New owner of a Flagstaff 29IKTS
First post to this forum as a new owner of a Flagstaff Super lite 29IKTS. I have been spending time on these forums before I took my first trip. What I am going to post is the reflection of an absolute newbie. We have camped for 11 years in a Coleman Redwood Pop-up,basically a tent on wheels. It had no refrig., heat, AC, stove. and one water line to a hand pump faucet that we never charged. You more experienced people will roll your eyes at my naivitie (if that is a word), but Newer campers may just nod and smile. First we camped half hour away determined to use all systems to ensure they worked. These forums were great as I dewinterized and sanitized. I am still a little confused on the plumbing around the pump. I thought the valve there was for the water heater. There are three lines, one for "city water, one for the fresh water tank and one for antifreeze in the winterizing process (Can't wait until I have to do that. NOT!!) My next confusion was for the water heater. The plumbing is cleverly hidden by a paneling wall the you have to tear out to get to the bypass valves. I actually had to call my dealer and he kinda walked me through some of this. There are two switches. One on the water heater, accessible from the outside is an electric rocker switch. I thought if you turned it on you were only turning on the electrical element, and if it was off, you could turn on the inside control panel switch ang propane would heat the water. Turns out (I think) that the outside switch also controls the electric ignition so needs to be on, then the inside switch triggers the ignition so the water is heated with gas and electric. I thought it was either/or, but no. If I have this wrong, feel free to tell me so.
Next issue, my TT comes equipped with something called a galley tank. No one exlalined this to me until I went to the control panel to to see how the tanks were filling. Black tank. 1/4 full. Grey water 1/4 full, Galley tank (What's that?) 3/4 full?! Help. Since I didn't know it existed, I never dumped it as I was dewinterizing, so all the antifreeze and flush out sanitized water was still in there,. Off to my IPhone to access these forums. Turns out the galley tank dump(Labeled lowpoint drain) is only about three feet from the Black/grey dump and I only have to switch the line over when dumping at end. Easy. but no clue in the beginning.
Only other issue was the oven would not stay lit. It would get to temp(and beyond, burned food) then go out and take pilot light with it. Had to relight pilot light 5 times to cook baked potatoes. A call to my dealer indicated a probable thermostat or thermocoupler issue. I will take it back tomorrow to be fixed
The dealer has been great, taking phone calls without making me feel stupid. This has rambled on long enough. I vow to be an active poster. I have learned so much by perusing these forums. Thanks to all for sharing your experiences.
2013 Flagstaff 29IKTS
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