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Old 09-08-2012, 09:12 AM   #1
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A video for opening a flagstaff Classic

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I am a newbie to the camping world. My wife and I have just bought a 2013 flagstaff 425D and we pick it up on the 17th. We are very excited as this is our first RV experience. I have been looking over the fourms learning alot about PU campers. I found a Youtube video that I have learned alot from. It shows how to open a Falgstaff Classic up, how to open the awning and other little details. So I wanted to share it with anyone that might not have seen it. It's:

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Old 09-08-2012, 09:15 AM   #2
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Hello everyone,
I am a newbie to the camping world. My wife and I have just bought a 2013 flagstaff 425D and we pick it up on the 17th. We are very excited as this is our first RV experience. I have been looking over the fourms learning alot about PU campers. I found a Youtube video that I have learned alot from. It shows how to open a Falgstaff Classic up, how to open the awning and other little details. So I wanted to share it with anyone that might not have seen it. It's:

Welcome to the forum!
Congrats on the new unit !
If we don't already have that video in the files section I'm sure we can add it.
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:30 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum!
Congrats on the new unit !
If we don't already have that video in the files section I'm sure we can add it.
Ron

Thanks for the warm welcome.

I went and downloaded the owners manual and saw the pictures in the manual were from the video. So I guess you get a copy of this on a DVD with your camper when you buy it from your dealer. Oh well, maybe it will help if someone who buys one used one and it came with no instructions.
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Welcome, and congrats on your purchase!

We have a 2009 425D that's new to us this year, and we really like it - we've been out 4 times in the past 3 months. One improvement we did do was replace the short galley faucet with a taller one, as that makes it easier for washing pots, filling water bottles, etc.

Thanks for the video link, happy camping :-)
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Welcome, and congrats on your purchase!

We have a 2009 425D that's new to us this year, and we really like it - we've been out 4 times in the past 3 months. One improvement we did do was replace the short galley faucet with a taller one, as that makes it easier for washing pots, filling water bottles, etc.

Thanks for the video link, happy camping :-)

That's a great idea. I will have to look at it when I pick it up. Can a faucet from Homedepot or Sears work or does it have to be an RV one?
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I'm not sure if the 2013 model's sink/faucet is any different, but I was able to use a standard 4" 2-hole bar faucet from Home Depot in place of the existing faucet:



It's an American Standard "Cadet", model 2475F - it takes the standard 1/2" supply connections, it literally took just a few minutes to swap it in place. It was $68 here in Canada, the stores I checked here didn't have a lot of selection so I couldn't get too picky without ordering something online.

Some people have swapped a detachable sprayer-type faucet in place, I wanted to but couldn't find one I liked that was in our price range (didn't want to spend $150 on a faucet!). I will note that sometimes there is splashback from the sink with this faucet being so high, but the convenience of washing pots/larger items and filling tall water bottles outweighs the drawback.

Note that if you have a swing-down galley like ours, to measure the clearance from the sink down to the floor when folded beforehand We still have 2-3" of clearance to the floor, and we place a wash basin under the sink while travelling for two reasons: 1) catch any residual water leaking from the faucet, and 2) prevent anything stored on the floor from sliding into the faucet and bending/breaking it.
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Strange that they don't first chock the wheels.
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Thanks Hutch, I think this will be first thing I will change as soon as I pick it up from the dealer. Thanks again
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Thanks for the warm welcome.

I went and downloaded the owners manual and saw the pictures in the manual were from the video. So I guess you get a copy of this on a DVD with your camper when you buy it from your dealer. Oh well, maybe it will help if someone who buys one used one and it came with no instructions.
Thanks for the link nomad. I just saved the video link to our Files.
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You're welcome Nomad, glad to help - anytime! Let us know how it goes with the new trailer :-)
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