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Old 08-01-2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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Comparing Flagstaff and Rockwood pop-up Aframe hardside trailers

Within the next year I plan to buy a 12’ pop-up Aframe hardside trailer. I would like a rear bed floorplan with outside front enclosed storage. Neither Flagstaff nor Rockwood offer this floorplan, but maybe with the 2014 models this winter?

For the past 8 years I’ve traveled with a 25’ trailer so I do understand a few things, like the importance of a good bed and a lot of storage area.

But back to the Flagstaff versus Rockwood comparison. Both seem to offer identical floorplans. One dealer told me they both flow off the same production line. So, what is the difference between these two product offerings? Using automobiles as a comparison are Flagstaff and Rockwell like comparing Chevy with Ford or like comparing Cadillac with Yugo?

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Old 08-01-2012, 06:24 PM   #2
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It's like comparing a blue Chevy with a green Chevy.

Dealer didn't lie.

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Old 08-01-2012, 06:46 PM   #3
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only difference: outside graphics and interior decor.
twin brands, just like all the Rockwood/Flagstaff RVs.

common practice in the RV industry. that way two local dealers each have "exclusive" brands.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:13 AM   #4
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Thank you both for your replies.

common practice in the RV industry. that way two local dealers each have "exclusive" brands. -- Ah, now I understand the reason.

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Old 08-02-2012, 11:16 AM   #5
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common practice in the RV industry. that way two local dealers each have "exclusive" brands.
Same thing happens in the tire business too.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:58 PM   #6
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that way two local dealers each have "exclusive" brands.
Same way at home depot/lowes. Each has a low price guarantee, but one will have a better price on an IDENTICAL item....except for the model number. I guilt-ed my local lowes to sell me an enclosed trailer for the same price as an internet ad on an identical trailer with one number different in the model number...
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The comparison would be like Chevy Silverado vs GMC Sierra. Same frame and major components, different trims and badges.
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Same way at home depot/lowes. Each has a low price guarantee, but one will have a better price on an IDENTICAL item....except for the model number. I guilt-ed my local lowes to sell me an enclosed trailer for the same price as an internet ad on an identical trailer with one number different in the model number...
Yes, look for that "L" suffix on some part numbers.

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Regarding floor layouts and front storage.

The Rockwood A122BH / Flagstaff T12BH has an exposed storage rack on the front and is the primary reason we purchased that model (along with the bed). You could mount a pickup-truck toolbox in that area to have enclosed weather-proof storage. You could also build a weather-sealed 12 to 18 inch tall plywood box that fit exactly into that shape. Put on gull-wing doors and then the top of that storage box becomes the floor of any additional storage you might want to put on there. I'm planning to do something akin to this (probably the latter idea),

There is also the "Toy Hauler" model (Rockwood A127TH / Flagstaff T12SDTH). It has a much larger front deck and you easily could add weatherproof storage to the front and still have plenty of space to spare. It doesn't have the rear bed, however. What it does have is a convertible couch with two lengthwise cushions that convert to the same sized bed. You could simply leave it set up as a bed all the time and add a 2-4 inch foam topper (or even a new mattress entirely) for comfort, and effectively have the same layout and more storage than the *BH. Watch your tongue weight, though.

If my tow vehicle could have handled it, we would have gotten the Toy Hauler model just for flexibility and just left the couch in bed mode with probably a new mattress.

BTW, the stock bed isn't terribly comfortable. After two outings we're debating adding a foam topper, or just replacing the mattress entirely (definitely one of those two). The heated feature isn't something we're that concerned about and if we ended up missing it we can accomplish the same with a headed mattress pad or electric blanket. It's AC powered anyways, so only available with shore power unless you have an inverter.
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