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Old 02-03-2015, 02:15 PM   #1
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couple questions for Flagstaff 831RKBSS owners

1) is there a heat register in the bathroom?
2) can the a/c vents be closed/adjusted?
3) couch - air mattress? is there a storage drawer under the couch?

Many thanks. Leaning heavily toward this model for our next camper. Have a Salem 27RKSS now that is the same basic floorplan except for no bedroom slide. Was looking hard at rear entertainment models with fireplace but the added weight/length were going to be concerns.

no units at any dealers within 200 miles from me although my dealer carries Flagstaff he just doesn't have this floorplan in stock that I can experience in person.

thanks for any advice/help.
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:13 PM   #2
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Just bought one in the last 10 days.
1) Yes
2) Yes, all ceiling vents can be adjusted or closed similar to the vents on a car. There are lots of vents in this unit.
3) Yes & Yes Ours has the 67" couch with table and chairs in the slide.

There is a very large closet that goes all the way across the rear of the trailer, under the closet is a pass-through compartment with a sliding tray. The only draw back is having to go through the bathroom to get to the bedroom, but that means less unusable space. There is an exterior door in the bedroom so you are not trapped when the bathroom is occupied.
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My bad steveh326, my trailer is an 831fkbss. I hope my answers would work for your model as well. I see your floorplan has the pass-by bathroom to the bedroom and the closet and pass-through storage across the front.
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:18 AM   #4
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My bad steveh326, my trailer is an 831fkbss. I hope my answers would work for your model as well. I see your floorplan has the pass-by bathroom to the bedroom and the closet and pass-through storage across the front.
Thanks very much for the info, it really helps me with my decisions. It's the little things sometimes that grate on you during extended trips, like the bathroom freezing in our current unit because you could not adjust the ac vent and a too cold bathroom during fall/winter camping when the furnace is running. and 1 light over the bed so I keep my wife awake when I am reading and she wants to sleep.. like I said, little things...

I keep going back and forth between the 831rkbss and the 831ress. I would love to have the fireplace and opposable slides, but I am just not willing to give up the pass thru storage compartment to get them.. o well, life's a compromise, we have a rear kitchen layout now and love it so I know the 831rkbss will work for us.

Again, thanks for your help !
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Old 02-04-2015, 01:09 PM   #5
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1) is there a heat register in the bathroom?
2) can the a/c vents be closed/adjusted?
3) couch - air mattress? is there a storage drawer under the couch?
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The Flagstaff 831RKBSS and the Rockwood 8310SS are the exact same trailers under different Forest River badges. If you see one you've seen them both.
Yes there is a heat floor register in the bathroom.
The new 8310SS is coming out with leather tri-fold sofa/bed and leather chairs. Just saw one last week at the dealer. Probably the Flagstaff will follow.
There's a cute video on the Flagstaff at: .
You have individual spot lights over the bed. The new units are now coming out with a 7 cubic foot inside frig and still have the outside frig. New units have the 40 inch TV.
We will be attending the Novi, Michigan RV Show tomorrow and talking with the factory rep and dealers.
Good luck with your choice.
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Hi Steve; we had a Rockwood (sister to the Flagstaff) travel trailer and last year switched to a fifth wheel. We use our 2013 F150 and it tows our Rockwood 8280 WS. The truck handles the load very well and I find it is a much more comfortable (sway free) drive. This is just a suggestion if your tow vehicle is a truck. We now wish that we had gone with the 5th wheel in the first place. We just love the layout of this 5th wheel which is the same as the flagstaff you are looking at.
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Hi Steve; we had a Rockwood (sister to the Flagstaff) travel trailer and last year switched to a fifth wheel. We use our 2013 F150 and it tows our Rockwood 8280 WS. The truck handles the load very well and I find it is a much more comfortable (sway free) drive. This is just a suggestion if your tow vehicle is a truck. We now wish that we had gone with the 5th wheel in the first place. We just love the layout of this 5th wheel which is the same as the flagstaff you are looking at.
I would love a 5th wheel and may have one some day, but we also use our travel trailer for our business travel and 1) I have to reserve the enclosed truck bed for inventory, and 2) for bigger shows I sometimes tow the TT with a box truck, so for now, a TT best suits our needs.
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Hi Steve; ...We use our 2013 F150 and it tows our Rockwood 8280 WS.... We just love the layout of this 5th wheel which is the same as the flagstaff you are looking at.
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Close but no cigar. The 8280WS does not have a bed slide out with full width wardrobe closet and 8 drawer dresser.
But they both have the same living / kitchen area floorplan.

BTW, the trailers can be ordered with the 50 Amp-with 2nd AC. Prep for $290 MSRP adder.
Happy trails,
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The Flagstaff 831RKBSS and the Rockwood 8310SS are the exact same trailers under different Forest River badges. If you see one you've seen them both.
Yes there is a heat floor register in the bathroom.
The new 8310SS is coming out with leather tri-fold sofa/bed and leather chairs. Just saw one last week at the dealer. Probably the Flagstaff will follow.
There's a cute video on the Flagstaff at: .
You have individual spot lights over the bed. The new units are now coming out with a 7 cubic foot inside frig and still have the outside frig. New units have the 40 inch TV.
We will be attending the Novi, Michigan RV Show tomorrow and talking with the factory rep and dealers.
Good luck with your choice.
that is fantastic news, thanks ! I was looking at jayco eagle main reason their larger fridge, and was not sold on the air bed thing (but it was not a deal breaker)... both of your pieces of info are very welcome to hear. going to an RV show next weekend but it's a group of dealers, but hope to have some flagstaffs there I can check out in person. My dealer carries flagstaff, he just doesn't have this floorplan in stock but could/will order it for us if I decide to go this route. the 831rkbss/8310ss are almost identical to the 27rkss salem we have now, except with higher end finishes, etc and that beautiful bedroom configuration I am lusting after.

P.S. - I think I have watched that video a dozen times already... lol.
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that is fantastic news, thanks ! ... the 831rkbss/8310ss are almost identical to the 27rkss salem we have now, except with higher end finishes, etc and that beautiful bedroom configuration I am lusting after. P.S. - I think I have watched that video a dozen times already... lol.
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You'll love the slide out bed. The last two trailers we had came with slide out beds. So much more room in them. Plus my wife loves the fact the residential queen bed has room on both sides to make the bed up. She hated the Cougar trailer bed we had because she couldn't make the bed very easy.
If we get it we are ordering with the carpet in the bedroom only. I don't like jumping out of bed on a cold floor. Also will get the optional fantastic fan over the kitchen area. Will exhaust the cooking heat up front.
Happy trails,
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