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Old 03-12-2015, 10:10 PM   #1
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2015 Flagstaff Super V Lite 27VRL

We are looking to purchase a new 27VRL. I have a question about changing out the 14 inch Tires to 15 Inch tires. Is this worth trying to do?
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:26 PM   #2
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Check the spacing on the tires (fender space and between tires). I know I can not do it on our 27RLWS
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:36 PM   #3
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I would have to agree with Slympicins, I have a 2009 V Lite with 14 inch tires and at their closes spot there might be 2 inches of space between them, then there's the clearance in the fenderwell you also have to think about , when you hit a bump how high will that tire rise and will it clear n this situation. Measure carefully.
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:31 PM   #4
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Thanks for the information. This Flagstaff Super V Lite must be quite new. We have not seen anyone who has one yet. Would like to know more about it though.
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Old 04-05-2015, 12:55 PM   #5
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I just purchased a VLite 26VFKS and other than a few things that should have been taken care of at the factory I am very happy with my purchase. We will be leaving AZ for NE soon and I am glad I had four weeks to get to know the unit. There are several things that are not well explained in all the literature. Having had many different types of RV's, traveled full time in a diesel pusher and doing all my own maintenance I have gone over the unit from top to bottom. I had to fix the Power Awning, a door frame, change the location of the grey and black water handles (one was hanging down right behind the rear wheel and the other was located where I could not reach it with the slide out), re-route the cables and install the Dish receiver in a cabinet, install a new motor on the front stabilizer jacks and a few other maintenance items. I would suggest that you look the unit you decide on real well before signing on the dotted line. I wanted a unit I could spend a lot of time in and could pull with my F-150 and feel I made a good choice.
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:33 PM   #6
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2618VS

We purchased a 2618VS in February. It is the Rockwood version of ddcarr's 26VFKS. With the 14" tires, there is just a little over 2" of space between the tires. I too would love to upgrade to 15" wheels & better tires, but have serious doubts that they would fit.

We have not had ours out, but plan our first trip in mid April. We have not found any problems yet. It is our first travel trailer (had a popup in the 90's), so I don't have much to compare to. My comment is that everything seems so light weight and designed to just meet requirements. Of course w bought this trailer based on size and weight, so I think that is probably to be expected. We tow with a 2013 F150, and it seems to handle this size trailer just fine.
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Old 04-06-2015, 03:04 PM   #7
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VLite Update

I traded in a 1998 Winnebago Brave that was in excellent condition. I was not enjoying the effort in driving a motor home pulling a car anymore. I am looking forward to driving the pickup with the VLite behind it. Several persons that I have talked to, or heard of, have found the V-shaped VLite is not effected by the wind as much as a square front trailer or motor home. Even though the wife has not fully accepted the VLite because she thinks there is not as much storage space as the motor home. I have found that we have only lost the lower storage compartments and the space in the covered box of the pickup will more that take care of our needs. By living in the VLite for two weeks now I have found the VLite to be well constructed and has so many extra things to add to the enjoyment of being in it on a full time basis. I look forward to taking several trips that we did not get to take last year. The only problem is that I don't hae a nice recliner to watch TV from.

Happy Travels, Dennis
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Old 04-06-2015, 05:56 PM   #8
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Dennis, I agree that the outside storage is a little tight. I am trying to figure out how to maximize the tall compartment behind the pantry. We'd like to store things up high, but it's difficult to get inside to mount some kind of hangers, plus the surfaces seem to be mainly 1/8" lauan, not very strong.

We think we would like recliners too, and some folks have replaced the sofa on the slide with small recliners. We are going to live with the sofa for a while, but I suspect we'll eventually swap it for recliners.

Glad to hear that you are happy with yours. We will be heading out in ours next week or the week after, so we'll see how it works for us.

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Old 04-07-2015, 12:39 AM   #9
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Broom Closet & Recliners!

Hi Tim, I have not figured out what to put in the tall closet behind the pantry yet. I will be checking out the weights of the pickup and VLite before we head down the road. If the weight situation turns out OK I will put a couple of the tall packages in there. I am a amateur radio operator and have a couple antennas that would fit in there real nice. I have been looking at the couch and feel that two nice recliners would look real nice in that space. I will be doing some looking on the internet and will let you know if I find something worth looking at. When we were full timing we attended many RV rallies and there were all kinds of furniture deals but those days are gone. We will be starting on our return trip to NE on the 22nd and I will let you know how the trailer behaves.

Bye, Dennis
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pantry space

I've seen what you are speaking of. I have a 27VRL on order and hope to see it before Memorial Day. I would take a tour at Home Depot and see if you can't find some adjustable wire rack. How good a craftsman are you? I would think 3 sticks of 3/4 stock, some gorilla glue and a few brads would go a long ways to custom making a second shelf.

Just curious, why the desire for 15" tires over 14" tires?
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