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Old 04-19-2012, 06:23 PM   #61
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I toured the Flagstaff/Rockwood factory yesterday. An awesome process to watch. This factory only builds the Flagstaff/Rockwood Classic, Signature, V-Lite, Windjammer, Travel Trailers and 5th Wheels. Another factory does the regular Flagstaff's, Rockwoods, pop-ups, Roo's etc...

A trailer is build in only 1 day. They build 30 trailers a day and do similar trailers on the same day and rotate the type of trailer through on each day. They have great quality control so do not get nervous about 30 trailers a day. The VIN # is known on the day of build. Also at the end of the line when its finished they weigh the trailer and print the actual real weight of your trailer on a sticker and stick it on the trailer.

The laminated walls are built in another factory within waling distance. That way they are built in a humid controlled facility with state of the art equipment.

You will be getting a 2013 as my contact at FR told me. The only difference for now are the wheel rims that are on the trailer. My personal opinion is the new rims are AWESOME! Look even better than the 2012 rims and those were sweet too. No changes in color, flooring, outside graphics, or layouts until August. However yours will classify as a 2013 so thats great for value.

I ordered my trailer February 21st and they said my trailer would hit the line around the middle of April. Orders really started stacking up at the factory if you ordered in March. That is when the buck of orders came in, so you should be safe in getting it by May, but nothing is concrete till its built.

You will love the new rubber/vinyl roof they are putting on the trailers now. It is more durable, can be patched if it gets a tear, and does not leave black streaks as bad as the rubber roofs.

The factory tour was awesome to experience. My whole family went which includes 4 children. Was cool for them to see the whole process all come together. A great learning opportunity for us all and a place I could ask our contact questions about the trailer. He new it all.

Hope you love your trailer. I can't wait as well to have and start camping. This early spring in Michigan is wetting my camping appetite.

Hope this helps.
Thanks for the info, we ordered our 8280 diamond on the feb. 29 so I guess we'll get it at the begenning of may. Happy to hear about there quality control.
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:37 PM   #62
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Thanks for the info, we ordered our 8280 diamond on the feb. 29 so I guess we'll get it at the begenning of may. Happy to hear about there quality control.
Just heard from my dealer and my TT is built and will be shipped to dealer this week! Sweetness I can't wait. Picking it up next week and I told the dealer to be ready for a lengthy pdi as I am going to turn everything on, slide everything out, and operate everything that has a moving part, including checking all seals, seams, doors, slides, etc... They replied with, we would not expect anything else. It's much easier for us to fix it before you take it and they will make their own extensive pdi before I come to try and catch stuff before I get there.

I love Westland Camping Center in westland Michigan. What a great dealer. Check them out if you are looking. They have a great selection of Flagstaffs and more.

www.westlandcamping.com
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Good four you I hope everything goes great for you Let us know how you make out . And don't forget the pics. I am still waiting to hear something
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:59 AM   #64
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I would think you should hear something this coming week since we ordered about the same time even though they are built in a different factory. Good luck and will post pics when I get it.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:11 PM   #65
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we have a 2010 829fkss Flagstaff and after visiting the factory for a tour on Tuesday, we are glad we chose a Flagstaff. It was well worth the visit. They have excellent quality control and inspection throughout the whole mfg process and not just at the end of the line.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:17 AM   #66
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Thanks for the info always like to here that. Makes us feel better for the long wait Someday we are going to take the tour. Just wondering did you drive there? and if you did about how long was the drive Thanks.
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Was also were at the factory tour with Rlocicero and all I can say is WOW. Was great to see the hard work and quality effort that goes into each unit. My 8528rkws is being built there this week and I can't wait.
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Does any body know if the slide rooms are built in a differant part and brought in or are they built with the unit. Reason I ask is the last TT I ordered the lap sealent was wet when they closed the slide and it made a mess on the top seal and it was never right again hope this don't happen again Thanks
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What I saw at the plant was that the slide outside shell was built offline and then installed as a unit. Two guys just pick it up and slide it in.
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we have a 2010 829fkss Flagstaff and after visiting the factory for a tour on Tuesday, we are glad we chose a Flagstaff. It was well worth the visit. They have excellent quality control and inspection throughout the whole mfg process and not just at the end of the line.
Still waiting for my TT to come offline .Do you know if they inspect all water lines ,electrical,appliances ,slide out operation and seals,electronics[tv radio]. Any info would be interesting.Can you tell I'm getting anxious?{THAT'S A UNDER STATEMENT]Thanks.
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