I saw a Forest River Flagstaff 23FB at the Richmond RV show today. This model has a Murphy bed. The Murphy bed was easy to operate. Only needed one hand. When the Murphy bed was up, there was a jack knife sofa available, plus a 40" wide dinette.
Anyone know much about this particular model, in particular? Or about Flagstaff TT's, in general?
Erroll, Mary, Duffy the Badger Dog plus "Ollie"
2012 Koala 21CS
2005 F150 Supercab 4x4, w/ 5.4L
And Equal-i-zer WDH/Sway Control
I bought a Flagstaff model 21FBRS last year and have used it several times. So far, we have been very pleased. Flagstaffs are identical to Rockwoods and are manufactured in the same plant by the same people using the same materials, if you know anything about those. I believe the Rockwood model is 2304.
Our Flagstaff came with some nice features that aren't included with all travel trailers in this size range. Some examples are a inlet water filter, water heater bypass plumbing, input port for pumping antifreeze directly into the water lines, plug in shore power cord and a 55 amp 3 stage converter/battery charger. It also has over-sized tires and axles for the GVWR.
The manufacturer, Forest River, is one of the largest manufacturers in the world and the company is owned by Berkshire Hathaway (Warren Buffet) if that matters.
At this point, I can offer a qualified recommendation. We shall see how well it holds up to heavy use.
Flagstaff is the sister model to my Rockwood (both products of Forest River which is one of the largest RV manufacturers in the country). The only difference between Rockwood and Flagstaff are cosmetic items like wall paper design and fabric selections. You can check them and compare them to other fine manufacturers on this web site where owners rate their own RVs based on a standardized list of questions. http://www.rv-coach.com/RV/manufacturers/survey/rate_your_rv_results.html
Good luck and happy hunting / Skip
BTW: I'm very happy with my Rockwood and we towed the trailer over 50,000 miles before we had our first repair issue of any consequence. Had only a single warranty issue which occurred in the second year of the factory warranty and WOULD have cost about $35.00 had it NOT been under warranty.
2011 F-150 HD Ecoboost 3.5 V6. 2550 payload, 17,100 GCVWR - 2004 F-150 HD (Traded after 80,000 towing miles) 2007 Rockwood 8314SS 34' travel trailer
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