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Old 07-03-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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Just joined the forum. We are awaiting a 2011 Flagstaff 8528RKWS we bought used from a dealer. My Wife and I have been in RV'ing for about 12 years. Our first was a 19 foot, can't remember the name 5th wheel. Too small. After about 3 months, we moved up to a 31' American Star. We had that for 10 years, then I wanted something lighter, and more aerodynamic. I was only getting 10.5 MPG with a Powerstroke Diesel. So we got a 29e34 Glendale Titanium. That only lasted a little over a year, due to the bedroom configuration. Fuel economy went up to about 13 MPG though. My Wife seems much happier with this configuration, I'm happy with the lightness. We are looking for some of the optional items that could have come with the trailer, the big one is the Kitchen counter extension. Does anyone know if these can be ordered directly from Forest River?

Gary and Brenda

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Old 07-03-2013, 10:27 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your 2011 Flagstaff 8528RKWS. Dealer might be able to get the countertop extension for you but be advised, manufacturers sometimes change colors of things like countertops from year to year.

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Old 07-03-2013, 10:32 PM   #3
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That camper comes with a lot of counter space even without the counter extension. There are quite a few people with that model here, maybe you could talk one of them out of theirs, if they don't use it?
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:34 AM   #4
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The dealer I bought it from doesn't handle Forest River. He said he could go thru another dealer that does. I went to that dealer, and they didn't seem to know what I was talking about.

Thanks for the idea of someone not needing it, possibly allowing me to get it, any takers?

I'll also ask in the "Classifieds" section.

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Old 07-04-2013, 10:49 AM   #5
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Hey! We just took possession of a new 2014 RKWS with the diamond page. Absolutely love it and it does come with lots of counter space. Our counter is solid surface Corian so when looking for one ensure the colour and material are correct
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