2023 Flagstaff Micro Lite

Here are just a few standard options…

All-New Look

Exterior:

  • Laminated White OR Champagne Color Fiberglass Sidewalls
  • Power Awning w/ Adjustable Rain Dump & LED Lighting
  • Tinted Frameless Windows
  • Magnetic Compartment Door Catches
  • Exterior Battery Disconnect Switch
  • Cable & Satellite Hookup
  • Teton All In One Wi-Fi Booster/LTE Prep & Antenna
  • Side Solar Prep
  • Outside Griddle w/ LP Hook Up
  • Friction Hinge Entrance Door with Window Shade & ScreenShot Screen Door
  • Large, Foldable Grab Handles (All Entrance Doors)
  • Outside Shower w/ Hot & Cold Water

Interior:

  • Newport Ash Cabinetry
  • Autumn Wood Cabinetry
  • Screwed & Glued, Solid Wood Cabinet Doors & Drawers With Hidden Hinges, Metal Drawer Glides & Residential Hardware
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Interior 12V Outlet
  • Monitor Panel Switch Station with OneControl App
  • 55 AMP Converter with Charger
  • Ceiling LED 12V Interior Lighting
  • Showermiser Water Saving System
  • Bathroom Skylight
  • Water Heater By-Pass Kit
  • Foot Flush Toilets
  • Maxxair Ventilation Fan & Cover
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One Control RV App

Connectivity that empowers you to take on the wild.

Easy To Use

(1) Adjust your thermostat, communicate with the outside world and enjoy the kind of connectivity that gives you freedom, no matter where your travels take you.

(2)- Conveniently manage and monitor your RVs equipment – like slide-outs, awnings, lighting zones and more… right from the palm of your hand.

(3)- Receive real-time alerts and custom notifications that keep you in the know on your RV’s maintenance, tips and valuable insights that keep you prepared for adventure.

Always be ready for the road. Upgrade your RV with the tire pressure and temperature monitoring systems (TPMS), that sends you tire notifications directly to your phone.

One Control® Monitor Panel

Manage, control and monitor components on your RV right from your OneControl Monitor Panel. When your smartphone or smart device is in use, this is the easy way to make sure you have access to key components of your rig – like lights, awnings, slide-outs, water heater, water punp, tanks and more!

Learn More: OneControl ® Smart RV Technology | Lippert (lci1.com)

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Forest River R-Pod

The r•pod is the first of its kind to offer you affordable luxury at the lowest tow weight in its class. The r•pod is a perfect example of “form follows function,” with its unique shape and construction! Colman’s RV is excited to announce we now carry this brand! This travel trailer is known to be popular among thousands of campers across the globe.

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Employee RV Training and Certification

Congratulations Tony on Completing Level 2 Training for Certification!

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We are proud of your commitment not only to our company, but also our customers. You have proven your work ethic and achieving your goals and we could not be happier for you. As we continue to grow with you on our team, we look forward to 2022 and continuing to provide our customers with service work they can trust by certified technicians like yourself.

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2022 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25FKBS

 2022 Micro Lite Travel Trailers

 This is the first Micro Lite ever produced with a Queen bed slide. The bed slide produces so much more room in the bedroom. The double entry makes sure you’re not disturbing anyone on either side of the walkthrough bathroom. The large window in the front of the camper lets you see all the beauty near the front of your campsite. The 67” theater seat can be optioned with a standing table and chairs or hide-a-bed sofa. There is nothing left to be desired in this under 26’ couples coach.
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Exterior Features:
  • Laminated White OR Champagne Color Fiberglass Sidewalls
  • Power Awning w/ Adjustable Rain Dump & LED Lighting
  • Tinted Frameless Windows
  • Magnetic Compartment Door Catches
  • Exterior Battery Disconnect Switch
  • Cable & Satellite Hookup
  • Teton All In One WiFi Booster/LTE Prep & Antenna
  • Side Solar Prep
  • Outside Griddle w/ LP Hook Up
  • Friction Hinge Entrance Door with Window Shade & ScreenShot Screen Door
  • Large, Foldable Grab Handles (All Entrance Doors)
  • Outside Shower w/ Hot & Cold Water
  • Outside Antifreeze Station
  • Black Tank Flush
  • 360 Siphon Vent Cap On All Black Tanks
  • Solid Entry, Strut Assist Fold Out Entry Steps (N/A 21FBRS)
  • Power Tongue Jack
  • Outside Speakers
  • Keyed Alike Locks
  • Rear Ladder
  • Two 30lb Gas Bottles w/ Molded Bottle Cover
  • Molded Fiberglass Front Cap w/ Automotive Windshield
  • 4 Frame Mounted Manual Stabilizer Jacks
  • 2″ Accessory Hitch
  • 190W Roof Solar Panel w/ 1000W Inverter

Micro Lite 25FKBS

 

Interior Features:

  • Newport Ash Cabinetry
  • Autumn Wood Cabinetry
  • Screwed & Glued, Solid Wood Cabinet Doors & Drawers With Hidden Hinges, Metal Drawer Glides & Residential Hardware
  • 13,500 BTU Ducted Air Conditioner
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Interior 12V Outlet
  • Monitor Panel Switch Station w/ OneControl App
  • 55 AMP Converter w/ Charger
  • Ceiling LED 12V Interior Lighting
  • LED TVs
  • Showermiser Water Saving System
  • Bathroom Skylight
  • Water Heater By-Pass Kit
  • Foot Flush Toilets
  • Maxxair Ventilation Fan & Cover
  • Quick Recovery Water Heater w/ Interior Gas/Electric Switches
  • Multi Zone Stereo w/ DVD, CD, AM/FM & Bluetooth Control
  • 20K BTU Furnace on 21DS/21FBRS & 35K BTU on all others
  • Night Roller Shades

Website-Illinois New and Used RV Dealer, Parts, and Service | Colman’s RV (colmansrv.com)

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RV Circuit Breakers Trip- Here is why.

Why Does Your RV Circuit Breaker Trip? See Possible Reasons Below

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The receptacles in the RV are protected by a circuit breaker and/or the GFCI system. Hair dryers, curling irons, toasters, coffee makers, etc. use a very high amount of electricity (amperage). Each circuit is rated at 15 amps. Typically, any combination of two of these types of accessories will draw more than 15 amps which will cause the breaker to trip. It may be necessary to operate only one of these types of accessories at a time.

This section gives you running amps on components that are commonly used in Recreational Vehicles. Amperages may vary, check your individual products for exact amperage.

COMPONENT (AMP DRAW)

  • Microwave (15 amp)
  • Four-Slice Toaster (15 amp)
  • Hair Dryer (12.5 amp)
  • Water Heater on Electric (11.6 amp)
  • Vacuum Cleaner (11 amp)
  • Griddle (10.8 amp)
  • 13.5k Air Conditioner (10 amp)
  • Two-Slice Toaster (7.5 amp)
  • Coffee Maker (7.5 amp)
  • Printer (7.1 amp)
  • Refrigerator (5.5 amp)
  • 19″ LCD TV (2.5 amp)
  • Computer (1.7 amp)
  • Flat Iron (1.4 amp)
  • X-Box 360 (1.4 amp)
  • Laptop (0.75 amp)
  • Curling Iron (0.7 amp)
  • DVD Player = 70 watts (0.6 amp)
  • X-Box (0.6 amp)
  • Satellite Receiver (0.5 amp)
  • Play Station 2 (0.25 amp)
  • LED Alarm Clock (0.2 amp)
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10 Tips To Sell Your RV Fast and for Top Dollar

Colman’s RV Quick Tips

How to Sell Your RV Fast and for The Most Money?

1) Clean, Clean, Clean. Remember the three things about real estate? Location, Location, Location! Well, when selling your RV its Condition, Condition, Condition!

2) Get the funk out! If your RV smells a little musty or funky, try airing it out and using one of the readily available odor eliminators on the market, like 3M Mold and Mildew Remover, Febreze, or Odor Eliminator and make it smell nice and new. No one wants their new RV to smell like grandma’s basement. 😊

3) Remove your personal belongings. Prospective buyers want to see the RV they are considering buying as their new RV, not someone else’s old one.

4) Lots and lots of pictures. Have to say this one again… lots and lots of pictures. We recommend 25-35 pictures. Make sure and show all the great features of the RV, be careful not to take too many close ups, you want them to get a total feel for it. You want nice “Glamour Shots” but also include any deficiencies or damage. Nothing will stop a deal faster than someone coming to buy it, but you didn’t show them the one small issue it has. Talk about all deficiencies openly and up front to ensure they are never a deal breaker.

5) Repairs. If any repairs or small touch ups are needed, get it done prior to showing. If you don’t have to apologize for anything, there is no reason to lower your price!

6) Service records. If you have them, flaunt them. If your RV has been well maintained – prove it!

7) Titles and registration. Locate your title(s) and registration ahead of time, no one likes scrambling around at the last minute trying to locate paperwork, and plus some banks require a copy of it if your buyer is financing their new RV.

8) Owners’ manuals. Buyers love to have the manuals. It makes the used RV seem more like a brand new one, and it helps them if they have any questions (instead of calling you!) 😊

9) Extended Warranty/Service Agreements. If you purchased a service agreement or appearance protection, like Freedom Protection or Nano Protection, on your RV, make sure you advertise it and have the paperwork ready for any prospective buyers.

10)  Where to list your RV for sale: Spend the money on a good listing on a good, classified website like RV Trader, RVT.com, RV universe, etc. The exposure is worth it, and while free listings like Facebook Marketplace and Craigs List should be utilized also, they do not have the geographic reach and marketing power that the classified websites have.

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RV Slide Out Maintenance and Repair

Learn About RV Slide Outs and How To Keep Them Running Great.

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RV slide outs, also known as slides, are room extenders that can enhance the living space of your rig. They are common in motorhomes, campers, fifth wheels, toy haulers, and virtually all types of RVs for sale today. While RV slides weren’t part of the first RVs on the road decades ago, they are now common and many campers expect to see slide outs on their RV. Get the lowdown on RV slide outs and tips for keeping yours working properly if you have them on your RV.

HOW DOES AN RV SLIDE OUT WORK?

RV slide outs work by changing from an extended to retracted position depending on whether your RV is set up for camping or driving. They are typically operated through an electrical system on your RV’s control center, where the push of a button can retract or expand the slide. There are also hydraulic or manual mechanical RV slide outs.

Depending on the type of slides you have, your slide out will likely work by using a pump, electricity, or elbow grease to push or pull the slide out along its tracks. Slide outs are built to evenly distribute weight and maneuver smoothly. Inside your RV, the slide out generally has furniture or other features that, when expanded, offer added interior space to your RV.

When you’re getting ready to drive or you’re on the road, your RV slide should be in the retracted position so that your rig is as aerodynamic as possible. Under no circumstances should you drive your RV with your slide out extended, doing so can be dangerous for you and others on the road. You should only extend your RV slide out when you’re ready to camp, which is when you can open the slide to extend your RV’s interior space. Depending on the location of your slide, extending the slide add space to the kitchen, living room, bedroom, or even to the bathroom.

KEEPING THINGS MOVING WITH RV SLIDE OUT TIPS

Like other areas of your RV, maintenance is important to keep your slides functioning properly. There are several systems working together to help your slides operate correctly, and our expert RV slide out maintenance can help ensure everything continues to work at its best.

There are some routine steps you should take regularly to ensure your RV slide outs are working properly. This DIY RV slide out maintenance should include:

  • Inspecting the tracks when the slide out is extended.
  • Regularly inspecting your RV slide out seal when extended and retracted.
  • Listening to your RV slide out while it is opening or closing for any changes in its sounds.
  • Lubricate the RV slide out if it is making strange noises.
  • Inside the RV, inspect the area around the slide out to ensure there are no gaps when extended.
  • Ensure there is nothing to block the slide out from extending or retracting.

With regular care paid to your RV slide out, it will continue extending the interior space of your RV for many adventures to come.

WHAT IS MY RV SLIDE OUT WEIGHT LIMIT?

RV slides are designed to support the weight of the furniture and RV components included in them. If your RV slide out has a couch attached, don’t hesitate to enjoy the couch, dining area, or whatever other furniture may be part of the slide! After all, these sturdy slides are built to withstand regular use which includes the RVer taking advantage of the extended living area in their RV.

Unless your manual says otherwise, most RV and camper slide outs do not need additional support underneath them. It may look like your RV slide is floating in the air, but it is designed and housed with additional support in mind, so it is stronger than you think. Most RV slide outs have a weight capacity of anywhere from 600 to 1500 lbs, and larger RVs may have even higher weight capacities.

HOW TO REPAIR RV SLIDE OUTS

If you ever encounter any issues with your RV slide out, contact our service team at Colman’s RV  for expert RV service. We can help repair, maintain, replace, and troubleshoot any issues with your RV slide outs. (217) 793-7300

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The All New Flagstaff Fifth Wheel

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BEAUTIFUL SPACIOUS INTERIORS COME STANDARD. The Classic series has many outstanding features to enhance your camping experience. The open floorplans and generous storage space allows extra room for those extra things you want to bring along. Sleeping in a comfortable bedroom, you’ll forget you were in the great outdoors. The spacious interior and picturesque view through the many windows enable you to experience your surroundings in the comfort of your Classic travel trailer.

PROVIDING THE COMFORTS OF HOME WHILE ON THE ROAD. Flagstaff takes pride in ensuring that each floor plan is able to suit the needs of your active family. Quality craftsmanship and attention to detail have been put into our Classic fifth wheels which gives you the flexibility you won’t find in comparable products. Our fully equipped kitchens with modern conveniences and spacious bedrooms featuring residential king bed slideouts will make you feel like you never left home.

Video: The All New Flagstaff Fifth Wheels! – YouTube

Website: https://www.colmansrv.com/product/fifth-wheel

Interior Features:

  • Slatewood Interior
  • Screwed & Glued Cabinetry
  • Solid Wood Cabinet Doors & Drawers With Hidden Hinges & Upgraded Hardware
  • 35,000 BTU Floor Ducted Furnace
  • 50 Amp Service with 2nd A/C prep
  • Fireplace (Select Floor Plans)
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • 12 Volt Power Plug With USB Charging Port
  • Battery Disconnect Switch
  • 55 Amp Converter With Charger
  • Flush Mount Ceiling LED 12 Volt Interior Lighting w/ Multiple Switches
  • Deluxe Tri-Fold Sofa (Select Floor Plans)
  • Theatre Seating w/ Adjustable Lumbar Support & USB Ports (select floor plans)
  • Night Roller Shades
  • Gas / Electric Refrigerator (Select Floor Plans)
  • 12 Cubic Foot Auto Gas/Electric Refrigerator w/ Stainless Steel Panels (8529IKSB Only)
  • Three Burner High Output Gas Range with Flush Mount Glass Top Cover
  • Water-Pur Filtration System
  • Trash Can in Kitchen (Select floor plans)
  • Bathroom Skylight
  • Water Heater By-Pass Kit
  • Residential Style Porcelain Bowl Foot Flush Toilet
  • Maxxair® Ventilation Fan and Vent Cover
  • Washer/Dryer Prep (Select Floor Plans)
  • Larger 76” Entry Doors
  • Ceiling fan
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Tips for Towing a Travel Trailer

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We will cover the basics you need to know and help you be ready for your first towing experience. It can be scary at first. But before long, you will feel comfortable and confident behind the wheel.

Hitch Your Vehicle Correctly

To drive safely, you need to be hitched safely. The basics are to make sure your hitch is on, locked in, and your cables are connected and working properly.

You also want to pay attention to the weight distribution. Looking at your tow vehicle and trailer, you want to observe a nice flat plane between the two. If there is tipping towards the hitch, or tipping away from it, they are not well balanced.

An imbalance can cause your trailer to be more vulnerable to sway, which we will talk about more in the driving section of this guide. The most accurate way to check weight distribution is to go to a truck scale and have them measure the weight on all your tires. Still, if you are parked on a flat surface, then you can generally get a good feel for it just by eyeballing it.

 

Check Your Visibility

Unless you have a rearview camera for your trailer, your rearview will be limited to the side mirrors on your tow vehicle. Make sure you can see the rear end of your trailer through both side mirrors.

If your visibility feels too limited, you can buy side mirror extensions meant for towing that will give you a wide-angle view as well as your normal mirror view.

Check Your Brakes and Brake Controller

Before you get out on the road, you want to make sure your brake controller is properly configured. The brake controller is what turns on the trailer brakes when you activate the tow vehicle brakes. It has a setting that controls how hard it applies the trailer brakes. To test it, get up to about 10 mph and then apply the brakes as you would for a normal stop.

You should feel like the trailer is tugging back on the vehicle just a tiny bit, especially as you come to a full stop. If you don’t feel the trailer tug, or worse, you feel it pushing you, then you need to turn the brake controller setting higher. If your stop is super jerky, then you need to turn it down.

What you are shooting for is to have the trailer braking just a tiny bit more than the tow vehicle. This keeps the trailer from pushing forward on the tow vehicle during braking, which could cause you to jackknife. It also ensures the fastest and smoothest stopping.

Know Your Height

It is crucial to know how tall your trailer is. The last thing you want to do is destroy it by trying to drive under a bridge that is too low. Find out your height, add a foot just to be sure, and avoid any passage marked with a lower clearance than that value.

Know Your Route

You don’t want to be confused over where you are going while driving a trailer. Your ability to maneuver in traffic or make course correction is considerably more limited, especially on narrow roads or in urban areas.

We highly recommend having a navigation system that includes a trailer or RV setting. This will do a few things for you. It will steer you clear of low bridges and the like. It will also keep you off of narrow one-way roads. Finally, it will let you know the proper speed for a vehicle of your type. Of course, it also helps you plot a good course to your destination.

Turning

This is easier than you might think. The trailer will naturally follow the path of your tow vehicle when moving forward. The only rule of thumb is that the longer your trailer is, the wider you want to turn. A long trailer can end up cutting a corner that was close to the vehicle. Just keep your turn as wide as the roadway reasonably permits, and you should be fine with nearly any right-angle turns. Curves and round-a-bouts are generally no sweat in a trailer. Trailers have a higher center of gravity than most vehicles. That means a turn that might be safe for a car, could tip a trailer over. Take it slow and steady and obey the recommended speed limits.

Backing Up

This is actually pretty challenging. And the bigger the trailer, the more tricky it becomes. You should practice when there is nothing to run into before you try it for real. The way a trailer backs up is not intuitive and simply takes getting used to before it feels natural. Take it slow and steady, and you should be fine. Our biggest tip for you here is to avoid situations where you need to back up under any kind of pressure. Thus, avoid doing it on the roadways, if at all possible. Stress and pressure will only make it harder and increase the chance of making a costly error.

Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3ThGeYn09w

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Trailer Sway

Trailer sway is one of the special dangers of towing a travel trailer. The best thing you can do to deal with sway is to avoid it happening in the first place. Step one is to make sure you have good weight distribution on your trailer. Bad weight distribution lowers traction and amplifies the swaying. The second is not to drive in high winds. The bigger your trailer, the more sensitive it is to the wind.

Stopping Sway

The best thing to do is to use the manual trailer brake on your brake controller. This causes the trailer to engage its brakes, pulling back on the tow vehicle, forcing them into a straight line. You should practice this kind of braking in a parking lot or the like, so you can execute it calmly and know what it feels like. It can be a bit jarring if you have your brake controller such that it applies the trailer brakes a bit stronger than the tow vehicle brakes.

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