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Old 04-28-2012, 01:08 PM   #41
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I'm on my second Georgetown my first unit was a used one, my second is a 2012 378ts minor problems but for the price you can't beat. When u buy a rv you need to know something about plumbing and electric work.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:24 PM   #42
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I have owned a tent, pop-up, pull trailer, 2 fifth wheels and now a Georgetown 360RB. I had problems with every one of them except the tent. I love this Georgetown for all her problems. If you are looking for "perfect" good luck. Or, buy a tent.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:41 PM   #43
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In regards to Chinese tires on 5er's I had them on two Montana's and a blow out on 192 just out St. Cloud, fl. Took it straight to Glenn's tires Melbourne, had them put all new US made tires, told them to throw the Chinese crap in the dumpster. When I bought the Georgetown I had the salesman on the ground reading tire codes to make sure they were US made.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:16 PM   #44
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really... you looked at their construction in detail? crawled under them? removed the cabinets? examined the welds?

I did look at them close. I can only speak for the flagstaffs and rockwoods because that is the factory that I went too. I suppose quality could be different at another factory. I saw the whole building process, from only a frame to the end result and I was impressed. They didn't try to hide anything. In my research you can't find a better product in the price range. Yes you may have issues. If you do you get it fixed. FR even offers a 2 year warranty that is cheap to buy. Just my opinion but I'm confident in my purchase.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:26 PM   #45
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I know forest river makes different brands but do they come down the same line from the same factory? Asking because when I researched for tt in our price range with what we wanted we ended up with the puma because they had better reviews than most but I see quite a few complaints about forest river.

Nope - they have several lines produced across the country under various names
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I did look at them close. I can only speak for the flagstaffs and rockwoods because that is the factory that I went too. I suppose quality could be different at another factory. I saw the whole building process, from only a frame to the end result and I was impressed. They didn't try to hide anything. In my research you can't find a better product in the price range. Yes you may have issues. If you do you get it fixed. FR even offers a 2 year warranty that is cheap to buy. Just my opinion but I'm confident in my purchase.
I'm not confident in their warranty whatsoever. The rv dealer network is as shifty as they come. Would sooner trust a used car salesman to do brain surgery
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I think Berkshire Hathaway is a smart outfit, which is interested in managing sustainable businesses on a long-term basis. The recent failure of so many RV manufacturers and dealers certainly sends the stark message that dissatisfied customers will not return and will tell their sad stories to other prospective buyers. I think this forum is evidence that FR at least wants to improve their products and to satisfy customers, but sometimes these improvements come slowly and with great effort. Some employees just can't get the message and will have to go, but that can't be done overnight. I'm willing to wait and see.
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:43 PM   #48
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Would be great to find out which factories were duds - my Cherokee looks like it was assembled by a blind two year old. Would also be great to understand why the workmanship is at so many times so atrocious - is it bad employees? High turnover of employees? Bad managers? Lack of quality control?

At this stage in the game I would be willing to bet someone will set up a factory in china and churn out rvs for our market here. The quality standards are so low and people (this thread is a great example ) are already apparently happily conditioned to accept poor workmanship - that a product from china would probably exceed most peopled expectations
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I had a tour of the Georgetown plant in on April 3/12 and liked what I saw.
I have had some problems but most of them were fixed at Forest River while I was there.Two parts that they did have are being shipped to the dealer to be installed by them. Most of out problems were on suppliers equipment. New Fridge, Microwave, part of the instrument panel, new screen door and toilet. The parts that are still to come are a new arm for the couch and a new kitchen table. There were also some small adjustments and they did a complete PD check that the dealer should have done.
Forest River treated us very well while we were there and did their best to fix all our problems. Our first stop after leaving Elkhart our Lippert steps (out side supplier) sheered of the main shoulder bolt so that needs to be replaced when I go back to the dealer for the other parts.
On my first fifth wheel we had many more items that did not work and and the manufacturer had me go to an independent shop to get it fixed. It was a much more simple unit then the Georgetown. My second fifth was almost problem free and had only one problem that was promptly looked after by the dealer. That manufacture is no longer in business. And the dealer only sells trailers and fifth wheels or I would have bought from him again.
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:50 PM   #50
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Haven't seen the bad quality in our 2 Flagstaffs. You cannot expect cabinets, flooring, plumbing, appliances etc to be the same as you have in your home. If it were, you would need a Peterbilt tractor to tow it. Workmanship has been good in both of our Flagstaffs. Much better than the brands we've had over the last 36 yrs. They are lite weight trailers and use light weight materials.
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