that Forest River puts on so many of it's trailers. I'm not sure if the Wildcat line uses higher end tires; so this could be a moot point.

What is especially mind boggling is that my trailer came with really nice rims; so nice that people often ask if I bought those aftermarket. So instead of putting $50 tires on $200 rims, why not put $120 tires on $100 rims?
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:26 AM   #96
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Hmm, only 5.

1. Better Tires
2. Battery Disconnect
3. Water heater closer to faucets
4. A dry camping ordering option
A. Larger Fresh Water Tank
B. Dual Batteries
C. LED Lighting

Generators. Blows my mind that there aren't more offerings for built in generator options for travel trailers and 5th wheels. We haul around self contained houses that can do every thing but power themselves, unless its 12v. Would be nice to have built in due to the weight and security issues.

Better Quality Control, see to many issues where units come off the lot where manufacturer and dealer didn't catch it. Bad plumbing, leaking slides, leaking sky lights, entertainment systems that don't work.

Not really a "must have" but a "must change" in my opinion.

I see several models from various manufactures that have their electric hookups next to their outside showers. Surprised thats even legally allowed. Those 2 shouldn't be anywhere near each other.
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:03 PM   #97
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Ya wanna impress me?

Build something like this:





and put it on every model with a black/gray water tank so i don't have to try and find a place to store the stinky slinky in the trailer next to anything else and can be easily hosed out if/when it does get contaminated by the "stuff" left in the hose.

Sticking it in the rear "bumper" is a joke when something dedicated to the purpose (like the picture) is soooo easily made. Pulling the hose back and forth in the metal bumper also scratches and damages the hose which can lead to.......unpleasant........surprises.
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:20 PM   #98
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Ya wanna impress me?

Build something like this:





and put it on every model with a black/gray water tank so i don't have to try and find a place to store the stinky slinky in the trailer next to anything else and can be easily hosed out if/when it does get contaminated by the "stuff" left in the hose.

Sticking it in the rear "bumper" is a joke when something dedicated to the purpose (like the picture) is soooo easily made. Pulling the hose back and forth in the metal bumper also scratches and damages the hose which can lead to.......unpleasant........surprises.
Ditto!
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:04 PM   #99
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Last kick at the can:

Please, please, will someone stop installing that "standard", cheesy-looking, 1970s-era linoleum in RVs. Dang near every RV out there has it. Either install real laminate flooring, or at the least, genuine simulated sheet flooring that's looks like laminate plank flooring. Please?

For the shorter people in life (like DW), install switches on the wall for all lights and fans. For height-challenged folks, it's impossible to reach some of the lights, not to mention how inconvenient it is.

Otherwise, get with the program and listen to people's suggestions herein. There's lots of great ideas here. Stop cranking out the some 'ol stuff year after year.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:16 PM   #100
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I liked the Idea about the light switches. also need cabinets to have shelves and a little lower for the DW she just can't reach and a step into the bed room area that is either wider and less height maybe double steps instead of the one step that is just too high....
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