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Old 05-12-2015, 09:36 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 05-13-2015, 05:52 AM   #2
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what is the tow vehicle???


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Old 05-13-2015, 08:09 AM   #3
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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)
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:40 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:08 PM   #5
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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...
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Old 05-13-2015, 11:51 PM   #6
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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!
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:16 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 05-20-2015, 03:10 PM   #8
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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!
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Old 05-20-2015, 04:18 PM   #9
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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.
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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. .
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Old 05-22-2015, 11:39 AM   #11
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we have a 2014 vs-24sd. Great Trailer. Check it out.

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