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Old 07-09-2007, 10:06 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by RetiredArmyCWO View Post
We are currently going to purchase a 2007 831FKSS. We looked at the bunkhouse models as well and were going to settle on it, but asked ourselves a few questions along the way. We have 3 kids, 16, 13 and 11. When the wife and I were kids, neither of us remember our personal "comfort" being at the top of our parents lists. I fondly remember the table bed being my own space, and a few sleeping bags here and there as well. With the big pull out sofa and the table bed, we figured space and the larger kitchen area was more important. We are avid jet skiiers and boaters and like to sit outside as well and watch sunsets and enjoy the company of other campers. I would recommend the following questions before purchasing:

When the kids are gone, what do we do with the lost space?

Is the lack of space going to make it seem cramped when everyone is inside watching TV or whatever?

When the kids are out of the house, is it a better trailer for two?

How much time do we actually spend inside the trailer?

Just my thoughts on the matter, I am by no means an expert, and by my nick, you should be able to figure out that ANYTHING is more comfortable than the sand.

First off to FRF!!

for your questions:
When the kids are gone, what do we do with the lost space?
How old are the kids? Mine are 7 and 8. When they are gone to college that is, it'll be time to sell the rig and buy a new one.

Is the lack of space going to make it seem cramped when everyone is inside watching TV or whatever?
Nope, at least mine is very roomy. Not cramped at all. We often camp with my inlaws and or my father and his wife. During bad weather, we'll all gather in my rig as it's the largest for meal times. We've seated 6 adults and 2 kiddos for meals before (now that's a bit cramped) but 4 adults and 2 kiddos isn't too bad.

When the kids are out of the house, is it a better trailer for two?
Absolutly not. Time to sell and get a new one. In fact, I've got a plan for that.

How much time do we actually spend inside the trailer?
We spend a lot of time in our trailer, espicially when it's raining or very cold or very hot. Our girls are still young and need to take naps and really like having their "own" room. It also allows us (the parents) our own space while the ladies are either napping or watching a movie.

We don't have toys like dirtbikes or jetskis to haul with us. Just bicycles and those fit in the small garage in the rear of our trailer (which most bunkhouse models don't have).

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Old 07-09-2007, 08:46 PM   #12
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Retired Army,
Thanks for the imput. Our kids are 3 and 9 years old, so we have a long way to go before ours are out of the house. Hoping to use it alot between now and then. Once the kids do get out of the house, we will still be going camping with them, although they may be wanting their own space. and if that is the case, it will be time for a new TT, one for the two of us at that point. Thanks for the imput, and it is some good questions to ask.

Also, thanks for your service to our country. I can imagine that anything would be better than the sand.


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Old 07-10-2007, 07:16 AM   #13
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No problem, and I am certainly no expert. I think Greg has talked me into altering my own plans.
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:31 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Hokiehall View Post
We don't have that model but our Flagstaff 26RKS is well built and good quality for the money. We have had no problems with it except a bad air conditioner which our dealer replaced under warranty.
Are warranty issues handled directly through Forest River . Since i will have my tt stored far away from my dealer, i will need to have a FR service center do work on it. I assume this is possible and doesnt have to go through the dealer, this is my understanding at this point. I will further discuss with my dealer, who seems honest. I have contacted Camping World in MB, SC and they say they are a FR warranty service area. I also plan to check other

Also, anyone know about the extended warranties. I heard you can pay FR 125 for addn one year. I aslo heard someone was quoting a 7 year warrante

I have a lot of questions regarding my new tt and making a list of things to look at during the tt checkout at the dealer. I wonder if anyone has a recommended TT checkout list before taking receipt of a new TT. I plan to connect all utilities and check through and make a punchlist.



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