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Old 10-13-2010, 07:43 AM   #11
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I don't think there is any reason to panic, IF Flagstaff is dropped. Remember Oldsmobile? Pontiac? Plymouth? Or soon to be extinct Hummer and Saturn? The parent company is still there, G.M. and Chrysler, therefore warranties and service will still be carried out on these, and the same is true IF the Flagstaff name gets the boot. Anyway, many other manufacturer's products go into the construction of any camper, there is actually very little- (except the woodwork) that is actually built by Forest River, and like stated above, Rockwood is virtually the same unit. So if Forest River needs to streamline/downsize their operation, it's not nearly as bad as it may seem, and may allow them to improve their quality, for those out there that have issues with F.R. Randy
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:36 AM   #12
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They are built in the same building, on the same line, by the same workers.
As others have stated, the only difference is the interior colors and exterior badging/striping.

I don't think you'll have a problem with warranty or parts, IF the rumor is true, but I seriously doubt it.
I think all you heard was the standard RV sale-man talk.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:53 AM   #13
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So if Forest River needs to streamline/downsize their operation, it's not nearly as bad as it may seem, and may allow them to improve their quality, for those out there that have issues with F.R. Randy
Randy, you hit the nail on the head IMO.

I can't get my head around the proliferation of brands/models each manufacturer has. The money spent on differentiating (is that a word?) each brand could be better spent.

Why not 3 or 4 brands of varying price range/features/options? Use those brands across the board, popups, TTs, 5ers & toy haulers. If you want a BIG RV Co. low end version, you buy Brand C. High end, Brand A. Brand B would be in the middle.
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:28 AM   #14
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Randy, you hit the nail on the head IMO.

I can't get my head around the proliferation of brands/models each manufacturer has. The money spent on differentiating (is that a word?) each brand could be better spent.

Why not 3 or 4 brands of varying price range/features/options? Use those brands across the board, popups, TTs, 5ers & toy haulers. If you want a BIG RV Co. low end version, you buy Brand C. High end, Brand A. Brand B would be in the middle.

Ditto,

The only reason I see for all the brands is there are people who hate the ME Too look. I thought it was kind of neat when we went to Ontario this summer to have only seen 2 or 3 Flagstaff trailers and we had the only FR V type trailer in 6000km. It was neat but I would not have cared if there were a hundred but some people do.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:10 PM   #15
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I guess that's right. We've had our FR Flagstaff for 4 years now and have travelled quite a bit. In all those years of travelling, I have only seen ONE other Flagstaff on the road. I believe it was up in the state of Washington and it was a TT. I suppose someone other that myself has bought a Flagstaff but where are they?
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There are literally TONS of us Flagstaff owners on this very forum! I personally can name about 8 or ten of them that own V-lite's, as I do. They ARE out there. You just have to walk around your favorite campgrounds, and look around; you'll see them!! Randy
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Old 10-13-2010, 04:01 PM   #17
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Flagstaff TT's are very common in the campgrounds where I camp. In fact, as I own a Rockwood it seems to me that there are more Flagstaffs than Rockwoods around here. Maybe it is a regional thing?
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When I was I was looking for my TT in '08, my brother found 2 FR floorplans on the 'net that he thought I would like. Each floorplan had a Rockwood version & a Flagstaff version.
Fate had that I was able to find a Rockwood. If fate had differed, I may have bought a Flagstaff. It didn't matter to me 1 way or the other what brand I was buying as long as the TT had the features I wanted .
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:06 PM   #19
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There seems to be more Flagstaff's around here- North to Central Florida, as well. A large dealer in this area sells Flagstaff's. Maybe that is why? Go figure....I have personally only seen two other V lites- one passing the other direction on the highway, and one in a local campground. I've seen plenty of other Flagstaff models, however. Mostly pop ups, believe it or not. Randy
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I guess I just have to keep looking.. We're in Southern California. Just got back froma 3 week trip to Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada... Didn't see one. Maybe they're like hen's teeth... you REALLY have to look for them...Thanks for all the input. In one of my earlier post I asked for information about getting replacement parts for my 5er. the trim over the wheel well on the slide out broke and fell off. I got quite a few responses and go the direct email address for the FR parts. Sent them an email today, waiting for a response... Thanks everybody again for your help.
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