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Old 06-18-2015, 02:13 PM   #11
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I have a Forester 2012 with only a few thousand miles on it. My reason is I drive south in the fall and only move between three campgrounds that are less than 100 miles apart until May, then drive home to Michigan. I love mine!

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Old 06-19-2015, 12:53 PM   #12
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I live in Colorado many motorhomes are rented in the winter by skiers. It is much cheaper to rent an RV than get a ski condo. Beware of rust underneath the coach road salt takes its toll quickly and that may be why they get rid of them after one of two seasons. I'm a happy Sunseeker owner.

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Old 06-19-2015, 01:31 PM   #13
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I am interested in buying a new Forester. I like the 3171DS. In researching these I notice that there are a lot of Forester being sold used with 2000-4000 miles on them. It has me thinking that there may be something wrong with the Forester. What do you all think??


I think you are getting a wide variety of some pretty subjective theories. The question worth asking is why aren’t you able to find many Winnebago, Itasca’s and others of like model out there, yet they manufacture way more of them than Forest River.


The top five motor home manufacturers make up about 85% ofthe U.S. motor home market. For the smaller Class C models, priced betweenabout $63,000 and $118,000, Winnebago ranked third, with 21.7% share (Thor is 1stin production, do the math). The company also enjoys excellent relationshipswith its dealers and is the only manufacturer to win the Recreation VehicleDealers Association's Quality Circle award every year since the award began in1996. High brand equity enabling scale provides Winnebago with a narroweconomic moat.

Most RVs are purchased by 35- to 54-year-olds (thetypical owner is 48 years old), and this age group continues to grow rapidly.The Census Bureau expects the U.S. population older than 45 to increase by morethan 30 million people by 2030. Industry research from the University ofMichigan found that in 2011, 11.2% of 35- to 54-year-olds owned an RV, up from9% in 2005, and 8.5% of all U.S. households owned an RV, up from 8% in 2005 and6.8% in 1993. Furthermore, 70% of current RV owners plan to buy another one atsome point.
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Old 06-20-2015, 06:52 PM   #14
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Then again people buy on impulse due to low price then find out they really are not cut out for camping and dump it. Later RJD

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