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Old 08-29-2015, 02:48 PM   #31
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sdgscott- I would think they are going to work on the popular wheelbase first like the 158" and 220". Your model 2861DS and mine 2701DS seem to be the less popular. Hopefully it's a fix for all and quick. We got lucky that our dealer had our model in stock.
How are you picking yours up back east, did you order from a dealer back there? You are going to drive it back here to CA and then register it?
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Old 08-29-2015, 03:10 PM   #32
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How are you picking yours up back east, did you order from a dealer back there? You are going to drive it back here to CA and then register it?
I ordered it through RV Wholesalers in Ohio. Not only were there no models available in So Cal with the options I wanted, the best price here was $8-10,000 more, with fewer options (no jacks, no paint). Worth driving to Ohio to pick it up. This also saves me the delivery charge.

I had my Jeep Liberty set up for towing and plan on driving it out and towing it back. I love road trips.

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Old 08-29-2015, 04:57 PM   #33
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SDGScott, my issue was buying from a dealer close,no one wants to service what they haven't sold. Even FR suggests buying local for that reason.
I hope they resolve this quick now that Thor is shipping.
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Old 08-29-2015, 05:35 PM   #34
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SDGScott, coming from AZ, I also purchased from RVWholesalers for all the same reasons. Personally, I can't say enough great things about my experience dealing with them, great people.
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Old 08-29-2015, 06:15 PM   #35
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SDGScott, coming from AZ, I also purchased from RVWholesalers for all the same reasons. Personally, I can't say enough great things about my experience dealing with them, great people.
I agree. So far it has been great. I too got the story about "we only service RV's we sell" from two local dealers. One is about a mile from my house, and the other in Los Angeles is one of the largest in the country. Neither one have a great reputation for service, so that was not my concern. I was more interested in saving at least 10 grand.

I came to the conclusion that independent repair shops was the way to go, and RV Wholesalers depends on them for helping their customers get service around the country. There are several independent RV repair shops in my area that have good reputations, so I am not worried about repairs. The one I plan on using has about a 4 to 5 day backlog, and does warranty repair work for everyone, including Forest River.

Now if I can only get behind the wheel...

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Old 08-31-2015, 03:39 PM   #36
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Hopefully we will have some answers today after their meeting.
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Hopefully we will have some answers today after their meeting.
What meeting?

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Old 08-31-2015, 04:43 PM   #38
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The "double secret probation" meeting - How to deal with "trouble makers" on the forum.
Seriously, I was told there is a meeting every Monday to discuss current issues. My salesman said they would be contacting him today or early tomorrow morning on the status of my coach.
I asked to have someone at the factory to take a HD picture of my coach so I can have it blown up so we can sit next to it at the campground this weekend.
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dealer just called me right now, said FR just got out of meeting with Ford and a solution/fix has been provided.
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Thanks guys!

I guess I'll hear something in the next few days.

Gio, any idea on how long fixes take?

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