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Old 10-16-2013, 10:19 AM   #1
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So tell me, why did you choose the 'Flagstaff' brand?

What made you purchase the 'Flagstaff' brand from Forest River?
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:29 AM   #2
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Price, layout, weight, asthetics , dealer all combined to reach our decision.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:35 AM   #3
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Saw the floorplan we liked in a Rockwood, checked the local Rockwood dealer who seemed to be averse to getting our floorplan, then a friend noticed that Flastaff had the same floorplan and then I was able to see physically view one at the local Flagstaff dealer. That sealed the deal. We searched far and wide for one with the Emerald package and found one 850 miles away. That's how we are Flagstaffers.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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What made you purchase the 'Flagstaff' brand from Forest River?
you do know that Rockwood models are the exact twins of Flagstaff models?
only difference is the outside graphic and fabric designs inside.
both are built on the same assembly line.

and there are way more Rockwood dealers than Flagstaff dealers, so there's much more price competition on Rockwoods.

but just discovered that RVDirect added Flagstaff to their lineup. doesn't make any sense to me since they also carry Rockwood so they are selling twin brands.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:08 PM   #5
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you do know that Rockwood models are the exact twins of Flagstaff models?
only difference is the outside graphic and fabric designs inside.
both are built on the same assembly line.

and there are way more Rockwood dealers than Flagstaff dealers, so there's much more price competition on Rockwoods.

but just discovered that RVDirect added Flagstaff to their lineup. doesn't make any sense to me since they also carry Rockwood so they are selling twin brands.
Just trying to start a friendly conversation.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:22 PM   #6
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Just trying to start a friendly conversation.
Agree, OP asked about Flagstaffs, not Rockwood. We purchased our 2 FLAGSTAFF trailers because we have the largest dealer in NC about 20minutes from our house and we get more "bang for the buck" with FLAGSTAFF. We have had only very minor problems with both of the FLAGSTAFF trailers. Would buy another if something happens to the 5er we have now.

BTW, our dealer does not stock Rockwoods.
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:54 PM   #7
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Agree, OP asked about Flagstaffs, not Rockwood. We purchased our 2 FLAGSTAFF trailers because we have the largest dealer in NC about 20minutes from our house and we get more "bang for the buck" with FLAGSTAFF. We have had only very minor problems with both of the FLAGSTAFF trailers. Would buy another if something happens to the 5er we have now.

BTW, our dealer does not stock Rockwoods.
I don't believe a dealer would carry both.

Where we live in central Indiana, there is a Flagstaff dealer about 5 miles away and the next closest that sells either of the brands is a Rockwood dealer about 30 miles away.

I'm guessing part of their deal with FR is that FR will limit the competition in the area.
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don't believe a dealer would carry both.


as i said in my previous post, surprisingly, RVDirect does carry both brands.
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As stated, the Rockwoods and Flagstaffs are identical in floorplans, with just some minor variations in outside and inside color schemes.

The reason I went with the Flagstaff was the dealer beat the Rockwood dealer by $4000 on the same trailer.

The reason I considered either, was the floorplan.
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In our case, the closest Rockwood dealer was a brand new start up.
They were a truck dealer that thought they wanted to sell RV's too.
The saleman was a young kid who knew nothing about their product.
They are no longer in business.

The next closest dealer, Toscano's in Los Banos, CA carried Flagstaff.
Same trailer just different stickers and colors..kind of like GMC/Chevy.

I did all of my research on-line so I knew what I wanted.
The dealer was great, and I knew a couple of people that had bought there and had a good experience.

If they sold Rockwood then that's what we would have bought.

We chose this family of fivers becase I wanted a ultralight that I could pull with my 1/2 ton and we liked the layout.

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