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Old 04-20-2016, 12:55 PM   #11
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Get good referrals. Bad dealer will be a nitemare make sure they have very good mechanics.

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Old 04-20-2016, 01:11 PM   #12
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I have a 2012 378 and every year we go to the rv shows. For 4 years we haven't found one we like better, except of course the ones north of 300,000. For the money there's nothing better!! Hope you get one, good luck
Daddio, I also look at other motorhomes,and you are correct. IMO the floor plan, layout, and quality just can not be beat for the money. We have had 3 5th wheels over the years, and each one was a learning curve. The 378TS is the result of all the likes and dislikes of those 5th wheels. For the wife and I it fits our needs and wants very well.

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Old 04-20-2016, 01:21 PM   #13
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Don't let distance stop you from buying out of state.
Finding a good dealer is hard to do.
We are from Texas and found ours in Grand Rapids Michigan. Still saved mega bucks including flying there and driving it back. Our local dealer's motto was "we treat everyone one the same whether they buy it from us or not". So they serviced the unit on things that needed them.
Forest River will even let most RV service centers do warranty work.
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Old 04-20-2016, 04:31 PM   #14
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Stay away from Chelsea, mi.
Wish we had gone to Grand Rapids, Mi. All the service we got over the years in Chelsea was good until we got the 378.
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Old 04-20-2016, 06:24 PM   #15
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We are going to purchase a new Georgetown 378XL in the near future. We are not Full Timers and will camp locally or in nearby states. Only an occasional long trip. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this unit or any Georgetown unit for that matter? What would you recommend for a toad for this unit? Any feedback is welcomed concerning any Georgetown unit. Pro or Con.
I am going to x2 on Iggy's post. He may be the most knowledgeable guy on this forum about the 378. Along with others, we have had problems which are common with all motorhomes, and I have had six. I purchased mine at Mike Thompson RV in Colton, CA, and are generally very pleased with the sale and service. I flat tow a 2011 Ford Escape, and love it. I also have looked at many RVS and cannot find one I like better without paying a lot more for it.

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Old 04-20-2016, 07:27 PM   #16
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I must agree with everything that has been said. We bought ours on vacation, and then drove it up to Alaska. So far "knock on wood" we have been fairy trouble free. I am adding solar panels this weekend to help with the residential fridge. I was impressed with the power that the motor has, I don't really get into too much of a hurry. Enjoy!
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Old 04-20-2016, 07:35 PM   #17
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Old 04-20-2016, 10:21 PM   #18
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Alignment Is A Must

We have a 2014 377XL, and we'll be needing new tires on the front in the near future with less than 8000 miles. My dealer is trying to get Forest River to pay for the alignment at least, because I mentioned this to our dealer after our first trip, but it was never done.
Check the forum discussions about needing an alignment. It seems that Ford doesn't do an alignment because they don't know what the final motorhome will be. This is not a normal warranty issue, but many owners mentioned that Forest River would pay for an alignment within the first 90 days.

We're going fulltime once we sell the house, and may get a 5th wheel some day, but we love our Georgetown and plan to keep it for a few more years at least.

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Old 04-20-2016, 11:08 PM   #19
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We have a 2012 378XL and love it, yes we have had some minor issues, but nothing big. The floor plan and layout are great and agree with everyone here a good dealer will make you RV experience great or can be night mares. If you have questions just ask and you will probably get the answer on this site before the dealer calls you back. FR is a great company to be with and I would definitely buy another product.
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Can the dealer fix an alignment issue or does it have to go to the ford dealership?

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