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Old 10-06-2013, 11:23 AM   #1
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Hi all, this forum looks great.

Retiring in 3 weeks and buying a new camper, hopefully a Flagstaff 25ks with the Murphy bed. Our first.

The on-line information on features and options is a little confusing, since "select floor plans" appears quite a bit. I have been advised to get the largest AC available. Any opinions on 13,500 BTU vs. 15,000 and does ducted air help? And do heated holding tanks offer any useful advantages?

Thanks for any possible advice on these or any other topics.

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Old 10-06-2013, 11:37 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

If you can afford it and live in hot humid climate get the 15k the cheapest time to do it is when you order it.

Heated tanks are not worth the money unless your camping through winter and even then I'd be leary that they'd help much unless the temp rarely dips below 25 degrees.


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Old 10-06-2013, 03:44 PM   #3
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Welcome from Arkansas. Enjoy!!
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:31 PM   #4
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:06 PM   #5
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The 15k is a good option and the ducted air seems quieter...well, to me it does. I passed on the heated tanks myself. The difference pretty much paid for the A/C upgrade. The options list can be a little confusing as some things are listed twice (standard on certain models and optional on others). If it says "29 burner nuclear powered cooktop (n/a on 25ks)" for instance under standard options, it will probably list it as an optional item (on select floorplans).
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:22 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your upcoming retirement. Going on my 4th year of retirement and enjoying every minute of it. 15K AC gets a yes vote from me too. As for the heated holding tanks that depends on if you're planning on camping in real cold weather.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:46 AM   #7
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Make sure your tow vehicle is large enough.....don t make do with what you may have....research this board for sales people will tell you that you can pull it when you should not....make sure you look at GCWR of your vehicle....try and be 1000lbs under that weight when you trailer is loaded....weigh your slow.....
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:51 AM   #8
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:15 AM   #9
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The 15K will not run as long or as hard in very hot locations. It will also cool down your trailer a bit faster. I have a 21FBRS with a 13.5K which is plenty for an 18" TT.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:14 AM   #10
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Welcome and I liked the ducted air on our rental MH. I got the ends cooler faster. It is a LOT quieter! Floorplans are the most important thing. Everything else can (will?) be changed over time to your liking.

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