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Old 01-01-2018, 04:26 PM   #1
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Deposit put down! First TT we have owned. Previously we have had a pop up but will be spending more time in the coming years at the lake with the addition of a boat.

Would really appreciate hearing form other 25FKS (or 2506s) owners on your overall thoughts and experiences with the trailer. Tips, tricks, issues, resolutions?

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Old 01-02-2018, 01:28 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new trailer. I am also very interested in this model (or its twin the Rockwood 2506S).

You might want to also post this question to the Rockwood category to ask about the 2506S. There are a lot more Rockwoods out there than there are Shamrocks, even though they are identical twins.

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Old 01-02-2018, 01:56 PM   #3
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Congrats on the new trailer. I am also very interested in this model (or its twin the Rockwood 2506S).

You might want to also post this question to the Rockwood category to ask about the 2506S. There are a lot more Rockwoods out there than there are Shamrocks, even though they are identical twins.

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Yes, even though they are twin brands made in the same factory, there are WAY more Rockwood dealers than Flagstaff dealers.
At least twice as many, if not more.
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Old 01-15-2018, 04:11 PM   #4
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Hi, we have a 2018 micro lite 25FKS. We purchased it last summer. One thing I did was put in a switch near the small outside fridge so when I dry camp and started the generator, the outside fridge would stay off ( there is no on/off switch on fridge but you could pull the plug which is hard to get to). The IRV radio went bad and forest river replaced it under warranty. Oh the in line fuse for the slide blew out and took a while to figure it out. Carry spares!! Also read the manuals on how to operate the slide out and awning in case they stop working. They have manual overrides. Other then that no other issues. Well built, quality camper with a great floor plan. We used it about 4x and can't wait to pull the cover off in a few months and get it ready for another season!
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Old 01-18-2018, 12:36 PM   #5
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Targeting a 25FKS or Rockwood 2506S (same trailer) myself. Front kitchen and rear bed is where it is at! Good classic floorplan that have several good qualities.

Will have to see about changing out the outside kitchen fridge. 120v is pretty stupid. I use 12v Fridge/ Freezers in my commercial semi trucks that are a carbon copy of the 120v in the camper. (yes, true compressor fridge). One of those wired up for 12v would be killer for dry camping. The one in my commercial truck can go for days without taking down the standard dual purpose Group 31 batteries in the truck, and that is without any auxiliary charging. No reason a set of 6v batteries in series along with solar panels, one couldn't run the outside fridge for days on end. On top of that, if one of these can take the abuse they get in my semi trucks, then one in a camper will feel like it is in heaven and last a long, long time. The one in my present semi has been running continuously for 5 years, enduring about 135,000 miles a year, without skipping a beat. Frozen goodies in the freezer compartment, milk, tea, food items in fridge section.

A little pricey, but worth every penny in quality and durability. I get mine from....

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Old 01-18-2018, 12:48 PM   #6
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Yes, even though they are twin brands made in the same factory, there are WAY more Rockwood dealers than Flagstaff dealers.
At least twice as many, if not more.
In Colorado, I see very few Flagstaff trailers. Very few. I see more Flagstaff pop-up trailers, but mainly because the primary CO Flagstaff dealer is both active and 100% dedicated to pop-up sales. Most other dealers (of all brands) sell pop-ups along with TTs, 5ers, and other offerings in that brand's portfolio.
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In Colorado, I see very few Flagstaff trailers. Very few. I see more Flagstaff pop-up trailers, but mainly because the primary CO Flagstaff dealer is both active and 100% dedicated to pop-up sales. Most other dealers (of all brands) sell pop-ups along with TTs, 5ers, and other offerings in that brand's portfolio.
Really not an issue. Rockwood Mini / Flagstaff Micro is like Chevrolet/GMC. They have the same components and such so that any Flag can be worked on at any Rockwood dealer and vice versa.
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Agreed that it's not an issue, but not sure why Mad Cow quoted me ... my statement is not a contrast, or in any way related, to that conclusion.

Also, comparison to Chevy/GMC isn't a good one. Those brands actually have different price points, with GMC selling at a premium to Chevy. That's not the same relationship of Rockwood and Flagstaff.
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Old 01-26-2018, 09:08 AM   #10
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We picked up our 25FKS in November 2016. We love it and have put 4000 miles on it so far. We had to make a few mods to make it work for us. The biggest one, we removed the U shaped dinette and replaced it with a triple recliner from RecPro. The dinette seating was way too uncomfortable.
We also added a 2" foam topper to the bed, swing out grill mount to the bumper, bike carrier over the power jack, and power strip to the outside kitchen so we can turn off the fridge and use for other devices.
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Old 01-26-2018, 07:51 PM   #11
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We picked up our 25FKS in November 2016. We love it and have put 4000 miles on it so far. We had to make a few mods to make it work for us. The biggest one, we removed the U shaped dinette and replaced it with a triple recliner from RecPro. The dinette seating was way too uncomfortable.
We also added a 2" foam topper to the bed, swing out grill mount to the bumper, bike carrier over the power jack, and power strip to the outside kitchen so we can turn off the fridge and use for other devices.
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That is a great idea about the triple recliner. I have a couple of questions.

Does the recliner fold down flat for extra sleeping room ? What do you do for a table if you have to eat inside ??

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The triple recliner does not fold down for a bed. You could sleep one on it like a couch. We have TV trays we can use for a table if required. At home we eat in front of the TV without a table anyway so not a problem for us. I salvaged about 40% of the storage space you normally get under the dinette that is accessed from the outside of the slide. Our 25FKS is basically a couples trailer. I think that is what it was originally designed for. One of the best things about this trailer is the private bedroom that allows one person to rise early and the other person to sleep in.
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The biggest one, we removed the U shaped dinette and replaced it with a triple recliner from RecPro. The dinette seating was way too uncomfortable.
Agree on the dinette, we are planning on putting in a jackknife sofa this spring, but the triple recliner sounds interesting. Is the back open on the recliner? I do not want to lose the outside storage.
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Anyone with 25FKS have trouble with furnace? It doesnít seem to be getting gas to it. Trying to ignite but not doing it. Brand new so nothing should be bad yet.
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We have had ours since 11/16 and never had a problem.
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Old 05-22-2018, 02:24 PM   #17
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Got our 2018 a year ago and its been great. I think the only thing that bugs me is the bathroom fan is wired to the bathroom light switch. which is stupid.

had a run in with a tree branch sticking out while turning sharply and had to replace the awning tube but its been great otherwise.
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Got our 2018 a year ago and its been great. I think the only thing that bugs me is the bathroom fan is wired to the bathroom light switch. which is stupid.

had a run in with a tree branch sticking out while turning sharply and had to replace the awning tube but its been great otherwise.
Agree the bathroom light and fan wired together is stupid.
I also had to put in a switched cord to plug in the outside kitchen fridge. It is right under my side of the bed and the sound annoys me.
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Bought a 2018 Microlite FKS last Fall and picked it up a month ago. Agree with most of above. 'Put a plug bar switch on outside fridge, bathroom fan threw me, but we use the light switches on the lights (Push on the center), removed the panels in all the storage areas to create more storage space and moved the pump over a little so I can get the filter out. Have an Oxygenetics shower head ordered. Would REALLY like to figure out a better toilet seat, but haven't figured out how to remove the paper-thin creaky Dometic. Has anyone tried to do that?
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:06 PM   #20
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Hi Dan. Where is the in-line fuse located for the slide-out? Is it a blade type fuse?
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