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Old 06-10-2014, 04:06 PM   #1
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We are at the point of complete frustration in trying to find the right trailer. We are now considering the Flagstaff 27RLWS, the wife seems to really love this trailer. What I do not know is anything about Flagstaff, its quality, how people feel about this floor plan etc. Also how about support after the sale, is Forest River good? The other brands we have been looking at are the Evergreen Sun Valley and the Open Range Light. How does one make that final decision, as when you read the internet you can find out bad things in general about any brand. Looking for others advice on what they did and how they feel.



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Old 06-10-2014, 05:29 PM   #2
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We have a Flagstaff Classic Ultralite and love it. Some minor problems were handled nicely by Family RV. One major issue was found and The factory picked my trailer up, brought it to the factory to repair and returned it to me in less than a month and did it on my timetable. Our floor developed a delamination problem from floors that were manufactured by an outside supplier. They have since built their own lamination factory. We have been to the Ultralite factory tour twice and were impressed. We would definitely buy another.

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Old 06-10-2014, 05:56 PM   #3
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We have been pleased with our Flagstaff. A few minor issues early on were promptly handled by our dealer. We towed 6k miles over 2 1/5 months last summer with no problems. Would not hesitate to purchase another Flagstaff. Also, be aware that Rockwood units are the same as Flagstaff except for decals and interior colors.
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:02 PM   #4
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We have the 27RLWS and love it. A few minor issues (as they all do). We are currently working a bigger issue with the Torflex axle failure and having to replace both axles under warrantee. Even with that issue, we looked for over a year and found this TT to be the best. There are plenty of manufacturers that all have problems. Some minor and some major. All in all we have, as I said, looked for over a year and found this make and model to be the best for us. Tons of room. Good luck with your purchase and let us know if you have any questions about it.
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:18 PM   #5
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We have enjoyed ours and would buy another FS. A few issues early on that were handled under warranty, and a few minor issues I handled myself. Keep in mind your pulling a bouncing house down the road, things can happen.

As stated above, Flagstaff and Rockwoods are twins, and come with an inexpensive full second year warranty.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:39 PM   #6
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The brochure indicates a radius roof , but it sure looks flat to me. Do they have good run off?
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:53 PM   #7
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The brochure indicates a radius roof , but it sure looks flat to me. Do they have good run off?
Brochure is correct and the roof is radiused. Just finished one complete 1/2 day of solid thunderstorms and pouring rain and aside from no leaks (yay! except at the attachment between the awning and the side of the trailer) and the rain runs off beautifully ... onto the drains and away from the trailer. Performed like a champ!
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:00 PM   #8
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We have owed two Flagstaff RVs (new) in the last year.

We bought the big V-Lite bumper pull, 30WIKSS, but we have physical issues that made the WDH a challenge (neck injuries) and traded it in after 8 months for the 5er in my signature. TBH, if we'd seen the 5er we own now when we began shopping, we'd have gone with a 5er to begin with.

We LOVE the Flagstaff brand! I absolutely loved the V-Lite and cried when we traded 'er in.

Just make SURE you buy from a reputable dealer! No matter what you buy, if your dealer doesn't stand behind the product it will not turn out well. Both of our Flagstaffs were bought from the same dealer, same salesman.

Get references on the dealer you're looking to buy from before signing on the dotted line.

If age is a state of mind, and I've lost my mind, I'm AGELESS, right?
Give me 40 acres and I'll turn this rig around:
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:01 PM   #9
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That is what I wanted to hear.
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:42 PM   #10
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I have owned two new Flagstaff MicroLites in the last 13 months. Traded my first on my second. The only issue so far is the Dometic toilet which was replaced with the 310 model under warranty. In fact, I had the dealership swap it out of my first trailer into my 2nd trailer.

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