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Old 06-21-2011, 11:46 AM   #1
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2010 Flagstaff 625D

Hello we just purchased a 625D and are looking forward our first trip July 8th. We have had a Jayco and a Coleman pop up in the past really about 15 years ago. If anyone else has the 625D we would appreciate and tips and suggestions.

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Old 06-21-2011, 11:53 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums and congrats on your new camper!!

Enjoy!
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:28 PM   #3
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check you tire capacity versus actual weight, DO NOT rely on the frame sticker to be accurate.

our '12 sticker claimed 2757weight, with out water and our "stuff".

What it also didn't account for ( because the trailer left the factory with out all this stuff ) A/C, Awning, battery ( 2 in my case ) LP tank, and water in both the toilet holding tank and the water heater. with all this added to the camper, it was 30lbs over factory tire capacity, BEFORE we added any of out "stuff"

we love ours, and will make some changes as we go, but be careful and KNOW your weight capacities.

Enjoy your new camper !
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:58 AM   #4
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I have a 2011 625D. They are great campers.

The only thing I don't like is that you cannot get to anything with it down. But I guess that is the price you pay with a pop-up.

Some tips I learned the hard way:

Don't try to put the sink/stove down with anything plugged into the outlet by the rear bed. I broke the corner of the countertop when I forgot to unplug a nightlight.

Make sure the furnace and water pump are turned off before you lower it. You would think everything would be disable like the lights are ???

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Old 07-01-2011, 02:41 PM   #5
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Ok I have a dumb question..

We did not have the best experience when we picked up the 625D as the person showing us it's features was not really familiar with pop ups. Since we have had pop ups before we cut the tour short and we would just figure the rest out on our own. We were looking at the owners manual last night and my wife asked where does the water go when you use the shower? The manual only addresses the water that is drained from the sink but nothing about the shower. I have the pop up in storage and cannot get to it easily.

So my dumb question is where does the shower drain to?

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Old 07-01-2011, 04:27 PM   #6
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Yeah, the "salesman" didn't know too much about our 625D and we figured everything out by ourselves.

The shower drain is underneath on the door side near the front of the camper. You will see a 1 1/2" twist-on cap. Remove that cap, that is the shower drain.

Lessons learned on our 625D:

Don't try to put down the sink/stove with a nightlight plugged in. We broke the counter top.

We would get hot water for a couple seconds then it would go cold. Turns out the hot water heater was by-passed for winterization. Open the valves going into and out-of the heater, and close the valve going between hot and cold. The valves are under the couch.

Make sure the furnace and water pump (switch under the storage drawer) are OFF before closing-up. Nothing like having the furnace come on when everything is closed up.

You need to push in the slide BEFORE the front bed (there is a cam shaped glide that the front bed rides on), but NOT the slide tenting. The slide tenting MUST be pulled out or else the front bed will catch on it.

If you have any questions, feel free to post them.

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Old 07-01-2011, 04:32 PM   #7
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Yeah, the "salesman" didn't know too much about our 625D and we figured everything out by ourselves.

The shower drain is underneath on the door side near the front of the camper. You will see a 1 1/2" twist-on cap. Remove that cap, that is the shower drain.

Lessons learned on our 625D:

Don't try to put down the sink/stove with a nightlight plugged in. We broke the counter top.

We would get hot water for a couple seconds then it would go cold. Turns out the hot water heater was by-passed for winterization. Open the valves going into and out-of the heater, and close the valve going between hot and cold. The valves are under the couch.

Make sure the furnace and water pump (switch under the storage drawer) are OFF before closing-up. Nothing like having the furnace come on when everything is closed up.

You need to push in the slide BEFORE the front bed (there is a cam shaped glide that the front bed rides on), but NOT the slide tenting. The slide tenting MUST be pulled out or else the front bed will catch on it.

If you have any questions, feel free to post them.

Bean
Thanks for the quick reply, so the dinette slide is last out on set up and first in on tear down..did I say that correctly?
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:41 PM   #8
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Yeah that sounds right.

The 625D really is great pop-up. We really enjoy ours. We got the smallest microwave we could find (700Watt I think) and it fits great on the countertop above the storage drawer and really comes in handy.

Also the fridge takes a long time to get cold. So if you want it cold, turn on the 120V switch and plug in the camper the day before.

And the screen holes are large enough to allow thoses small gnats (called no-see-ems) to get in. They usually come in a dusk.

Did you get the A/C ?

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Old 07-01-2011, 04:51 PM   #9
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Yeah that sounds right.

The 625D really is great pop-up. We really enjoy ours. We got the smallest microwave we could find (700Watt I think) and it fits great on the countertop above the storage drawer and really comes in handy.

Also the fridge takes a long time to get cold. So if you want it cold, turn on the 120V switch and plug in the camper the day before.

And the screen holes are large enough to allow thoses small gnats (called no-see-ems) to get in. They usually come in a dusk.

Did you get the A/C ?

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Yes we have a/c
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:31 PM   #10
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Our dealer/sales geek was pretty disinterested in the walk around, the shop guy was pretty good, but even he was lacking on some thing I think he should have known about ( you work on these things everyday, it should become habit and common knowledge )

There are 2 bars in the "A" of the tongue, between the box and the LP try, I asked if batteries would fit in there " I don't know, probably not " WELL, they do, you can fit 2 in battery boxes one on either side of the roof lift cable, leaving extra room for a second LP tank or some other gadget on the tongue.

I've had issue with the right side door on the trunk coming open while traveling, fortunately, the lower lock kept it from flinging open.

OH, and be sure to LOCK the sliding box in the trunk in place, it WILL slide and push the doors open in short order.
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