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Old 08-26-2013, 09:10 AM   #11
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I was told to be sure and open and use the vent whenever using the stove or oven. If not the alarm would go off. We use the vent and don't have a problem with the alarm.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:15 AM   #12
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Thank you... Yes, thumbs and pushing up and out... Feel like an idiot..... and yes, when the vent is closed (even with the window open) the alarm (at times) would go off.
Living in the camper for five weeks was fun. We thought we might be cramped, but, it went better than expected. I really like the camper and would recommend it to anyone looking for a small, lightweight camper for two.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:54 PM   #13
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You have me worried with our statement on Flagstaff horror stories. I got my 2014 21FBRS on Memorial Day weekend and love it so far. I did get the Dometic 310 toilet to replace the 300 that came on it, under warranty from Dometic. Other than that, it has been great so far.

I agree with you statement about the 20 foot trailer on the outside and 30 feet on the inside. This trailer is a great couples trailer and my wife and I love it.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:23 PM   #14
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what was wrong with the toilet that came with it?
Being home a week after camping in new Hampshire for five weeks, I'm ready for another adventure.
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:13 PM   #15
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See the thread on tank odors in the bathroom in the plumbing section. If you haven't noticed it yet then your toilet might be fine.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:49 PM   #16
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what was wrong with the toilet that came with it?
Being home a week after camping in new Hampshire for five weeks, I'm ready for another adventure.

Aside from the odor issues associated with a plastic toilet, the toilet that came with the TT was too tall for the spouse's comfort. I also prefer the ease of cleaning and aesthetics of a porcelain toilet.

PS 5 weeks sounds great. I'm lucky if I can get the spouse to go out for 5. Usual trip is two or three days.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:12 PM   #17
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You have me worried with our statement on Flagstaff horror stories. I got my 2014 21FBRS on Memorial Day weekend and love it so far. I did get the Dometic 310 toilet to replace the 300 that came on it, under warranty from Dometic. Other than that, it has been great so far.

I agree with you statement about the 20 foot trailer on the outside and 30 feet on the inside. This trailer is a great couples trailer and my wife and I love it.
Re horror stories: I had recently talked to a couple of people who had just purchased a Flagstaff. One had a split water tank in a new pop-up (that it took over a month to fix under warranty) and another gentleman had a Murphy bed cable pulled out of the wall leaving a nasty hole the third time he used it. They happened to be the first two people I ran into who owned a Flagstaff.

Internet forums also seem to be collection point for horror stories & I had been reading as much as possible about the experiences of other people with Flagstaff TTs (soft floors, delamination, leaks, sagging water tanks, bad motors in slides and awnings, etc). When I hear and read about all this stuff, I have to remind myself that it doesn't happen to everyone . . . but then I think uh-oh, it could happen to me.

We just got back from another short trip and everything is A-OK. I have to laugh every time we return to a campground and see our 21FBRS. It looks like a postage stamp compared to most of the other TTs and MHs.

Glad you're enjoying yours and living trouble free!
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:26 PM   #18
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I work on powerhouses and oil rigs/refineries across the country. I had a 78 Sunline 21 for a long time. It was OK and I learned a lot about trailers with it. I did learn that there is no "perfect trailer." People like different things. My new 21FBRS is close to perfect for me. It tows great, it's warm in cold locations and cool in hot places. Forest River does use very good products and material in their trailers, their workers could be a little more caring in their work. Overall...its a great little trailer! Bob
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:23 AM   #19
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i'm going to iowa later this week to bring my new 21fbrs home to missouri. we went up and paid for it last weekend, but the weather was to bad to bring it home. we ordered it just the way we wanted it and got a one hour indoor walk through. i really picked it apart, and as far as the appearance went, it was flawless. i can't wait to get it home thursday and move all of our crap out of our other camper in. i had a trade in deal made on a rockford here in mo., but it fell through, so now i have a 2013 skyline to sell. i tell my friends it's our guest camper.
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:27 PM   #20
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Sparky & Doc - Congrats! Although we bought ours late in the summer, we've had it out several times. I still think it's near perfect for one or two people.


But , as Sparky notes, there is no perfect RV. The shower is a little tight (but doable) and the floors feel a little soft for my 235 lbs. The wobbling in the slide also makes me nervous every time I put it in or out, but I'll take it over the more stable hydraulic slide any day. (A blown line and stuck slide on a Coach House I owned left me vowing to never own another RV with a hydraulic slide.)


These minor issues pale in comparison to the long list of pluses with this little trailer. In addition to its other virtues, I discovered that the Silverado will tow it without using the tow mode because it's so light. (Ah . . . the things I learn when I get around to reading a manual.) Gas mileage improved 10-15% with that little discovery. I'm chafing for Spring so we can take it out again.
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