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Old 12-11-2014, 10:31 AM   #551
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I agree with the notion that the day night shades are better / an upgrade to the mini-blinds provided they are installed correctly. By correctly I mean that the tension in the strings is not too tight but just appropriate. If the string is too tight they are hard to operate and break prematurely. After one learns to re-string these then it is not a big issue and in my experience are better than mini-blinds since they don't swing and rattle while underway AND they allow you to see outside (day mode) while outside eyes cannot see inside.
We had the day/night shades on our 08Flagstaff831RLSS and hated them, bought our 2012 Flagstaff 8528RKWS and it had them also. We cussed them and finally bit the bullet and took the damned things down and replaced them all with mini-blinds. This trip to FL for 3 months is the first time out with the mini blinds and we love them. We gave some of the day/night shades away and trash canned some. In our opinion, they look nice, but functionally they are pure junk.
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Old 12-11-2014, 12:23 PM   #552
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Since we're not in the 5er when it's rolling I don't care if they rattle and if you tilt them correctly you still get privacy, a view and the breeze that the day/night shades cut off.
Good points of course.

Agree on the rattling not being an issue while in transit. They cn be an issue if the windows are open and a nice breeze is flowing through. Not a big deal for me though.

That said, the day night shades only impede breeze when deployed of course. If I want breeze I just slide both shades up. I don't actually care who is looking in.
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Old 12-29-2014, 11:06 AM   #553
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Has anyone had a problem with the skirting on the bottom of the trailer cracking. Our 27'RLWS has developed a crack just above the black/grey drain. It looks like FR didn't install enough diagonal bracing along that side of the trailer, and it flexes when traveling. We have put 16,000 miles on this trailer this year, and I suppose all the flexing from all the miles has shown up. I am going to stop drill the crack, and install more diagonal braces on that side. That should fix the problem. All in all, we have had very few problems with the trailer.

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Old 12-29-2014, 10:25 PM   #554
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I have seen several of the 27RLWS models where the entire side ripped off. I had ours in the shop for an axle issue and there were two TT's in there having that skirting repaired. We have not experienced that issue and hope we don't. I would say Flagstaff has heard of this as well since they had to pay for the repairs.
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:18 AM   #555
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Has anyone had a problem with the skirting on the bottom of the trailer cracking. Our 27'RLWS has developed a crack just above the black/grey drain. It looks like FR didn't install enough diagonal bracing along that side of the trailer, and it flexes when traveling. We have put 16,000 miles on this trailer this year, and I suppose all the flexing from all the miles has shown up. I am going to stop drill the crack, and install more diagonal braces on that side. That should fix the problem. All in all, we have had very few problems with the trailer.

100+ nights and counting down to the first of the year.
My passenger side front section came off after the first hour on the highway. Never even got it home. I finally got the new piece shipped to Canada in Sept. but unit was wrapped for the winter so has not been repaired yet. There are definitely more brackets going on come spring.
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Old 12-30-2014, 06:09 PM   #556
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I have had no issues whatsoever with mine ... other than the dent I put iin the right rear corner skirt from backing into short post in a campsite. Just need to remove the bracket, bend it back into the proper shape and that will push the skirt back into its proper orientation.
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Old 12-31-2014, 10:57 PM   #557
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As you know Wayne I haven't had that little problem either (yet). Had others but not that one. I caught myself looking at an Airstream 27FB Twin last week. Loved it's simplicity but geez the price. Figured I could buy two more of what we have to one of those.
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Happy New Year everyone.
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Wayne... What's your opinion on Airstream trailers? I was looking at the Flying Cloud 27FB Twin. It's expensive but looks nice.
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:09 PM   #560
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Have there been any complaints about excessive movement of these units. I have my stabilizers down, but when adults walk from the dining slide to the sofa slide the corner stabilizer comes off the ground and rattles. Would putting lifts under the stabilizer feet help this? I wish now I had foregone the electric stabilizers and gotten the manual scissor jacks.


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