Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-06-2013, 12:23 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 4
New to trailer camping

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.
__________________

__________________
WildThings is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 12:37 PM   #2
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
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.

Turbs
__________________

__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 04:44 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Iwannacamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 4,358
Welcome from Arkansas. Enjoy!!
__________________
2017 Puma 297RLSS
2005 Ram 2500 4X4 diesel
Our new 5er 10-26-16
Iwannacamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 05:31 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,840
Greetings and welcome to FRF from SW Idaho.
__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 09:06 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
raspivey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Brazoria County, Texas
Posts: 1,360
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).
__________________
2015 Chevy Silverado LTZ - HD tow package
2017 Rockwood 2703WS Emerald Edition
raspivey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 09:22 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 9,508
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.
__________________
Wiscampsin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 07:46 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
sail2liv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NC
Posts: 292
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 rig.....drive slow.....
best of luck
__________________

2011 Silverado 2500HD 6.0 Gas 3.73
2013 Flagstaff 8524 RLWS
1978 Cape Dory Ketch
sail2liv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 11:51 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
dbld6210's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Marlin,Texas
Posts: 16
welcome from Texas to the RV world.
__________________
dbld6210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2013, 08:15 AM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 91
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.
__________________
SparkeyBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2013, 09:14 AM   #10
Incheon, S. Korea
 
BigBaron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Incheon, South Korea
Posts: 1,140
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.
__________________

__________________
Me, Julie, Lil' Barry, Faith, and OSDs, Fang and Treaty
2003 Hyundai Starex (H1), 2012 Coachmen Clipper 126
I don't know when we'll be able to go camping again...
BigBaron is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
camping, trailer

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:30 PM.