Flagstaff campers

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  1. gdrdnce21

    gdrdnce21 New Member

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    whats the scoop on flagstaffs? any good/bad stories? went to the local dealer "just to look" and saw a 2003 for about $5000. Then i ask about the manufacture warranty since ive had roof problems before and the salesman tells me they expire with change of ownership and directs me to a brand new 09 and I think great he is trying to sell me..... its only $300 more and brand new. so i come home and google flagstaff reviews and find 1 and its a complete horror story so whats the word?

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    kreich Member

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    I owned a Rockwood pup and its made by the same co. They are well built and loved it. The manafacture always backed me on warrentees. Ours was an 07 and that year they did have bad fiberglass bonding on there roofs. This was told to me by the manafacture. I today would still by one if I ws going into pups. They have fixed the fiberglass roof problem. Flagstaff is a Forest River Co. Google Forest River. Warren Buffet owns alot if not all of Forest River. They are right in telling you that the warrentee goes away with the first owner. If the floor plan is the same and you like it for 300 dollars more it would be worth having new in my opinion.

    2008 Rockwood Mini Lit 1809
    2006 Nissan Frontier & 2008 Chevy Silverado Ext. cab 5.3 V8
     
  3. thaines

    thaines "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff"

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    We have a 2006 Flagstaff 425D and love it. We have not had any real major issues with it at all!

    2006 Flagstaff 425D
    2008 Dodge Ram
     
  4. suprz

    suprz may you never doubt yourself....

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    I own a 2002 flagstaff 228 and love it, no major issues with it at all we bought it used from the original owner in 2007

    1996 jeep cherokee 4x4
    2002 flagstaff 228 AKA "cool runnings"
    2008 spring rain rally survivor
     
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    Halister New Member

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    I have a 2000 and love mine...

    I get enough exercise just pushing my luck.
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    Wizfisher New Member

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    We have a '99 228D and have had no problems. (bought it a few months ago)

    Me, DW, DD ('99), and DD ('07)
    '99 Flagstaff 228D
     
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    Woodyrock New Member

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    We upgraded to a Flagstaff 228BH the end of last year from the eight foot box Starcraft we had for eight years. We have only used it a couple of times, but it is as well built as any other makes we have seen, and have had no problems with it. Even though we have only used it a couple of times so far, it has been over many miles of unmaintained forest roads. We did have a screw come loose from the limit wire after a night of wind gusting to 40+ knots, but that was the only thing that came loose.....except us. One reason, I went with the Flagstaff was the metal roof.
     
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    theseus Centerville, OH

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    Every manufacturer's warranty expires when the original owner sells the camper. So while some will have lifetime warranties on the roof and floor, they don't ever really expect to have to use them. Sometimes you can find older models with a warranty because the dealer has never sold them.

    I have a Palomino, which is also made by Forrest River now. I love it.
     
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    aslag Pacific Northwest

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    I'm on my second Forest River camper. I liked my Rockwood so much that when I upgraded I bought a Flagstaff. The primary reason for buying at first was the 80" long beds all Rockwoods and Flagstaffs have. The only issues I've had are minor like a screw missing or in the wrong place. I feel you get the most most trailer for your money with these brands.
     
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    blw2 Jacksonville, FL

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    Any known issues with the '05 vintage?
     
  11. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill PUP-2002 Flagstaff 725D TV- 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

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    I have a 2002 725D that I bought used and it is great. We just took it on the first trip and everything went well. A suggestion. purchase the mattress heaters. It was cold this weekend and the heaters made it nice and comfortable.

    I will also say that because I bought it used and the owner was moving, he didn't give a good walk through. Also, I got a walk through when I had it winterized and that one also was not good since I took notes and still didn't know how to do things. Things that were not in the notes.

    I have needed parts and had questions and have contacted Forest River directly by e-mail and phone both. They have been fantastic!!! They answer my questions and seem genuinely interested in making sure I enjoy their camper to the fullest. I have also kept contact with the dealer (Kamper City, Pennisula OH) who sold it to the first owner and they have also answered questions without seeming like I am bothering them.

    I have a local RV place (Mentor RV in Madison OH) who is not as responsive. I call to ask a question and it is like I am bothering them. Before you purchase it, see how responsive they are. Call, don't let them know you are looking to purchase and ask a few general questions and about parts/service and see if they are helpful. If they aren't, consider finding a place that is. In the long run, you want someone who can help in a crises and not make you feel like you are bothering them so you get the best service.
     

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