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Old 04-18-2012, 12:23 AM   #11
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Hi all my first post newbe I am waiting for our 2013 Flaggstaff 8528RKWS with Diamond package to come in. Ordered it about 7 weeks ago. Moving up from a 27' TT. Had to get new used truck too. Was a big step for us but cant wait. Hope that the Flaggstaff is a good one. The last TT a Terry was very good with no issues. Except the aluminim siding was hard to clean. The glossy fiberglass has got to be easy to clean and wax. How does this unit pull? Is the pin weight enough to keep everthing stable? Any other info would like to here about.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:43 AM   #12
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Hi all my first post newbe I am waiting for our 2013 Flaggstaff 8528RKWS with Diamond package to come in. Ordered it about 7 weeks ago. Moving up from a 27' TT. Had to get new used truck too. Was a big step for us but cant wait. Hope that the Flaggstaff is a good one. The last TT a Terry was very good with no issues. Except the aluminim siding was hard to clean. The glossy fiberglass has got to be easy to clean and wax. How does this unit pull? Is the pin weight enough to keep everthing stable? Any other info would like to here about.
welcome to the forums!

we used to have a terry as well man what a smooth unit to tow !
Then we upgraded in 2005 to a flagstaff 832bh22 flagstaff tt and really enjoyed that unit and very very little issues !
Last august we upgraded again to A palomino sabre 32bhok-6 And again impressed by fr quality and service !
I would imagine your unit will be coming off line soon ! Hope you enjoy it !
post pics soon .
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:15 PM   #13
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Thanks for the reply Turbo. Good read on the newbe 5th wheel couple. I will make sure the hitch is coupled before pulling away.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:01 PM   #14
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We got our new 12 Flagstaff 8528RKWS in Feb and just love the floor plan. I would STRONGLY suggest not getting a slider hitch. Just have the dealer activate the Sidewinder and get a std. non-sliding hitch for the truck. I have a post on this forum about my experience with the slider. Long story short, had the dealer put in a non-slider. Works like a charm.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:29 PM   #15
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Thanks dunnnc, I went with a B&W Patriot Non slider and will have the dealer set up the sidewinder/revolution pin box. Should be getting 5ver in the next couple of weeks. Have weekend booked May 5th. If it does not come in by then I guess I will have to use old TT.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:41 PM   #16
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Picked up my new Flagstaff 8528RKWS Thurs. looks great. My wife loves it. Great floor plan. Bought it from Elkhart RV. I live in western Canada and was treated great. They beat the big guys price by a lot. Can't wait for camping season to start up here.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:04 PM   #17
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case1175 we are suppose to pick ours up on Sat. 30th. We cant wait. How did you predelivery walk around go? Any issues? How was the tow home? What Truck do you have??
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:00 PM   #18
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case1175 we are suppose to pick ours up on Sat. 30th. We cant wait. How did you predelivery walk around go? Any issues? How was the tow home? What Truck do you have??
No issues. Walk through was short due to I just met the guy who delivered it to Great Falls. Trip was good pulls smooth. I have a 2011 chev 2500 with a 6L gas engine. Works uphill but still pulls good.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:14 PM   #19
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Picking up Flaggstaff 8528RKWS this Saturday morning The special B & W hitch sidewinder wedge is delivering today Thanks to Tweedys.com for getting out quickly. Any other advice when doing the walk through?? Can't wait!!
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:06 PM   #20
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Picked up new 5th Wheel sat. in the rain. Was able to do pre delivery walk around inside Everything went as planned, 5vrer is great. Sidewinder wedge showed up and was installed at dealer. B & W hitch is great. smooth and quiet sidewinder works great, Truck pulled no problem. Spent the rest of weekend installing dodads ie. towelbars, TP holder ect. Only one thing that might become an issue is the door closer. Seems a little wimpy. Has anyone made a larger bracket to mount the closer to on the fiberglass side at the head of the door?? I was thinking of making a piece of aluminum (paint it black) maybe 6" long 3" tall with multiple screws drill and tap the 3 screws on the existing bracket. Trying to distribute the preasure over a larger area. Other than that its works good. Any thoughts out there??
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