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Old 03-22-2008, 09:10 PM   #1
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I am brand new to FRF and am currently breaking out in hives thinking about my first possible purchase!!
I am comparing a Forest River Flagstaff 831 RLSS to a Keystone Cougar 29 FKS. Any ideas?
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Hi and welcome! I take it you are looking at the Cougar Xlite. Both nice floorplans, aren't they. I like the Keystone quality and features - especially in the Outbacks and Sprinters, but haven't seen the Cougar line. Question of price for the package I guess. I do notice the hitch weight for the cougar is much higher - 965 vs 543, mainly due to the front kitchen I imagine. Is that a problem for your towing?
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:16 PM   #5
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Hi! I think the hitch weight of 965 would be the max - but I am still looking!
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One word of advice (or make that 2 words) -PARTICLE BOARD one piece floors on ALL keystone products.... AND they know that they have a PROBLEM with this for several years, but still continue to make them this way. ASK someone that own Keystone products before making your decision... Forest river products have plywood floors! Randy
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:05 PM   #7
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One word of advice (or make that 2 words) -PARTICLE BOARD one piece floors on ALL keystone products.... AND they know that they have a PROBLEM with this for several years, but still continue to make them this way. ASK someone that own Keystone products before making your decision... Forest river products have plywood floors! Randy
I have a Forest River Rockwood, would happen to know how thick the plywood is? the reason I am asking is because I have soft spots in different areas of the floor and all ways did since day one. I have tried to get the spec on there constuction, but no one seems to have them. Thanks.
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you can check the floor by taking a floor vent up and check the thickness
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:35 PM   #9
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That's a good idea, I don't know why I didn't think of that! Ok another question, could it be tongue and grove?
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:36 PM   #10
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That's a good idea, I don't know why I didn't think of that! Ok another question, could it be tongue and grove?

Maybe check at site below, or dealer

http://www.forestriverinc.com/nd/def...hoice=brochure
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:19 PM   #11
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Thanks for the info, I may have to check with my dealer. I can not find a cut-a-way of any type of camper that shows the construction from the ground up. I will try to find my brochure, but from what I remember, there was nothing in there about construction. Thanks for the web page, it will help me with other questions. Have a good evening from the North/East.
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Thanks for all the great info - I looked around at a few other types of TT's - the Putback by Keystone and Sundance by Heartland ( any info on Sundance would be appreciated - I had never heard of it before but the brochure and 5W I saw today were pretty impressive - awaiting a TT to come in late this week into inventory to see it.)
Anyway, I keep coming back to FR's Flagstaff -- I am in love with the 831 RLSS!!
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I had a Keystone OUTBACK that had a couple spongy spots on the floor. To be fair, it was a pretty light trailer...and they build them 'light'.

It was never a problem, but you could feel the give. But as with most RV trailers....don't expect any of them to feel like your floors and walls at home. You wouldn't be able to move them.

The SALEM trailers come with 5/8", 5 ply tongue and groove plywood decking, and 3/8" plywood roofs.
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