Originally Posted by Intrepid Travelers
We are in the market for a new RV and have pretty much decided that the Forester 3121DS is the right fit for us. We have never been RV'ers before and know very little. We'd like some information from owners of this model regarding their satisfaction and problems encountered. We are looking forward to taking to the highway but are very unsure about many things such as warranty, service, custom building, altering basic features such as the bathroom/shower features. Any information would be helpful. Thanks
As for your other questions...
We have a Sunseeker 3100 so can't comment specifically on the 3120.
Warranty: There will be problems with any new unit. But, at least from our perspective, FR has done a great job doing whatever to make it right. I am sure you can find horror stories from certain owners. But I believe the vast majority on this forum are happy campers.
Service: We live in Ohio & bought from RVDirect in New York. I don't recommend that for you being newbies. Equally important to the MH itself, IMHO, is that you buy through a great dealer. They will help acquaint you with the unit, answer questions, fix problems. I would suggest you check out the dealer review sub forums on this website & Google search your dealer name with the word reviews tacked on.
Customizations / Alterations: FR doesn't do a ton of this. They have some options. But it's mostly stuff like trading out a dinette for something else. I don't recall hearing about a lot of changes in the shower area. As I mentioned in my last post, I would run any proposed changes by your dealer & ask them to work with FR to see if it's possible.
A couple other thought: I would suggest you read not just this sub forum but also the Sunseeker sub forum. You may or may not know, but the two units are virtually identical. The Forester just includes some nice-ities as standard. But that will help in your research too. Also, you can use the search function with 3121 in this sub forum & 3120 in the Sunseeker sub forum to get to specific posts about the unit you're considering.