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Old 07-20-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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Flagstaff 27RLWS

Thinking about buying one of these, does anyone own one or have any comments about them?
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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Soon as I sell my RV I hope to buy one. Had a good look at one in th local Flagstaff dealer and am convinced this should be our next RV. Emerald Edition if the price is right. I too would like to hear from any owners.
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:51 PM   #3
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Yep, definity get the E Package, its only about $1200.00; The dealer about 100 miles from here is supposed to have 2 of them in early August, can't wait.
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I recently bought a 2014 27RLWS and I couldn't be happier. Yes there are a few problems, but none that cant be easily fixed. The unit tows well, is easy to set up, and the floor plan works best for our needs, Talk about counter space! To keep the weight down, the materials used int he cabinetry are not what you would expect in your home and I ended up making a couple of modifications to beef up drawers, but with the abundance of cabinet and drawer space, over-filling the cabinets would be a challange. I went out and paid for the Emerald Edition and have gotten quite a few positive comments about the color scheme (not the traditional white) and the looks of the windows. I moved up from an older and smaller Thor TT where eveything was manual and it took a fair amount of effort to set up. Now my wife can push buttons and set it up without me. There are a number of positive and negative changes in the 2014 edition. Positive is the LED lights on the underside of the awning. The negative is the rear windows no longer open. Defiantely would buy again and in fact I am talking with my brother in law about buying the 5th wheel version.

As this is a new model for Flagstaff and also for their sales channels, it definately is a learning curve to figure out how things work. Feel free to contact me if you have any specific questions.

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Old 07-22-2013, 03:30 PM   #5
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We love ours. Also got the Emerald Edition. I also wish the rear windows would open but can't have everything.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:32 PM   #6
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People have asked me if it can be towed with a 150. Guess you have answered the question. I use a 2500 Avalanche with the 8.1L. I realize it is over kill, but hills dont bother me!

I did pick up the Reese Dual Cam system as I have found the unit is prone to sway. Do you have the same issue with the F150?
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:35 PM   #7
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People have asked me if it can be towed with a 150. Guess you have answered the question. I use a 2500 Avalanche with the 8.1L. I realize it is over kill, but hills dont bother me!

I did pick up the Reese Dual Cam system as I have found the unit is prone to sway. Do you have the same issue with the F150?
Noticed some minor sway on last trip during windy conditions. Think I'll add a second sway bar. No problem on return trip when no wind. Passing trucks were not a problem.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:13 PM   #8
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Also looking at 2013-14 27RLWS and new features

I am also looking to buy the Flagstaff 27RLWS. The closest contender for us was the Passport 31LE, but we really like the Flagstaff better. There is a 2013 E model really loaded near me, but am wondering whether to order a 2014... Dealer tells me they get no year end incentives for 2013s.

I saw this 2014 27RLWS floor plan and pictures (non-E model) on the web. It looks like there are several changes from ones I have seen so far:
  • Pop up TV in back
  • Bay window in back
  • Closet 3rd slide is replaced by window
  • Less overhead cabinets
  • Smaller pantry with horizontal window above and new broom closet
  • And more minor things...
Anyone know if this is the 2014 production floor plan? If it is, it should be lighter (no 3rd slide) and maybe less expensive. I really like the pop up TV and Bay Window.

Comments or insights anyone?
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What your describing is the floor plan from 2012 for the 27RLSS. The WS was a floor plan that came out on 2013 and I though the SS floor plan was eliminated. That being said we opted for the WS model ad we wanted the wardrobe in the bedroom and liked the idea of a fixed tv. We also wanted the pantry instead of the broom closet. We love ours. We were able to take our son the DIL and three grandchildren with us on the last trip and had plenty of sleeping room for all. I would have liked the large window in the rear but all the cabinet space that had replaced it has really been handy. I'm sure you'll like either one.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:33 PM   #10
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That is not a 27RLWS. It is a 27RLSS.
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Thanks guys. Good to know about the 2012 27RLSS.
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Just got back from a week of camping with our grandchildren in our 2014 27RLWS. We love it and have no complaints. All the storage made packing toys and clothes for little ones a breeze.
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Another question. Could not find any info on 27RLWS brakes in the owners manual nor web site. Does the 27RLWS have brakes on all 4 wheels (both axles)? Are they drum or disk? Thx, Dan
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Another question. Could not find any info on 27RLWS brakes in the owners manual nor web site. Does the 27RLWS have brakes on all 4 wheels (both axles)? Are they drum or disk? Thx, Dan
They would be drum.
Crawl underneath and look at axles and if there's a backing plate and a drum then you have brakes on that axle.

Normally You can see drum thru the wheel.


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Another question. Could not find any info on 27RLWS brakes in the owners manual nor web site. Does the 27RLWS have brakes on all 4 wheels (both axles)? Are they drum or disk? Thx, Dan
Dan,

Just looked under my brand new 27RLWS and can confirm that there are 4 drum brakes.
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We have the Rockwood version of this trailer, the 2703WS, and we love it.

If you don't need the extra sleeping capacity of a bunkhouse, I think this is by far the best floor plan available. We often camp with friends and family (who have their own rigs) and the large living area is great when entertaining.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:42 PM   #17
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I could not agree more. It is just the two of us so we don't need any bunks, but if we have our daughter and granddaughter over they can sleep on the sofabed. Would not want anyone else in the RV at the same time, but if I did I could also put another couple on the dinette.

We often camp with another couple (in their own accommodations) but frequently have them over for supper and this floorplan is great for entertaining / eating and serving a buffet, if that was our desire.

One thing I notice about this RV is the challenge to place the toilet roll and towel racks (2) in the bathroom. Anyone solve this problem? My RV came with 1 each toilet roll and towel rack and I can guess why.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:55 PM   #18
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This is what my wife and I have settled on as well. Looks like a great floor plan for us. I work on the road and we are wanting to get away from renting, dealing with leases and pet acceptance. I will pretty much be full time except for 2-3 months down time between jobs a year. My wife mostly will be there except when she goes to see the kids and grand kids. Also seems to be very light for having 3 slides which is great because I have a half ton for now. I will be upgrading to a duramax in the future to make moves easier on myself and the truck. Hopefully Ill be in one of these tt around the first of the year
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Great choice. Please let us know when you get it and how you like it when you are full-timing in it as you work.
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I could not agree more. It is just the two of us so we don't need any bunks, but if we have our daughter and granddaughter over they can sleep on the sofabed. Would not want anyone else in the RV at the same time, but if I did I could also put another couple on the dinette.

We often camp with another couple (in their own accommodations) but frequently have them over for supper and this floorplan is great for entertaining / eating and serving a buffet, if that was our desire.

One thing I notice about this RV is the challenge to place the toilet roll and towel racks (2) in the bathroom. Anyone solve this problem? My RV came with 1 each toilet roll and towel rack and I can guess why.
For the TP holder, I went to Walmart and bought an over the door holder and hung it below the door of the closet in the bathroom; there is nowhere solid wall or out of the way place for towel bar
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