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Old 06-30-2015, 04:37 PM   #1
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How Reliable is the Flagstaff Classic Superlite 8528BHWS?

I have been looking for a new 5th wheel for awhile and came across the Flagstaff Classic Superlight 8528 BHWS. It would serve my purpose but haven't been able to find any good reviews on the line. I hate to jump in if it isn't something that is going to be reliable.

Does anyone have any information about the reliability of this model and the flagstaff Classic line in general. Any information will be greatly appreciated.


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Old 06-30-2015, 09:18 PM   #2
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I have a 2011 Flagstaff Classic Superlite 8528BHSS and have had ZERO issues with this camper. I actually have it for sale as the wife and I no longer need the bunk house model. We are planning on spending our winters in Florida and are looking at the Cedar Creek Silverback 31RK. The Flagstaff model has been awesome never been back to the dealer for anything. If you are interested in a 5er in like new condition lets talk.

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Old 06-30-2015, 09:38 PM   #3
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Haven't had a problem with my 2011 either. Has never been back to a dealer for anything. 2011 must have been a good year.

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Old 07-01-2015, 05:33 AM   #4
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I have the Rockwood version of that unit. 2013 8281SS and I love it. No issues in over 2 years. The only thing I didn't like was the three sewer outlets. I modified the front two into one and it is much better. Other than that it has been a great unit. Been on several long trips, and many weekend trips. Pulls great.
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:01 PM   #5
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Have the Flagstaff Classic TT and love it. Has met our needs for just over 4 years, almost 200 nights, and just over 18.5 K miles . Been to southern Fl, and did a loop from Nashville, to Denver, through Estes park, and Yellowstone. Last year visited the Dells and UP in MI. Still has original factory tires, only major issue we had was LCI power tongue jack failed under warenty. Love the unit, call it th "Mariott on Wheels" as we spend our travel nights in the unit rather than hotels.
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:13 PM   #6
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Ours is the 8528 BHSS and we are looking into a trade for an open floor plan. We have over 30,000 miles on it. Just keep those bearings greased up and she will pull great!!!! And, yes it was a very good year for the Flagstaff.
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Old 07-02-2015, 04:56 AM   #7
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We have a 2014 8528 bhws. I think it's a great unit. Had a couple very minor issues that were easily remedied thy the dealer and also did not interfere with using the unit.
I agree with the earlier post about the 3 sewer hookups , that is the largest down side to this unit and it's not a huge problem.
I have used this camper with my family of 4 (2 ten year olds) and another couple. I removed the cushions from the floor of the bunk room and put in a queen air mattress. It worked out great! Kids slept on table and couch (not opened) and friends had their own room complete with bath. Barely knew they were there. I will say this, I really don't care to ever get a 2nd bathroom in a camper again it's nice but I'd rather hVe a larger bunk room
Aside from my little issues I have to say it's well made reliable and filled with great little features.
If it's the perfect fit for your needs I say it's a home run!
Best of luck to you.

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