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Old 06-20-2011, 12:37 PM   #1
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New Flagstaff 831BHDS owner in South Carolina

Hi folks!! My wife and I just purchased a 2012 FR Flagstaff 831BHDS for our family of 4 (plus 2 technically 6). We take delivery this Friday...and spend our first night in our dealers camp ground. We're towing with a 2000 Suburban 1500 with heavy duty towing package.

This is the first camper I've owned in years and a lot has changed. Does anyone have any recommendations on "must haves" that I can start gathering prior to us picking it up. We're starting from scratch and I'm a bit nervous that I won't be as well prepared as I like to be.


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Old 06-20-2011, 12:41 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new rig!

Upgrade the sewer hose from the thin cheap one in the new owner package. Once you see the difference you will understand.

Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

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Old 06-20-2011, 01:16 PM   #3
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Thanks!! I saw the Rhinoflex setup this past weekend in the dealership store and it looked like a great option so I'll be sure to pick one up before our maiden voyage.
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:23 PM   #4
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You probably won't need it at the dealer's campground, but get some good power extensions for going from 30amp service to 20amp or 15amp. Check your power panel for the size/type of fuses it has and buy a set to match as backup. Get a battery charger to keep your batteries fresh when they aren't being used (e.g., in your driveway or at a storage lot). And finally, if you can spare a little more money, an inline surge protector is good insurance.

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