Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-26-2015, 03:36 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
OswegoLion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Port St. Lucie
Posts: 327
Owner of a 2016 Flagstaff 8528 IKWS!!!!

Just bought a new Super Lite Flagstaff 8528 IKWS 5TH Wheel. DW and I are very excited. Love the high ceiling. This is the right size for ythe 2 of us. It took me 3 years to make the move. We pick it up on October 6th and are set up for 2 night stay at a local park near the dealer to make sure everything is to our liking. Any suggestions please do not hesitate to post. First time owning an RV.
__________________

OswegoLion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2015, 05:38 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Vanceburg Ky
Posts: 16
Smile 8528 ikws

We like ours very well. Have had radio replaced by dealer, when we go back they will replace t-stat to digaital. We leave ours permanent in Ky, we do not pull it. We have a really good dealer, Caudill Rv sales in Franklin furnace, Ohio. Good service. I hope the new t-stat helps the a/c work better, it has a 15 K Coleman unit. Good luck with your new 8528.
__________________

kyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2015, 06:27 PM   #3
Georgia Rally Coordinator
 
aceinspp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: GA
Posts: 14,730
Congrats on your new purchase and welcome to the wold of RVing. Later RJD
__________________
2015 35 FT V-Lite 30WRLIKS Diamond Package
2018 Dodge Ram 2500 6.4 3:73 gearing. Traded 2015 Chevy 2500 6.0, 4:10 gear
Days camped 2017 62
Days camped 2018 67
Days camped 2019 57
aceinspp is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2015, 12:38 PM   #4
Pickin', Campin', Mason
 
5picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 10,730
Congrats on your new 8528IKWS.
I hope it serves you well.

The DW and I ordered the 8529IKBS.
A slightly new floor plan based off of the one you bought except it has the bed slide out the back instead of the wardrobe slide out the front. Everything else is almost the same.
Ours is to come off the factory line tomorrow!
__________________
_________________________________________
2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel-Goodyear Endurance Tires
2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4x4 - Factory Puck B&W Companion
TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater - Sinemate 3500w Gen.

Days Camped: '16=46 '17=30 '18=51 '19=50
5picker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2015, 01:28 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
OswegoLion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Port St. Lucie
Posts: 327
Sounds great. Pick ours up next Tuesday
OswegoLion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2015, 01:36 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Wayne Joan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South West Michigan
Posts: 178
We love our 2015 8528 IKWS. Our biggest complaint is about the lack of heat in the living room and way too much heat in the bathroom. I don't know if Flagstaff/Rockwood addressed this in the 2016 or not. I hope you enjoy your trailer as much as we do. Happy Camping
__________________
2015 Flagstaff 8528IKWS Diamond Package
2013 Ford F-150 Super Crew, EcoBoost, Max Tow,
6.5 bed, Roadmaster Active Suspension, E rated tires
98 days camping 2017
98 days camping 2018
94 days camping 2019
Wayne Joan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2015, 01:41 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Wayne Joan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South West Michigan
Posts: 178
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5picker View Post
Congrats on your new 8528IKWS.
I hope it serves you well.

The DW and I ordered the 8529IKBS.
A slightly new floor plan based off of the one you bought except it has the bed slide out the back instead of the wardrobe slide out the front. Everything else is almost the same.
Ours is to come off the factory line tomorrow!
We looked at the 8529IKBS while we were at the FROG Rally in Goshen. Looks like a real nice biggger brother to the 8528. I thought it was a little too heavy for a F-150. Let us know how you like your new trailer. Happy Camping
__________________
2015 Flagstaff 8528IKWS Diamond Package
2013 Ford F-150 Super Crew, EcoBoost, Max Tow,
6.5 bed, Roadmaster Active Suspension, E rated tires
98 days camping 2017
98 days camping 2018
94 days camping 2019
Wayne Joan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2015, 01:44 PM   #8
Pickin', Campin', Mason
 
5picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 10,730
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wayne Joan View Post
We looked at the 8529IKBS while we were at the FROG Rally in Goshen. Looks like a real nice biggger brother to the 8528. I thought it was a little too heavy for a F-150. Let us know how you like your new trailer. Happy Camping
Will do! Thanks!
__________________
_________________________________________
2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel-Goodyear Endurance Tires
2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4x4 - Factory Puck B&W Companion
TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater - Sinemate 3500w Gen.

Days Camped: '16=46 '17=30 '18=51 '19=50
5picker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2015, 12:34 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
OswegoLion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Port St. Lucie
Posts: 327
Size rug for outside?
OswegoLion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2015, 02:03 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Corbin, Kentucky and Tampa, Florida
Posts: 49
Get slide awnings. Best investment you can make.
James Briar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2015, 02:06 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
OswegoLion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Port St. Lucie
Posts: 327
Newbie here. What is a slide awning and where do you get them?
OswegoLion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2015, 02:21 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 475
You will get differing opinions on slide awnings. They are small awnings that go over the slide outs. IMO, they are NOT a must have.
__________________
2001 Ford F250 7.3l converted to F350 specs
2014 Flagstaff 8528RKWS
2006 model year Border Collie
Mtelkman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2015, 02:36 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Wayne Joan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South West Michigan
Posts: 178
Ours came with the slide toppers already on.
__________________
2015 Flagstaff 8528IKWS Diamond Package
2013 Ford F-150 Super Crew, EcoBoost, Max Tow,
6.5 bed, Roadmaster Active Suspension, E rated tires
98 days camping 2017
98 days camping 2018
94 days camping 2019
Wayne Joan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2015, 03:44 PM   #14
Member
 
RFKosar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Cocoa, FL
Posts: 33
Congrats, OswegoLion!

Aug 2013 DW and I got the 2014 Rockwood-branded 8289WS - the "corporate twin" - basically same configuration except for Rockwood decals. Really enjoy ours. We ordered the "diamond" package with 50amp service and 2nd A/C in bedroom. Would now prefer the "platinum" package with metal awning covers.

The factory original tires were Cheapo brand load range C - barely up the the task. VERY VERY strongly recommend (urge, really) installing decent set of ST tires load range D or even better E, on your new 5er.

Aug 2013 we sold our house in Ft Worth TX and lived comfortably full time for 2 years in RV roaming from TX eastwards until we bought little house in Cocoa FL.

We pull with 2012 Ram 1500 Hemi ST quad cab, short bed. Installed the Firestone "Ride-Rite" supplemental air bag suspension to rear axle. No problems towing nearly 20K miles.
RFKosar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2015, 04:15 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
OswegoLion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Port St. Lucie
Posts: 327
Our 5th wheel does have the toppers on all 3 slide outs.
OswegoLion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2015, 06:27 PM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Corbin, Kentucky and Tampa, Florida
Posts: 49
Slide awnings are a auto retractable awning over your slides. They will help to prevent leaks at the top of your slides and also keep the debris off the top of the slide. They are an option on some but are already installed on upper end campers. We have had them on every camper we ever had. We have family in the RV industry and he recommends them highly.
James Briar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2015, 07:06 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
OswegoLion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Port St. Lucie
Posts: 327
Thanks James. I'm glad we have them along with the 2 ac's. The 2 ac's were on when we looked at the unit. Salesman wanted us to be comfortable. It was 90 out but really cool inside.
OswegoLion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2015, 08:45 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Dabmeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 259
Would never have another trailer with out slide toppers. Keeps the slide clean, rain off it and it cuts down on the heat in the slides a huge amount.
Congrats on the new unit
Dabmeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2015, 10:04 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
OswegoLion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Port St. Lucie
Posts: 327
The only horror story I have heard is about tires. I hope Forest River puts on good ones with the proper load. I never questioned this when I bought it.
OswegoLion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2015, 10:40 AM   #20
Member
 
RFKosar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Cocoa, FL
Posts: 33
Yes, there are lots of sad tales about blowouts. Of course there is no guarantee any tire will not fail, but decent tires with load range D or E are much more suited to this RV. Forest River installed cheap load range C tires on our RV with 65 mph max speed rating. I always drove about 60 mph, always maintained proper tire pressure, covered the tires when parked, never ran into curbs, but after 3 seasons had a blowout.
__________________

RFKosar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
8528, flagstaff

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



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:01 PM.


×