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Old 01-22-2011, 03:07 PM   #1
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Ordered A New 831FKBSS & Joined The FRFs!

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We went to the RV Show and ordered a new 2011 Flagstaff 831FKBSS to replace our 2006 Rockwood 8315SS. This will be our 3rd camper, #1 was a 1996 Starcraft Pop-up. The Flagstaff should be ready in 6-8 weeks. With some help from the Forest River Factory Rep, we were able to order an interior trim combination supposedly not available! After the show, wanting to do some research on the new TT, I found the FRFs, and joined. What a great resource! Hope I can help others as much as I have learned in these few short days.

Since I haven't gotten the new trailer yet, here's a pic of the TV & the old TT.

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Old 01-22-2011, 03:27 PM   #2
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to the forum !!

Congrats on the new camper !!
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:00 PM   #3
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We got our 831FKBSS about labor day and absolutely love it. We are sure you will too.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:26 PM   #4
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Thanks for the warm welcome!

lbrjet,
have you taken your 831 to the scales? I am curious how far over the printed spec the actual weight is. (I will be weighing mine on it's maiden trip, once it's fully loaded.)

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Old 01-26-2011, 08:35 AM   #5
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Welcome. We found this forum the other day as well. Congrats on the purchase.
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:21 AM   #6
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Haven't scaled it yet, however, the trailer was stamped 6,907 lbs. 'factory weighed'. Add battery and propane about 7,000 lbs.

Forest River actual weights are always much higher than the brochures.
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lbrjet,
Thanks for the info!

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Old 01-27-2011, 08:18 PM   #8
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I should add that after we moved our stuff into the trailer the tongue weight was 1,065 lbs according to my Sherline scale. That is with the fresh water tank empty and since it is on the very back end of the trailer adding water will lighten the TW somewhat.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:46 PM   #9
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Just picked up our 2011 831FKBSS Flagstaff

We picked up our 831FKBSS last week. A good friend has the same layout in a Jayco and I always liked it. After buying a new camper last year we just weren't satisfied with it so we traded one year later. Going to install an Equalizer hitch tomorrow as our current setup doesn't seem to be all that stable. Can't wait to get on the road and enjoy all the room this camper has.
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I'm new to the forum and look forward to participating with everyone. I am also getting a 831FKBSS next week. Being RVing for about 26 years. This will be the 3rd trailer and the largest I've owned. Look forward sharing info' especially fellow 831FKBSS owners.
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