Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-12-2015, 09:36 PM   #1
Senior Member
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 292
Looking to purchase new trailer

We have looked and looked at TT. We have it narrowed down to these 2 trailers. I would like to hear comments such as towing or any problems and of course some good comments as well. Both trailers are made by Forest River and 2 different dealers.

Flagstaff 26VFK - Vfront, front kitchen, 2 slides, rear bedroom, 29'

Forest River Vibe 26RKS - semi V frontal area, 1 slide, rear kitchen, 32'

Dry weights on yellow sticker around 6100 lbs and hitch weight 750 on each one. Rated GVWR 7780. The only reservation that I have on the rear kitchen Vibe model is that things may get bounced around.

2015 Flagstaff Super V Trailer
Model 26VFKS
Towing with F150 Crew cab 5.0L
TXredfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-13-2015, 05:52 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 333

what is the tow vehicle???


sprayman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2015, 08:09 AM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 18
front kitchen

We just got a viewfinder 19 with the front kitchen. so far the design is everything we hoped for. appliances and sink form the triangle shape that most kitchen designers favor and being in front of the unit does seem to aid with ride. (unpacked coffee maker was found unharmed in the exact spot on the counter it was left 200 miles ago)
Squeaky007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2015, 08:40 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 187
They both look amazing, I can't really offer an opinion, but I will offer a gripe-

Why do so many manf put the floor register in the middle of the floor? Places where you are bound to stand? Right in front of the island where things are likely to be dropped?

Bugs the heck out of me. In so many cases a slight move would put it out of the mainstream traffic flow.
Smithers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2015, 06:08 PM   #5
Senior Member
schrederman's Avatar
Jayco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Weatherford, TX
Posts: 960
My TT is a rear-kitchen model. Stuff does get bounced around a lot. The rear of these trailers is the roughest ride in the unit. I have to pack things in the cabinets with bubble wrap and towels or I wind up with stuff all over the place, like I just pitched it in there. It's my only gripe about the floor plan I have. We'll be trading up soon, because we need more room. It won't be a rear-kitchen model. The smoothest riding part is over the wheels, and the kitchen has more stuff in it than the rest of the trailer. That's where our next kitchen will be.

Best of luck with your choice...
Jack and Dee Dee Weatherford, Texas
2014 Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4X4 w/CTD 6.7
2016 Jayco White Hawk 28DSBH Travel Trailer
schrederman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2015, 11:51 PM   #6
Senior Member
gazingm42's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 297
A friend of ours says the rear kitchen can be a rough ride. That things such as glasses, dishes can bounce around. But like anything else in our TT we learn to pack everything it it spot. So I think you can adjust if you like the
layout for "your" family.

I would be looking at a tow vehicle make sure you now over rated. Don't listen to the dealer they will tell you anything you need to hear. Do your own research and ask questions here!
TT: Dutchmen 2014 261BHS
TV: Ram 3500 6.4 HEMI, 3.73 6ft bed 2014.
gazingm42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2015, 12:16 AM   #7
Senior Member
Dtwallace's Avatar
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 1,331
Just another vote against the rear kitchen, at that area, tow vehicle makes no difference. Too much bounce rear of the wheels to get a good smooth ride there.
Dan & Loretta, US Army Retired Aero Scout Pilot
2012 Fleetwood Providence 42P Class A/DP
Spartan Chassis, 8.9L Cummins 450HP
Dtwallace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2015, 03:10 PM   #8
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 21
Just to add to what has already been said, don't listen to the dealer. We bought new and wish we hadn't. Bought a 33' Passport TT, and less than 90 days ownership and we have a serious water leak with mold. New unit sat in the sun for months with no one maintaining the roof and seals. Ask your dealer if they do a water leak test on their units before they sell them. Answer will be "no." Ask how long your unit has sat outside on the lot. Probably can't tell you. Find a late model used TT and check for water leaks. Buy an extended warranty. Good luck!
Micah.TX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2015, 04:18 PM   #9
Senior Member
tuffr2's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Palm Coast Florida
Posts: 3,228
Agree with those that say the rear of the trailer is the roughest. We have rear bath. The way things get thrown around I am glad it is not a rear kitchen.
tuffr2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2015, 05:15 AM   #10
Senior Member
rideandslide's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Waynesville Georgia
Posts: 1,292
9 months ago we got our 2015 Forrest River Grey Wolf 26RL ( looks very simular to the Vibe ,except rear living ,side kit. ) so far, after about 5 trips, we love it, the rear living was a must for me. Only problem so far was an A/C proplem. .
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1223141427a.jpg
Views:	59
Size:	361.0 KB
ID:	94917  
rideandslide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2015, 11:39 AM   #11
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 3
we have a 2014 vs-24sd. Great Trailer. Check it out.

VS-24SD - Cruiser RV

webstrang is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacing leaf springs on a trailer EasternMarine Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 2 01-28-2015 07:54 AM
Trailer Axle Spindles EasternMarine Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 1 12-11-2014 05:43 AM
Researching first trailer purchase stomp10 New Member Check-In 8 06-11-2014 09:25 AM
Class A Coach towing a enclosed car trailer palehorse89 Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 2 03-11-2014 09:35 AM
Upgrade Travel Trailer Electrical BassinDmax Boondocking 2 04-23-2013 08:53 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:12 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.