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Old 02-07-2011, 08:40 PM   #1
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Went to the RV show last weekend and walked away with a 2011 Flagstaff 8528CKWS fifth wheel. I have had it all from a hardtop, 30' travel trailer, 32' Class C motorhome, another hardtop and a just traded 19' Hybrid. First time owner of a fiver and looking foward to my mid April delivery date. Will other owners of this model chime in and give me the low down. It is a new floorplan for 2011 but the same model number as previous years.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:31 PM   #2
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Congrats' on your new 5er, Rugged Brown. We just purchased a 8528 with a rear kitchen. We have the same colors and trim in ours including the ceiling fan. We take delivery in a week. Can't wait to spend our Colorado summer vacation in it. Never had a 5er just pull behinds in my 20 years of camping. This will be a learning experience. Look forward to exchanging quetsion and answers in regards to our Flagstaffs.
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:39 AM   #3
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Congrats on your new purchase, I know you will be happy. We just receive ours on the 27 of last month. It has been sitting in our driveway
ever since returning from Ohio where we picked it up. I hope you got the upgrades of awnings over the "bump outs", 15k A/C. Sort of makes it complete. The surround system that is being used is awesome, takes some getting used to in operation?????? Concertone ZX-700 is what is being used.

Again congratulations, "ROCKWOOD OWNERS"
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:21 PM   #4
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Well congradulaions to both of you on your new purchases. We should be picking up our new 8528RKWS next week. I am sure we will all be comparing notes soon. Ruggard Brown where are you located. The picture of it in the snow looks like a mirror of our new trailer on the lot in the snow. Good Luck !!
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Congrats on your new purchase, I know you will be happy. We just receive ours on the 27 of last month. It has been sitting in our driveway
ever since returning from Ohio where we picked it up. I hope you got the upgrades of awnings over the "bump outs", 15k A/C. Sort of makes it complete. The surround system that is being used is awesome, takes some getting used to in operation?????? Concertone ZX-700 is what is being used.

Again congratulations, "ROCKWOOD OWNERS"
Well just got the 5er home. In process of getting familiar with everything including the Zx-700. We have the Toshiba HD tv and with the digital antenna the HD shows ,the picture is awesome! Got surround sound going to. The Zx-700 has a SD card slot and have tried to view photos on tv not figured that part yet. Could not get Zx-700 in setup mode,either. I'm sure I'll get it figured out but I welcome any suggestions. Priority now is get it restocked. PS,if you if don't know it(I didn't) there is laundry chute inside bathroom sink cabinet. Now I know why there is a laundry basket in the basement.
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.... Could not get Zx-700 in setup mode,either. I'm sure I'll get it figured out but I welcome any suggestions...
To enter the SETUP mode you must be DVD Mode. Easiest thing to do is put in a DVD, hit play and let it start. Then hit SETUP.

SETUP screen shows on the TV, not the radio.
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To enter the SETUP mode you must be DVD Mode. Easiest thing to do is put in a DVD, hit play and let it start. Then hit SETUP.

SETUP screen shows on the TV, not the radio.
Hey thanks. I discovered something that might be beneficial to all . In my 5th wheel- Flagstaff the 32 inch
Toshiba flat screen is on a wall mount that does NOT extend or pull out. You have to take it off the mount by grabbing it at the bottom & sliding up so the 4 pins on the back of the Tv clear the mount holes. If you're connecting a satellite,which I'm doing, you have to get to the tv with out cable on your satellite box. I am going to use HDMI to make that connection. Remounting the tv to the bracket is a SOB,*#*+#, bleep. You get the point. Getting all 4 pins to line up together is not for the faint of heart. The wooden frame surrounding does not help getting your fingers in there. I going try again after getting 90 degree HDMI adapter for the back of the tv so it will lay flatter. Note tried with cable off still had problems with mounting. Your limited on how you handle the tv to mount it back. Maybe two people with tiny/ thin fingers might get it on. I'll report back on installation.
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When we got Direct TV. They came in hooked everything up for us in our camper! We were going to do it ourself, but they said they like to hook it up so they know its done right.......they didnt charge us any more, so I said have at it !! Didnt lift a finger! (All we were getting was 2-boxes and the service). Direct TV....Nice !!
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Hooking up Direct TV

Lubricate the mount slots and knobs, removes and re-attaches real easy.

The Direct TV box can be hooked up through the two connections in the cabinet below the TV on the left. short cable out to BOX short cable From box back to plate. Don't forget to turn off the ANT amp!
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I guess that is what they turned our CKSS into. You lost the fireplace but get a desk and window. That cherry cabinetry is nice, isn't it!
One question, where does the second recliner travel? Do you have to put it upside down on the couch as in the picture?
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