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Old 11-12-2008, 03:42 PM   #11
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Just remember once it is in your name it will be worth 1/2 what you paid. It is 2 yrs old no matter what. Doen't matter too much if you plan on keeping it for a long time. If it is exactly what you want go for it. should be lots of bargaining power for new 2009 as 2010's will be out by March or April if previous history of model years is any indication
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:11 PM   #12
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Ok, need more assistance. I just found a 2007 831FKSS brand new from a dealer and they are asking 15K. Whats everyones input.
I don't know much about that model other than what is on the Flagstaff website, but I just bought a smaller unit (2008 Surveyor 263) for more money, so that deal seems like a lot of bang for the buck. A lot has to do with what options are on the unit.

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Old 11-12-2008, 05:51 PM   #13
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I wasnt aware that 2010's would come out so soon. It may work out to my advantage to wait till I get back from Baghdad. Thanks for the info dezolen. I think I will keep lookin.
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:28 AM   #14
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Just remember once it is in your name it will be worth 1/2 what you paid. It is 2 yrs old no matter what. Doen't matter too much if you plan on keeping it for a long time. If it is exactly what you want go for it. should be lots of bargaining power for new 2009 as 2010's will be out by March or April if previous history of model years is any indication

Talking to the dealer where I bought my Rockwood, It seems that I am loosing approx $2,000 a year on my camper. A $27,000 camper that I bought for $21,000 in 2006 new is now worth approx $12,000 to $14,000 and I have had it for 3 years. From what I understand, one has to keep there camper 5 to 7 years to get the most out of it. Has anyone heard different?
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:05 PM   #15
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One thing nobody has mentioned here is that your TV- A 1500 crew cab short bed 4x4 is really a little bit under rated to pull that big of a camper. How I know is I live in flat Florida, and as you can tell by my stuff, my Dodge ram 1500 Quad cab shortbed hemi is really under rated for my V-Lite. I need more torque, and rear susp. is "mushy". This truck is rated to pull 9800 lbs., and my camper weighs 5700 lbs. dry. I wish I had a diesel, and at least a 2500 chassis. I have 390 H.P. with mods, although my rear end is a 3:56, and that could be some of the problem, as well as P rated tires, instead of LT.
GOOD LUCK on your decision, OH, I also only get 7 mpg towing at 60-65 mph. My engine is a 347 cid gas V8, with an overdrive automatic. Just thought you might be interested. Randy
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Old 11-14-2008, 05:26 PM   #16
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thanks for your service. i'm sure you will find the right trailer. hopefully you can get a good deal on the trailer of your choice
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:28 AM   #17
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I just received an email from a dealer stating that the Flagstaff models do NOT have an enclosed underbelly and they DONT have a polar packages on travel trailers. Is this true? I have seen a lot of advertisements from other dealer websites stating they do have enclosed underbelly's and polar package. I guess I might be misunderstanding what a polar package is. Any words of wisdom from y'all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Oh one more thing. Its still about 75 degrees here so it would still be good camping if you dont mind the sand storms and bullets.
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:35 PM   #18
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Can't help much with the camper issues because we have always towed larger and heavier requiring diesel to do the best job.

I would like to thank you for your service. Our son-in-law is currently at camp bucca until may or june. Our daughter, his wife, is in the seaman to admiral program getting her engineering degree then commissioned in 2010.

Come home safe so that you can enjoy whatever TT you decide on.

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Old 11-21-2008, 09:17 AM   #19
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While I don't know if they changed it since 2007 Forest Rivers website states that the Flagstaff line has enclosed sectionalized underbelly. It doesn't mention a "polar" package as an option though.

Good luck and stay safe.
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Old 11-22-2008, 03:45 PM   #20
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The Flagstaff I was looking at had an enclosed underbelly with electronically controlled heated tanks as well. That, usually coupled with higher R values, is what I have seen in polar packages in other brands.
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