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Old 05-07-2011, 10:07 PM   #1
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Finally Home

Finally brought the 2011 831FKBSS home today.

17 weeks (to the day) from ordering it. Pictures to follow tomorrow. (If the weather permits.)

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Old 05-07-2011, 10:08 PM   #2
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17 weeks!!!!!!! that is a LONG wait!!!! congrats
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:15 PM   #3
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17 weeks!!!!!!! that is a LONG wait!!!! congrats
Thanks much! Yeah...it was a LONG wait! But, it's here, ready for mods, just 7 days before it's maiden trip!

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Old 05-08-2011, 10:28 PM   #4
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Pictures

I have uploaded pics of the new trailer...find them here!

Forest River Forums - kalik282's Album: 2011 Flagstaff 831FKBSS

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Old 05-09-2011, 01:12 AM   #5
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We picked up ours in January and love it. Only difference is the minimal carpet and darker finish on the Kitchen. Already added lots of mods to address minor inconviences but love the camper overall. Hope you enjoy the new TT.
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:48 AM   #6
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Beautiful trailer!! Congrats!
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We picked up ours in January and love it. Only difference is the minimal carpet and darker finish on the Kitchen. Already added lots of mods to address minor inconviences but love the camper overall. Hope you enjoy the new TT.
Glad to hear you are enjoying yours, and I'm sure we will too! Thanks! I'm curious what mods you have done...I have already started on some myself.

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Beautiful trailer!! Congrats!
Thanks Jen! We can't wait to take it out!

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Added a switch with light to turn on the water heater in front of the sink (don't have to use CB or switch outside), Added two outlets powered seperately from the 20 amp outlet at the campground recepticle (allows the wife to use hairdryer or run electric heater and use microwave and coffeemaker at the same time), installed a square hamper under countertop in bathroom (not really a mod but did have to pull the toilet to get it there), Changed out the thermostat to a Hunter nonprogrammable unit (just this past weekend), Added vinyl flooring to trap any moisture and dirt in the outside storage area under the bed, put a door stop on the sliding bedroom door to prevent the door from coming off the track when traveling, added vinyl flooring to front outside storage to prevent moisture and dirt from traveling into the kitchen via the inside cabinet opening, installed a coat rack in bedroom for hanging clothing and another set of hooks for dog leashes and keys in the living area, changed out the shower head to an Oxegenics (sp?) head (love it) and added a few hooks and shelves in the shower. Looking at putting Eternabond tape on the roof next.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:31 PM   #10
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If you got the RVQ with your unit make sure the gas hose is long enough to reach with the unit installed. Ours wasn't but fortunately they had left two hoses in our TT and I just attached them together to make it work. Also the 3 foot of sewer hose they give you is good for Nothing! Be sure and get a longer one before going camping and not being able to dump your tanks. We had the video jump but Bob fixed that by sending a kit, also the audio from the Television was hooked up wrong to our Concertone Unit and it took me a while to figure it out....

Enjoy!
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:32 PM   #11
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buckisland,
Thanks for all the great tips! Kinda funny, the first two mods I made were adding a lighted switch for the hot water heater (I put mine under the sink, in the cabinet) and an Oxygenics showerhead!

The LP hose fore the RVQ is long enough. I remembered your post and made sure they hooked it all up at the dealer! I didn't get any sewer hoses from them, but I have all the ones from my previous trailer.

I like the idea of adding the separate 20A outlets...would love to see pics.

Thanks much,

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Old 05-12-2011, 05:50 AM   #12
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The wife and I have had our 831FKBSS since 4/09 and love it! We did several mods to it like changing out the jacks for scissor type, Hunter thermostat swap out, Max air vent covers, also swapped out the front power jack with a Barker 3000 as the original was junk (went thru 2 jacks in 1 year) and several other mods...There are a few mods posted in the forums that I've done. Hope you have as many good times in your TT as the wife and I have had...Good Luck with it!
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:44 PM   #13
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I got a chance to take a few pictures of the mods. Pretty limited as I just covered the camper yesterday and need to rest up before taking it back off. LOL. Just look for my album on mods. Still getting used to posting so I'll add the pictures to my post if you can't find them. The 20 amp is pretty easy as I just put two additional outlets that are pretty much just a few feet from where I brought the power in. I use a heavy extension cord and just plug it in the Campground Power. Really made my DW happy not having to worry about blowing the CB's when she forgets to turn off stuff when wanting to dry her hair. Also run a small heater on the circuit at night as well as another heater if needed on the regular outlets when needed.

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Old 05-12-2011, 06:24 PM   #14
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Plug in is just to the left of the Shower Door.




Show plug opened up




Comes in under the sink in the bathroom.



Put one outlet under sink for hairdryer




Put another outlet next to the one in the living area for heater plug in.
Didn't really take that long and could add another outlet easily in bedroom but didn't see the need right now.
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Don:

Did changing out to scissor jacks take out the movement of the TT when set up? That's about the only complaint we have with the camper. I don't mind spending some money on a stabilizer system but haven't convinced myself that the frame is not a lot of the problem.
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Buckisland,
Thanks much for the pics of the 120V Mod! I am really thinking about doing something similar!

Don,
Glad to hear that you have had good luck with your TT! I'm curious, what tongue jack originally came with your trailer?

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My wife and I leave in about an hour to go pick up our new Windjammer 3008W. Been reading a lot of the forum topics and noticed in several threads that the Oxygenics shower head is mentioned. Why the change? Is there a particular model of shower head the you all are using? We are taking our maiden voyage next week to a close campground with full hookups because we want to check everything out on the trailer to make sure it's working properly before we wander too far from home.

Appreciate any feedback!

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My wife and I leave in about an hour to go pick up our new Windjammer 3008W. Been reading a lot of the forum topics and noticed in several threads that the Oxygenics shower head is mentioned. Why the change? Is there a particular model of shower head the you all are using? We are taking our maiden voyage next week to a close campground with full hookups because we want to check everything out on the trailer to make sure it's working properly before we wander too far from home.

Appreciate any feedback!

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Randy & Patty,
Congratulations on the new Windjammer!

Many happy miles to you and yours!

As for the Oxygenics, I use the white one, but many people use the chrome. The shower heads are rated at 1.75 GPM, so it won't waste water, but does a GREAT job of increasing the pressure. The also come with an adjustable water volume valve. Overall, it's WAY better than the crappy units that come from the factory. (If you have the outside shower, that's the same head as they use inside!)
I liked mine so much, I put one in the house!

White model 15123 @ amazon...
Amazon.com: Oxygenics 15123 BodySpa SkinCare Series Handheld Shower: Kitchen & Bath Fixtures

Chrome model 130-XLF25 @ amazon...
Amazon.com: Oxygenics 130-XLF25 BodySpa SkinCare Handheld Shower, Chrome: Kitchen & Bath Fixtures

Brushed Nickel 12121 @ amazon...
Amazon.com: Oxygenics 12121 BodySpa SkinCare Handheld Shower, Brushed Nickel: Kitchen & Bath Fixtures

I like the look of the white, and I worry about the metal hoses leaving marks in the shower. (Of course, it's also the cheapest model!)

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@buckisland1950...the scissor jacks took away a lot of the swaying movement...next install will be some Lock arm stabilizer bars that go between the Jack foot pads and the TT frame. Will post when finished and what the end results are as my wife and I are very light sleepers and if either of us gets up in the middle of the night, Its sure to awaken the other due to swaying.
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@ buckisland, The scissor jacks took some of the movement away...am installing Lock arm stabilizer arms this weekend, these go from the jack foot pad to the TT frame..will keep you posted...@ Kalik282 I had 2 jacks go down in less than 16 monthes...both supplied by Forest River...both Lipperts...
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