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Old 11-23-2008, 07:44 PM   #11
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This photo is the Rockwood/Flagstaff assembly line just before the front cap is installed and the window cutout made.

The same thing happens at the top rear of the trailer where the back wall curves to meet the roof. No wonder it's cold inside those cabinets!

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Old 09-01-2009, 12:49 AM   #12
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Well i think it is a yearly job to go around and check for loose screws and recaulk where it needs it. when i bought the rockwood... i didn't think i was buying a quality model.


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Old 09-01-2009, 11:53 AM   #13
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I have a Flagstaff 29 footer and have have not had any problems with leaks on any window. The front window is in the kitchen and is used at stops of more than one night, and this trailer is two years old.

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Old 03-08-2010, 06:07 PM   #14
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You all are scaring me. We are looking to buy the Flagstaff 831krss. I liked it as it seems like one big room, instead of a submarine where you have to go down the narrow halls. But I have never owned a TT this will be our first, to be used during our retirement.
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:10 PM   #15
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Never had a leak in mine and it was an 04 that we just sold.

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Old 03-16-2010, 02:57 PM   #16
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Everyone of our trailers, except one, since 1985 had front windows. Seven in all from different manufacturers and not a one leaked. The only leaker we owned was a 2006 Holiday Rambler 29CKS without a front window. The whole trailer leaked so bad we had to sleep in our swimming trunks. The dealer had the trailer for 7 out of the 36 months that we owned it. Our 2010 829FKSS Flagstaff is, IMHO, put together much better. It has been pretty much trouble free.
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:00 PM   #17
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This is an old but interesting thread. At the camping show I was comparing the Flagstaff we ended up buying and a Jayco. The Jayco rep was there and when I asked him why his unit was better he instantly began attacking the Flagstaff instead of praising the Jayco. Among the many things he listed was the front window which he said leaks all the time, the frame which is pieced together and has holes cut in it to save money, the TV is actally a cheap computer monitor and if I looked under the dinette bench I would find they used "firewood" grade wood to put it together instead of the clear pine they used. When I went back to look at the Flagstaff I found a one piece solid frame, a full digital TV with a biult in tuner, and when I inspected the framing under the dinette I discovered a welded aluminum frame. Either the Jayco guy was a liar or did not know the competition but either way I scratched the Jayco off the list. I can only assume he doesn't know what he is talking about with the front window too. I also would rather see a large window on the back instead of the front but I am not worried about leaks as my first camper was 10 years old when I bought it and had a front window which never leaked. I did have the condensation issue with that one a previous poster had to the point the walls would be moist in the morning. I think the problem may have been lack of ventilation. It was only 19' and there were 4 of us plus a large dog. When it was cold I keft the roof vents closed to keep the heat in. I installed Maxx Air vent covers when I purchased my last camper so I could keep the covers open for ventilation. Never had condensation issues in that one! Did it have better insulation? maybe, but both had fiberglass sides. I'm bringing my new Flagstaff home in a couple weeks and have already ordered Maxx Airs for it.

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