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Posted: 11/14/10 03:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would like to start rv-ing by the end of this year and I am at the point where I need to choose the travel trailer I want. I cannot decide between the Rockwood Signature ultra Lite and the Flagstaff Classic Super lite. I would be happy with either floor plans and I am leaning toward the better sale price. The Flagstaff 831FKBSS is an unused , the cheaper one and the Rockwod is 2011 814 BSS.
Help me please.

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Posted: 11/14/10 03:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Go to www.rvknowhow.com and read the Kieva's suggestions for how to select an RV. We can't do it for you.


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X2 what Cruzette said.....let the first owner take the hit on depreciation. After you "live" in your first RV you find out all sorts of things you would do differently in your next one. Also, your needs most likely will change later on down the road, so what you need now you may not want later. We needed rear bunks in our first RV and after 4 years of having no interior "living space" we went with a class A that has a nice large main living space. Enjoy the "evolution" of the RV experience.

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Not sure if I was looking at the right ones, but it looks like the Flagstaff has a larger gray water tank. I would definitely choose that if it was the only difference...


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My personal opinion is to start out with a used TT and let someone else take the big hit. When you go to sell it, you won't loose as much.

Most of us who get into RVing end up buying another RV down the road a bit because you never really know what you want in an RV until you've owned one. Buy used, live with it for awhile and then you will know what you want in the next one.

Half the fun of RVing is shopping for one, so enjoy the whole adventure!


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Posted: 11/14/10 04:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rockwood and Flagstaff are essentially the same trailer, made by the same folks with only a few cosmetic differences. this makes your choice much easier than some since all you need to do is find the one you like best (for whatever reason). You can get the identical floor plan in either trailer brand but the wallpaper trim may be a slightly different color.
Good luck and happy hunting / Skip


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