Originally Posted by F and E Damp
We bought an '02 Georgetown 325 a couple of years ago. It's on the Ford F53 chassis with the V-10 engine. We recognise that GT isn't in the Rolls-Royce quality bracket and there are some things that make you think "why the hell did they design it like that?"
My main complaint is the quality of the cabinetry, which is what FR built. It looks pretty, but beneath the skin, most of the the "oak" is actually hemlock with a stick-on veneer.
Other than those issues, we like our rig. We didn't get it until late June the first year, so we missed out on the start of the season.
Bottom line - don't expect Holiday Rambler quality at the Georgetown price, but they're not bad value if you look after them and keep them a while.
Great points about pretty to look at.... I don't think any are really made for day in, day out abuse. Treated delicately they hopefully will give many years of fun.
I didn't know hemlock was used for cabinets. I only thought it was an ancient poison. See what I learned from a Forest River forum.
We are anxiously planning a few trips for Sept to the eastern seaboard and realize that anything after October has to remain in Florida due to weather concerns.