Is this forum operated by Forest River or independent? Just curious. Either way I am happy to have stumbled upon it.
I have posted a thread elsewhere regarding my cheap purchase, and the process I've gone through to-date to get it usable. Thought it may be good to post it here as well. >warning< its a looong topic...lol. Enjoy.
I just recently acquired a used pup, a 1992 Flagstaff. I've had a few others in the past, but this is the newest pup I've owned yet.
I only paid $100 CDN for it !!
Here's what the advertisement said:
Address: Hamilton, ONDate Listed: 04-Aug-09
I have a 1992 Flagstaff tent trailer for sale for parts or to fix up
need gone asap or going to the dump with it
In any event I called and the story was the usual complaint that the trailer wouldn't pop up and that it has some 'loose trim' on the front end. Canvas was reported to be in good condition.
Here's what is looked like when I picked it up:
Was able to figure out why the lifting mechanism wasn't not working. Master link on the front chain was busted. Replaced master link and the front goes up and down now. Three of the four telescoping rods work fine now, and the last one is functioning but the telescoping rod seems a bit bent and hangs-up a bit when lowering it. Canvas appears okay, except for a very small hole in the canvas upper front corner which should be repairable. Hole is about the size of a quarter at most.
The roof is rotten on three sides. Top platform section itself is okay.
Here's what is looks like now. I think it looks just fine, and for $100 its should be just useable. Its only 8ft long, but will sleep the 4 of us and the dog.